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Local officials need to help census process

Municipal and county officials in West Virginia complain often that the Census Bureau gets it wrong. Our city isn’t that small. Our county has more people.

Ensuring every Mountain State resident is counted in the 2020 Census will require grassroots efforts throughout the state. To that end, Gov. Jim Justice established the Complete Count Commission, which held its first meeting last week in Charleston.

Let us be clear: Population counts are more than matters of local pride. Census counts are used for important purposes including doling out federal funding. The CCC will need all the help it can get — and local officials should help provide it.