Imperial Valley News
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Announce New Private Sector Hiring and Training Commitments for Veterans and Military Spouses
Washington, DC - When the First Lady and Dr. Biden launched Joining Forces in 2011, the unemployment rate for our 9/11 generation of veterans was more than 12 percent, and almost one in three of our youngest veterans who wanted to work could not find a job. In August 2011, the President challenged the private sector to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses.
Washington, DC - The United States notes the announcement by Chad’s Constitutional Council that President Deby Itno won re-election for a fifth term, and we applaud the Chadian people for their strong commitment to democracy as evidenced by the historic voter turnout. Their continued peaceful involvement in the political process is vital to the development of democratic institutions in the Republic of Chad. We also congratulate the political parties for their active and full participation during this election cycle and look forward to their continued involvement leading up to next year’s legislative elections.
El Centro, California - During the afternoon hours of Tuesday, Imperial County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested forty four year old Michael Wallace Pendley in the City of El Centro, Ca. Pendley was charged with attempted lewd acts on a child under 14 years of age, attempted removal of child without parental consent, meeting with a minor to commit a sexual act, arranging to meet with a minor to commit a sexual act and resisting arrest.
Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli will lead the U.S. delegation to the first meeting of the U.S.-Tunisia Joint Economic Commission on Friday, May 6, in Washington, D.C. The Tunisian Government delegation will be led by Tunisian Minister of Vocational Training and Employment Zied Ladhari.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State announced today that it has welcomed eight new partner institutions to the Diplomacy Lab. The University of Pittsburgh, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgetown University, Tufts University, Indiana University Bloomington, Gettysburg College, Stockton University, and Wilbur Wright College—Diplomacy Lab’s first community college partner—will join the 20 existing university partners for the program’s fall 2016 semester.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring May 5, 2016 as a “Day of Prayer” in the State of California.