Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - On World Press Freedom Day, we thank the journalists around the world without whom democracy could not flourish and whose courageous work helps hold authorities to account. These are the men and women who work to ensure that debate on public issues can be, in the words of Justice William Brennan, "uninhibited, robust, and wide open." Through such debate we make the choices that shape our lives and the world around us.
Washington, DC - Today President Obama will stand with hundreds of educators from across the country to recognize their contributions and celebrate the progress this country has made toward increasing educational opportunity and outcomes for all students since he took office. On National Teacher Appreciation Day, the President will not only honor the National Teacher of the Year, but he will also celebrate remarkable educators across the country who have helped us achieve extraordinary progress over the past seven and a half years.
El Centro, California - On Friday, at approximately 2000 hours, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference a disturbance and shots being fired in the area known as the Slabs, east of the Township of Niland, California.
Imperial County Supervisors Approve Expenditures and Contracts for Lawn Equipment Exchange Program Event
El Centro, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved expenditures from the Clean Air Funds and for the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District (ICAPCD) to sign agreements for services with Green Station, LLC and SA Recycling for the Lawn Equipment Exchange Program (LEEP) event to take place later this month in El Centro.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with FHI 360 and the University of Pennsylvania, has released a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for budding entrepreneurs around the world to obtain the English skills needed to work in an international arena. The English for Business and Entrepreneurship MOOC is currently open for enrollment and will begin on May 15. By strengthening the quality of English teaching around the world, the Department seeks to enhance skills that expand opportunities in education, employment and international collaboration.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) are pleased to announce the start of the application phase for the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations General Assembly. Americans between the ages of 18-25 are invited to apply for this unique opportunity to attend events during UN General Assembly week in New York City (September), witness other UN events over the next year, and interact with UNA-USA chapters across the country.