Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $21 million to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training for the next generation of scientists that will expand availability of renewable, sustainable goods and energy. This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Washington, DC - In this week's address, President Obama discussed one of the single most important steps to help grow middle-class wages – expanding the number of workers who are eligible for the overtime that they have earned. Every week, millions of Americans work more than 40 hours but do not receive the overtime pay they deserve.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Lawsuit Against Pong Marketing & Promotions Inc. Over Illegal Gambling Devices
Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today filed a lawsuit against Pong Marketing & Promotions Inc., a major sweepstakes gambling software provider, for illegal gambling in violation of state criminal and unfair competition laws. In the suit, filed in Solano County Superior Court, Attorney General Harris seeks injunctive relief and penalties of approximately $10 million.
NASA Televises, Hosts Events for Deployment of First Expandable Habitat on International Space Station
Washington, DC - The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be deployed to its full size Thursday, May 26, and begin its two-year technology demonstration attached to the International Space Station. NASA Television will provide coverage of the expansion beginning at 5:30 a.m. EDT.
U.S. Education Department Awards $13.4 Million in Grants to Improve Services, Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $13.4 million in grants to higher education institutions to fund quality personnel preparation programs to help improve services and results for students with disabilities.
Washington, DC - Every year, serious health and safety violations force thousands of public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds to close, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. But there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family.