Imperial Valley News Center
Fresno, California - One defendant was sentenced and a second pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiring to cultivate marijuana in the Sierra National Forest in Madera County, following a multiagency probe that included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Rochester, Minnesota - Waiting. You practice it during seasons of the year and seasons of your life. Holidays, pregnancies, home purchases all include a period of anticipatory waiting that somehow just increases the eventual joy of the event.
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 States. Recipients for each project are providing more than $4.3 million in matching funds, bringing the total investment to approximately $49 million. In total, the projects will help to protect, restore or enhance 15,000 wetland acres in critical watersheds across the United States.
Washington, DC - In this week's address, Vice President Joe Biden commemorated the lives of the five police officers who were killed and the seven people who were wounded in Dallas. The police officers were providing safety to those who were peacefully marching against racial injustices in the criminal justice system – and the shocking images of the lives lost in St. Paul and Baton Rouge. Echoing the remarks of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown, the Vice President called on the American people to act with unity and to stop the violence. He emphasized that it is the responsibility of everyone to speak out against disparities within the criminal justice system, just as much as it is the responsibility of everyone to stand up for the police who protect us every day.
Washington, DC - At the NATO Warsaw Summit, heads of state and government will commit their nations and the Alliance to enhance resilience against the full spectrum of threats, including hybrid threats wherever they might originate. As leaders will affirm, resilience against these challenges requires allies’ civilian and military capabilities, and work across both public and private sectors as well as with international bodies.
Austin, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott Friday delivered the keynote address at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Annual Policy Orientation where he unveiled his Texas Plan to restore the Rule of Law and return the Constitution to its intended purpose. In his plan, Governor Abbott offers nine constitutional amendments to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the States and the United States. The Governor proposes achieving the constitutional amendments through a Convention Of States.
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