Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to lead in the use of green power according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Top 100 list of the largest green power users nationally. USDA ranked eighth among federal agencies and 92 among all sectors.
Obama Administration Names 9 Communities Chosen As Finalists for Pilot to Improve the Outcomes of Disconnected Youth
Washington, DC - The Obama Administration announced that nine communities will receive flexibility and start-up grants of up to $700,000 to implement innovative programs to improve outcomes for disconnected youth.
Washington, DC - Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, praised the introduction of the End Surprise Billing Act of 2015 requiring hospitals to give consumers advance notice if they might be charged out-of-network fees. The legislation, introduced by Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), would require advanced patient consent before being treated by someone not on their insurance plan. If such consent is not possible if, for example, the patient is experiencing a medical emergency they would still only pay what they would have paid for the same covered benefits received from a health professional on their insurance plan.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Consumer Tips on Mobile Location Tracking as Part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month
San Francisco, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released guidance on location privacy on smartphones, tablets, and email as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a campaign to promote a safer, more secure, and more trusted Internet.
Sacramento, California - The question we ask ourselves during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and throughout the year, is how do we, as a community, turn awareness into action? How do we spark a change across the state?
Washington, DC - In this week's address, the President spoke to the need for meaningful criminal justice reform in America. America faces a cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities.