Imperial Valley News Center
Teen birth rates fall nearly 50 percent among Hispanic and black teens, dropping national teen birth rate to an all-time low
Washington, DC - Births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006, according to a new analysis published by CDC. This mirrors a substantial national decline: births to all American teenagers have dropped more than 40 percent within the past decade. Despite this progress, key challenges persist for many communities, according to the report.
Chicago, Illinois - After spending time focused on weaning consumers off of the steep dealing used to drive visits during the recession, the major quick service hamburger chains are back to their roots of offering combo meal deals and consumers are responding, finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company.
New York - It’s a day many dream about their whole lives and the $60-billion-a-year wedding industry knows just how to stoke expectations and drum up sales. While many couples have a limit on what they plan to spend on their wedding, a new Consumer Reports survey found that many of them go over budget, with some even dipping into savings and retirement accounts to pay for the occasion.
Washington, DC - In this week's address, the President repeated his call for Republicans in the United States Senate to give Chief Judge Merrick Garland a fair hearing and a vote. It has been 45 days since President Obama nominated Judge Garland to the Supreme Court. The President highlighted that Senate Republicans have said that Judge Garland is a man of experience, integrity and impeccable qualifications. Despite this, most Senate Republicans refused to do their job and give Judge Garland the consideration he deserves.
Washington, DC - The Vice President met Friday with Vatican State Secretary Pietro Parolin. The leaders discussed the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities across the Middle East, with a focus on the abuses perpetrated by ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
National Reentry Week, Reducing Barriers to Reentry and Employment for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
Washington, DC - An estimated 70 million or more Americans have some kind of criminal record. Each year, more than 600,000 individuals are released from Federal and State prisons, and millions more are released each year from local jails. Promoting the rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals who have paid their debt to society makes communities safer by reducing recidivism and victimization; assists those who return from prison, jail, or juvenile justice facilities to become productive citizens; and saves taxpayer dollars by lowering the direct and collateral costs of incarceration.