Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - A debt collector and his companies will be banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of the State of New York, which charged them with seeking money from consumers for debts they did not owe. The action was part of Operation Collection Protection, an ongoing federal-state-local crackdown on collectors that use deceptive and abusive collection practices.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive, will take place October 5 – 15, 2017, in Denver, Colorado, Energy Department and Denver officials announced today.
Sacramento, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released the following statement on the California State Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 1150, the California Homeowner Survivor Bill of Rights.
Joint Declaration on Increased Security and Defense Cooperation between the United States, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
Washington, DC - On the occasion of Vice President Biden’s visit to Latvia, we, the United States of America, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, reaffirm our strategic alliance. Faced with an unpredictable security environment, we commit to deepening our cooperation and our efforts to ensure security and stability in the region, as part of NATO’s approach to collective defense.
Washington, DC - The Vice President met with President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis in Riga today. The two leaders welcomed the decisions taken at last month’s NATO Summit in Warsaw to strengthen security along the Alliance’s eastern border, and the Vice President emphasized the ironclad U.S. commitment to Article 5 of the Washington Treaty.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Invasions from alien plants, animals and pathogens threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents in some of the world's poorest nations, according to a new study by an international research team including a University of Michigan biologist.