Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the expansion of the DHS Blue Campaign’s public awareness efforts to major airports, truck stops, and motorist gas stations across the country to better enable Americans to recognize and report potential instances of human trafficking. Travelers will now see Blue Campaign messages in new locations throughout their journey. For the first time, these messages will describe the signs of human trafficking to help the general public more readily recognize and report this heinous crime.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - A former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct. This sentencing follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force (PRCACTF).
Washington, DC - NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final “all clear” as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planet’s five moons.
Sacramento, California - For the first time, the California Energy Commission has assembled statewide data on water and energy resources in an online map that identifies the key sources of water for the state's largest 100 thermal power plants. The map identifies the water-energy nexus at California power plants of 75 megawatts and larger.
CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most effective HIV prevention strategies
Washington, DC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, and people who inject drugs.
Twentynine Palms, California – The climbing area known as the "Towers of Uncertainty" has been reopened by the park. The area, which is approximately 4 km or 2.5 miles south of Geology Road, was closed March 30 in order to protect nesting raptors.