Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Kids are five times more likely than adults to die from tickborne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Doctors often avoid prescribing doxycycline, the most effective RMSF treatment, for young children because the drug’s warning label cautions that tooth staining may be a side effect in children younger than 8 years.
Washington, DC - President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit, the White House announced today. His remarks will take place on Monday, March 23.
Washington, DC - On the heels of the President and First Lady’s launch of the Let Girls Learn international girls education initiative, Mrs. Obama will travel to Japan and Cambodia from March 18-22, 2015. She will visit Tokyo on March 18-20, Kyoto on March 20, and Siem Reap on March 20-22. She will be joined by Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet.
Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will lead the U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States (OAS) Special General Assembly in Washington, D.C. on March 18 for the election of a new Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General to head the Western Hemisphere’s premier multilateral organization. The Special General Assembly is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield signed a partnership agreement today with the Louisiana Supreme Court marking the first such Department of State partnership with a state-level Supreme Court. This agreement will pave the way for the State Department to leverage the expertise of the nation’s only state court system that relies on civil law to adjudicate non-criminal disputes.
Escondido, California - The Avian Propagation Center at the San Diego Zoo has two new residents, a pair of Dalmatian pelicans - 11 and two days old. The pair arrived at the Zoo from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, after their parents were unable to raise them upon hatching. Animal care staff at the Zoo’s off-exhibit Avian Propagation Center will hand-raise the birds for approximately 50 to 60 days, until they are strong enough to return to their flock at the Safari Park.