Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Since the diagnosis of the first Ebola patient in the United States, we have achieved tremendous progress across all elements of the Administration’s whole-of-government response. In an update provided to President Obama today, White House Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain reported that America is far more prepared to cope with Ebola domestically, and much farther along in our efforts to squelch the virus at the source than we were just two months ago, thanks to the work of more than a dozen federal agencies involved in the Ebola response.
Washington, DC - Tomorrow, development worker Alan Gross will begin a sixth year of unjustified imprisonment in difficult conditions in Cuba. Cuban authorities arrested Mr. Gross on December 3, 2009, and later sentenced him to 15 years in prison for facilitating uncensored internet contact between a small, religious community on the island and the rest of the world.
Guinda, California - Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are proud to announce Full Belly Farm as the recipient of the prestigious 2014 California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award honors private landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.
Updates to Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Facilitate Compliance with Consular Notification and Access Obligations
Washington, DC - Effective December 1, 2014, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure have been updated to help facilitate compliance with the United States’ consular notification and access obligations.
Rabat, Morocco - In an important symbol of our commitment and enduring relationship with Morocco, U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Dwight L. Bush, Sr., and Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Heather Townsend, alongside local officials, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Rabat today.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "The Attorney General of the State of Qatar has informed the U.S. Embassy in Qatar that no further appeal will be filed in the case of Matthew and Grace Huang. At the opening of business on Wednesday December 3, the travel ban will be lifted and Mr. and Mrs. Huang will be free to travel.