Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - The United States commends the people of Ethiopia for their civic participation in generally peaceful parliamentary and regional elections on May 24.
West Lafayette, Indiana - The fourth annual Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security will be held June 7-20 at Purdue University, challenging graduate students from around the country to pool their research in various areas of study in finding innovative ways to alleviate world hunger.
Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson awarded $244 million in grants today to 40 programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools, and train students for jobs in high-demand fields, such as health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology, and software development.
San Quentin, California - Condemned inmate Michael Lamont Jones, 44, who was on California’s death row from Riverside County, was pronounced dead at San Quentin State Prison on Monday afternoon, May 25, 2015, at 3:51 p.m. The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy; however, the death is being investigated as a suicide. Jones was single-celled.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Statement on Federal Appeals Court Refusal to Move Executive Immigration Actions Forward
Los Angeles, California - California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released the following statement in response to yesterday’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, denying the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in Texas, et al. v. United States, et al., the lawsuit against President Obama’s immigration executive actions. Attorney General Harris and 14 other Attorneys General had echoed the federal government’s call for an emergency stay, allowing the executive actions to move forward, in a friend-of-the-court brief.
Washington, DC - The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.
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