Istanbul, Turkey - The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24:

Imperial County, California - The Imperial County Department of Public Works (ICDPW) now has a new online tool that Imperial County residents can use should they wish to submit a report on the condition of a county road.

Washington, DC - A U.S. delegation is traveling to Vienna, Austria to advance international cooperation on important anti-crime and criminal justice issues at the 25th UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) meeting, taking place May 23-27. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Luis Arreaga will lead the U.S. delegation, which includes representatives from the State Department, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Atlanta Police Department.

Washington, DC - The Government of Vietnam, represented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, and the Government of the United States, represented by the Department of State, fully appreciate the need to combat global climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. To this end,

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing four vacancies on the Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee. This subcommittee reviews and recommends fertilizer research and education proposals for funding to CDFA’s Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board.

Washington, DC - Thursday the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism announced the winners of its Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge, a competition to design a discreet device capable of measuring blood alcohol levels in near real-time. The winning prototype and recipient of the $200,000 first prize was submitted by BACtrack, a company known nationally for designing and selling portable breath alcohol testers for consumer use and professional use.