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Sweeping reforms suggested to fix CPS truancy crisis

A state task force formed in response to a Tribune investigation recommended on Thursday sweeping reforms to address absenteeism in Chicago elementary schools, saying the future of the city's children and its economy are at stake.

'Graceland' Recap: How Not to Treat Your Mother

Previously on Graceland, Mike discovered that yet another lawman is working undercover for the bad guys. This time, though, it isn't Briggs. The culprit is Sid Markham, head of the LAPD gang task force. There is no question of innocence...Show More Summary

'Graceland' Exclusive: First Look at Carmine Giovinazzo as Head of LAPD's Gang Task Force

Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI:NY) makes his first appearance in "Los Malos" as Sid Markham, the Head of the LAPD's Gang Task Force. USA describes Sid as an officer who uses his intelligence and ability to read people as a way to build relationships and close cases ? but that doesn't mean he?s not prone to acts of violence here and there. Show More Summary

CARAT Naval Exercises Kick Off in Singapore

The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, says US Navy Task Force 73 Public Affairs.

2 marshals, cop wounded in NYC shooting; suspect dead

Police: Fugitive task force, sex-assault suspect involved in shootout that left suspect dead.

Three officers shot, suspect killed in NYC

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Two U.S. marshals and a member of the NYPD’s fugitive task force were shot in New York City’s West Village neighborhood around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon; the officers were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition

Gunman Dead in NYC Firefight, 3 Officers Shot

A gunman is dead after a firefight inside a Greenwich Village smoke shop today, the New York Post reports. Two US Marshals and an NYPD detective, all of whom were working as part of a fugitive task force, were shot as they tried to apprehend a fugitive behind the counter...

Marines to Libya

The caption to the above photo from DVIDS; A quick reaction force with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response prepares to depart Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, in support of a military assisted departure from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday, July 26, 2014. The Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. […]

Obama '09: Strength of Our Economy Can Be Measured Directly by Strength of Middle Class

Ten days after his first inauguration in January of 2009, President Barack Obama announced the "Middle Class Working Families Task Force," chaired by Vice President Joe Biden, to address the stagnant Median Household Income squeezing America's middle class. Show More Summary

Child Fatality Task Force opponent a mystery

5 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Maybe the idea had supernatural origins: "This just came forth like Aphrodite from the sea foam of the Aegean," Rep. Paul "Skip" Stam, R-Wake, told members on the House floor Friday, backing a move to preserve the task force. On Thursday, when the measure was vetted by the House Rules Committee, Rep. Show More Summary

NYC Struggles To Address Influx Of Migrant Children

A task force has been formed to address the flood of unaccompanied migrant minors streaming into New York. This new coordinated effort was announced on Wednesday during a meeting hosted by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), where...Show More Summary

City Hall to create task force to lower small biz fines

Although he might be spending Friday strolling the canals of Venice, Mayor Bill de Blasio is also making good on a campaign promise to New York's small business community. The de Blasio... To view the full story, click the title lin...

School overcrowding analysis needs to consider gyms, auditoriums, cafeterias

The task force in charge of examining school overcrowding needs a better method of assessing space, Public Advocate Letitia James says.

Is Government Like a Parachute, That Works Best When Open? Or a Trap, That Works Best When Closed?

last weekNews : Reason

I've blogged before about Aaron Malin at the great Show-MeCannabis site's adventures in trying to get he truth out of local Missouri drug task forces—who previously have denied to him they existed when he used the wrong lingo (said lingo...Show More Summary

U.S. marines get ready for the next Benghazi

The Pentagon sent more Marines and warplanes to join its emergency response group in Europe this spring. The additions show the growing importance of smaller task forces in an era of shrinking defense budgets. Special Purpose MarineShow More Summary

Amid Destruction, US Institutions Hold Syria Museums Workshop in Undisclosed Location

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

As cultural and artistic heritage in Syria continues to face significant losses, two United States institutions have partnered with the Syrian Interim Government's "Heritage Task Force" to share strategies for mitigating the dangers faced by museums and other sites.

Two Uptown Aldermen On Task Force To Facilitate More Affordable Housing In Chicago

Ald. Pawar and Ald. Cappleman are members of a new Affordable Housing Task Force, the aim of which is to reform the city's existing Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO), which has created 187 units since 2007. The goal of the newShow More Summary

Under Construction: Mapping 12 San Francisco Parks That Will Soon Get a Facelift

Public parks are some of San Francisco's most treasured assets, and luckily we've got a task force of Leslie Knopes busy at work on lots of upgrades. Since 2008, the Recreation and Parks Department has spent hundreds of millions...

Dine Out, Fight AIDS, in Greater New Orleans, Thursday, July 17th, 2014 (AUDIO / VIDEO)

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, we learn that on Thursday, July 17, New Orleans' NO/AIDS Task Force and participating restaurants are presenting Dining Out For Life. Participating restaurants give a portion of the day's proceeds to the NO/AIDS Task Force, raising more than $80,000 annually for the programs and services of NO/AIDS Task Force. Show More Summary

Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention: Task Force Meets

When the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP) met recently in Ottawa, it says it took important steps towards developing

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