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Top Spanish Nets Bent Out of Shape Over Immigration Ruling

Rage was evidently the order of the day for the hosts of Univision and Telemundo’s weekly public affairs shows, when they dedicated most of their programs to the subject of the failure of President Obama’s 2014 executive actions on immigration to be upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Programs to thwart prescription drug misuse exist, not always used

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Misuse of prescription pain medications remains a major public health problem -- but programs to prevent it may be underused, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The study comes out of Maine, one of the U.S. Show More Summary

Md. juvenile lifers could be considered for minimum-security, work-release programs

The change comes in response to Supreme Court decisions on juvenile life sentences, according to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Wisconsin Public School District Puts Developmentally Delayed 3-Year-Olds in a Christian Program

For three-year-olds with developmental delays, the Beaver Dam Unified School District in Wisconsin has a program in which those kids are sent to a private preschool. It's a way to give those kids the attention and help they need.But when one mother was told about the program, she was directed to St. Show More Summary

Here are US Ignite’s first 15 smart communities

At the Smart Cities Innovation Summit this month in Austin, public-benefit dev firm US Ignite called out the 15 communities participating in their Smart Gigabit Cities Program — designed to build public services that could be shared with other cities in the program. Show More Summary

More Art Museums Are Using Focus Groups In Planning Marketing And Programming – Is This A Good Idea?

“Museums are increasingly using the popular market research tool to gather input from the public and refine exhibitions and programmes. … [Yet] some feel that the use of focus groups to develop exhibitions – a practice pioneered by science and history museums – encourages institutions to act more like for-profit businesses than mission-driven entities.”

Brooklyn Public Library Launches Video Chat Program For Inmates and Families

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Brooklyn Public Library wants to make it easier for incarcerated New Yorkers and their families to stay connected.

Public's moral inconsistencies create dilemma for programming driverless cars

When it comes to autonomous cars, people generally approve of cars programmed to sacrifice their passengers to save others, but these same people are not enthusiastic about riding in such "utilitarian" vehicles themselves, a new survey reveals. read more

Craigslist founder donates $50,000 to fund scholarship for public service - CNET

Ten students from the University of San Francisco's public service program will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Senate wants tens of millions more for private school vouchers

5 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The exsanguination of public school funding increases: In their version of the budget, Senate Republicans have a plan to grow a large reserve fund for the Opportunity Scholarship Program. The scholarships, or vouchers, are given to low-income...Show More Summary

Secretary Jewell Announces $452 Million in Payments to Local Communities to Support Vital Services in Rural Communities

PILT Program Compensates Communities for Supporting Nation’s Public Lands, Waters; Invests in Firefighters, Police, School and Road Construction  WASHINGTON – As part The post Secretary Jewell Announces $452 Million in Payments to Local Communities to Support Vital Services in Rural Communities appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are teaming up to offer workshops for students

The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are partnering together to launch a program that will teach journalism skills to high schoolers. The program, called Storytellers Without Borders, received $150,000 in funding from the Knight Foundation as one of the winners of the latest round of the Knight News Challenge, which were announced this...

Senate Democrats turn up the heat on a Koch-'bankrolled' Social Security trustee candidate

The renomination of conservative Charles P. Blahous III as a Social Security public trustee, which has riled the program’s advocates, ran into another potential roadblock Tuesday. Three Democratic Senators—Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Charles Schumer of New York, and Sheldon Whitehouse of...

Pulling back the curtain on the sales job for the Iran deal

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration glossed over evidence of Iran’s nuclear weapons program as it spun and sold the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to Congress and the public. Iran analyst and JCPOA critic Omri Ceren emails, “The U.S. has concluded that Iran conducted activities relevant to creating nuclear […]

2016 Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards Announced

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the winners of the annual Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards, which recognizes rail systems in North America for their excellence in safety and security programs and operations.

CIDRZ Recovery: Stronger Institutions for Health and Development

CIDRZ reforms and rebuilds its research, public health, and development programs to deliver better science, health care, and local talent capacity-building. The post CIDRZ Recovery: Stronger Institutions for Health and Development appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Startup facing falling valuations have moved past denial, 'just like at the start of drug addiction treatment programs'

The “adjustment” phase for private tech companies is beginning, and startup founders are starting to deal with the implications of falling valuations. “For the public companies the adjustment has happened. For private companies, it’s...Show More Summary

Docker For AWS And Azure Now In Beta

Open source container platform Docker has kicked off its private beta program for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. You can already use Docker through the two public cloud platforms but the company has made it easier to deploy Docker Engine on them through tight integration with AWS and Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. Show More Summary

WGVU covers Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

Bill Warren wasn’t the only only covering the 2016 Charlotte Bluegrass Music Festival last week in Michigan. Public television station WGVU sent Patrick Center to cover the festivities for the station’s Newsmakers program. Center spoke with Wes Pettinger, who promotes the festival, and several of the performers about their […]

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