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Food safety: Possibe risk to reputations provides motivation

Over Ecolab’s many decades of support to the food service industry, we have seen considerable progress in the execution of sanitation and hygiene programs that protect public health. But each new food safety incident or norovirus outbreak, and the accompanying headlines, remind us that we dare not take our eyes off the ball. The public... Continue Reading

W.Va. public school district halts weekly bible classes

Critics had sued Mercer County schools, calling the program unconstitutional

San Francisco Begins Providing Attorneys For Immigrants Who Can't Afford Them

SAN FRANCISCO — City officials this week began providing public defenders to immigrants unable to afford an attorney to help fight deportation attempts in court. The new program is the third immigration unit in the U.S. run by a public defender’s office. Show More Summary

Study shows benefits from an Oregon early learning program

A study finds that an early learning program at Portland Public Schools has been successful. The program is aimed at students whose primary language is not English and did not … Click to Continue »

CA: Santa Ana College Students Approve Three-Year OCTA Unlimited Bus Rides Program

In an effort to boost public transit use, the Orange County Transportation Authority proposed an unlimited bus rides program for Santa Ana College students.

Behind closed doors, Texas lawmakers strip funding for sex trafficking victims

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In recent private negotiations between the Texas House and Senate about which public programs to fund and how to fund them, state lawmakers opted to kill a $3 million initiative to rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking. That ended hopes from child welfare advocates that 2017 would be the first...

Sip & Spell: An Adult Spelling Bee | Programs That Pop

The Corvallis–Benton County Public Library, OR, has partnered with its Friends of the Library for the last two years to offer a spelling bee for adults 18 years and older. The event, called Sip & Spell, helps us reach a wide audience, particularly younger adults age 21–35. Sip & Spell also projects a fun, playful side of the library.

Nevada to expand access to dual-credit programs

A Nevada law will require all public and charter high schools to partner with a community college to offer dual-credit coursework beginning next year. The programs aim to prepare teenagers … Click to Continue »

School District Rejects Planned Parenthood Pushing Its Sex-Ed Agenda on Kids

A Michigan school district says it will not use a Planned Parenthood sex education program for students after its plan to work with the abortion chain sparked a strong public outcry. The NPR Michigan affiliate reports Saline Area Schools, located south of Ann Arbor, recently asked local residents for their opinions about a proposal to […]

Advocate: Trump's budget hurts Wisconsin's rural children

The leader of an advocacy group for children says President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to public assistance programs would disproportionately hurt children in Wisconsin's rural areas and non-white children. Ken … Click to Continue...

10 Of The Worst Cuts In President Trump’s Budget

Donald Trump released his budget late Monday and, as expected, its massive cuts target life-saving public health and environmental programs and standards. Once again, we’re seeing Trump put polluters ahead of the safety our families....Show More Summary

Cuts To AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost A Million Lives

WASHINGTON — At least one million people will die in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere, researchers and advocates said on Tuesday, if funding cuts proposed by the Trump administration to global public health programs are enacted. TheShow More Summary

Health Experts Slam Trump’s New Proposed Budget

Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House’s proposed 2018 budget, which would substantially cut funding to key government health agencies and programs. Under the proposed plan, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which provide funding for more medical research than any other group in the world, and the Centers for Disease…

The Ten-Year Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Is Abusive And Should Be Eliminated

Something is seriously wrong when people are choosing their careers based on the amount of loan forgiveness.

AFRICA: HIV Experts Predict One Million AIDS Deaths If Trump Administration Budget Cuts Are Enacted

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The New York Times reports: At least one million people will die in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere, researchers and advocates said on Tuesday, if funding cuts proposed by the Trump administration to global public health programs are enacted. Show More Summary

Trump’s immigration pick attacked Obama programs in ghost-written Senate letters

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump’s nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, government employee, diplomat and Capitol Hill aide. But it turns out he has left many clues...

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.

Trump Budget Would Wipe Out Land Protection

The budget which President Trump proposed today shows a complete and reckless disregard for our environment and the public lands used for recreation by millions of American families. If enacted by Congress, these cuts and program eliminations...Show More Summary

Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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