Barry Soetero (a.k.a. “Obama”) gave a rousing bit of speechifying to EPA employees a couple of days ago, in which he noted that “I want to say thank you to each and every one of you, because the EPA touches on the lives of every single American every single day.” For once, he was telling the truth; he just omitted a few minor deta [...]
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TEXT OF GRESHAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER DAN CHRIESTENSON AT JANUARY BUSINESS MEETING
As we begin a new calendar year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our classroom teachers for their hard work and dedication. It is difficult to overes [...]
A $7 billion investment in transportation could yield six times that in economic benefit and 184,000 jobs, the Washington Roundtable said in a new study Tuesday. With the Legislature deadlocked on a transportation package valued at $10 billion to $12 billion over the last two sessions, the Roundtable study is a means of applying some […]
Sunday October 19, 2014 Despite the spread of Ebola in places like the U.S., Nigeria has gone 42 days without any new infections and has been declaredEbola free by the World Health Organization. Senegal also appears to be free of the virus. Elections for nonpermanent members of the UN Security Council took place this week. […]
Guest: Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) from IJReview ISIS and Confusion on Turkey’s Border https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4GtfypzsuM Iraq: Will we lose Baghdad? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAc0giqyiPg Yemen Prime Minister Fiasco THUNDER ROUND Eurasia: Serbia held its first military parade in 30 years last week to celebrate liberation from the Nazis
1) Sri Lanka has announced that they will call for early presidential elections. Sri Lanka has a four year presidential term, but will be setting new elections almost two years early. Experts think President Mahinda Rajapaksa is calling the snap elections to take advantage of his current popularity. Sri Lanka’s government has been under a […]
An Illinois judge dealt Gov. Pat Quinn (D., Ill.) a blow by appointing a monitor to oversee hiring at state agencies following accusations that his administration was filling positions based on politics rather than qualifications, the Chicago Tribune reports.
More than 1,000 Iranians took to the streets across Iran early Wednesday to protest a rash of so-called “acid attacks” against women who do not strictly follow Islamic law, according to Iranian opposition members and video of the mass demonstrations.
In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus frequencies, reducing the number of stops so as to speed schedules, and prepayment of fares to speed loading of passengers. But dedicating traffic lanes to buses
The Forest Service has historically been dominated by foresters and engineers, so a wildlife biologist who joined the agency in 1978 wouldn’t expect to advance very far. But after getting a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of California at Berkeley, Hal Salwasser went to work for the Forest Service and quickly moved up […]
Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach. All of the advertising for the measure said “Vote Yes to Study Light Rail.” But the actual measure read, “Should the City Council adopt an ordinance […]