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Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:54:51 EDT

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U.S. Lumber Coalition Welcomes Senate Letter to President Obama Urging Continued Resolve to Obtain a U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement Fully Consistent With the Goals Established by the President and Prime Minister Trudeau

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Lumber Coalition today welcomes a letter from 24 United States Senators expressing appreciation for the Administration's efforts to obtain a new softwood lumber trade agreement with Canada designed to fully and effectively...

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Nation's Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Operators Endorse Sen. Kelly Ayotte

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:30:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Waterways Operators (AWO), which represents the U.S. tugboat and barge industry – the largest segment of our nation's maritime industry – is proud to endorse New Hampshire's Sen. Kelly Ayotte for a second term in the...

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California Forests, Air, Wildlife and More Benefit from $88 Million EQIP Investment

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:11:00 EDT

(image) DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's agricultural landscape received a healthy boost of conservation in fiscal year 2016. Over 1,900 farmers and ranchers teamed with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and partners to voluntarily invest...

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SaveMuni Says SF Ballot Measures Props J and K Are A Political Shell Game

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco Props J and K are unethical measures that would divert money from needed public services into San Francisco's already bloated General Fund. SaveMuni opposes J and K because they fail to materially improve transportation in San Fran...

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Pennsylvania Capitol Police Upgrade to In-Car Camera Technology

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:28:00 EDT

(image) HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Capitol Police Superintendent Joe Jacob today announced the police force has recently upgraded its patrol vehicles with in-car camera technology that will provide an audio and video recorded account of all officer...

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ProfNet Experts Available on Federal Regulations on Gas Valves, Solutions to Stop Police Brutality

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:29:00 EDT

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Pennsylvania Labor & Industry Kicks Off Misclassified Workers Public Awareness Campaign

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:51:00 EDT

(image) HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino today kicked off a statewide public awareness campaign about worker misclassification. The campaign was funded by a $473,000 grant from the U.S....

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Consumer Watchdog Tells DMV Not to Allow Robot Cars on Public Roads Until Feds Enact Safety Standards

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:01:00 EDT

(image) SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to prohibit autonomous vehicles without a human driver capable of taking control until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Surge to 20 Year High

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:09:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data released today show the highest combined rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis (STDs) in the U.S. in 20 years, reports the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).  The surge in STDs is occurring at a time of bu...

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AssetMark Launches Assessment Tool to Gauge Advisor Readiness for Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:16:00 EDT

(image) CONCORD, Calif., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AssetMark, Inc., a leading provider of innovative investment and consulting solutions serving financial advisors, today launched a comprehensive assessment tool that will assist advisors in determining their preparedness to comply with...

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OTA calls for federal policies to ensure "organic" always means "organic"

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:45:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rigorous and proven regulatory system of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National Organic Program has established a deep trust in USDA certified organic food products by American consumers. Now, consumers need to be...

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Trust for America's Health Releases "Blueprint for a Healthier America" Report Featuring High-Impact Policies for the Next Administration and Congress

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:30:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released Blueprint for a Healthier America 2016: Policy Priorities for the Next Administration and Congress which calls for a new approach to health – prioritizing improving health and address...

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Compañía de cuidado residencial de San Diego violó leyes de tiempo extra y sueldo mínimo; 15 cuidadores recibirán más de $1.1 millones en sueldos retrasados y daños

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:15:00 EDT

(image) SAN DIEGO, 18 de octubre de 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Empleador: Gerald Como, haciendo negocios como Family Residential Care LLC y Del Cerro Assisted Living Sitios: 6233 Wenrich Drive, Del Cerro, California1308 Hacienda Drive, El Cajón, California1308 Hacienda Drive, El...

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AARP Response to Social Security COLA Announcement

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:45:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today AARP released the following statement from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins in response to the announced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2017: "As we head in to our final presidential debate, havin...

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AFGE President: Federal Retirees to Face Huge Spike in Medicare Premiums Barring Congressional Action

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:11:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. is calling on Congress to pass emergency legislation to prevent massive increases in Medicare Part B premiums for millions of retirees next year. The...

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Presidential Administration Transition Impact on Federal IT Will Likely Be Modest, According to Deltek Report

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:00:00 EDT

(image) HERNDON, Va., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a recent report from Deltek, federal IT contract spending is typically unaffected by administration transitions due to the timing of the budget cycle and the apolitical nature of IT decision making. However, federal...

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Ready Pac Foods Petitions U.S. Government to Add "Freedom to Eat Healthier" as the 28th Amendment to Constitution

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 EDT

(image) IRWINDALE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Our founding fathers intended the United States Constitution to be a living, breathing document with room for change and new laws.  Today, Ready Pac Foods announced a new movement to petition the U.S. government to create a 28th amendment: t...

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As Candidates Prepare to Debate Social Security, Americans Agree On a Path to Fix It

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Social Security did not come up in the first two Presidential debates, moderator Chris Wallace is reportedly preparing to make it a topic in tomorrow's third and final debate. Meanwhile, a new 'Citizen Cabinet' survey released...

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Consumer Group Files Legal Petition To Reinstate The Reciprocity Rule

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:47:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --, the largest US based airline passenger group, has filed a formal rulemaking petition with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) calling for a return to the reciprocity rule in time for the holiday season. Under...

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Congressional Veterinarians Introduce Resolution Honoring Purebred Dogs

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:22:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL-3] and Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day.   The resolution, H. Con Res. 170, hig...

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