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Published: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:46:11 EDT

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Bloomberg Government Releases 2017 BGOV200

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:02:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Government today announced the release of the 2017 BGOV200 report. The 6th annual BGOV200 study ranks the top 200 federal government contractors by value of prime, unclassified contracts awarded by U.S. government agencies in...

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Ivan Raiklin launches 1776 Mile Run in Virginia to Support Veterans Charities

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:51:00 EDT

(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday August 23, 2017, Ivan Raiklin of Alexandria, VA will kick-off his 1776 mile run around the Commonwealth of Virginia. The run will commence at the Mount Vernon Trail at Mount Vernon Estate Parking Lot. The site open...

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SAF Joins Amicus Brief Asking High Court Review of Maryland Case

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:56:00 EDT

(image) BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation has joined in an amicus brief in support of a case that challenges a Maryland gun control law and the federal court ruling that upholds the law by essentially distorting the meaning and intent of the...

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Miembros de la comunidad se manifiestan contra el cierre de los bares a las 4:00 am

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:45:00 EDT

SAN DIEGO, 22 de agosto de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La California Alcohol Policy Alliance informa que docenas de miembros de la comunidad se congregaron el martes en North Park, para protestar contra una propuesta que permite que los bares y centros nocturnos sirvan alcohol...

Community members rally against 4:00 am bar closing

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:07:00 EDT

(image) SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Alcohol Policy Alliance is reporting that dozens of community members gathered in North Park Tuesday, to protest a proposal to allow bars and nightclubs to serve alcohol as late as 4 a.m. Senate Bill 384 would allow last...

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Medicare Rules Imperil Patient Care, and the Ass'n of American Physicians & Surgeons Offers Solutions

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:47:00 EDT

(image) TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comments submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Monday, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) asked for significant changes to regulations that imperil the medical care of 57 million...

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Hoffa: NAFTA Reform That Puts Workers First Is Essential As Talks Continue

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:24:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the conclusion of the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks that ended Sunday. "The Teamsters have been calling for NAFTA withdrawal or its...

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RACE for Children Act Becomes Law!

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:33:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the RACE for Children Act became law, ensuring that novel and exciting new cancer drugs will now be developed not only for adults, but also for children with cancer. Nancy Goodman, CEO of Kids v Cancer stated, "One of the greatest...

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TEAMology Satisfying School Climate Statute NJSA 18A:37-21(b)&(d)

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:25:00 EDT

(image) LAKEWOOD, N.J., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 900 Teachers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are leading the way and collaborating using TEAMology's cloud based materials to improve school climate and build Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills in students K-8. The material is evidence-...

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ATA Concerned Reopening of GHG Phase 2 Rule Could Undermine Federal Uniformity

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:46:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Trucking Associations officials said they were concerned that by moving to reopen the second phase of its Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty rule, the Environmental...

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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Four Statements Regarding Important Civil Rights Issues

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:37:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued four official statements, which can be viewed under "Highlights" on the Commission's website. The statements relate to: Statement on Charlottesville, Virginia (by unanimous vote)....

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Group Pushing for Enhanced Roadway Safety Expands

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just a month after its founding, the Coalition for Future Mobility has announced the addition of new members – the American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA), the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the...

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EEI Statement on Infrastructure Executive Order

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:49:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement on President Trump's Executive Order on infrastructure permitting and siting. "EEI and its member companies thank President Trump for taking steps to...

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Uncertainty Returns to Healthcare Industry Out-of-Court Restructurings with Senate Rejecting ACA Repeal

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:07:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Uncertainty with the Affordable Care Act and rising costs will prompt more out-of-court restructurings in the healthcare industry, while the retail and energy sectors will have a steady flow of restructurings through the end of the year, according...

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Leading Bleeding Disorders Advocacy Organizations File Hemophilia Discrimination Complaint Against Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:35:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), and Hemophilia of Iowa (HOI) filed a complaint today with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting...

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Herrera and Becerra sue Trump administration to stop latest attack on sanctuary cities

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:33:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that he had filed a second lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration, this time over the U.S. Department of Justice instituting unconstitutional new conditions on federal law...

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Rate Of IT Jobs Growth Sluggish; Pace Of Engineering Employment Expansion Slows In July

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:29:00 EDT

(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs only grew 0.1% sequentially last month to 5,305,800, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT...

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Wash. forest owners show excellent compliance with state law

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:20:00 EDT

(image) OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released report from the state Department of Natural Resources shows that Washington's forest landowners are approaching 100 percent compliance with the state's forest practices rules.  The Compliance Monitoring Report s...

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Over 700 Economists Call for Death Tax Repeal

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:31:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the late Milton Friedman's open letter calling for full repeal of the federal estate tax was reissued with the signatures of 727 economists from some of the world's top institutions, including four Nobel Laureates (Milton...

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Pappas returns $32 million in overpayments to taxpayers

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 EDT

(image) CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A program to avoid duplicate property tax payments has handed back $32.3 million to property owners this year, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. The Stop Taxpayer Over-Payment System (STOPS) automatically returns a second...

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