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April 22, 2013

Federal agency expects new IT system to process and track veterans' disability claims more quickly.

April 21, 2013

Utah, with a history of missionary work, hopes to create a bilingual work force, in part to lure international businesses.    

April 19, 2013

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform. The portal delivers millions of materials found...

April 16, 2013

April 15, 2013

Students in Travis O'Hair's Creative Engineering class at Skyline High School had grown accustomed to designing solutions to problems stemming from hypothetical hurricanes or earthquakes.

April 14, 2013

In summary, GAO's 2013 annual report identifies 31 new areas where agencies may be able to achieve greater efficiency or effectiveness. Within these 31 areas, GAO identifies 81 actions that the executive branch or Congress could take to address the issues GAO identified. Although it may be appropriate for multiple agencies or entities to be involved in the same programmatic or policy area due to the nature or magnitude of the federal effort, GAO's report includes 17 areas of fragmentation, overlap, or duplication where multiple programs and activities may be creating inefficiencies. The report ...

April 13, 2013

The state and the federal government have wagered $1.9 billion on a project intended to improve the health of low-income people and lower the rate of spending growth.

It's all part of a new plan by the city's Department of Environmental Protection in an effort to save 30 million gallons of water a day by 2018.

Smart Growth America has recognized the best of the 130 complete streets policies approved last year across the United States; and the one passed by Indianapolis has received the highest ranking.

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The three-month pilot program is being tested in the Belmont section of the Bronx which is one of the most ticketed neighborhoods in the city.

April 8, 2013

New York has launched a new $13.5 million solar initiative called NY-Sun which will support projects aimed at reducing the overall cost of installing photovoltaic...

Storm runoff is the primary source of water pollution in Southern California, but new regulations encourage cities to capture and filter rainwater to bolster groundwater supplies.

April 7, 2013

The police chief in Rialto, Calif., is looking into whether patrol officers use of wearable video cameras can bring benefits for the community.

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Schools test new food choices in lunchrooms as they attempt to balance taste and nutrition.

More than a third of the land in our cities is covered by black asphalt, an exemplary heat trapping surface and major contributor to the urban heat island effect. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley Lab are studying "cool pavement" alternatives.

With the number of cars on the road continuing to rise, boosters of Los Angeless new synchronized traffic system admit it may not be enough to prevent gridlock from worsening.

April 1, 2013

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