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April 2, 2012
For Wounded Vets, All Rehab Under One Roof
April 1, 2012
Tom Stoelker reports on the progress of New York City's Zone Green initiative, a comprehensive effort to make it easier to construct green buildings and retrofit existing ones, that passed the City Planning Commission unanimously this past week.
March 31, 2012
Before, the Minneapolis public couldn’t watch when maps were drawn. Credit: Truthout.org on FlickrThis is an excerpt from a longer piece that originally appeared on MinnPost.
For decades, the drawing of Minneapolis ward and park district boundaries occurred behind closed doors, where political appointees did battle in private.
Voters scrapped that system in 2010 when the redistricting process of line drawing was handed off to the Charter Commission, which is appointed by the chief judge of the Hennepin County District Court.
As a result, the first political boundaries created in public ...
March 29, 2012
Ensuring electronic records management practices apply broadly across agency divisions and mandating a chief records officer serve at each agency are the most popular recommendations in a crowdsourced survey of best practices ...
March 27, 2012
AVONDALE, Ohio - This Cincinnati neighborhood, where 11 murders took place last year, will be the first in the country to try a ground-breaking anti-violence program that uses a relatively simple approach.
A new social Web site shares the lessons and best practices of school gardens and lunch programs in the hope of supporting start-up gardens around the globe.
March 25, 2012
Jennifer Pahlka explains why she started a program that she likes to call a "Peace Corps for geeks."
The Postal Service is arranging to provide basic services at groceries and other small retailers in rural parts of the country in an effort to maintain service while trimming costs.
Massachusetts teens as young as 16 would be allowed to "pre-register" to vote under a bill that won the backing of a key legislative committee Wednesday.
VA, HUD, HHS, and rocker Jon Bon Jovi launch Project REACH to help homeless veterans connect with medical, housing, and other services.
March 23, 2012
March 19, 2012
Yoga and meditation may be therapeutic for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering with PTSD or the stress of returning to civilian life.
Problems with pigeons at Roosevelt Islands subway station led MTA officials to install a bird call system that keeps the perpetrators away by releasing timed distress calls.
'Serious video games' are now used for everything from educating about Somalian piracy, to explaining childbirth, to helping soldiers cope with the trauma of war.
March 17, 2012
Watch Video Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: The big post-holiday sales rush began today, as retailers served up deep discounts and easy gift exchanges to lure shoppers back to the mall. But, in the state of Colorado, school-age children have been prepped somewhat differently for the shopping season. Schools there are trying to teach children about the realities of spending and financial discipline. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden explains. TOM BEARDEN: A carefree winter day on a preschool playground in a Denver suburb, 3- to 5-year-old children who are many years away from the realities ...
March 16, 2012
Watch Video Listen to the Audio RAY SUAREZ: For millions of high school students, getting a driver's license is a rite of passage. But, increasingly, states and school districts are linking the chance to get a license with requirements that students stay in school and perform academically. That's the focus of our story tonight, part of our American Graduate series on the nation's high school dropout crisis. Hari Sreenivasan reports. HARI SREENIVASAN: For 17-year-old Chelsea Shamblin, a driver's license means the chance to get to and from her after-school job as a dance instructor more easily ...
Watch Video Listen to the Audio JEFFREY BROWN: Next, enticing students, especially girls, to stay in school by promoting a future for them in science, technology or engineering. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels has the story. It's part of our American Graduate series: an 18-month project with other public media partners to examine the causes of and solutions to the high school dropout problem. MAN: So this was a weapon to attack usually a castle. SPENCER MICHELS: In an after school class at Frick Middle School in Oakland, Calif., 20 girls are trying to figure out how to build a catapult ...
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