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September 27, 2012

Vanessa Kerry, a daughter of Sen. John Kerry, has created a nonprofit to partner with the Peace Corps in sending doctors and nurses abroad. In return, the organization pays off a portion of the volunteers' school loans. The goal is to reduce the severe shortage of medical workers in developing countries.

September 25, 2012

Defy Ventures, a nonprofit organization that provides entrepreneurial training to people with criminal backgrounds, held its first sales exposition on Saturday.

Sheep and goats grazing on a hillside in Vermont: It's a pastoral image. Now, it's how one New England town is keeping the grass trimmed in its centuries-old cemeteries. And the greener lawn maintenance method is paying off.

In most courtrooms, spontaneous applause could get you thrown out.

Following a recent announcement from New York City, that it was working to expand its broadband infrastructure – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced a similar initiative for Chicago. The Mayor wants Chicago to be the top city for high-speed broadband access in America. The city has launched the “Chicago Broadband Challenge,” and will be [...]

September 23, 2012

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New Yorks new traffic safety awareness campaign will feature a warning stenciled along curbsides at more than 100 of the citys most dangerous intersections.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new WVU-sponsored program wants to take a peek inside Kanawha families refrigerators to help them make healthier decisions and fend off obesity. The Choose to Change program, run by West Virginia Universitys Extension Service, is worki...

September 19, 2012

Congress.gov is a new website for legislative information, such as bills introduced in Congress. Find current legislative activities, learn how a bill becomes a law, and more.

What GAO FoundSince 2001, Congress, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and executive branch agencies have taken action to address the government's human capital challenges. For example, in 2002, Congress passed legislation creating the CHCO Council, composed of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) of 24 executive agencies and chaired by the Director of OPM. In 2004, through the Federal Workforce Flexibility Act, Congress provided agencies greater hiring flexibilities. OPM issued guidance on hiring reforms, developed the Hiring Toolkit, and launched an 80-day model to speed the hiring ...

Rule takes effect in 2015.NEW YORK — Aspiring lawyers in New York State must perform 50 hours of free legal work to gain entry to the state bar under a first-of-its-kind requirement handed down on Wednesday aimed at expanding access to the legal system for the poor.

By connecting female college students with accomplished women working in science and technology fields, a new program hopes to increase the number going into these fields.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia Universitys School of Journalism is formally launching a community-outreach initiative called Mobile Main Street. School officials will discuss the initiative in detail Monday in Morgantown. Associate Professor Dana Coes...

September 18, 2012

September 14, 2012

Ever wish it didn't take 4 calls, 2 letters, and 1 community meeting to get a pothole fixed in your city? A new software developed by IBM would allow cities to mine social media to get a picture of public sentiment, long before you dial 3-1-1.read more

From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.

September 12, 2012

Jonah Czerwinski, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, on how VA instituted an innovation culture.

In a city known as a national hotbed for prostitution, a special Dallas police unit is trying new approaches to identify and save underage girls being lured into the street life as prostitutes.

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