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August 29, 2011

The village of Shamen, China lacks running water, and scarcity has created a lack of awareness of water health issues. A complex new bathhouse aims to curb health problems and create a gathering place in the process.
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The decision by New Jersey's Supreme Court last week to overhaul the state's rules for how judges and jurors treat evidence from police lineups could help transform the way officers conduct a central technique of police work, criminal justice experts say.

August 28, 2011

Mobile application and text-message update service will help people become better prepared before emergencies happen.

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August 26, 2011

The Internet and media offer news ways to stay informed during emergencies. Listed below are just a few of the resources for staying up to date on Hurricane Irene. ...

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August 25, 2011

CAMDEN, N.J., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Camden, N.J., school officials say they are trying a different approach to reduce truancy among high school students, paying some $100 to make it to class.

August 24, 2011

A new study shows that Providence middle school students enrolled in an after-school program had better attendance records than their peers who did not participate. The AfterZone program study released yesterday found that school absences among seventh-graders enrolled for two years in the after-school activity were 25 percent lower than their peers who were not involved. The study also found ...

August 23, 2011

August 22, 2011

Steady triple-digit temperatures and perennial dry weather across the West have forced environmentalists, politicians, and citizens to find new freshwater resources.

Digital Transportation Exchange aims to connect the public and private sectors to create and fund innovations for the transportation industry.

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Drivers who ignore the flashing lights on school buses may one day find an unpleasant surprise when they open their mailboxes.

August 21, 2011

For Release Friday, August 19, 2011 As the federal government continues to spin its wheels and state governments keep struggling with lean budgets, cities are starting to experiment with ideas about how to create local, self-sustaining economies. That starts with local purchasing, keeping as many dollars in the community as possible. Every dollar spent [...]

Some of the most significant developments in government software applications are taking place at the state level.

GREELEY, Colo. — The idea of making school lunches better and healthier has gathered steam in many parts of the nation in recent years, but not equally for every child. Schools with money and involved parents concerned about obesity and nutrition charged ahead, while poor and struggling districts, overwhelmed by hard times, mostly did not.

Waiting lists for selective colleges, fine restaurants and overbooked flights are familiar enough — but Singapore may have the only landfill with a four-month wait once you sign up to visit.

August 19, 2011

Move will reduce duplication and make high-quality maps more accessible to the public.

August 15, 2011

Semakau Landfill, a popular local getaway in Singapore, is the only active landfill that receives incinerated and industrial waste while supporting a thriving ecosystem.

The Department of Veterans Affairs named 12 finalists in an employee contest to find ways to improve the agency's career training and counseling services.

State legislators in California and Colorado are considering measures that would increase government transparency. Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing two bills that would provide more information about how the state is spending transportation dollars and how impact fees are paid out. In California, a Democratic assemblyman defied his party to push a measure that would [...]

Los Angeles Unified teachers are participating in an evaluation project that gives more feedback on their methods. This is what one of Los Angeles Unified's most ambitious reform efforts looks like: about 30 people gathered in a Gardena school auditorium, watching a video of a teacher trying to get her young students to understand a John Updike poem.

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