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November 1, 2011

Six clinics in Montana will be the subject of a new, federal coordinated care pilot. The clinics are located in Helena, Missoula, Bozeman, Livingston, Great Falls and Libby and will get extra money for every Medicare patient they see. The money will go to create coordinated care programs for these patients. The coordinated care program [...]

A technology company in Maryland has developed a speed bump that captures the kinetic energy of the cars driving over it and sends it back into the grid.
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This second case study of the implementation of Best Start LA finds that the place-based investmentdesigned to improve the well-being, development and care experienced by children ages five and underhas made good progress during its second year, gaining momentum as it has become more firmly established in the downtown Metro LA pilot community. <em>Welcome Baby!</em> home visiting appears to be a high-quality service that could serve as a model throughout Los Angeles County. Community strategies have been funded through a series of "first step" contracts with various local agencies ...

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University law students will soon be helping veterans with their legal problems. The WVU College of Law will sign an agreement Thursday with the Louis A. Johnson VA hospital in Clarksburg. Director William Cox is expected...

UCLA mathematicians devise an algorithm based on data from the Los Angeles Police Department for the Hollenbeck area east of downtown. A team of UCLA researchers has delved again into the world of crime fighting, this time developing a computer program capable of pointing police to potential suspects when feuds between rival gangs erupt into violence.

Emergency managers around the U.S. are looking at ways to get the public's attention when dangerous conditions exist.

October 31, 2011

The new website takes thousands of jobs listed in the state's job bank and sorts them by region.

WASHINGTON The tool allows users to compare emissions and the lifetime operating costs of different conventional vehicles and those running on alternative fuels and powertrains.

The Miami-Dade school district recently decided to eliminate midterms and finals as a requirement. Officials say the move is meant to lighten the testing load on students — many of whom are, of course, thrilled.

October 30, 2011

October 26, 2011

Denver could join a growing list of cities where police wear digital cameras to record encounters with the public, a move the local ACLU says could increase officers' accountability but one that raises concerns among privacy advocates.

Agency orders community health centers to hire 8,000 veterans by 2015.

The way a person is told of the death of a loved one can play an important part in the mourning process.

October 25, 2011

Greenwich Village and Queens subway stations have had their trash bins removed for the past two weeks. This counterintuitive plan was initiated 3 months ago by officials due to an "epidemic of unsightliness and malodor," writes Michael Grynbaum.
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Early results suggest the devices could work for employees who do not require full computing capability.

A new group called VETransfer is helping veterans start their own businesses by connecting entrepreneurs to financing. Many of them hope to later hire other veterans if things go well. "They volunteered to fight for what we have here and them coming back unemployed isn't fair," one vet says.

At Coral Way, the children of political refugees fleeing Cuba in the 1960s were not only expected to learn English, but also expected to remain fluent in Spanish and hold on to their culture. Today's students can read, speak and write in both languages.

PEACHTREE, GA - The City of Peachtree City is conducting a one-year pilot program where it will lease a small number of vehicles.


THE five kinds of heirloom tomatoes on Joanna Lehrmans and Roxanne Adairs farm look delicious. Their tiny two-acre (0.8 hectare) farm also has a buzzing beehive and a hoop house, which protects produce in the winter. It is just a short walk from downtown Flint, a gritty struggling Michigan city. Until about a year ago the land was 16 abandoned residential lots along Beach Street, filled with rubbish, broken pieces of concrete and burnt trees. According to Doug Weiland, who runs the Genesee County Land Bank, a third of all Flints parcels are abandoned. Even seemingly stable neighbourhoods have ...

In Munster, Ind., a school system turned to laptops and interactive computer programs in a million-dollar digital makeover that included a rental laptop for every student.

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