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June 22, 2011

Hit-and-run accidents in Chicago are double the national average. That's just one factor as the city develops its first ever comprehensive pedestrian plan.
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A five-year experiment in test-optional admissions at Salisbury University in Maryland yielded strong enough results that the school has been granted permission to make the option permanent.
Salisbury, a public campus on the Eastern Shore, introduced a test-optional admissions program for the 2007 entering class. Students with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher no longer had to submit standardized test scores.
Several hundred colleges nationwide have introduced test-optional admissions, part of a gradual shift in admissions criteria to favor grades over test scores.
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Pilot court program helps Marin's struggling homeless get back on their feet

The EMR system installed by CliniComp in all 59 U.S. military hospitals worldwide is not yet connected to the military clinical information system.

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The Interior Department's new logo - whatever it ends up looking like - will be a product of crowdsourcing enabled by new technology unheard of when the agency's current seal was developed nearly 100 years ago. ...

June 21, 2011

June 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) — Los Angeles schools will be serving up healthier food in their cafeterias come this fall, officials say.

June 15, 2011

The White House plan to trim the estimated 2,000 government websites is aligned with another to increase the number of Internet and mobile application-based customer self-service options.

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June 14, 2011

OPM developed the wiki in January 2011 as a way for federal employees to share training and development best practices to create an "ever-revolving resource," according to the wiki.

June 13, 2011

Theyre catching red light runners and bus lane violators now, New York City may use "sweeper cams" to ticket people who disobey alternate side parking regulations.

TweetDelaware has launched a new website to make it easier for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and other employers to do business with the State of Delaware. The new website will serve as a resource for companies interested in bidding for State contracts. The Governor hopes that the site will make the bidding process easier and more [...]

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — Carlene Pinto watched from her middle-school classroom in Brooklyn as the plane pierced the second tower; then she trudged the three miles home as paperwork and dust rained from the sky. Rebecca Rodriguez felt helpless as a teenager watching Hurricane Katrina unfold on television. And Lindsay Yates still shudders at the recollection of Hurricane Fran, which killed two dozen people in her native North Carolina when she was a second grader.

June 6, 2011

The L.A. County Department of Public Works was in a constant battle with its contractors, until they moved from the standard "design, bid, construct" to a "design-build" model.
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June 4, 2011

The lessons, basic to a farmer, are not so basic to your average American or your average Marine, the program's coordinator says. "We teach them about things like: How do you determine what's good soil and bad soil? What are the different types of irrigation methods they can expect to see in Helmand province? What types of livestock are they going to encounter?"

June 3, 2011

June 2, 2011

Los Angeles' public transit authority has joined those of other major U.S. cities in providing a real-time tool for checking to see how soon buses will arrive at specific stops.
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