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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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Interim procurement rule would leverage acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies, materials, products and services.

May 31, 2011

A new report from the Victoria Transport Policy Institute says that new evidence shows that smart growth policies can have a significant effect on vehicle miles traveled and thus reduce emissions.
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The federal government's YouTube channel features videos on careers with the government, food safety, interviews aboard a space shuttle, and much more.

The Social Security Administration is ramping up its authentication procedures to allow pre-retirees to access their Social Security statements online instead of waiting for a once-yearly letter or contacting a field office, an ...

Robot battles can be violent, noisy and fun. High-tech companies hope these clashes also turn on students to careers in industries that need their skills. "Getting into this definitely got me interested in the engineering aspect of things," says high school senior Dakotah Cleaver of Bloomsburg, Pa.

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