Source: AP/Washington Post | Arizona |
July 18, 2012
A coalition of civil rights groups, religious leaders and business organizations filed a new request seeking a court order that would prevent authorities from enforcing a rule that requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons.
Traffickers are seeking to use the southwest-most stretches of the massive Eagle Ford shale formation, which stretches from Mexico all the way to East Texas, to their advantage by trying to corrupt truck drivers, contractors and gate personnel.
Gov. Sean Parnell sent a letter to acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, requesting a disaster declaration in the wake of particularly dismal 2011 and 2012 Chinook salmon runs on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers.
Just days before he and other governors are scheduled to meet with Pentagon brass, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad attacked the Defense Department for failing to work with governors on plans to drastically cut the size of the Air National Guard.
Source: New York Times | New York City |
July 12, 2012
The change comes amid reports of tension between the office of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the memorial’s chairman, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which is run by those states’ governors, over control of the ceremony and other developments at the World Trade Center site.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
July 12, 2012
When someone calls 911, information stored in a previously created online profile — such as photographs, the presence of seniors or people with disabilities, or the locations of gas valves — is displayed on the dispatcher’s computer screen.
BioWatch air samplers have been installed inconspicuously at street level and atop buildings in cities across the country — ready, in theory, to detect pathogens that cause anthrax, tularemia, smallpox, plague and other deadly diseases. But has produced dozens of false alarms in Los Angeles, Detroit, St. Louis, Phoenix, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.