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Dec 12, 2018, 18:37 ET Housing Policy Leaders Endorse Strategy To Ease Bay Area's Housing Affordability Crisis

he 21-member steering group of CASA — The Committee to House the Bay Area today approved the CASA Compact, a set of policy recommendations to both...


Dec 12, 2018, 18:29 ET La fundación We Are All Human emite una declaración sobre la posibilidad de que Julian Castro se postule a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos en 2020

La fundación We Are All Human, entidad no lucrativa dedicada a la equidad, la diversidad y la inclusión, hizo la siguiente declaración en torno al...


Dec 12, 2018, 17:15 ET AOA Applauds Report Calling for States to Improve Safe Patient Access to Critical Eye Health Services

The American Optometric Association (AOA) supports the recommendations asserted in the 2018 Administration Report, Reforming America's Healthcare...


Dec 12, 2018, 16:34 ET After completing Agropur's first Inno Accel program - Five start-ups will show off their achievements on Demo Day and try to convince investors that they have what it takes to reinvent dairy

MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Agropur Cooperative is holding its first Demo Day tomorrow. The event is the culmination of Agropur's Inno...


Dec 12, 2018, 15:23 ET We Are All Human Foundation Issues Statement Regarding Julian Castro's Exploration of a Candidacy for President of the U.S. for 2020

The We Are All Human Foundation, a non-profit devoted to equity, diversity, and inclusion, issued the following statement regarding Julian Castro's...


Dec 12, 2018, 14:56 ET Whistleblower Releases Detailed Report Alleging Fraud at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Everett Stern, the whistleblower who uncovered major financial crimes at one of the world's largest banks, today released a detailed report accusing...


Dec 12, 2018, 12:59 ET Singer Songwriter Jesse Colin Young Speaks Out Against North Marin Water District Project

e are writing you to share our concern for the North Marin Water District (NMWD) PRE Tank 4A Replacement Project (P1927). The NMWD has proposed to...


Dec 12, 2018, 12:16 ET Shegerian & Associates: Employee Rights Attorney Weighs In On Sexual Harassment Suit Filed Against UC Irvine

Carlin Motley, an employee at the UC Irvine Medical Center has filed a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit, claiming the university did not protect...


Dec 12, 2018, 11:33 ET SVS: Many lymphedema patients are not receiving treatment

For post-cancer surgery patients who develop lymphedema, swelling in the arms or legs may become their new normal. They live with compression sleeves ...


Dec 11, 2018, 18:13 ET Family Research Council Applauds President Trump's Signing of the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act

Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins joined other international religious freedom advocates and Members of Congress at the White...


Dec 11, 2018, 17:45 ET March of Dimes Welcomes House Passage of PREEMIE Reauthorization Act & Maternal Mortality Bill

March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit fighting for health of moms and babies, today commended the House of Representatives for approving two critical ...


Dec 11, 2018, 15:53 ET Largest Federal Employee Union Calls on Congress, President to Spare Hardworking Families from Political Showdown

This morning Democratic leadership met with President Trump to discuss the final spending bill of the year and hopefully avoid a partial government...


Dec 11, 2018, 13:50 ET MAZON Supports Bipartisan Farm Bill Package; Urges Passage

Earlier today, the bicameral Farm Bill Conference Committee released its compromise legislation for the 2018 Farm Bill. Following months of debate...


Dec 11, 2018, 13:34 ET The Cornucopia Institute's New Guide Separates Hydroponic (Soil-less) 'Organic' Produce From the Real McCoy

A prominent organic industry watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, has released a report on "organic" hydroponics, exposing a rapidly accelerating...


Dec 11, 2018, 13:00 ET NATSO Testifies on Draft Legislation to Reform Renewable Fuel Standard

NATSO, representing America's truckstops and travel plazas, was invited to testify before Congress today to discuss new legislation that would reform ...


Dec 11, 2018, 12:27 ET Algorithmic Justice League launches new campaign to prevent facial recognition software industry from selling or buying tech that can be weaponized

English police stopped a black man in London last July after facial recognition software misidentified him. Police demanded the man's ID, emptied his ...


Dec 11, 2018, 09:30 ET Groundbreaking Economic Impact Study Shows Trump's Aluminum and Steel Tariffs Are Working

Today, in a presentation at the National Press Club of Washington, the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA) in conjunction with Economic...


Dec 11, 2018, 09:10 ET Save the Storks Hosts 2nd Annual Stork Charity Ball in Washington D.C. January 17, 2019 Co-Hosted by Kirk and Chelsea Cameron with Music by Grammy® Winner Steven Curtis Chapman

Save the Storks, a pro-life organization partnering with pregnancy resource centers to empower women through education with choice during pregnancy,...


Dec 10, 2018, 19:33 ET Google's Second Failure to Protect Data Security on Its Social Network Shows Need for California Privacy Law, Consumer Watchdog

Google's revelation today that its social network Google+ suffered a second major security lapse in less than a year makes clear the Internet giant...


Dec 10, 2018, 17:49 ET USDA's Proposed Rule Offers Flexibility: Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Encourages Schools To Stay On Course

School nutrition programs will have more flexibility in areas related to serving flavored milk and whole grains under a final rule released this week ...


Dec 10, 2018, 13:27 ET FAIR's Comments on Proposed Public Charge Rule Change: If Congress Won't Adopt Merit-Based Immigration, the Executive Branch Must Protect American Taxpayers

Nearly two-thirds of all immigrant-headed households in the United States rely on at least one form of public welfare to meet their most basic needs. ...


Dec 10, 2018, 12:43 ET National Press Club Asks China's Ambassador for Answers on Missing Photographer

The presidents of the National Press Club and its non-profit journalism institute wrote China's ambassador to the United States on Monday calling for ...


Dec 10, 2018, 11:33 ET Dark Cloud to Offer Replacement for Adult Tumblr

Dark Cloud, an alternative media platform, announces it is launching a set of tools allowing Tumblr users to export their existing Tumblr content and ...


Dec 10, 2018, 08:00 ET Congress Members Join Humane Farming Association In Urging Reform Of USDA Livestock Indemnity Program

This week, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA), James P....


Dec 10, 2018, 06:12 ET AJC Urges EU Nations to Act on Dismaying New Anti-Semitism Report

American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global Jewish advocacy organization, is urging concerted initiatives by European governments to confront rising...