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Defense
DOD to Perform First Review of Private Contracts In Over 30 Years
2021-07-23 15:53:48
by Brock Blasdell

WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense is conducting its first fiscal research study in over thirty years to determine the efficiency and overall health of the military industry and its private contractors. The decision comes as part of a push... Read More

In The States

California Governor Signs Legislation to Boost Entertainment Industry
In The States
California Governor Signs Legislation to Boost Entertainment Industry
2021-07-23 12:43:18
by Ansley Puckett

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program in order to boost the state’s economy.  Launched in 2009, the Film and Television Tax Credit Program... Read More

Emergency Management

Preparing Animals for Natural Disasters
Emergency Management
Preparing Animals for Natural Disasters
2021-07-23 12:40:07
by Ansley Puckett

Hurricane season is underway and climate experts warn of increasingly severe and frequent storms. Animal advocacy groups are reminding the public and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to protect animals during natural disasters.  Often left out of disaster planning and... Read More

Climate

Senate Seeks Environmental Justice for Disadvantaged Hurt by Climate Change
Climate
Senate Seeks Environmental Justice for Disadvantaged Hurt by Climate Change
2021-07-23 12:32:02
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Tracy Harden, owner of Chuck’s Dairy Bar in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, told a Senate panel Thursday about how a 2019 flood along the Mississippi River Delta devastated her community. High waters inundated 548,000 acres, nearly half of it... Read More

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National Guard Preparing Budget Measures to Cover Jan. 6 Response
Military
National Guard Preparing Budget Measures to Cover Jan. 6 Response
2021-07-23 12:30:24
by Reece Nations

National Guard leaders are preparing to furlough civilians and cancel training events and drills slated for August and September to cover costs incurred by responding to the Jan. 6 siege on Capitol Hill. The guard’s mission formally ended in May,... Read More

Infrastructure Bill Fails First Vote; Senate to Try Again
Infrastructure
Infrastructure Bill Fails First Vote; Senate to Try Again
2021-07-22 13:00:18
by Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans rejected an effort to begin debate on the big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden, but pressure was mounting as supporters insisted they just needed more time before... Read More

Wildfires in US West Blowing 'So Much Smoke' into East Coast
Climate
Wildfires in US West Blowing 'So Much Smoke' into East Coast
2021-07-22 12:54:03
by Home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles... Read More

Biden Says Getting COVID-19 Vaccine 'Gigantically Important'
White House
Biden Says Getting COVID-19 Vaccine 'Gigantically Important'
2021-07-22 12:49:55
by Home

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important" for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again.... Read More

Garland Launches Gun Trafficking Strike Forces in 5 Cities
Justice
Garland Launches Gun Trafficking Strike Forces in 5 Cities
2021-07-22 12:45:49
by Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. Attorney General Merrick... Read More

Biden Admin Stepping Up Community Grants from COVID Bill
Economy
Biden Admin Stepping Up Community Grants from COVID Bill
2021-07-22 12:41:48
by Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is beginning to make $3 billion in economic development grants available to communities — a tenfold increase in the program paid for by this year's COVID-19 relief bill. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said... Read More

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