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SGA elections highlight future focus on solidarity , sustainability and service

Virginia Tech Student Government Association's annual elections began Wednesday, March 21. Items on the ballot include candidates for president and vice president, constitutional amendments and candidates for other positions. Jeremy Smith, junior building construction major, and Sam Felber, sophomor

COLLEGIATE TIMES - 2018-03-23 02:22:00

4-H Know Your Government group goes to Olympia

The Orcas Island 4-H "Know Your Government" went to Olympia from Feb. 17 to 20. Know Your Government is a part of 4-H, designed for teens grades 9 through 12. Each year one of four topics is reviewed. During the presidential election the Executive Branch is studied, followed by the Judicial Branch,

ISLANDS SOUNDER - 2018-03-22 08:30:00

Republican Sen. Flake warns impeachment is the ` only ' remedy if Trump fires Mueller

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., warned President Trump not to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.Doing so, Flake said, would leave impeachment as Congress' "only constitutional remedy."Trump raised concerns about Mueller's job security in a series of aggressive tweets over the weekend. Provided by CNBC S


Devin Nunes Discusses Andrew McCabe Firing ...

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Chairman Devin Nunes appears for an interview with Sean Hannity to discuss the firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and ongoing investigative issues. Chairman Nunes points out the HPSCI is not related to the Office of Inspector General


Tough days for wildlife protection

Q: President Trump is going to allow the importing of elephant "trophies" after all. Where do things stand overall in the fight to protect endangered species, especially as wildlife now also face threats from climate change? - MARK HARRISON, SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA A: In what some see as another capi



I would be disturbed if McCabe's lawyers and advisors don't already know what follows (which I first posted as a comment but feel could get wider readership as a diary). I was a bit surprised to learn that Probation Officers (and a few others) working for the U.S. Courts ARE considered law enforceme


President of Artsakh visits Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. , meets Congressmen and Senators

YEREVAN, MARCH 15, ARMENPRESS. President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan visited the US Congress on March 14 in Washington D.C. The President had a meeting with a group of members of the foreign relations committee to discuss issues related to the settlement of the Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict and regional


Square Plans to Expand Cash App , Enable Bitcoin Buying in New York

Digital payments giant Square says it's working to expand its Cash App to allow users in New York to buy Bitcoin. News of the expansion began to swirl after Square's Cash App twitter account responded to a question about its enterprise in the Big Apple. To do Bitcoin-related business in the state, t


Taxpayer-funded congressional reports to be made available to the public

Vermont Business Magazine Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) secured a key transparency win in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill - which funds the federal government for the rest of this fiscal year - released Wednesday night. The final bill includes a provision he added to make all non-confidential re

VERMONTBIZ.COM - 2018-03-22 21:28:00

Galawang future ! UST LMS teases upcoming model Congress

The University of Santo Tomas Legal Management Student will be hosting a model House of Representative for the youth. The aspiring abogados will encapsulate a real "legislative experience" through the said event. We're bringing a legislative experience like no other to the oldest existing university

ABOGADO.COM.PH - 2018-03-22 11:17:17

Colombian Vice President Says that the Peace Process is Irreversible , Denies Impunity

The Colombian vice president spoke out on his hopes for the peace process, and denied the FARC enjoys impunity for their crimes. (EFE) The vice president of Colombia, scar Naranjo, said today that the peace process with the FARC is "irreversible", developed with "complete democratic participation",

TODAYCOLOMBIA.COM - 2018-03-21 16:39:45

Orange County Passes Resolution Supporting Judiciary Selection Process

Orange County Commissioners voted unanimously at their March 8 meeting on a resolution against changing the way North Carolina judges are chosen. Commissioner Renee Price, who worked on the resolution alongside Commissioner Barry Jacobs, read the resolution aloud during the meeting. "The Orange Coun

CHAPELBORO.COM - 2018-03-21 15:49:37

The Structural Roots of Budget Dysfunction

It is evident that the current federal budget process is not working. This week, Congress is racing to approve a massive, budget-busting appropriations bill for the entire federal government - nearly six months after the fiscal year began. Threats of government shutdowns and debt defaults are now co


Nebraska Legislature Day 45 : Horse massage bill advances , puns intended

Senators had more horse puns during the debate on an equine massage bill than Budweiser has Clydesdales. And Tuesday, they advanced the bill (LB596) from first-round consideration that would create an Equine Massage Practitioner Registry. With the bill, anyone who does horse massage for compensatio


Sixth grade students learn about bills

Students in Kristi Sines' sixth grade Civics class have been learning about our government and the legislative process. To further emphasize the hard work and persistence that goes into the creation and passage of a bill into law, Sines assigned a creative and interesting activity. Students were cha


Indiana ‎legislative‏ , executive and judicial ‎branch‏es updating sexual harassment policies , training

INDIANAPOLIS - All three branches of Indiana government are updating and expanding their sexual harassment policies and training in the wake of the nationwide "Me Too" movement. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday signed into law House Enrolled Act 1309, requiring members of the General Assembl

KOKOMO PERSPECTIVE - 2018-03-22 22:30:00

Congress is deeply troubled

Members of Congress over the years have delegated much of their power to other branches, especially the executive, so that they can escape accountability for tough choices. We're at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress - I'm talking about the people's body, the institution

EVENING STAR - 2018-03-22 03:00:00

It 's Your Money : City shells out tens of millions of dollars in overtime pay

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Overtime pay - business owners try to get rid of it, but many workers love it. According to a new audit, the city paid $66.41 million to cover extra hours on the clock last fiscal year. The biggest chunk of that money went to public safety. The Honolulu Police Department reported


Alvarez backs Con-com 's bid to require college degree for Congress members

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Noy Morcoso/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez backed on Tuesday the Consultative Committee's (Con-com) move to include a provision requiring members of Congress to be college degree holders under their draft Constitution. "Alam mo sang-


Kathy Sullivan : Party affiliation matters for education votes

The NEW HAMPSHIRE Legislature is in overdrive this month, voting on many bills affecting the Granite State. Unfortunately, many bills, though important, receive little or no media attention or public scrutiny. Because of this information void, Granite Staters must do their own homework to learn abou