nation

YubaNet.com
New Report Shows Budget Impact of Rising Firefighting Costs

Aug 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report showing that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
Federal Court Rules Indiana Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Aug 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 – On Tuesday U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled in Bowling v. Pence that Indiana's law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions is unconstitutional. The decision was stayed, pending an appeal. Judge Young previously struck down the state's marriage ban in a ruling...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
Keystone XL: Friends of the Earth files for release of State Department records surrounding EIS revisions

Aug 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 18, 2014 - Friends of the Earth filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding the expedited release of all communication by State Department staff between January 31, 2014 and June 1, 2014 surrounding changes made to the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline.

On June 1, the...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
Florida’s waters being steadily transformed into an open sewer because permit conditions not enforced

Aug 18, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL, Aug. 12, 2014 - Florida's major wastewater dischargers remain in violation of their Clean Water Act permits for years with little or no enforcement action, according to an analysis of federal data by Public Employees for Environmental ...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
Parents Projected to Spend $245,340 to Raise a Child Born in 2013, According to USDA Report

Aug 18, 2014
Parents Projected to Spend $245,340 to Raise a Child Born in 2013, According to USDA Report

...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
Scale of UK lobbying over Senate torture report revealed by Ambassador’s meetings

Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 17, 2014 - Newly-released information reveals that the British ambassador has met at least 21 times with members of the US Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) ahead of the expected publication of its report on CIA torture and rendition – leading to increased concerns that the UK may be seeking to "censor"...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
Big Game Hunting Outfitter Pleads Guilty to Felony Conspiracy Charge re: Illegal Mountain Lion and Bobcat Hunting

Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 15, 2014 - Christopher W. Loncarich, 55, of Mack, Colorado, pleaded guilty in federal court in Denver to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from his sale of outfitting services for illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts in Colorado and Utah, the Justice Department announced.

Loncarich pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
Facts and Figures: The government program that’s equipping police like an occupying military force

Aug 18, 2014
Facts and Figures: The government program that’s equipping police like an occupying military force

...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
United We Dream Proves Through Report that DACA is Successful and Calls President Obama to Do More

Aug 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 15, 2014 - Immigrant youth from across the country will be celebrating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA was implemented two years ago today and it has provided protection from deportation and work p...

Tags: | |

YubaNet.com
Following Prolonged Water Shut-Offs, 50 Groups Urge Obama Administration to Declare Public Health Emergency in Detroit

Aug 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 15, 2014 - Today, a coalition of over fifty social justice organizations including Food & Water Watch urged President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to declare the ongoing water crisis in Detroit a public health emergency. The groups have asked the Obama administration to make money available...

Tags: | |

Stay connected to Sacramento Connect

Follow Sacramento Connect on Twitter  Find Sacramento Connect on Facebook  Sign up for the Sacramento Connect Newsletter

Advertisement

Categories

Advertisement



Newest Partners