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William J. Howell et al v. Terence McAuliffe et al.

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opnscvwp/1160784.pdf

4-3 ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court that Governor McAuliffe exceeded his constitutional authority in restoring civil rights to convicted felons who had served their time.  At issue was whether the governor had the power to restore rights prior to the fall election to all those meeting the requirements en masse or had to individually review and approve each individual case. From the Supreme Court of Virginia

 

June Marks 14 Consecutive Months of Record Heat for the Globe

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

http://www.noaa.gov/june-marks-14-consecutive-months-record-heat-globe

Press release on the record high global temperatures in June, the highest in 137 years of record keeping.  The year to date temperatures also broke the previous record set in 2015.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Israel and the Palestinians: No Through Road?

Categories: Arab,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/RP15-18/RP15-18.pdf

Reviews the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the proposed two-state solution, the differing views of Fatah and Hamas, the failure of talks in April 2014, and the current situation.  House of Commons Briefing Paper RP 15-18

 

Sports-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Inpatient Stays, 2013

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb207-Sports-Hospital-Emergency-Department-2013.pdf

Reviews the most common types of sports injuries that are resulting in visits to hospitals, the trends in such injuries, and the characteristics of those who suffer them.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ebs2.pdf

Provides a picture of the percentage of employees in the public and private sectors who participate in medical care, retirement, and life insurance benefits.   Also provides information for types of occupations and regions of country.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/slleta13.pdf

With controversies surrounding recent police actions, this report provides information about the basic training programs for law enforcement personnel.  Includes training methods, subject areas, hours of instruction, demographics of students, completion rates, and reasons for failure.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Career and Technical Education Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment and Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016109.pdf

Looks at two cohorts of public high school graduates, comparing their 8-year postsecondary enrollment and attainment rates, overall and based on the number of occupational CTE credits graduates had earned in high school.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Persistence and Attainment Among Postsecondary Subbaccalaureate Students

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016083.pdf

Tracks the progress toward the attainment of a degree or other credential for students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 2003-04 and were working in a career or technical education environment.  Compares their progress with students who started at the same time and pursued a bachelor’s degree.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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