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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Hampton Roads Regional Bridge Study

Categories: Public Works,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrmpo.org/Documents/Reports/2008/RegionalBridgeStudyFinalReport.pdf

Looks at various issues regarding bridges in Hampton Roads including a summary of regional bridges, bridge inspections and ratings, structurally deficient bridges, and bridge funding projects. From the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Organization

Iraq’s Cultural Heritage: Preserving the Past for the Sake of the Future

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History,Iraq

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/USIP_1008.PDF

Discusses the continued looting of Iraqi antiquities, measures taken to recover and protect cultural heritage resources, and the value of international law and policing to prevent such crimes. From the United States Institute of Peace

Incorporating Green Infrastructure Concepts into Total Maximum Daily Loads

Categories: Environment

http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=298

Fact sheet explaining how the use of green infrastructure techniques and low impact development practices can be used to manage stormwater runoff and reduce pollutant inputs into already impaired water resources. From the Environmental Protection Agency

Estimated $1.6 Billion in Fraudulent Refunds Was Issued During the 2006 and 2007 Filing Seasons

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Taxes

http://www.treas.gov/tigta/auditreports/2008reports/200810172fr.pdf

Final audit report from 2006 and 2007 filing season. Blames development problems relating to the fraud detection system for issuance of large number of fraudulent refunds. From the Internal Revenue Service.

Top One Percent of Tax Filers Pay Highest Share in Decades

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.house.gov/jec/news/2008/Oct/pr110-50.pdf

Press release with data on percentage of income earned and tax paid by highest 1% and 5% of income earners in the U.S. From the minority members of the Joint Economic Committee.

Scientific Peer-Review of the Draft Assessment of Bisphenol A For Use in Food Contact Applications

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_110/110-OI-102908.FDA.BPASubcmteReport.pdf

Criticism from a science review panel of the draft assessment document of the Food and Drug Administration on bisphenol A for use in food contact applications. Posted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

FEC Releases Summary of National Party Financial Activity

Categories: Elections/Campaigns

http://www.fec.gov/press/press2008/20081029party/20081029party.shtml

Press release with summary totals for 2007-2008 election cycle spending by party national committees and the Senate and Congressional Committees as of October 15, 2008. From the Federal Election Commission.

The U.S. Litigation Environment and Foreign Direct Investment

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@os/@opa/documents/content/prod01_007457.pdf

Subtitled: Supporting U.S. Competitiveness by Reducing Legal Costs and Uncertainty. Describes the U.S. legal system’s distinctive features, the concern of international investors with the U.S. litigation environment, and what is being done to address those concerns. From the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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