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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Afghanistan Opium Survey 2010: Summary Findings

Categories: Afghanistan,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unodc.org/documents/crop-monitoring/Afghanistan/Afg_opium_survey_2010_exsum_web.pdf

Reports that opium poppy cultivation did not change from 2009 but that production was down 48% because of a disease that affected opium fields.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Air Quality and Air Pollution Control Policies of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2242010/$file/RD224.pdf

Includes air quality values for all Virginia monitoring stations, air compliance and enforcement activities, and more.  From the Department of Environmental Quality

2010 Catalog of State and Federal Mandates on Local Governments

Categories: Federal State Relations

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2042010/$file/RD204.pdf

Covers four different types of mandates identified as of August 2010.  From the Commission on Local Government.

Virginia Criminal Justice Services County and City Profiles

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/research/documents/10.4.10countycity.pdf

Offers statistical files on crime and social risk factors for each city and county in Virginia.  Includes statistics on crime rates, arrests, court and corrections data and socioeconomic measures, such as median household income, unemployment rate, and percent in poverty.  From the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Report on Transfers from Community Colleges at Virginia Public Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/2010TransfersCommunityToPublicInstitutions.pdf?from=

This report describes the total number of Virginia Community College Students who transferred to four year institutions of higher education in the state and graduated from 2002-03 to 2006-07.    From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

The Environment is about Economics Too

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/newsletter/2010/201010.pdf

Discusses the debate behind the economics of environmental regulation, three concepts that help explain the economics of environmental regulation, and the tools used by government to implement environmental regulation.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of St.Louis

Mental Health Services During and After Armed Conflict: The State of Knowledge and Practice

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Mental Health

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PB%2057%20-%20Mental%20Health%20Services%20During%20and%20After%20Armed%20Conflict.pdf

Discusses guidelines and standards for mental health programs during times of conflict.  .  From the United States Institute of Peace

Make It Theirs: The Imperative of Local Ownership in Communications and Media Initiatives

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,East Europe,Iraq,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR253%20-%20Make%20it%20Theirs.pdf

Provides an examination of communications and media reform initiatives in five post-conflict countries and shows the importance of moving from “we know best” to “you know best” to avoid allegations of colonialism and paternalism.  From the United States Institute of Peace

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