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Live From Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals: Seven Case Studies

Categories: Arts/Humanities

http://www.nea.gov/research/Festivals-Case-Studies.pdf

Focuses on seven festivals: Houston International Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, Lowell Folk Festival, Santa Fe Indian Market, Chicago Jazz Festival, Tamejavi Festival, and D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival.   From the National Endowment for the Arts

Live From Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals: Summary Report

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.nea.gov/research/Festivals-Report.pdf

Provides information and statistics about the contribution of outdoor arts festivals to community life, especially smaller cities and towns.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Geographic Differences in Lung Cancer Incidence: 38 States and the District of Columbia, 1998-2006

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5944a2.htm?s_cid=mm5944a2_x

This report presents the first analysis of lung cancer incidence among racial/ethnic groups by U.S. Census region.   During the study period, annual incidence per 100,000 population was highest among African-Americans (76.1) followed by Whites (69.7),  American Indians (48.4),  Asian-Americans (38.4) and Hispanics (37.3).  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Model Strategies for Recruitment and Hiring of People with Disabilities as Required Under Executive Order 13548

Categories: Disability,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=3228

Memorandum with attached model strategies to be used by federal agencies in promoting the hiring of people with disabilities.  From the Office of Personnel Management

A Comprehensive Approach on Personal Data Protection in the European Union

Categories: European Union,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/news/consulting_public/0006/com_2010_609_en.pdf

Proposes increased protections for personal information in the age of computer networks and social media sites like Facebook.  From the European Commission

The Federal Government’s Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2010 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11201sp.pdf

Emphasizes the need to look at the long-term sustainability of the federal government’s fiscal policies and the need to change the long-term path without damaging the economic recovery.  From the Government Accountability Office

The Virginia Annual Recycling Rate Report: Calendar Year 2009 Summary

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

http://www.deq.state.va.us/export/sites/default/recycle/AnnualRRR2009Final.pdf

Virginia’s recycling rate for 2009 was 38.6%, about the same as the 2008 rate.  For the first time all solid waste planning units met or exceeded their required recycling rates.  Also presents trends in recycling by region and type of material.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Universal Credit: Welfare That Works

Categories: Great Britain,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm79/7957/7957.pdf

Argues that the current British welfare system is geared toward maintaining people on benefits rather than helping them toward work.  This White Paper sets out the coalition government’s plans to introduce legislation to reform the welfare system by creating a new Universal Credit and explains how the system will work, how it will affect benefit recipients, and its broader impact.  Command Paper Cm 7957.    From the Department for Work and Pensions

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