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Earl Gregg Swem Library

County Employment and Wages, Fourth Quarter 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides a snapshot of employment and average weekly wages for the 334 largest counties in the U.S.  Provides figures for Prince William County and the Virginia cities of Alexandria, Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, and Virginia Beach.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey

Provides estimates for 15 selected health measures and trends from 1997 through 2012 for comparison.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics


In 2013 44.8 million people or 14.4% of the population were uninsured at the time of the interview.  Provides estimates of the uninsured population by age, sex, race, poverty status, and geography.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Agriculture in Fauquier County: Characteristics, Trends, and Economic Impacts

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Virginia Issues

Assesses the contribution that agriculture makes to the economy of Fauquier County.  Also traces the evolution of agriculture in the county in the 20th century from orchards to cattle and horses to specialty products such as wine and mushrooms. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Statement of Governor Terence McAuliffe on 2015-16 Budget Actions

Categories: Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Statement of the governor on exercise of the line item veto, especially with regard to items related to potential expansion of the Medicaid program in Virginia, on the proposed biennial budget.  From the Governor’s Office


The Evolution of Cooperative Threat Reduction: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

This report summarizes cooperative activities conducted during the full 20 years of U.S. threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance.  Reviews the programs and their funding.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Domestic Federal Law Enforcement Coordination: Through the Lens of the Southwest Border

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Discusses law enforcement task forces and intelligence information sharing centers that respond to federal counterdrug and counterterrorism priorities in the Southwest border region and how coordination among efforts is achieved.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview

Categories: Children,Headlines,Immigration/Migration

Describes the surge of unaccompanied children arriving at the border, where they are coming from, and which agencies are responsible for dealing with them.  Also describes recent administrative and congressional actions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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