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Recommendations Concerning the Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Virginia

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues$file/RD91.pdf

Recommends that the Governor direct the Virginia Substance Abuse Services Council to continue its study of medical marijuana and of legalization or decriminalization of marijuana and the social, public safety, legal, and economic effects.  Calls for final report to be submitted by December 1, 2015.  From the Substance Abuse Services Council


Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education: Review of Contribution Rates

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD89.pdf

Concludes that given the current Option Retirement Plan employer contribution rates, the benefit replacement ratio generated is in line with other VRS sponsored plans.  From the Virginia Retirement System


Postdocs at Federally Funded R&D Centers: Fall 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Statistics on postdoctoral researchers at federal research and development centers according to the researchers’ source of financial support, citizenship, sex, race/ethnicity, and field of research.

From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Targeting Investments to Cost Effectively Restore and Protect Wetland Ecosystems: Some Economic Insights

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Natural Resources,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Discusses eight benefits in restoring wetlands and also presents county-level estimates of the costs of restoring and preserving wetlands in the U.S.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Secondhand Smoke: An Unequal Danger

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Vital Signs report on the number of people in the U.S. still exposed to secondhand smoke, the nature of the problem, and “What can be done.”  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Careers for Music Lovers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides an overview of different types of careers for music lovers including occupations that involve music, how to prepare for a music-related career, and career resources.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2014

Categories: Children,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics


A series of data tables on family groups, children, households, unmarried couples, and their living arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

Progress with Electronic Health Record Adoption Among Emergency and Outpatient Departments: United States, 2006-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Statistics

Finds that 84% of hospital emergency departments used an electronic health record system by 2011 compared to 46% in 2006.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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