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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 National Incident-Based Reporting System

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2015/december/2014-nibrs-statistics-released/2014-nibrs-statistics-released

Details on more than 5.4 million crimes. Provides greater depth of detail about crimes than the Uniform Crime Reports series. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

2015 National Film Registry

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-216.html?loclr=ealn

Agency press release with titles of the latest 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry for 2015. Selections include Ghostbusters, Top Gun, and Being There. From the Library of Congress

 

North Carolina Becomes Ninth State with 10 Million or More People

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-215.html

Agency press release on growth of population in North Carolina as annual population estimates for the U.S. are released. Includes information about states with highest population gains, highest percentage gains, and leaders with overall population. From the Census Bureau

 

Women and the Selective Service

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IN10414.pdf

Examines in brief how the recent Defense Department decision to open all combat jobs to women could affect the Selective Service Act. Examines current law and regulations relating to military registration and the background of past legal challenges based on issues of gender. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

What is “Building Partner Capacity?” Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,Iraq,Korea,Pakistan,Vietnam

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44313.pdf

Examines past efforts to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives through strengthening foreign security institutions in countries that share those interests. Explores 20 case studies since World War II according to one of seven strategic U.S. goals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

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

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4922015/$file/RD492.pdf

Annual report on salaries paid to state employees and how they compare to salaries in the private sector. Finds that state salaries are 21% lower than those for comparable jobs in the private sector. From the Department of Human Resource Management

 

Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement [on raising interest rate]

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20151216a.htm

Statement on the current condition of the economy and the decision to raise the federal funds interest rate. From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

State Spending on the K-12 Standards of Quality: 2015 Update

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt479.pdf

Estimates that the state spent $5.6 billion on the K-12 standards of quality or $4,580 per elementary and secondary school student. Includes data on spending by each locality in the state. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

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