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New Report Details Impact of the Affordable Care Act

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2016/12/13/new-report-details-impact-affordable-care-act.html#

Press release with links to spreadsheets showing national and state-level data on the expansion of health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act.  From the Health and Human Services Department

 

Department of Defense Law of War Manual

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/DoD%20Law%20of%20War%20Manual%20-%20June%202015%20Updated%20Dec%202016.pdf?ver=2016-12-13-172036-190

Latest edition of the manual which provides information on the law of war to DoD personnel responsible for conducting military operations.  Covers principles, classes of persons, conduct of hostilities, weapons, prisoners of war, civilians, occupation, air and space warfare, and more.  Includes appendix with coverage of treaties and other relevant documents.  From the Department of Defense

 

The Jihadi Threat: ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Beyond

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/The-Jihadi-Threat-ISIS-Al-Qaeda-and-Beyond.pdf

20 experts from U.S. think tanks and universities explore the world’s deadliest movements, their strategies, the future scenarios, and policy considerations. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits by State, 2009-2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb219-Opioid-Hospital-Stays-ED-Visits-by-State.pdf

Between 2000 and 2014 the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids in the U.S. increased 200 percent.  Hospitalizations related to opioid misuse have also increased dramatically.  This report offers statistics on the national rate of opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department visits and includes rates for 40 states plus DC.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Federal R&D Funding, by Budget Function: Fiscal Years 2015-17: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17305/pdf/nsf17305.pdf

Offers statistics on the budget authority provided to federal agencies to fund research and development in the recent two fiscal years.  Includes historical trends back to 1955.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Governor McAuliffe Announces His Upcoming Budget Will Include 1.5% Bonus for State Employees in 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=18513

Press release revealing parts of the governor’s proposed budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  Calls for bonuses from sources of one-time funding in lieu of pay increases for state employees and school teachers.  The state’s revenue shortfall is blamed for the failure to include a pay increase.  From the Office of the Governor

 

National Film Registry Reaches 700

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-16-209

Press release which announces the 25 films which are 2016 additions to the National Film Registry.  This year’s list includes Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent films, animation, shorts, independent, and experimental pictures.  Examples include Blackboard Jungle,  The Birds, Lion King, Lost Horizon, Princess Bride, and Thelma and Louise.  From the Library of Congress

 

Work Experience of the Population: 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/work.pdf

Provides estimates of the people who were working during 2015 and of those who experienced some period of unemployment.  Also includes demographic characteristics of those in each category and the median number of weeks spent looking for work.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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