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Crime in Virginia 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD175.pdf

Annual collection of crime statistics for the state.  Covers number and type of offenses, value of property loss, arrest data, law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, and more.  From the Department of State Police


Expenditures for Commonly Treated Conditions Among Adults Age 18 and Older … 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents data regarding medical expenditures for nine conditions for which an estimated 10% or more of the U.S. population received treatment in 2013.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Occupational Differences Among Employed Adults Who Met 2008 Federal Guidelines for Both Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Activities: United States, 2008-2014

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Finds that those adults employed in production and related occupations were the least likely to meet the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines.  Traces differences to disparities in leisure-time physical activities across occupations and socioeconomic levels.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students At An All-time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

Agency press release summarizing results of the 2015 results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Public Education Finances: 2014

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

Presents latest available data on the finances of public elementary and secondary school systems.  Also covers charter schools which are operated by governmental bodies.  Elementary and secondary education revenue rose by 3.3% nationally, the largest increase since 2008.  Average per pupil spending for the nation was $11,009.  Also includes state level data and state rankings.  From the Census Bureau


Williams v. Pennsylvania

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

5-3 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that a Pennsylvania justice’s refusal to recuse himself from an appeal related to a murder case in which he had been the prosecuting attorney years before violates the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


Social Media in Congress: The Impact of Electronic Media on Member Communications

Categories: Congress,Telecommunications/Internet

Explains how the cost, speed and reach of social media have transformed the way members of Congress communicate with their constituents.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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