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Hydrogeologic Framework and Hydrologic Conditions of the Piney Point Aquifer in Virginia

Categories: Virginia Issues

https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2017/5041/sir20175041.pdf

Describes the status and current condition of the primary water aquifer that provides water for the Williamsburg, James City, and York Counties area.  Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5041.  From the U.S. Geological Survey and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

 

Food Insecurity, Chronic Disease, and Health Among Working-Age Adults

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84467/err-235.pdf?v=42942

Looks at the connections between food security and health among working age adults living at or below the U.S. poverty level.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Progress and Challenges in Global Food Security

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84526/eib-175.pdf?v=42944

Global food security has improved over the past 15 years.  This report analyzes the roles of trade, agricultural productivity, safety nets, and improved data measurement in bringing about this improvement.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Kashmir: Line of Control and Grassroots Peacebuilding

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,indonesia,Pakistan

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/sr410-kashmir-line-of-control-and-grassroots-peacebuilding.pdf

Evaluates the success of local peacemaking efforts in the boundary area, known as the Line of Control, between Pakistan and India in the Kashmir Valley.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

FDA Announces Comprehensive Regulatory Plan to Shift Trajectory of Tobacco-Related Disease, Death

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm568923.htm

Agency press release about new approach to regulations about tobacco that calls for striking a balance between regulation and encouraging development of innovative tobacco products less dangerous than cigarettes.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb/155_crecb

Now contains volumes of the digitized permanent edition from 1941 through 2001.  From the Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office’s GovInfo site.

 

Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Mexico,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Enforcement_Actions_2015.pdf

Arrests, detentions, and removals decreased in line with the continued decline in unauthorized migration from Mexico.  Covers trends and characteristics of enforcement actions.  Statistics include apprehensions by program and country of nationality.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Hispanic Household Spending in 2015

Categories: Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/pdf/hispanic-household-spending-in-2015.pdf

Finds that households with a reference person of Hispanic or Latino origin comprised 13% of the nationally representative Consumer Expenditure Survey, up from 10% in 2005.  Average expenditures by Hispanic households were $47,600 in 2015.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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