01-18-2018  9:55 pm      •     

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The Joint Personal Effects Depot has two staff counselors to help them stay focused on their sad but noble task

The military's Joint Personal Effects Depot's mission is sorting, photographing, cleaning and shipping the belongings of service members killed overseas


The labor-force participation rate of just above 64 percent is the lowest in more than two decades

The country's economic outlook brightened noticeably in March, as employers added 216,000 jobs, pushing the overall unemployment rate down a notch to 8.8 percent and seeming to confirm that a steady job-growth dynamic is under way


Smuggling techniques are reaching new levels

The package surprised even veteran law enforcement officials used to seeing all kinds of contraband smuggled into prisons: It was a child's coloring book, dedicated "to daddy" and mailed to a New Jersey inmate, with crayon-colored scribbling made from a paste containing drugs


Different factors are contributing to America's 'Black flight,' but one obvious question comes into play

In major cities across the country, census numbers are revealing a shrinking Black community in the urban cores of places like Chicago, New York, and even Washington, D.C.


Scientists say paying controllers to sleep will improve safety

The best solution to the problem of sleepy air traffic controllers is more sleeping on the job, scientists say.


Gov. Mike Beebe says two deaths in Little Rock have pushed the death toll from violent weather in Arkansas to seven.


Budget controversy heats up

A bold but politically risky plan to cut trillions of dollars from the federal budget steamed toward a party-line House vote Friday, as insurgent Republicans rallied behind the idea of fundamentally reshaping the government's role in health care for the elderly and the poor.


Organization offers exploring humanitarian law workshop

Four of five American youth believe that that the U.S. should better educate young people before they can vote and enlist in the military, according to a new survey by the American Red Cross. 
 The Red Cross will offer an International Humanitarian Law workshop on Friday, May 6th from noon to 4 p.m. that is open to the public. The workshop will be take place at the Red Cross chapter in Seattle located at 1900 25th Avenue South.


Some question the report's legitimacy

Once again, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is here and the conversation on the physical safety and welfare of children is taking place amid blazing headlines over the controversial issue of paddling in schools.  A recent study on race and child abuse reporting published in the March issue of Pediatrics is making waves throughout the social services community.
As disproportionate numbers of Black children continue to enter foster care, and a higher number die each year as a result of abuse and neglect, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have sparked a serious debate over the causes.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says the agency's top official overseeing the nation's air traffic system has resigned following disclosures of controllers falling asleep on the job.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a statement Thursday that Hank Krakowski, the head of the agency's Air Traffic Organization, has submitted his resignation. FAA's chief counsel, David Grizzle, will temporarily take over Krakowski's duties while the agency searches for a replacement.


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