CDC Resumes Anti-Smoking Campaign

The agency’s focus is on menthol cigarettes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is running nationwide ads featuring former smokers’ stories of health dangers. The agency’s campaign is particularly…

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Federal Broadband Discount Program Suspended Due to Low Funds

Affordable Connectivity Program stops accepting new enrollments. White House Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Tom Perez confirmed that President Biden’s…

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Business and Banking Groups File Suit Against Updated Lending Policy

Changes to the Community Reinvestment Act expanded the geographic range. Multiple U.S. banking and business groups sued the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Office of the…

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VA Helped 46,552 Homeless Veterans Obtain Housing in 2023

The department has facilitated the matching of permanent housing with individual needs. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported that they obtained permanent housing for 46,552 homeless veterans…

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Interior Department Issues Hawaiian Language Guidance

The state will incorporate ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi into signs, references, and governmental labels The Department of the Interior issued new guidance for the use of the Hawaiian language on Thursday,…

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HUD Awards $39 Million for Low-Income Home Hazard Identification

Funding to go to 23 organizations in 15 states. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $39 million to 23 organizations and governmental programs focused on…

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DHS Hosts Student Winners of Safety Innovation Contest

The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships hosts 27 students from university and high school teams. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently hosted the finalists of their…

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FBI Reports 1-in-10 Hate Crimes Occur at Schools

Intimidation is the most frequent, followed by simple and aggravated assaults. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently published its annual report on hate crimes, documenting that 1-in-10…

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USDA Awards Grants for Urban Forestry Initiatives

The department is partnering with faith-based organizations to support tree planting and green space development in communities. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $1 million grant from the…

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Transportation Department Funds EV Charging Station Upgrades

Nearly 4,500 stations will be repaired or replaced. The Department of Transportation awarded $150 million to 20 states to improve their existing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. This…

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