Public Policy/Government

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    TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Confronted with the critical situation in India, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund has provided emergency funds totalling $5,000 to Oxfam-Quebec to strengthen the COVID-19 humanitarian response, and to support economic stimulus. Besieged by a third wave, characterized by especially contagious variants, India is currently going through some very dark times. With rates exceeding 400,000 new […]
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    Challenge to be unveiled in new ad in the Los Angeles Times (Sun., May 9, 2021); AHF’s Healthy Housing Foundation vows $100M to create 1,000 units of homeless housing over the next 2 years, but seeks commitment—but NO money—from Mayor Garcetti and City Council to streamline city bureaucracy LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Housing justice advocates from AHF […]
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    SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SDG–Medici Land Governance (MLG) is cultivating a multifaceted presence on the African continent by helping communities at all levels of governance establish land management and administrative systems using 21st century technology, notably with gender equity and economic parity as priorities. The company aims to create collaborative alliances across municipalities and nation-states on […]
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    New 650,000 square-foot site to create over 1,000 new, full-time jobs SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans to open its first robotics fulfillment center in the state of Louisiana. The new operations facility in Shreveport will create over 1,000 new, full-time jobs and provide employees with at least $15 per hour and comprehensive benefits. Amazon […]
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    TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hospital-based registered practical nurses (RPNs) in Ontario have worked diligently on the pandemic front lines for nearly 16 months. Behind their stoic façade there are tens of thousands individual stories of inner turmoil, trauma, and resilience. On the cusp of Nursing Week (May 10-17) RPNs who are members of the Canadian Union of Public […]
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    GovCon Community Celebrates Excellence Through Resilience MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SECAFawards–The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 13th Annual Government Contractor Awards. Last night hundreds of people throughout the GovCon ecosystem gathered virtually to celebrate this year’s theme “Excellence Through Resilience” as the 2021 winners were named. More […]
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    In partnership with Reno Doula Project, Anthem is focused on improving Nevada’s maternal and infant health rankings by offering specialty support services to Medicaid members RENO, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Anthem–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has partnered with Reno Doula Project to launch a new maternal health program in Washoe County that makes doula services available to […]
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    WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#TRIPS–Biocom California, the association representing the life science industry of California, issued the following statement in response to the White House’s support of a proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. This statement may be attributed to Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom: “We are very disappointed to hear of the […]
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    In a panel session with the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, HyperloopTT CEO Andrés de León made the case for hyperloop systems WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) testified in front of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today to advance the development of hyperloop systems in the United States. During the session, […]
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    SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After 4 ½ years of litigation in Kracke v. City of Santa Barbara, on May 4, 2021, the 2nd District Court of Appeal certified the decision for publication and affirmed the trial court victory, which overturned Santa Barbara’s short-term vacation rental ban in the coastal zone. Theo Kracke was awarded his costs. […]