Government

June 24, 2009

Statistics for Media

Statistics Canada will be hosting a free workshop for media designed to show you how and where to look for the data you need, how to interpret them, and how to present them.

Texas: "State Removes Oil Spill Photos From Public View"

"AUSTIN, Texas — The state has removed aerial-surveillance photos taken during severe floods from a public website. The decision comes after the El Paso Times earlier this month published a story with dozens of such photos showing apparent oil spills in different river systems over the past few years."

Source: El Paso Times, 05/30/2016

Proposed National Park Is Multimillion-Dollar Gift Wrapped In Distrust

"The nearly 88,000 acres were meant to be a gift, donated along with a $40 million endowment so that part of Maine’s pristine North Woods might be protected forever as a national park. But it’s not easy to give away a national park; Roxanne Quimby, the wealthy, polarizing co-founder of Burt’s Bees, has been trying for more than a decade. Her effort has bitterly divided this corner of New England, where shuttered paper mills have led to crippling unemployment and a shrinking population, and where distrust of the federal government runs as deep as the rivers and streams."

Source: Wash Post, 05/24/2016

"Senate Votes to Advance Emergency Funding to Fight Zika Virus"

"The Senate voted on Tuesday to advance $1.1 billion in emergency financing to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus — less than the $1.9 billion requested by the White House, and setting up a confrontation with House Republicans who have put forward a plan with just $622 million reallocated from other programs."

Source: NY Times, 05/18/2016

Congress To Vote On Zika Funding; Bills Far Short Of Obama's Request

"After more than three months of fighting between the White House and Congress over emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, the Senate appears poised Tuesday to approve $1.1 billion for prevention and treatment programs to combat the mosquito-borne illness."

Source: USA TODAY, 05/17/2016

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