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Addition of Chavis lifts Aggies, stirs Tigers

Texas A&M kicked off the 2014 college football season on a hot Thursday night in Columbia, S.C., by kicking South Carolina ...
although the Aggies did get a victory over West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl. So one might have thought the opening statement ...

AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas

Both players made it clear they wanted to play for contenders. Texas is seven games behind AL West-leading Houston and four games behind Minnesota for the AL's second wild-card spot. There was thought the Phillies might wait to move Hamels in the offseason ...

EPA Told To Relax Stack Limits

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit orders the EPA to redo sulfur-dioxide and nitrogen-oxide standards for 13 states, mostly in the South and Midwest, that contribute to soot and smog along the East Coast.

Game by game breakdown of 2015 Aggie football

Texas) This will be one of A&M’s biggest tests of the year. A&M barely escaped last year in a 42-35 overtime win over the Razorbacks. Arkansas only got better as the season went along, and coming into the year they are an SEC West dark horse. A&M’s ...

Credit Unions Announce New Hires, Promotions and Awards

There is no such thing as a summer slump for credit unions around the nation, particularly in the west, where four credit unions announced ...
to regional vice president at the $2.6 billion Texas Dow Employees Credit Union. Previously, she served as ...

Texas, Arizona teams qualify for Senior League World Series

The defending Senior League World Series champion, West University Little League of Houston, Texas, has earned its way back to Mansfield ...
Whalley-White Rock, British Columbia, will face Regina, Saskatchewan, for the Canadian championship at Coquitlam ...

Small Texas bank winning big fight against CFPB

State National and the 11 states, which includes Oklahoma, South Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Texas and others, appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...
community bank out in West Texas, we’ve always ...

Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging CFPB’s Constitutionality

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that a small West Texas bank had legal standing to proceed with a lawsuit arguing the structure of the CFPB is unconstitutional. The decision, by a three-judge panel, reversed parts of a ...

U.S. military: See where West Michigan residents are making their mark

Texas. Army Spc. Joseph A. Foerster, a 1998 Wyoming Park High graduate, recently completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Air Force Airman Narvee D. Johnson, a 2014 West Michigan Aviation Academy graduate, recently ...

SEC West shows no signs of relinquishing its conference dominance

The East went 4-11 against the West last season. Missouri supplied half the wins by beating Arkansas and Texas A&M, and Georgia delivered the other two. The floor of the SEC West elevated last year. Every team in the division won at least two SEC games ...

Carpenter West Columbia (SC) – West Columbia Carpenters

Carpenter West Columbia (SC) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in West Columbia (SC). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in West Columbia, South Carolina work with, builds and fixes i…

UFO Sighting in West Kelowna, British Columbia on July 24th 2015 - Fast lights (colours vary) that hover, move, go in circular motion, zigzag patterns,ascent&desce nt, hum noise, pulsates, fades,shoots across sky in same location everyday for the past week

I was/ am at home, back yard in West Kelowna, British Columbia. I initially spotted the first floationg object a week ago in the sky around 3:00 AM. it was blinking a ray of diffrent colours, withe/b…
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The importance of local education funding in WEST COLUMBIA TEXAS

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in WEST COLUMBIA TEXAS?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]

Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in WEST COLUMBIA TEXAS

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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