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Aug312016

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With the busy schedules of today, it is hard to imagine being able to do more than work, eat and sleep. Yet, this month, nearly fifty (50) Department of Commerce (DOC) employees from twelve (12) bureaus committed to volunteering their time and talents to Washington, DC area youth at the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Initiative Volunteer Recruitment Fair at the Walter E.

Aug302016

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Many of my early customers and Kickstarter backers were friends and neighbors, and this community spirit really helped me get my business off the ground.  I’m also grateful for the support of local synagogues. Baked by Yael is one of very few kosher bakeries in the area, and it’s been a joy to help cater so many families’ special occasions. 

Aug292016

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A fire alarm sounds. An announcement comes over the office public address system: “A fire has been reported in the building. This is not a drill. Please move to the nearest stairwell and exit the building.” As your colleagues leave their desks, you loosen the wheel locks on your wheelchair and wonder, “Will I be able to get out of the building?”

Aug262016

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama’s action to use his executive authority under the Antiquities Act and expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument – making it the largest marine protected area on Earth.

Aug252016

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As seen on the TODAY show this morning,  Al Roker got an exclusive first look at NOAA's upgraded weather satellite, which will scan the skies five times faster, with four times the image resolution while it’s in orbit. In six months, this new device will send back more weather data than all U.S. weather satellites combined over the last 41 years.

Aug242016

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration today announced a $38.8 million investment to grow the economy in the nation’s coal–impacted communities.

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