Category: Public Institutions

Health & Insurance, Public Institutions, Public Works, Social Services

Public Health Programs See Surge in Students Amid Pandemic

November 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

As the novel coronavirus emerged in the news in January, Sarah Keeley was working as a medical scribe and considering what to do with her biology degree. By February, as the disease crept across the U.S., Keeley said she found […]

Electric Utility, Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works

Santa Barbara Schools Get Solar-Battery Backup, Saving Money at the Same Time

October 13, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Santa Barbara’s public school system is finalizing a solar microgrid project that could set a model for investment in clean backup power. Purveyors of carbon-free backup power have struggled for years to convince customers to pay for resilience. But a […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Students’ Mass Migration Back to College Gets a Failing Grade

September 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do? Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Schools remain ‘easy target’ for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

September 14, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Actors using the Maze ransomware are claiming credit for a recent string of attacks against large public school districts across the United States, just as students and teachers are returning to their mostly virtual learning environments. Last Friday, the school […]

Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

U.S. Plastics Pact to Be Catalyst for Circular Economy

August 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network. The U.S. Plastics Pact is an ambitious initiative to unify diverse public-private […]

Miscellaneous, Public Institutions, Public Works

State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls

August 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

State and local government leaders this week kept pleading for Congress to include significant funding to help them survive the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to little avail as negotiations between House Democrats, Senate Republicans and the White House […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Federal Funds To Help LA’s Homeless Crisis Come Bundled Up In Strings

January 14, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has been working with Mayor Eric Garcetti to address the city’s homeless crisis despite public tension over the issue. But the administration says that if Los Angeles accepts federal help, it will need […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Arizona names head regulator critical of APS political influence

January 8, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The election of Burns puts a consistent utility critic at the helm of the Arizona commission — a state that’s seen a string of political controversies and solar policy battles involving APS. ​In 2016, Burns issued a subpoena to APS, […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Khanna looks to spruce up online government services

October 17, 2018

Via: FCW

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) represents a district in the San Francisco Bay Area that includes the campuses of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay. After serving as deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration, Khanna won […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Municipalities thinking green with CNG-fueled trucks, solar panels, other initiatives — and saving money

March 12, 2018

Via: American Infrastructure

Green initiatives are becoming more prevalent as communities look for ways to operate more efficiently. To accomplish those goals, some in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are taking a hard look at the vehicles running in their fleets, switching to […]