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North Monterey County Unified School District’s Homeless and Foster Students Boast a 91 Percent Graduation Rate

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:13pm

The North Monterey County Unified School District (NMCUSD) today announced that while its homeless and foster student population represents 35 percent of its enrollment, these students boast a graduation rate of 91 percent, rivaling that of its housed students.

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  • The North Monterey County Unified School District (NMCUSD) today announced that while its homeless and foster student population represents 35 percent of its enrollment, these students boast a graduation rate of 91 percent, rivaling that of its housed students.
  • Our at-risk students are a very high priority in North Monterey County, said Kari Yeater, NMCUSD Superintendent.
  • Our homeless and foster youth are a top priority, and we actively recruit students who are eligible, adding students as they are identified.
  • All of these services support the Districts solid graduation rates for all students, regardless of need.

Census Bureau Hosts News Briefing to Announce 2020 Demographic Analysis Estimates

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 5:36pm

The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a virtual news conference to announce the release of the 2020 Demographic Analysis population estimates, which include national-level estimates of the population by age, sex, and select race and Hispanic origin groups as of April 1, 2020.

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  • The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a virtual news conference to announce the release of the 2020 Demographic Analysis population estimates, which include national-level estimates of the population by age, sex, and select race and Hispanic origin groups as of April 1, 2020.
  • Instead of collecting responses to a questionnaire like the 2020 Census, Demographic Analysis uses birth records, death records, data on international migration, and Medicare enrollment records to estimate the size of the U.S. population.
  • By releasing these estimates ahead of the first 2020 Census results, Demographic Analysis offers an independent measure of the population for comparison with the official census counts once available.
  • The Census Bureau will post the data tables and media products in the 2020 Demographic Analysis electronic press kit shortly after the news conference begins.

Tyler Technologies Helps Clermont County, Ohio, Improve Resident Accessibility and Transparency

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:17pm

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced today that Clermont County, Ohio, has successfully launched Citizen Connect , which is powered by Tylers Socrata Connected Government Cloud (SCGC) platform.

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  • Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced today that Clermont County, Ohio, has successfully launched Citizen Connect , which is powered by Tylers Socrata Connected Government Cloud (SCGC) platform.
  • Prior to using SCGC, Clermont County relied on manual, spreadsheet-based processes that required extensive time and resources to complete necessary tasks.
  • Using Tylers solution to better communicate this data to our residents brings another layer of transparency to our community, said Linda Fraley, Clermont County Auditor.
  • More information about Tyler Technologies, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com .

Aqua Pennsylvania Receives State Funding for PFAS Treatment in Montgomery County

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 7:41pm

Aqua Pennsylvania announced today that funding has been included in the Pennsylvania state budget to construct a treatment facility at its North Hills well in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County.

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  • Aqua Pennsylvania announced today that funding has been included in the Pennsylvania state budget to construct a treatment facility at its North Hills well in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County.
  • On behalf of all of our customers, Aqua Pennsylvania would like to thank State Representatives Ben Sanchez and Matt Bradford, and Senator Art Haywood, for their tireless effort to include funding for PFAS remediation at North Hills in the latest fiscal code passed by the Pennsylvania legislature, said Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca.
  • I look forward to the major progress Aqua and Essential Utilities Inc. will make with this proposed resin treatment system.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania serves approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Jamie Sybert joins Grant Thornton to lead Government Contractor practice

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 5:00pm

Jamie Sybert has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a principal and leader of the firms Government Contracting Advisory practice.

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  • Jamie Sybert has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a principal and leader of the firms Government Contracting Advisory practice.
  • I am thrilled to join Grant Thornton and look forward to building the firms presence in the government contracting space, added Sybert.
  • Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the worlds leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.
  • Grant Thornton refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL).

Hawai‘i Launches Movers & Shakas Temporary Resident Program

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

As winter approaches, the State of Hawaii announced Movers & Shakas, a new remote work program aimed at individuals former Hawaii residents and those from out-of-state who want to work remotely from the islands.

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  • As winter approaches, the State of Hawaii announced Movers & Shakas, a new remote work program aimed at individuals former Hawaii residents and those from out-of-state who want to work remotely from the islands.
  • The program also includes a skill match component, wherein Movers & Shakas participants commit several hours a week to a Hawaii nonprofit.
  • In return for their volunteer work, Movers & Shakas program participants receive exclusive discounts on month-to-month accommodations, flights, restaurants, attractions and other services they need while living in Hawaii.
  • Participants in the program also have access to networking opportunities with Hawaii business professionals and with other Movers & Shakas program participants.

AHF: Skid Row’s King Edward Hotel Earns City’s Historic Designation

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 10:34pm

The Los Angeles City Council has designated the King Edward Hotel, a 1906-era Beaux Arts hotel, and its King Eddy Saloon, a bar and former speakeasy in continuous operation since the 1930s, status as the newest Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

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  • The Los Angeles City Council has designated the King Edward Hotel, a 1906-era Beaux Arts hotel, and its King Eddy Saloon, a bar and former speakeasy in continuous operation since the 1930s, status as the newest Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201127005607/en/
    The 1906-era King Edward Hotel on L.A.'s Skid Row was repurposed by AHF and its Healthy Housing Foundation for use as housing for the homeless and extremely-low-income individuals.
  • "I'm thrilled that the city has recognized John Parkinson's King Edward Hotel as a protected cultural landmark.
  • Architectural historian Kate Eggert wrote the historic designation application for the King Edward on behalf of AHF and the Healthy Housing Foundation.

AHF: Did Lobbyist Jason Kinney Convince Gov. Gavin Newsom to Oppose Rent Control?

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 9:39pm

Gavin Newsom, the No on Proposition 21 campaign, and his close friend and advisor Jason Kinney.

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  • Gavin Newsom, the No on Proposition 21 campaign, and his close friend and advisor Jason Kinney.
  • More than 340 civic leaders, unions, social justice groups, and housing justice and political organizations endorsed Prop 21, including U.S.
  • Ten days after Prop 21 was defeated, Newsom made national headlines for attending an ill-conceived party for his friend Jason Kinney, a high-powered lobbyist.
  • Newsom, a close friend of Axiom Advisors partner Jason Kinney , whose firm worked with No on Prop 21 consultant Nielsen Merksamer, came to the rescue.

Major Development Projects Will Revitalize the City of Kenosha

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 9:40pm

The City of Kenosha announced today it is moving forward with a $400 million-plus revitalization plan that will increase affordable housing, grow and scale up downtown, and seek to attract new businesses to the city.

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  • The City of Kenosha announced today it is moving forward with a $400 million-plus revitalization plan that will increase affordable housing, grow and scale up downtown, and seek to attract new businesses to the city.
  • Kenosha City Hall will be relocated as part of this development and the current location will be transformed into another one of the citys beautiful parks.
  • Were thrilled to be moving forward with some major developments that will benefit Kenosha now and into the future, said Mayor John Antaramian.
  • On the heels of the citys partnership with international network developer SiFi Networks earlier this year, each of these projects will be part of the new Smart City design that will make Kenosha a FiberCity.

AI-Powered CV19 CheckUp Has the Potential to Save Thousands of Lives by Assessing Personal COVID Risks

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:42pm

A national coalition has joined BellAge to encourage everyone to use CV19 CheckUp ( www.cv19checkup.org ) and to help spread the word and save thousands of lives.

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  • A national coalition has joined BellAge to encourage everyone to use CV19 CheckUp ( www.cv19checkup.org ) and to help spread the word and save thousands of lives.
  • The system arms them with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about how to protect themselves and their families.
  • CV19 CheckUp can save lives, said Jim Firman, Chief Innovation Officer for BellAge.
  • To ensure maximum utilization of CV19 CheckUp, Firman, former CEO of the National Council on Aging, has mobilized a coalition called the CV19 Educate America Campaign.