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Department of Labor Announces $21 Million For Summer Jobs Program PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Eleven U.S. communities will see an infusion of federal money into the area, dedicated to summer jobs for young people.

"These announcements are aimed at supporting a range of state and local leaders, community-based organizations, private sector leaders, philanthropic leaders, schools, other youth-serving agencies, and young people that are all coming together at the local level to ensure that our youth have productive, healthy summers that enhance their educational and career prospects," according to information posted at whitehouse.gov.

North Carolina is not among the states receiving funding.

The list of communities can be found at whitehouse.gov.

 
Obama Administration: Public Schools Must Allow Students To Use Bathroom Of Their Choice PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 May 2016 05:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A directive issued by the Obama administration tells public schools they must allow students to use the bathroom and locker room of their gender identify, not their biological identity.

The Associated Press reports that the directive says students or parents need not present any medical evidence or diagnosis of the student's issue with gender identity.

The U.S. Department of Justice sued North Carolina earlier this week over House Bill 2, which requires transgendered people to use the public accommodations of their physical identity. Obama Administration: Public Schools Must Allow Students To Use Bathroom Of Their Choice

 
Presidential Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 May 2016 05:20

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The White House has announced new nominations for key positions, as well as one withdrawal of a nominated candidate. The nominees must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

They are:

** NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:

Blair Anderson, of California, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, vice Peter M. Rogoff, resigned.

Carol Z. Perez, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Chile.

J. Patricia Wilson Smoot, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission for a term of six years.  (Reappointment)

Robert M. Tobias, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September 14, 2020, vice Deborah L. Wince-Smith, term expired.

** WITHDRAWAL SENT TO THE SENATE:

Seth B. Carpenter, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, vice Matthew S. Rutherford, resigned, which was sent to the Senate on February 12, 2015.

 
Department of Justice Sues North Carolina Over House Bill 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 04:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday that the federal government is suing North Carolina over House Bill 2, which Lynch says is discrimination codified in law.

She compared the bill -- which requires transgendered individuals to use the bathroom of their physical sex -- to Jim Crow laws of the segregated South.

“This is about the dignity and respect we accord our fellow citizens, and the law we as citizens and a country have enacted to protect them,” Lynch said. “It is about the founding ideals that have led this country, haltingly, but inexorably in the direction of fairness, inclusion, and equality for all Americans.”

Gov. Pat McCrory had earlier in the day notified the Justice Department that he would seek an injunction to say North Carolina's law is not discrimination and is in full compliance with federal law.

“Right now the Obama administration is bypassing the Congress by attempting to rewrite the law, and set basic restroom policies, locker room policies, and even shower policies for public and private employers across the country,” McCrory said.

 
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