Tuesday - October 16, 2018
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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USAID Fact Sheet: Justice Matters
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following fact sheet:

Justice Matters is a three-year activity to improve access to justice for all, inclusive of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, by strengthening the institutions, actors, and processes for providing legal aid services and legal information. Through this activity, USAID aims to:

Strengthening the Capacity of Kosovo's Legal Aid System

The Justice Matters activity will focus on systems to strengthen the capacity of the Kosovo's legal aid system in a manner that is holistic and sustainable. Our ... Show Full Article

Sunrise Mountain Project Reduces Hazardous Fuels and Provides Safe Water Source for Wildlife Near Deadwood, SD
SPEARFISH, South Dakota, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Black Hills National Forest - issued the following news release:

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP), Mid-west Sheep Foundation, Youth Hunting Adventures, the City of Deadwood, South Dakota Department of Agriculture Wildland Fire Division (SDDAWFD), South Dakota Department of Corrections (SDDOC) and the Black Hills National Forest are working together on Sunrise Mountain, northwest of Deadwood, SD to reduce hazardous fuels and provide a safe ... Show Full Article

President Trump Issues Remarks Before Marine One Departure
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- President Trump issued the following remarks before the Marine One departure:

THE PRESIDENT: So I met, number one, as you know, with Pastor Brunson. Some of you were there. And he had a fantastic weekend. He's back home, and we love the fact that he's back home. He's with his family. And he's a very happy man. He left Turkey. He is extremely thrilled. And, as I said, really yesterday more than ever, that we want to thank Turkey. We want to thank President Erdogan.

I just spoke with the King of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what took place with regard to, as ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Saint Lucie Power Reactor
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 53665) involving Saint Lucie power reactor, Florida:


"On October 12, 2018 at 1353 EDT, St. Lucie Unit 2 experienced an automatic RPS actuation and Reactor Trip due to a fault on the 2A1 6.9kv bus during a transfer of the bus power supply from the 2A Auxiliary Transformer to the 2A Startup Transformer. The bus fault caused a fire in the 2A1 6.9kv switchgear that has been extinguished. Offsite support was not required to extinguish the fire. The specific cause of the fault ... Show Full Article

Manitowoc Man Indicted on Firearm and Methamphetamine Charges
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Matthew D. Krueger, issued the following news release:

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on October 12, 2018, a three-count federal indictment was unsealed against Anthony C. Moore (age: 32) of Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

The indictment alleges that Anthony C. Moore possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute the controlled substance and did so while in the possession of a firearm, contrary to Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a) ... Show Full Article

ICE, Coast Guard; CBP Seize 2,325 Pounds of Cocaine in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following news release:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) partners, seized 2,325 pounds of cocaine Oct. 13, from a go-fast vessel near Las Paulinas Beach in the municipality of Luquillo. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $29.6 million.

"HSI is committed to working with our federal, state and local counterparts to stop the movement of contraband ... Show Full Article

Dr. Henderson Named as the Assistant Principal at Stowers Elementary School at Fort Benning
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Education Activity issued the following news release:

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Dr. Lisa B. Coleman, the Georgia/Alabama Community Superintendent for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region, has named Dr. Maribeth Henderson as the assistant principal of Stowers Elementary School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Dr. Henderson has more than 25 years of experience in education. She began her educational career as a kindergarten teacher. Throughout her career, she worked as a reading specialist, an English as ... Show Full Article