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News Tipoffs for Oregon Editors Newsletter for Tuesday June 16, 2020 ( 3 items )  

Cooperative Agreements Make $6 Million Available for Secure Rural Schools & Community Self-Determination Program in Oregon, Washington
WASHINGTON, June 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management announced that it expects to award up to 50 cooperative agreements for the secure rural schools and community self-determination program on Oregon and Washington. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $6 million with a ceiling of $100,000. The category of funding activity is natural resources. Eligible Applicants:Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized triba  more

GAO Issues Report on Domestic Violence
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-534) entitled "Domestic Violence: Improved Data Needed to Identify the Prevalence of Brain Injuries among Victims". The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, chairman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of the Senate J  more

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Issues Report on Bridging Agency Data Gaps & Ensuring Safety for Native Communities Act
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-230) on the Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety for Native Communities Act (S. 1853), which requires federal law enforcement agencies to report on cases of missing or murdered Indians. The report was advanced by Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, on June 4. PURPOSE The bill is designed to improve public safety in Native communities by addressing statutory barriers, and practical inefficiencies that   more