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Federal Tipoffs Involving Maine Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Education Secretary DeVos Awards More Than $180 Million to States Rethinking K-12 Education to Meet Students' Needs During Coronavirus Disruption
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following news release on July 29: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced more than $180 million in new grant funding will be awarded to 11 states rethinking education to better serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant will support states' efforts to create new, innovative ways for students to continue learning in ways that meet their needs. Awardees include Georgia, Iowa, L  more

Maine U.S. Attorney's Office Observes 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
PORTLAND, Maine, July 29 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release on July 28: U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced today that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maine is proud to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark legislation was signed into law on July 26, 1990, and is the nation's preeminent civil rights law for providing access and equal opportunit  more

Naval Postgraduate School: Emergence Alumnus Making a Difference - Increasing Staffing in Remote Locations
MONTEREY, California, July 30 -- The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security issued the following story: Hiring within the federal government is often a long and tedious process; the remoteness of the location only exacerbates the challenge. Requirements to travel long distances for formal interviews or background investigation protocols all but eliminate potential applicants within these areas from pursuing such efforts. Along the northern border with Canada, Center   more

NOAA: Penobscot River Salmon Run Surges for Second Straight Year
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, July 28 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following feature story: In encouraging news, preliminary numbers of endangered Atlantic salmon returning to Maine's Penobscot River for 2020 are the highest since 2011. On July 22, Maine's Department of Marine Resources reported 1,415 salmon returns, up from 1,076 in 2019. These numbers are a vast improvement from 2014, when only 248 Atlantic salmon returned to the river to spawn. The Penobscot R  more

NOAA: Penobscot River Salmon Run Surges for Second Straight Year
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, July 29 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following feature story: In encouraging news, preliminary/* numbers of endangered Atlantic salmon returning to Maine's Penobscot River for 2020 are the highest since 2011. On July 28, Maine's Department of Marine Resources reported 1,426 salmon returns, up from 1,076 in 2019. These numbers are a vast improvement from 2014, when only 248 Atlantic salmon returned to the river to spawn. The Penobscot  more