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A guide to finding U.S. federal, Pennsylvania state, and foreign/international government information.


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Documents in the News aims to highlight the use of government information in the news and media.  It is not an attempt to be comprehensive, but a place to foster discovery and access to government information and to highlight how that information may be helpful in the research process.

U.S. Government Information: Weekly Roundup [UC San Diego]

2022 - Government information in the news: Government publications in the news during 2022. [from GODORT: There are 100 stories listed but these are only a sample of documents that made the news. Of these there are 33 that are just related to the investigation of documents at Mar-a-Lago and those are in a separate section to the right.]

Current News

September 21, 2023. “Safety Act.” New AI-based gun detection system deployed at Eastern Michigan. Samuel Dodge. Ann Arbor News: Web Edition Articles. Homeland Security.

September 20, 2023. "NASA Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Independent Study Team Report." NASA appoints director of UAP research to study sightings. Rick Neale. The Destin Log (FL). Database: Access World News (NewsBank). National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  

September 20, 2023. “West Virginia Man Admits to Obstructing Tree of Life Trial.” Jurors, witnesses in synagogue massacre trial faced threats from this white supremacist. Minnah Arshad. USA Today (Online). U.S. Department of Justice

September 18, 2023. “U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $199 Million to Improve Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities Through Partnerships.US DOE Awards $10 Million to VT to Improve Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities. The Newport Daily News. Database: Access World News (NewsBank). U.S Department of Education.

September 15, 2023. "USDA invests $1 billion for nearly 400 projects to expand access to trees and green spaces in communities and neighborhoods nationwide through Investing in America agenda."  $1 billion for more trees. Daily Herald. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. U.S. Department of Agriculture.  

September 15, 2023. "S.478 - Higher Wages for American Workers Act of 2021." Romney joins GOP push for higher pay: Senators propose $11 federal minimum wage. David DeMille. The Spectrum. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. U.S. Congress.  

September 13, 2023. "Justice Department Sues Google for Monopolizing Digital Advertising Technologies." Google trial is first major tech antitrust case in decades. Eva Dou, Cristiano Lima, Gerrit De Vynck. The Washington Post. Database:  ProQuest U.S. Newsstream. U.S. Department of Justice. 

September 11. 2023. "988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Adds American Sign Language Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Callers." Americans Who Are Deaf Can Now Use 988 Suicide Helpline. Cara Murez. The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA). Database: ProQuest U.S. Newsstream. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

September 10, 2023. "Renew America's Schools Grant." New charter high school to open thanks to $5M federal grant. Caroline Beck. Indianapolis Star. Database: ProQuest U.S. Newsstream.  U.S. Department of Energy. 

September 10, 2023. "Let FHA Loans Help You."  FHA loans making a comeback in Visalia, Tulare. Visalia Times. Database: ProQuest - U.S. Newsstream. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

September 7, 2023. "Biden-Harris Administration Announces $15.5 Billion to Support a Strong and Just Transition to Electric Vehicles, Retooling Existing Plants, and Rehiring Existing Workers."  There could be big trouble ahead for US automakers. Chicago Tribune. Database: ProQuest - U.S. Major Dailies. U.S. Department of Energy.  

September 6, 2023. "American Rescue Plan." Funding cutoff expected to exacerbate child care crisis: CEO: The math doesn’t add up in this industry. Bailey Schulz. USA Today. Database: ProQuest - U.S. Newsstream. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

September 5, 2023. "'Internet For All' policy.'" The $53,000 Connection: The High Cost of High-Speed Internet for Everyone; Officials doling out billions of dollars for broadband in rural America are struggling to decide when a new hookup costs too much. Tracy Ryan. The Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest - U.S. Major Dailies. National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

September 2, 2023. "Sunshine Protection Act of 2021." Daylight savings ends in November.  Why is it still around? Anthony Robledo. USA Today. Database: Nexis Uni – News Sources.  U.S. Congress.  

September 1, 2023. “Former North Shore Pizzeria Owner Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for COVID Fraud.” Former Beverly pizza shop owner gets prison time for defrauding COVID-19 relief program to buy alpaca farm. Sweeney, Emily. Boston Globe (Online). Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. United States Attorney's Office District of Massachusetts (DOJ)