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Microforms & Government Information
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]
May 30, 2023. “National Roadway Safety Strategy [PDF].” Turnpike’s Truck Parking Called Unsafe Demand for Spaces Far Exceeds Capacity. Jonathan D. Salant. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Transportation.
May 30, 2023. “Some Medicare Advantage Organization Denials of Prior Authorization Requests Raise Concerns About Beneficiary Access to Medically Necessary Care.” Doctors worry health insurer's new policy will delay care. Ken Alltucker. USA Today. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General.
May 26, 2023. “Update - New Egyptian Halal Procedures May Disrupt Markets, Drive Up Prices [PDF].” Menendez Investigation Is Said to Involve Questions About Luxury Gifts. Tully, Tracy and Rashbaum, William K. New York Times (Online). Database: Proquest – U.S. Major Dailies. United States Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agriculture Service.
May 25, 2023. “Title 42.” Want to land at the top of hiring lists? Start learning Spanish. All signs point to the need for more Spanish-English bilinguals in the workforce. Portland Press Herald. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. Code of Federal Regulations.
May 25, 2023. “Allergens and Pollen.” Another Blow to the Return to Offices Everyone’s Got Allergies; A rough season has people sneezing through meetings and apologizing to co-workers. Lukpat, Alyssa.Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 25, 2023. “FinCEN Alert on Nationwide Surge in Mail Theft-Related Check Fraud Schemes Targeting the U.S. Mail.” Protect Your Money From Check Fraud. Adedoyin, Oyin. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S.Newsstream. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
May 25, 2023. “Title 42.” U.S. News: Children Trek to U.S. by the Thousands---Many flee dire straits without parents, face perils and cross jungle in hopes of asylum. Vyas, Kejal. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Major Dailies. Code of Federal Regulations.
May 24, 2023. “Infant Forumula.” Baby-Formula Makers Face FTC Collusion Investigation. Liz Essley Whyte, Jesse Newman and Kristina Peterson. The Wall Street Journal. Database: Factiva. Federal Trade Commission.
May 23, 2023. “Seabed 2030: NOAA formally joins international effort to map the gaps in our ocean knowledge.” Under the sea and ready for war? US wants to spend billions on spy submarine to fend off ocean-deep China, Russia advances. Josh Meyer. USA Today Online. Database: Factiva. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – National Ocean Service.
May 21, 2023. “USDA Takes Action to Help Protect Endangered California Condors From Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.” Feds approve avian flu vaccine for California condors. Jake Frederico. The Arizona Republic. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
May 21, 2023. “Audit of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Awarded to the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the 2016 Democratic National Convention [PDF].” DNC 2024: Boon or boondoggle for Chicago? Good vibes aside, experts indicate economic boost might be overhyped. John Byrne and A.D. Quig. Chicago Tribune. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Justice – Office of the Inspector General.
May 19, 2023. “HUD Awards $315 Million in Historic Grants to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness.” City, Biden administration team to fight homelessness Chicago among 6 picked for program dubbed ALL INside. Rick Pearson and Alice Yin, Chicago Tribune; Tribune reporter Lizzie Kane contributed. The Chicago Tribune. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
May 19, 2023. “SNAP Data Tables.” Dems reject food stamp rules in debt limit talks. Lisa Hagen. The Hartford Courant. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Service.
May 19, 2023. “The Risk of Misuse and Diversion of Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder Appears to Be Low in Medicare Part D [PDF].” Report: Anti-addiction drug rarely is misused. Ken Alltucker. USA Today. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General.
May 17, 2023. “Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department [PDF].” Video shows chase, shooting; Footage appears to confirm he was shot in the back; police await medical report. Cassidy Jensen, Darcy Costello and Alex Mann. The Baltimore Sun. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Justice.
May 17, 2023. “Guidance for Industry: Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals.” Doctors Warn of Danger Inside Your Sandwich. Andrea Petersen. The Wall Street Journal. Database: Factiva. U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
May 15, 2023,” WPC Short Range Public Discussion.” U.S. News: Record-Breaking Heat Hits Pacific Northwest. Ginger Adams Otis. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. Weather Prediction Center.
May 15, 2023. “Letter from NHTSA.” Parts Maker Rejects Demand to Recall Air-Bag Inflators Regulators Call Unsafe; NHTSA says inflators linked to explosions, fatalities, but manufacturer disagrees. Felton, Ryan. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Major Dailies. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
May 14, 2023.” S.365 - Budget Control Act.” Washington peddles illusory ‘VA cuts’ as GOP ducks budget specifics. Kessler, Glenn. Washington Post. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Major Dailies. Congress.Gov.
May 13, 2023. “President Biden Announces Nominees to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.” Biden makes historic nominations to Fed board. Siegel, Rachel. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. The White House.
May 11, 2023. “EPA Proposes New Carbon Pollution Standards for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants to Tackle the Climate Crisis and Protect Public Health.” Biden targets power plant emissions. How does your state stack up? Trumball, Mark. Christian Science Monitor. Database: Access World News - Newsbank. U.S.Environmental Protection Agency.
May 11, 2023. “Secretary Mayorkas Remarks at a Media Availability Outlining Planning and Operations Ahead of the Lifting of the Title 42 Public Health Order.” Biden mobilizes troops as asylum policy ceases. Sacchetti, Maria; Miroff, Nick. The Washington Post. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. Homeland Security.
May 11, 2023. “NOAA, Proteus Ocean Group to explore uses of groundbreaking underwater lab.” Scientists have a futuristic plan to live underwater and 'unlock the ocean’s mysteries.' Dinah Voyles Pulver. USA Today (online). Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
May 10, 2023. “FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment. Science Reveals Key Driver of Alzheimer's, and How Newly Approved Drug May Fight It. Thompson, Dennis. The Times - Tribune. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
May 10, 2023. “TranStats.” New Plan Would Compensate Travelers for Delayed Flights. Tiefenthäler, Ainara and Ceylan Yeginsu. The New York Times. Database: Proquest – U.S Major Dailies. U.S. Department of Transportation – Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
May 10, 2023. “U.S. Border Patrol Faces Challenges Administering Post-Apprehension Outcomes Consistently Across Sectors [PDF].” Border Patrol's Tucson sector chief says agency 'incredibly well prepared.' José Ignacio Castañeda Perez. The Arizona Republic. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Office of Inspector General.
May 9, 2023. “Short-Term Energy Outlook: April 2023 [PDF].” Massive snowpack’s summer bonus: Clean, cheap electricity for California. Paul Rogers. The Mercury News. Database: Factiva. U.S. Energy Information Administration.
May 9, 2023. “Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Plan [PDF].” Hydrogen company to build in Michigan, work with GM. Jennifer McDermott. The Baltimore Sun. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Energy.
May 8, 2023. “Financial Stability Report [PDF].” Banking stress emerges as major concern for financial stability. Rachel Siegel. Washington Post.com. Database: Factiva. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
May 8, 2023. “H.R.5376 - Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.” 'Over Our Dead Bodies': Backlash Builds Against $3 Trillion Clean-Energy Push; Ballooning size of wind and solar projects draws local ire as they march closer to populated areas. Williams, Dominick. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. Congress.Gov.
May 8, 2023. “Privacy Act of 1974.” World News: U.S. to Ease Privacy Act to Aid Detainees. Radnofsky, Louise. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties
May 8, 2023. “Findings from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) 2019–2020: A Demographic and Employment Profile of United States Farmworkers [PDF].” Art activists decorate bandanas for female farmworkers at event. Peter Gill. The Enquirer. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Labor.
May 7, 2023. “North American Free Trade Agreement.” In New World of Trade Diplomacy, Free Trade and Tariffs Take a Back Seat: As economic and political tides turn against sweeping trade deals, governments turn to narrower, less controversial pacts. Michaels, Daniel. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. International Trade Administration.
May 7, 2023. “Paternity Leave: Why Parental Leave For Fathers Is So Important For Working Families [PDF].” Philly teachers have to 'cobble together' time to have a baby - Lacking paid parental leave, many teachers make a number of financial calculations before getting pregnant. Lizzy McLellan Ravitch. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Database: Access World News – Major National Newspapers. U.S. Department of Labor.
May 5, 2023. “Justice Department and Baltimore Police Department Provide Progress Report Five Years After Consent Decree.” Five-year, $5M Taser contract for Baltimore Police approved. Dary Costello. The Baltimore Sun. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Justice.
May 5, 2023. “Adverse Effect Wage Rates.” Georgia farmworker suit alleges modern-day slavery: Class action filing says workers were misled, mistreated. Lautaro Grinspan. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Labor.
May 4, 2023. “Results from the NAEP 2022 Civics & U.S. History Assessments at Grade 8 are Here!” History and Civics Test Scores Are Dropping: [National Desk]. Mervosh, Sarah. New York Times. Database: ProQuest - -U.S. Newsstream. National Center for Education Statistics.
May 4, 2023. “FTC Proposes Blanket Prohibitions Preventing Facebook from Monetizing Youth Data.” Meta Faces Restrictions On Ads Targeting Kids. McKinnon, John D. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Major Dailies. Federal Trade Commission.
May 3, 2023. “New Surgeon General Advisory Raises Alarm about the Devastating Impact of the Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation in the United States.” THE NATION: Americans face epidemic of loneliness; Surgeon general warns that isolation also has ‘profound’ health risks and is as damaging as smoking and obesity. Petri, Alexandra E. Los Angeles Times. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
May 3, 2023. Title 42. Biden to Send Troops to Border As Cities Prepare for Migrants. Hackman, Michelle; Caldwell, Alicia A., Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. Code of Federal Regulations.
May 3, 2023. “Executive Order on Authority to Order the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty to Address International Drug Trafficking .” THE NATION; 1,500 U.S. troops headed to border with Mexico. Castillo, Andrea. Los Angeles Times. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. The White House.
May 2, 2023.” FDIC Releases Comprehensive Overview of Deposit Insurance System, Including Options for Deposit Insurance Reform.” Fall of First Republic: Narrow Changes To Deposit Insurance Are Sought. Ackerman, Andrew. Wall Street Journal. Database: ProQuest – U.S. Newsstream. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
May 2, 2023. “Largest International Operation Against Darknet Trafficking of Fentanyl and Opioids Results in Record Arrests and Seizures.” DOJ: 288 arrested in drug investigation across three continents. Bart Jansen. USA Today Online. Database: Factiva. U.S. Department of Justice.
May 2, 2023. “Homelessness: Better HUD Oversight of Data Collection Could Improve Estimates of Homeless Population.” Homeless numbers increasing in Orlando; Advocates say metro area's soaring rents partly to blame. Stephan Hudak. Orlando Sentinel. Database: Factiva. U.S. Government Accountability Office.