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News: Hitachi Energy in Bland, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) | CitizenWire

RICHMOND, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Hitachi Energy in Bland, Virginia has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first […]

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News: Janet D. Foster Announces Campaign for California Assembly in Newly Formed District for the Greater Long Beach Area | CitizenWire

LONG BEACH, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Janet D. Foster, elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee representing Assembly District 70, political advocate and healthcare leader, today announced her intention to run for California Assembly representing the newly drawn district in the greater Long Beach area that likely includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, Catalina […]

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News: Sheriff Alex Villanueva Raises over $1.2 Million for Reelection Campaign – $1M on hand | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced today that his campaign for his reelection has raised over $1.25 million. Sheriff Villanueva has just under $1M on hand and raised over $900k in 2021. Sheriff Villanueva’s strong fundraising lead has come from thousands of donors across LA County.

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News: Cole Engineering awarded $957M Cyber Training Contract | CitizenWire

ORLANDO, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (Cyber TRIDENT) $957M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Cyber TRIDENT contract is utilized by Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and other non-DoD agencies that have related cyber training needs.

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News: Satan in Congress? This Congressional Candidate Says He’s an American Patriot | CitizenWire

PALMDALE, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Steve Hill, a former Marine, retired peace officer and self-described, part-time “activist comic” known as “Satan” is running for 27th congressional district to rid the region of political corruption. He explains he chose the “Satan” moniker as a symbol of rebellion against entrenched, overly-comfortable authority.

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News: Southwest Airlines Adds Service to Denver: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in June | CitizenWire

AMARILLO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Amarillo travelers will soon have more options that feature the Mile-High City, Denver, Colorado as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new non-stop service to Denver International Airport (DEN).

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News: Toray Plastics in Front Royal, Virginia Receives Its Fourth ‘Star’ Designation Under The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program | CitizenWire

RICHMOND, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Toray Plastics (America), Inc. in Front Royal, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored […]

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News: FSO Awarded $31.2M EWOCS Task Order – ACS, By Light JV Supports Operation of World’s Only Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) | CitizenWire

FAIRFAX, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Full Spectrum Operations, LLC (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a $31.2M task order under the USAF – Eastern Western Operational Communication Services (EWOCS) Single Award IDIQ.

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News: 1st Edge Wins $9.7M Space and Missile Defense Command SBIR Contract to Research and Develop AI Solutions | CitizenWire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. /CitizenWire/ — 1st Edge, a leader in designing solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, was awarded a $9.7M Small Business Innovative Research Phase III contract to Artificial Intelligence solutions for the U.S. Army. This contract, issued by the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), is a continuation of 1st Edge’s proprietary Pragmatic […]

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News: Good and SMART America First Republican Patriot announces primary campaign run for West Virginia’s 1st District against a ‘sellout loser RINO’ | CitizenWire

WHEELING, W.Va. /CitizenWire/ — Pro-Cannabis Republican Candidate for Congress, Craig “X” Roberts, The General Pharmer, was sitting on his hotel balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea when an FBI agent from Wheeling West Virginia called his cell phone. The agent wanted to know about January 6 insurrection and the events that took place at the U.S. […]

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News: NYC Mayoral Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald Says ‘No One Is Above The Law’ | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — NYC Mayoral Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald says: “No One Is Above The Law.” Lady Cleopatra asks: Courts, Judges, Attorneys or others in higher office to please put attention to the issues that need justifiable laws or alterations as history and the present shows there are tyrannical laws bringing about disruption and […]

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News: Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship | CitizenWire

HOPKINS, Minn. /CitizenWire/ — According to Citizens 4 Stiele, Sam Stiele recently announced formulation of Raspberry Fund Scholarship. Mentoring is one of the most important actions we can take to support a strong city for years to come. Throughout my campaign, I have shared that a focus during my mayoral term will be mentoring others […]

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News: Candidate Cleopatra Fitzgerald on the Trending Topic of National and International Security | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — According to New York City’s Mayoral candidate, Cleopatra Fitzgerald, “National and international security are indispensable for the safety of citizens, tourists, immigrants and residents,” and she’s bringing some injustices to light. She knows that creating agencies, departments, sectors, industries and infrastructures are global governments’ approach to developing coordination, but they […]

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News: Nate Morris Endows Fellowship at Princeton University | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress is pleased to announce the creation of the Nate Morris Fellowship at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, through a gift of the Morris Foundation. This gift is the second Presidential Fellowship endowed by Mr. Morris, a member of […]

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News: Lt Col Steven Fowler, Decorated Combat Veteran, Announces Republican Candidacy in TX-28 | CitizenWire

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas /CitizenWire/ — I am excited to announce my candidacy as a Republican in the 28th U.S. Congressional District of Texas. I’m running for Congress because I’m sick of illegal immigrants pouring into our country. I’m tired of the caravans swarming our border. I don’t like illegal alien criminals putting my family or […]

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News: 1st Edge Wins Advanced Technology International (ATI) OTA Contract to Develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions for US Army | CitizenWire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. /CitizenWire/ — 1st Edge, a leader in designing pragmatic solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, announced the win of a $46M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the US Army. The contract continues an effort named Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT).

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News: Sam Stiele announces ‘We Lean Local’ Platform | CitizenWire

HOPKINS, Minn. /CitizenWire/ — Sam Stiele announces “We Lean Local” Platform. A lot of people talk about politics and reflect on what is happening nationally. Local government impacts our lives perhaps more than any other vote we cast. When you think about who is at the helm in local government those are the people planning […]

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News: AAPI Toastmaster to Host The 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Asian American Toastmaster Judy Thang has been selected to host the opening session of the 2021 Los Angeles Congress of Neighborhoods. This year, the theme of the event will be “Leading Change Together,” Toastmasters District 52 announced today.

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News: Compassion Prison Project and CA Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris Raise ACE Awareness in CA Prison | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Compassion Prison Project (CPP) piloted its innovative new series “Trauma Talks,” an educational video program with accompanying workbook this week. CPP’s mission is to create trauma-informed prisons and communities by bringing trauma awareness education and proven healing modalities to the men and women living and working in prison.

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News: ACNM Reaffirms Opposition to Legislative Threats to Abortion Care | CitizenWire

SILVER SPRING, Md. /CitizenWire/ — American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is committed to people having unfettered access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion care, that are readily available, affordable, and guided by objective evidence-based information. Given this position, ACNM is dismayed by the failure of the United States Supreme Court to […]

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News: Southwest Airlines Adds Daily Austin Flight: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in March | CitizenWire

AMARILLO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Amarillo travelers will soon have extra options that feature the state capital as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new daily non-stop service to Austin. The new expanded service to Austin begins March 10, 2022 to Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

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News: Malcolm-Jamal Warner Joins Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival as Celebrity Judge | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that television icon Malcolm-Jamal Warner is joining the fourth annual “Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival” as a celebrity judge. The famed star of “The Cosby Show” and current hit “The Resident” will also be performing his poetry at the festival and sharing thoughts […]

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News: Sam Stiele recently announced his candidacy for the mayor of Hopkins, MN | CitizenWire

HOPKINS, Minn. /CitizenWire/ — Citizens 4 Stiele announced today candidacy of Sam Stiele for mayor of Hopkins. “I didn’t see a mayoral candidate that represented me,” Stiele said in a statement. “We need someone who knows this town inside and out. Hopkins needs a leader who believes that progress is a balancing act, one who […]

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News: Teamsters Local 396 Builds Momentum in Contract Campaign to Raise Wages and Working Conditions for Over 2,700 Sanitation Workers in Orange County | CitizenWire

SANTA ANA, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the City of Santa Ana stood up for working people by rejecting the city staff recommendation to replace its unionized waste hauler with a non-union hauler with a track record of union busting, air pollution and paying near poverty wages, Teamsters Local 396 said today.

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News: Individual with Down Syndrome Testifies for Phasing Out Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities | CitizenWire

WASHINGTON, D.C. /CitizenWire/ — The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) applaud the testimony of John Anton at Wednesday’s Education & Labor Committee joint subcommittee hearing, “Phasing Out Subminimum Wages: Supporting the Transition to Competitive Integrated Employment for Workers with Disabilities.”

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News: Melissa Martz’s Congressional Campaign Finishes First Quarter with Strong Grassroots Support | CitizenWire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — A tenacious fighter, attorney, mother and anti-child trafficking advocate, Melissa Martz hit the streets three months ago to garner community support for Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Her first quarter FEC filings show she did just that by raising $202,000.

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News: Opposition to Los Angeles’ Burbank Blvd Street Widening Project – Burbank Widening Citizens Group | CitizenWire

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Burbank Widening Citizens Group. (“BWC Group”) announced today that it is organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project. The Group consists of businesses and residences situated along the affected Burbank Blvd., between Lankershim Blvd. and Cleon St.

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News: Local Community Gift Card Program Shows up to 8X ROI on Federal Funds Invested to Help Small Businesses in Pandemic Recovery | CitizenWire

MENLO PARK, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — As communities strive to help their local businesses weather the pandemic storm, Yiftee has grown to more than 270 Community eGift Cards across the United States and executed 74 “Buy-One-Get-One” programs. These programs enlist entire communities in purchasing eGift Cards that can only be spent at local businesses, where the […]

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News: Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III & Jason Carter Join The Peoples’ Agenda to Launch Statewide Votercades on John Lewis National Day of Action | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — In an effort to bring attention to the onslaught of voter suppression laws and ignite public support for bills to restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (Peoples’ Agenda) will join local and national partners to host Votercades, teach-ins and other events throughout […]

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News: Rural Iowa Manufacturing Jobs Surplus Means Big Opportunities | CitizenWire

OSCEOLA, Iowa /CitizenWire/ — It’s been a year since the manufacturing industry was hit by the COVID-19 crisis forcing businesses to get creative to manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the rural Clarke County, Iowa’s unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid […]

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