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Caroline
Washington, DC
Student journalist trying to make it big in the district. Reporting on Mass. policy issues from Washington.
Interests: questioning : everything, loving : everyone, traveling : everywhere, creating : anything existing : always,
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By Caroline Pacl American University WASHINGTON -- In 2010, More than 3,000 incidents of sexual assault against service members in the U.S. Army were reported to the Department of Defense. The latest data from the department cite that these service members make up only 10 percent of the actual sexual... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at MassAssertor
By Caroline Pacl American University BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday a $12,600,000 grant awarded to three Massachusetts businesses developing advanced solar energy technologies. The Department of Energy's “SunShot” Initiative will fund the projects in the commonwealth, enabling them to reduce manufacturing costs of critical solar technologies... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at MassAssertor
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By Caroline Pacl WASHINGTON – As the funds dry up from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, state officials say the money had an impact on more than 2 million people from Massachusetts since 2009. Funds from what is commonly known as the stimulus act helped create jobs throughout the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at MassAssertor
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WASHINGTON -- A bipartison group of U.S. Senators have introduced a new educational reform bill, that would make teacher evaluation systems based on their effectiveness in public schools. Senators Scott Brown, Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Securing Teacher Effectiveness, Leaders, Learning, and Results Act, or the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at MassAssertor
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BOSTON -- Gov. Deval Patrick announced Wednesday that the state is awarding $50,000 in grants for farmers' markets to aid low-income families using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "SNAP" benefits, previously known as food stamps. The grants were awarded through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and the Department of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at MassAssertor
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WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with Google Wednesday, in which the company agreed to adopt a comprehensive privacy program after it violated federal law and its own privacy policy with its Google Buzz program. “Baseline privacy protections in law remain common sense and this case proves... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at MassAssertor
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BOSTON – Massachusetts schools will be able to add more fruits and vegetables to their student lunches with the $3,200,777 state award announced today. The funding will expand assistance to schools operating the United States Department of Agriculture's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The program will improve nutrition in lunches... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at MassAssertor
WASHINGTON – Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), a senior member of the Commerce Committee, introduced comprehensive spectrum policy legislation to free up the nation's unused airwaves Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The legislation, called Reforming Airwaves by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at MassAssertor
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February 23, 2011 WASHINGTON – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) collaborated with other three other Senators Wednesday to protect the net neutrality rules that were issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last December. As the chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, Kerry – along with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at MassAssertor
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