Community Resources

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Service projects marking the eight year anniversary of 9/11 will take place in all 50 states.
2008 National Conventions Going Green
2008 convention will be the greenest conventions so far in U.S. history.
2009 Stimulus In President Obama's Own Words
This historic step won't be the end of what we do to turn our economy around, but the beginning,
2009 Swine Flu Outbreak
Learn all about the 2009 swine flu outbreak -- There is no vaccine to protect humans from swine flu.
2010 Year End Tax Tips
New 2010 tax breaks may save you money come April 15
5 Steps To Stop Debt Collection Harassment
Stop those harassing phone calls and letters with these five steps.
5 Tips For Conducting A Background Check...
Keep these tips in mind when conducting background checks on potential employees
5 Ways To Save On Car Insurance
Here are a few ways you can save on your car insurance policy.
6 Steps To Create And Manage a Budget
Learn how to create a budget in six easy steps to help you reach your financial goals.
7 Steps To Manage Your Money When You Have Kids
Adding a bundle of joy to the family makes actively managing your finances even more important. Follow these seven steps to hel
Addressing Gang Problems Through Strategic Planning
Using strategic planning to deal with gang problems.
Adult Literacy Skills
Discussion of Adult Education Progarams with great resources...
Affordable health insurance: How to save on your health-care costs
Health-care costs continue to rise, but there are things you can do to help make your health insurance more affordable
Affordable vacations: How to travel on the cheap
Tips for how to save on everything from transportation to hotels to airfare
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
During the 1890s scientists rediscovered bones preserved in one of the most complete Miocene mammal sites in the world.
Age Patterns in Violent Victimization
Data on age patterns in violent crime.
Airline Rewards Credit Cards - Get the Best Mileage for Your Money
Spend more, fly more. But is your airline rewards credit card costing you more than the miles it's giving you?
Alabama - The Heart of Dixie
Alabama has been at the center of many American battles--between white settlers and Native Americans, and in the Civil War.
Alaska - The Great Land
Alaska is the largest state in area and is the largest peninsula in the Western Hemisphere.
Alaska Relocation Guide
A guide to help you get through the process of relocating or moving to Alaska
Alternate Sources Of Financing For Your Small Business
Where to go for a small business loan when the big banks say no
Anthrax - Exposure, Prevention, Symptoms, and Treatment
Humans can become infected with anthrax by handling products from infected animals or by inhaling anthrax spores.
Are You Ready for Earthquakes?
How to be better prepared in an Earthquake
Are You Ready for Extreme Heat?
Information on the dangers of extreme heat and ways to prevent them
Are You Ready for Landslides?
Facts about and how to protect yourself against landslides, mudslides, and debris flows
Are You Ready for Thunderstorms and Lightning?
Facts about Thunder and Lightning and how to protect against them
Are You Ready for Tornadoes?
Important facts and how to protect yourself against tornadoes
Are You Ready for Tsunamis?
Important facts about and ways to protect yourself from Tsunamis
Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
Arizona has a very dry climate and is known for its cactus plants.
Arkansas - The Land of Opportunity
Arkansas is the only state in which diamonds have been mined, although today the mine operates only as a tourist attraction.
Barack Obama Biography
Barack Obama, the former senator from Illinois, is the first African-American president of the United States.
Brief History of AMBER Alert
How and when the AMBER alert system was created.
Bullying Prevention Program
Description of bullying behavior and its effects and the Olweus program for containing it.
Buying A Gift Card? Here's What You Need To Know
Learn what you need to know about buying a gift card.
Buying A Used Car: How To Get The Best Deal
Five steps to finding the best deal on the best used car for you!
California - The Golden State
The discovery of gold and the immigration in 1849 of thousands of "forty-niners" came in search of the precious metal.
California Relocation Guide
A guide to help you get through the process of relocating or moving to California
Camelot - The Online Neighborhood Success Story
Since its inception, CNA has improved quality of life in Camelot crime prevention, appearance of the neighborhood, zoning, etc.
Car Rental Fees You Can Avoid
Renting a car can be costly, but you can trim your bill by avoiding these extra fees
Cash For Clunkers Program - Avoid and Report Fraud
The Cash for Clunkers Program is closed.
Cash For Clunkers Program - Consumer FAQ
Questions and answers about the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) known as the Cash for Clunkers program.
Cash For Clunkers Program - Dealer FAQ
Questions and answers for dealers about the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) also known as the Cash for Clunkers program.
Cash for Clunkers Program - Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS)
Now closed, the CARS Program allowed you to trade in your old car for a new one, and get up to $4,500.
Catch Up On Your Retirement Savings
It’s been one financial blow after another for many Americans over the past few years, and you may find your retirement savings
Child Abuse and Neglect
Statistics on child abuse and its effects on children.
Child Care - Day Care
There are various tools and checklists that can help you choose quality child care.
Choosing a School: Explore Your Options
Understanding all of your options for choosing the best school for your child.
Choosing a School: First Steps
Describes the three basic steps involved in choosing a new school for your child.....
Choosing a School: How to Evaluate
How to better evaluate the school that best fits your child and family’s needs.
Civil Remedies for Gang-Related Harm
Using small claims and landlord-tenant courts to deal with gang issues.
Clear The Clutter: Organze Your Financial Records...
Learn how to organize your financial documents and clear your paperwork clutter
Colorado - The Centennial State
Called the "Centennial State," because it became the 38th state when the U.S. turned 100 in 1876.
Colorado Relocation Guide
A guide to help you get through the process of relocating or moving to Colorado
Community Restraint Programs For Juvenile Offenders
How community restraint and treatment programs can help recidivism.
Connecticut - The Constitution State
Connecticut gets its name from an Algonquian word meaning "land on the long tidal river."
Constitution of the United States
The Constitution of the United States comprises the primary law of the U.S. Federal Government.
Credit Card Versus Debit Card. Which Is Better?
Credit cards and debit cards each have advantages. Which one you use depends on your cash flow and making that monthly payment.
Deaf Awareness Week
Deaf people can do anything except hear! - I. King Jordon
Debt Collection: Understand Your Rights
Understand the rights granted to you under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Defining the Community Youth Gang
Types of youth gangs and their reasons for being.
Delaware - The Diamond State
Delaware is one of the most industrialized states, known for its chemical research.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
This is employment that has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the U.S. President
Ditch Your Cable T.V. For These Cheaper Alternatives
? It is possible to cut the cable cord and still get most of the programming you love for less than what you currently pay
Do You Need Gap Car Insurance?
If you are leasing a vehicle or have little equity in your car then gap car insurance could potentially save you thousands of do
Do You Need Medicare Part D Insurance?
Learn more about Medicare Part D and whether you should enroll.
Do You Need Term Life Insurance?
If a permanent life insurance policy is beyond your financial reach, a term life insurance policy may be a viable alternative
EPA's Targeted Watershed Grants Program
The EPA watershed grant program
Earn Extra Money Working For the 2010 Census
A 2010 census job is perfect for anyone who is looking for part time employment or is between jobs.
Economic Stimulus Plans - A Glossary Of Terms
Generally accepted definitions are given below so that you can become conversant in the language of stimulus packages.
Emergency Planning Checklists
Checklist planning help for all types of emergencies
Employment Networking Explained
networking is the key vehicle by which the job hunter can gain access to the "hidden job market."
Establishing A Successful Dog Park In Your Community
How a dog park can enhance your community and steps for creating one.
Estate Planning: Should You Create A Trust?
Trusts help define how and when you want your assets distributed after your death and can often reduce your estate taxes and the
Estate Planning: Why You Need A Will
A last will and testament tells the world how you want your assets distributed after your death—and can provide you with a voice
Estate planning: Tax Planning For Your Estate
Careful estate planning now can help reduce the amount of taxes your estate pays to the government upon your death—providing mor
Evaluating Anti-Gang Efforts
How to evaluate the efficacy of an anti-gang program.
Executive Summary of the 2009 Stimulus Package
In the next two weeks, the Congress will be considering the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009
Extended Car Warranty: Do You Really Need It?
When thinking of whether or not to purchase an extended car warranty, there are a number of factors to take into consideration.
Extended Electronics Warranty: Do You Really Need One?
Often extended warranties cost more than they’re worth, are never needed and don’t follow through when they are.
FLSA for Agricultural Employers
Applying the Fair Labor Standards Act to agricultural employment
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Regulations covering the U.S. Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA
Federal Benefits Exempt From Garnishment
If you have debt, certain federal benefits may be exempt from bank garnishment.
Federal Child Labor Laws in Farm Jobs
Information on U.S.laws applying to children working in agricultural settings.
Financial Records: What To Save And What To Shred
Learn how long you need to keep your financial documents.
Five Ways to Lower your Medicare Costs
Take advantage of programs that can help you lower your Medicare costs.
Fixed Rate Student Loans: Are They Right For You?
A new type of loan has hit the markets to help students pay for college. But is it right for you?
Floods
How to be prepared for a flood and also what to do during and after a flood.
Florida Relocation and Moving Guide
A guide to help you get through the process of relocating or moving to Florida
Free Credit Score - Avoid Scams, Get Your Credit Report for Free
Get your credit report for free. Avoid companies offering scam "free credit check scores" that charge a fee.
Free Medicare Services
Certain preventive health benefits are now free to Medicare recipients.
GM Bailout Explained
General Motors Corporation (GM) declared bankruptcy on June 1, and as part of the company's restructuring.
Get Out Of Debt!
Six steps to help you eliminate debt for good
Get Rid Of Old Debts: Know Your Rights!
By law, debt collectors cannot sue you to repay a time-barred debt
Global Warming Dangers
Scientists expect the average global temperature to increase an additional 2 to 6ºF over the next one hundred years
Grand Canyon National Park
A powerful and inspiring landscape, the Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size;
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument and Indian Reservation form a bridge between people, time and culture.
HMO Insurance
Usually health care coverage through an HMO costs less than traditional health insurance. So, how do these savings effect you?
Handling Serious Juvenile Offenders
What works and doesn't work in dealing with serious juvenile offenders.'
Harry Reid Biography
He has developed a reputation as a consensus builder and a skillful legislator. Even his Republican colleagues praise him.
Have phone, will travel: Travel apps for your next vacation
Travel applications for your smartphone can help you get the most out of your next vacation or trip
Hawaii - The Aloha State
Hawaii, whose capital is Honolulu, is often called the "Crossroads of the Pacific" and is a popular vacation spot.
Health Care Reform - A Balance of Interests
Normally competing interests have compelling reasons to make significant changes to our entire health care system.
Health Care Reform - How Much Will It Cost and Who Will Pay?
Reforming and running the nation's health care system may cost a trillion dollars. So, who's going to pay?
Health Care Reform - The Public Option
A government sponsored health insurance option sharpens the debate over health care reform.
Health Care Reform - The Republican Response
Republican lawmakers respond to health care reform proposed by Democrats.
Health Care Reform Bill Timeline
Timeline for Health Care Reform Act-Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Help Your Kids Stay Safe Online
Protect your children by teaching them how to stay safe and secure online.
Home Fire Safety
Staying safe before, during, and after a house fire
How Can My Community Prevent Child Abuse?
Tips to educate individuals and communities about how to prevent child abuse and neglect.
How To Choose The Right Financial Advisor
but how do you find the right advisor for your financial goals? Learn what to look for to choose the advisor right for you and
How To Establish A Business Network
Learn how to network effectively to advance your professional life.
How To Get A Refund On Your Airfare
get a refund if your airline ticket drops in price, and how to find a cheap fare to begin with.
How To Get A Small Business Loan
Learn who offers small business loans and how to get one
How To Improve Your Finances
Six steps to help you achieve your financial goals
How To Increase Your Social Security Benefits
Learn what you and your family can do to get the most from your Social Security benefits
How To Save for College With A 529 Plan
Learn what a 529 plan is and how it may benefit you and your child.
How To Select Funds For Your 401(K)
Pick the right funds from your companys 401k plan offerings.
How To Survive Holiday Travel
Learn how to reduce your stress and be prepared for traveling this holiday season.
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Life
Your credit rating influences home loans, auto loans, credit cards, insurance, and other important financial concerns.
How to Buy and Rent a Vacation Home
What you should consider before purchasing, the tax implications of owning a vacation rental home and how to rent it.
How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate
Want to lower the interest rate on your credit cards? Sometimes, all you have to do is ask!
How to Run A Background Check
Information can be found online for free or for a small cost when running a background check
How to sell your vacation timeshare
Selling your vacation timeshare can be a difficult task. But it can be done if you’re willing to follow the four “be’s”
Human Pandemic - Government Food Services
Responding to a human pandemic will likely require communities to try and keep people from gathering in groups.
Hurricane Emergency Plan
How to create a hurricane emergency plan and what to do if you need to evacuate.
Hurricane Readiness
Facts about and ways to protect yourself and your property from hurricanes
Hurricanes - Get Ready with Emergency Supplies
What emergency supplies you will need for a hurricane emergency.
IRS Audit: What To Expect And How To Survive
Learn what to expect and what you will need to do to survive an IRS audit.
If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen
In order to protect yourself from identity fraud it is important to report a lost or stolen valid passport immediately!
Illinois - The Land of Lincoln
Illinois became the 21st state in 1818.
Investing for beginners: The basics of how to invest your money
Investing doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are the basics of investing for beginners
Jobs in the Current Economic Market
You will most likely get your new job through networking, not through replying to an ad from the newspaper or online.
John McCain Biography
John McCain, currently a senator representing Arizona, would have been the oldest president of the United States if elected.
Keeping a Good Credit Score
If your credit scores are 760 or higher, congratulations! Now, don't do anything.
Kentucky - The Bluegrass State
Admitted into the Union in 1792, Kentucky is the 15th state and the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Know Before You Go: Find Out Your Health Care Cost
More services are available to help you know the cost of a health-care procedure or visit before you make that appointment
Lightning Safety
On average, only floods kill more people. Lightning makes every single thunderstorm a potential killer.
Managing Your Aging Parents Finances
Learn how to find, understand and manage your parents finances.
McGruff the Crime Dog's 30th Anniversary 1980 - 2010
"Taking A Bite Out Of Crime" for the last 30 years.
Measuring Academic Curriculum and Achievement
Criteria used to measure how schools are rated
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage can help lower costs and give you greater access prescription drugs.
Medicare Supplement Changes for 2010
Two new options have been added to Medicare Supplement plans while four have been eliminated. Offerings of some current plans h
Medigap Supplemental Insurance Explained
Medigap is a supplemental health insurance policy sold by private insurance companies to fill gaps in Medicare coverage.
Michelle Obama Biography
When people ask Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate. First and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom.
Mississippi - The Magnolia State
Considered part of the Deep South, Mississippi, with its rich soil and many rivers, is an agricultural state.
Missouri - The Show Me State
Today, more than half the population lives in Missouri's two major cities--Kansas City and St. Louis.
Money Management 101: Tips For College Students
Five money-management tips to help college students begin their future on firm financial footing.
Montana - The Treasure State
Montana is known as a tourist destination for those drawn to its many trout streams and wide open spaces.
Nancy Pelosi Biography
Pelosi and her husband, Paul Pelosi, a native of San Francisco, have five children
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Victims of violence often suffer in silence, not knowing where to turn, with little or no guidance and support.
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
Medicine misuse as the nation’s second biggest drug problem.
Nebraska - The Cornhusker State
The Nebraska Territory was formed in 1854 at the same time as the Kansas Territory.
Neighborhood Watch - How to Start One!
How to Start a Neighborhood Watch Program in Your Neighborhood
Neighborhood Watch - What Is It?
An Overview of the Neighborhood Watch Program
Neighborhood Watch Websites Provided by Neighborhood Link
How to use a free website from Neighborhood Link to facilitate and enhance a Neighborhood Watch Group
Nevada - The Silver State
Nevada's name comes from the Spanish word meaning "snow clad"--a reference to the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada.
New Hampshire - The Granite State
A relatively small state, New Hampshire plays a major role every four years in the presidential election.
New Mexico - The Land of Enchantment
New Mexico was under Spanish control from the 16th century until about 1846.
New Mexico's 505/575 Area Code Split
Mandatory dialing for the New Mexico 505-575 Area Code Split will begin at 12 a.m. on Sunday October 5, 2008
New York - The Empire State
The state includes everything from skyscrapers in Manhattan to rivers, mountains, and lakes in upstate New York.
New York Relocation Guide
A guide to help you get through the process of relocating or moving to New York
No Child Left Behind Increases Parents' Choices
How No Child Left Behind provides educational choices
No Child Left Behind and Charter Schools
How Charter Schools work with the No Child Left Behind law
No Child Left Behind and School Safety
Why No School Left Behind will make schools safer and more drug-free
North Carolina - The Tar Heel State
North Carolina joined the Union in 1789 and is the 12th of the original 13 states.
North Dakota - The Sioux State
North Dakota was one of the last areas of the frontier to be settled by non-Native Americans.
Obama Stimulus Plan FAQ
FAQ about what is in the Obama 2009 Stimulus plan and who qualifies for what...
Obama's New Auto Warranty Commitment Program
If you buy a new GM or Chrysler car during this restructuring period you will be eligible.
Official Coast Guard Top 10 Rescues
During Hurricane Katrina search and rescue operations alone saved 24,135 lives from imminent danger,
Ohio - The Buckeye State
Highly populated, Ohio is situated between the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest.
Oklahoma - The Sooner State
Oklahoma's capital is an easy one to remember -- Oklahoma City.
Open Unused Credit Cards - Close Them or Use Them?
Is that inactive credit card hurting your credit? Will the credit card company close your account?
Oregon - The Beaver State
Spanish sailors in search of a northwest passage were the first Europeans to see what is known today as Oregon.
PPO Health Insurance
Preferred Provider Organizations are payment service providers that offer more affordable health care plans with fewer limits.
Pennsylvania - The Keystone State
Known as the "Keystone State," Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 colonies.
Pensions: How To Collect Your Payout
Five simple steps to select the pension payout option that best meets your needs
Pet Insurance: Do You Need It?
Learn more about pet insurance to see if it’s right for your furry friend
Pick The Medicare Part D Plan That's Right For You!
Tips and considerations for picking the Medicare Part D plan that will meet your prescription drug insurance needs
Piggsville - The Online Neighborhood Success Story
Piggsville residents have used Neighborhood Link to establish an extremely successful online presence.
Prepare Your Family For An Emergency...
Learn what steps you can take to prepare yourself, your family and your home for an emergency situation.
Prepare for Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
Tips for preparing for winter storms and cold in your home and car
Prescription Insurance
Insurance policies without prescription drug coverage leave you unprotected from the high cost of medications.
President Obama's Cabinet
The Cabinet traditionally includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Learn the causes and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide commitment to reducing gun crime
Protect Your Child From Identity Theft
Learn how to keep your childs identity safe
Protecting the Age Restricted Status of Your Community
Tips on compliance with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 requirements
Purchasing Individual Health Insurance: What you need to know
Learn more to find a plan that fits your health-care needs
Rabid Animals In Your Neighborhood
Although people usually associate rabies with dogs, rabies today is more likely to be found in cats.
Rahm Emanuel Biography
Emanuel served as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2006 cycle.
Red River Flooding
Red River Flooding typically occurs between the months of March, April and May.
Resume Writing Tips
Get Noticed! Your resume will likely be one of many under consideration.
Retirement Communities of the Future
What Baby Boomers are looking for in retirement communities
Retirement Planning: How much do I need to save?
This article provides general estimates to help you determine how much you need to save for retirement
Retirement Planning: Investment Options
This article provides information on the most common investment options for your retirement savings.
Retirement Planning: Start the process
Retirement: estimate how much you need to save, provide tips on how to save, and help you choose your investment strategies.
Retirement Planning: Tips for saving
This article provides tips on how to save for retirement.
Retirement Savings: Is a Roth IRA conversion right for you?
Learn more about the Roth IRA conversion changes and how they might benefit your retirement savings.
Retirement savings: What is a 401(k) plan?
How does a 401(k) work? What are the benefits of having a 401(k) plan? Should it be part of your retirement plan?
Retirement savings: What is an IRA?
How does an IRA retirement plan work? What are the benefits of having an IRA? Learn more about IRAs
Rhode Island - The Ocean State
Roger Williams and a group of religious followers founded the town of Providence in what is today known as Rhode Island.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains
Rolling Oaks - The Online Neighborhood Success Story
ROHOA provides a unified voice representing the interests of Rolling Oaks residents in their community.
Rules For Independent Contractors Using Migrant Workers
Rules for independent contractors hiring migrant works from the MSPA.
Saving and Managing Your Money During a Recession
Great tips on how to save and manage your money during hard times.
Selecting The Right Senior Housing For Your Parents
Learn more about in-home care, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
Sex Offender Fact and Fiction
Sex offender myths debunked along with surprising facts...
Sex Offender Information Guide
Overview and Guide to Sex Offender Registries
Should An Annuity Be Part Of Your Retirement
Find out if an annuity should be part of your retirement savings strategy.
Should You Invest In An ETF?
Learn if ETFs are right for your investment portfolio
Should You Join A Credit Union
Learn more about credit unions to see if joining one is right for you.
Small Business Loan Checklist
Be prepared to apply for a small business loan by using this checklist
So You Lost Your Job?
Looking for a job in today’s market is much more than a looking at the classified ads over breakfast. Learn what to do!
South Carolina - The Palmetto State
South Carolina was first formed in 1729 when the Carolina colony was divided in two to form North and South Carolina.
South Dakota - The Coyote State
Known for the monumental sculpture carved into the Black Hills--Mount Rushmore.
Statistical Terms Explained
Federal statistical agencies use their own confusing language when collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics
Stimulus Package 2009 - What's In It For YOU
All of the details of the $787 billion stimulus package and how it pertains to you.
Stimulus, Recovery Act - California Funding and Jobs
How California's estimated $85 billion in federal economic stimulus will fund various state sectors and create jobs.
Stimulus, Recovery Act - Florida Funding and Jobs
How Florida's estimated $13 billion in federal economic stimulus will fund various state sectors and create jobs.
Stimulus, Recovery Act - Illinois Funding and Jobs
How the Recovery Act will fund various Illinois state programs and create jobs.
Stimulus, Recovery Act - New York Funding and Jobs
How New York's estimated $26.7 billion in federal economic stimulus will fund various state sectors and create jobs.
Stimulus, Recovery Act - Pennsylvania Funding and Jobs
How Pennsylvania's estimated $16 billion in federal economic stimulus will fund various state sectors and create jobs.
Supplemental Insurance - What Is It?
An insurance supplemental plan covers gaps in your existing insurance policies such as living expenses and loss of income.
Taking Off With Frequent Flyer Miles
Learn how to accumulate frequent flyer miles and when to cash in for that free flight
Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve
On November 12, 1996, legislation created the 10,894 acre preserve.
Temporary Seasonal Workers Rules (H-2A Visas)
Rules governing the treatment of temporary seasonal workers visas H-2A.
Tennessee - The Volunteer State
Before statehood, it was known as the Territory South of the River Ohio.
Texas - The Lone Star State
Texas is the second-largest state in the Union in area, after Alaska.
The 2009 Omnibus Bill Explained
2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act totals about $410 billion and covers funding for fiscal year 2009
The 2009 Redoubt Volcano Eruption
March 22, 2009 Redoubt Volcano produced a series of five explosive eruptions that each lasted from four to thirty minutes.
The 2009 Stimulus Package Explained
All the details on the 2009 Stimulus package and how to get your piece of the pie.
The 2010 Census Explained
Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide.
The Adoption Home Study Process
The adoption home study process is conducted to help you decide whether adoption is right for your family.
The Agricultural Impact from Climate Change
Several factors directly connect climate change and agricultural productivity
The Environment and the U.S. Government
Environmental concern is a fairly recent phenomena in American history
The Facts About "No Child Left Behind"
Information on the No Child Left Behind law
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court, part of the judicial branch, was established in the Constitution
The Supreme Court of the United States Explained
Approximately 10,000 petitions are filed with the Court in the course of a Term
The Top 10 Fastest Growing States
Utah is the nation's fastest-growing state according to the latest census data.
Tips To Choose The Right Accountant
he right accountant can help save you money and act as a trusted financial advisor
Tips To Manage Your Money When You're Married
Follow these tips to help keep your finances as harmonious as your marriage
Top 10 Most Populous Counties in the U.S.
The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates of total resident population for the top 10 most populous counties.
Top 10 States Receiving Government Earmarks
In fiscal year 2008, there were 11,524 earmarks totaling $16,501,833,000
Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees
Unemployment benefits for eligible unemployed former civilian Federal employees.
Utah - The Beehive State
The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869.
Vermont - The Green Mountain State
One of the most picturesque states, Vermont has millions of visitors each year.
Victimization as a Precursor to Battering of Parents or Caretakers by Children
Young children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to become violent themselves
Virginia - The Old Dominion State
The Virginia Company founded the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607.
Voter Registration
Registration forms may be obtained from the local election officials in your county or from the state's election office.
Washington - The Evergreen State
Although the capital is Olympia, most people live in the metropolitan areas of Seattle-Everett and Tacoma.
Washington, DC
District of Columbia fun facts
West Virginia - The Mountain State
With an average altitude of 1,500 feet above sea level, it's the highest of any state east of the Mississippi River.
What Are Earmarks?
In the last election both McCain and Obama promised to end earmarks, if they were elected.
What Does Health Care Reform Mean For Me?
Learn what immediate changes of health-care reform could affect you.
What Is A Land Bank?
Uses vacant land for the purpose of stabilizing neighborhoods and encouraging re-use or redevelopment of urban property
What Is Anthrax?
Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis.
What Is Longitude?
The Earth is divided equally into 360 degrees of longitude.
What Is The Alternate Minimum Tax (AMT)?
Find out if you need to pay under this separate tax system
What Is The Passport Card?
The passport card is less expensive and more portable than the traditional passport book,
What Is The President's Cabinet?
The purpose of the Cabinet is to advise the President on matters relating to the duties of their respective offices.
What Is a Health Insurance Exchange?
Learn what a health insurance exchange is, and how it might benefit you.
What Medicare Doesn't Cover
Learn what Medicare does and doesnt cover and how you can fill in the gaps of service.
What is AQI
The EPA uses the Air Quality Index, or AQI, to tell the people about the air.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings from overly "high" and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again.
What is Cap and Trade?
Learn about Cap and Trade, if it will work, and why there is so much debate about the issue.
What is El Niño?
El Niño refers to the irregular warming in the sea surface temperatures
What is Global Warming?
The Earth has warmed by about 1ºF over the past 100 years.
What is Latitude?
Latitude is measured from the equator, with positive values going north and negative values going south.
What is RSS?
What is an RSS Feed and How Can I Subscribe to an RSS feed explained
What is The Greenhouse Effect?
The greenhouse effect is the rise in temperature that the Earth experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere
What is an Adoption Home Study?
As prospective adoptive parents, you must complete a home study before adopting.
What is the Electoral College?
The term "electoral college" does not appear in the Constitution.
What is the IPCC?
IPCC is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
What is the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
Involves the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties.
Why You Need a Personal Health Record
Storing and tracking your medical records online can help save you time, money and possible health complications by taking an ac
Wisconsin - The Badger State
Wisconsin is one of the top producers of milk, cheese, and butter in the country.
Wyoming - The Equality State
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