Navy to face public next week on proposed West End electronic warfare program

October 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Article published Oct 8, 2014   By Michael J. Foster  Peninsula Daily News
FORKS — Community concerns over the Navy’s electronic warfare training proposal have prompted a meeting next week to answer questions as the U.S. Forest Service considers issuing a permit for the project.

The meeting, organized by the Forks Chamber of Commerce, is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Forks High School commons, 261 S. Spartan Ave.

“This is a meeting for the Navy, Forest Service and the community,” said Lissy Andros, chamber executive director, Tuesday.

The Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range project would mark the first use of electromagnetic radiation for the Navy training that pilots now simulate with internal aircraft controls.

The Navy has said exposure of 15 minutes or more could cause damage to the liquid tissue of the eyes, but Navy personnel say measures taken to protect the public and animals will make it safe.

Comment is being accepted through Friday on the Navy’s environmental assessment for the project, which can be viewed at Read more

New Resource Available for Non-Native English Speakers “Know your Rights”

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New Resource Available for Non-Native English Speakers “Know your Rights”
The Boston College Migration and Human Rights Project, alongside our partners Women Encouraging Empowerment and Casa El Salvador, is proud to share two units of our “Know Your Rights-English for Speakers of Other Languages Tool Kit.” The materials – including an introductory letter, teachers’ guides and student lesson handouts can be found here: . The materials were developed in conjunction with a legal team so legal information is infused throughout the lessons, and more additional information is included in “FAQ” sheets accompanying the teacher’s guide for each lesson.
Why was the Tool Kit created?
The Tool Kit was created to weave rights literacy into ESOL instruction.  Read more

$25K Scholarships for DREAMers Now Available

September 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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“Applications for scholarships up to $25,000 are being accepted from undocumented youth who will be first-time college students or who will transfer to a four-year university to finish a bachelor’s degree, TheDream.US, a national organization with $32 million to help young people, announced on Sept. 4.

The scholarships – to which individuals can apply online through Sunday, Oct. 26 by 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) – can be used to pay for college tuition, as well as books and fees. The scholarship amount depends on a young person’s financial need and the cost to attend a university or college.

This application round comes more than two years after Read more

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