Las Vegas, Nevada - The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities released three new Fact Sheets on the various ballot initiatives that voters will consider this November:

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my warmest wishes to the people of Macedonia as you observe the 25th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

Carson City, Nevada - The State of Nevada (acting through the Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (acting through the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)) today announced an agreement with Newmont Mining Corporation on a sagebrush ecosystem conservation program that will guide management of more than 1.5 million acres of habitat in Nevada.

Reston, Virginia - USGS recorded historic flooding in South Louisiana on its streamgage network, with 30 registering above flood stage over the course of several days. At least six streamgages set a peak of record, four of which have been in operation for more than 30 years. In addition, two streamgages showed a rise of 30 feet in two to three days.

New York - A Long Island, New York, medical doctor and the former Health Minister of Guyana, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to illegally distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive prescription pain medication.  The guilty plea follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) in New York, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Long Island Tactical Diversion Squad, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge has recently encountered multiple interceptions of a pain relief cream containing peyote which is a prohibited substance according to federal law.

Washington, DC - The American Red Cross remains on the ground, with volunteers across nearly half of the state of Louisiana helping the thousands of people who have lost everything they own in the devastating flooding last week. But the relief organization reports a significant gap in funds raised.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Computer simulations of physical systems are common in science, engineering, and entertainment, but they use several different types of tools.

Washington, DC - Vice President Biden, Lithuanian President Grybauskaite, and Estonian President Ilves participated in a Baltic Summit hosted by Latvian President Vejonis in Riga today, on the 27th anniversary of the Baltic Way. 

Seattle, Washington - Marina Alberti is a professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, which is part of the University of Washington College of Built Environments. Alberti directs the college’s Urban Ecology Research Laboratory and the Graduate School’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in urban design and planning.