Washington, DC - The President released his final Budget today. It builds on the progress we’ve made together over the last seven years to rebuild our economy and make it the strongest, most durable in the world. And, it lays out a path to meet our greatest challenges not just the year ahead, but for decades to come, including: accelerating the pace of innovation to tackle climate change and strengthen our economy; giving everyone a fair shot at opportunity and economic security; and advancing our national security and global leadership.  This year, read President Obama’s Budget Message like never before — now complete with videos, graphics, and stories of everyday Americans.

Miami, Florida - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Miami International Airport (MIA) arrested a passenger attempting to smuggle approximately 7.7 pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of $210,000.  The individual was arriving on a flight from Colombia on January 22.

Washington, DC - The Bureau of Reclamation has released its study of the Truckee Basin in California and Nevada, projecting that climate change may impact water supplies in the 21st century. Now available online, this study provides water managers with information to better understand the basin’s water supply and demand from now until 2099, and also identifies potential options to help them meet future demands.

Washington, DC - The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of November 12-21, 2015. 

Baltimore, Maryland - Despite conventional wisdom that outpatient drug treatment centers such as methadone clinics bring violent crime into the neighborhoods where they sit, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests there may actually be less serious crime near clinics than other community businesses.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Gender bias in venture capital, particularly in Silicon Valley, has grabbed a number of headlines with stories of challenges that women-led startups face.

Washington, DC - General Motors Company, Jim Koons Management and Lithia Motors Inc. have agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission administrative complaint allegations that each touted how rigorously they inspect their cars, yet failed to disclose that some of the used cars they were selling were subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Jim Koons Management, which has 15 dealerships in the Mid-Atlantic region, and Oregon-based Lithia Motors Inc., which has more than 100 stores in the West and Midwest, are two of the nation’s largest used car dealers.

Denver, Colorado - A Nevada man was sentenced to 120 months in prison in Denver for traveling across state lines with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney John F. Walsh of the District of Colorado.

Boulder City, Nevada - Survey teams set out at dawn on eight different boats throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area January 12 to survey the local bald eagle population on lakes Mead and Mohave.

Washington, DC - The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new initiative designed to more quickly identify employers who are falling behind on their payroll or employment taxes and then help them get caught up on their payment and reporting responsibilities. The effort is called the Early Interaction Initiative.