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Project Spotlight: Developing a Training Workshop on Wetlands Screening

In the midst of the Iowa State Fair last week, three of our team members – Jackie Comito, Liz Juchems, and Ann Staudt — traveled out to Bozeman, Montana for a collaborative project with USDA-FSA (Farm Service Agency). 871 more words

Teacher of the Month: Melissa Christensen

We are so excited to present our first Teacher of the Month of the 2016-17 school year: Melissa Christensen! Melissa is a fabulous math teacher who teaches at Lamar Louise Middle School in Miami, Florida. 344 more words


Syria & Iraq developments, August 15 2016

Syria & Iraq developments, August 15 2016

Peshmerga forces advance in southeast Mosul — SDF establish ‘Al-Bab Military Council’ with aim to capture al-Bab — Update from Aleppo front — Syrian refugees in Jordan struggle — Manbij residents celebrate liberation from Daesh — Iraqi parliament approves appointment of 5 new Ministers


Rebel Idlib's 100 Days of Protest Against Al-Qaeda

First published by al-Jumhuriyah (The Republic). Written by Sadik Abdul Rahman. Translated by Alice Guthrie. Hyperlinks and videos added by this blog.

It was a melancholy dawn that broke on 13 March 2016 as far as the entire Free Syrian Army and the Syrian revolution were concerned, but it was particularly bleak for the broad swathes of opposition to al-Qaeda and its approach in the city of Maarrat al-Nu’man and the rural areas around Idlib. 3,830 more words


Testing Season Yields (Paper) Cutting-edge Technology

Published in The Lightning Strike, April 2016
Full issue available here

         Ah, testing season – that time of the year where students jump in garbage cans to hide from Ms. 476 more words


A Place Called Castello Road: Syria, and the Battle for Aleppo (Part 1)

Isn’t it strange how the most important events often seem to take place in the most innocuous settings? Before it happened, who would ever have thought that Franz Josef Street would be the location for the murder that would ultimately spark the fuse for WWI? 711 more words

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HSA Act of 2016

Legislation expanding health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) has been introduced in Congress and assigned to committee in the Senate. Just a few of the proposed changes contained in the bills include renaming “High Deductible Health Plans” to “HSA-Eligible Health Plans”; allowing Medicare recipients to contribute to their HSAs and use their funds to cover a hospital admission deductible; and allowing distributions to be used for over-the-counter medications as well as prescription drugs. 46 more words