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January 2018

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Family health page of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. News on a range of family-related topics such as asthma, nutrition, childhood obesity, maternal depression, petting zoos, and winter health tips.

Land area change in coastal Louisiana (1932 to 2016). One of the most critically threatened environments in the US, this US Geological Survey reports finds a loss of a landmass the size of Delaware in coastal areas of Louisiana, including the Mississippi River delta, Lake Pontchartrain, and the Terrebonne basin. Prediction models are compared with actual measurement in an effort to create better models to assist with planning and restoration projects.
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Milestone moments: learn the signs, act early. A booklet from the US Centers for Disease Control outlining what a child up to 5 years old should be doing by a certain age. Parents also learn how to can help with the child's development, and it gives guidelines on when to seek help from a pediatrician if certain milestones are not being met. Also available in Spanish: Indicadores del desarrollo: aprenda los signos, reaccione pronto
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National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Commemorated annually since 1990 on or about December 21, the first day of winter and longest night of the year, this non-governmental holiday is a chance to reflect upon the hardships faced by homeless men, women and children in the U.S. People in emergency and transitional shelters were enumerated as part of the 2010 Census, and this article compiles some of the resulting data. Atlanta ranked sixth among cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released part 1 of its Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress in December 2017. Both counts are "point-in-time" with Census counting where one slept on April 1 and HUD counting for a single night in late January.

What's in a name. The U.S. Census Bureau's latest compilation of the most popular surnames, part of Census' special section "America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers". 

 Budget 

The Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2018.

Debt to the penny (daily history from Treasury Dept.; also see Treasury's FAQ about the public debt.

USAspending.gov is required by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act to help citizens understand where tax dollars are spent. Click on a state on the map to see the total amount of spending and the top recipients.

Congressional calendars. Keep up with what they are working on. Senate Legislative Calendar. House Legislative Schedule

 Economy

U.S. Economy at a Glance. Summary page of the most closely watched statistics, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Economic Report of the President.  Annually written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, the report contains text and extensive data appendices to describe current and foreseeable trends and annual numerical goals concerning topics such as employment, production, real income and Federal budget outlays.

Selected interest rates weekly release from the Federal Reserve. 

Latest unemployment rates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. See Georgia's current unemployment rate (right-hand side).

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