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Bed Bugs Have This City's Paramedics Ready For Battle

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Bed bugs have benefitted from a resurgence, plaguing the nation over the last several years. The little bloodsuckers settle everywhere from schools to...

Listen to the Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The psychological and emotional toll of gun violence on bystanders, victims, and families can be overwhelming and leaves effects that last for years. What about the costs we can count? In addition to the trauma that is so deep and pervasive that it is harder to quantify, there are actual costs to gun violence that can be measured and are enormous.

By 2014 You'll Be Able To Text 911 From Your Cell Phone

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Four top U.S. mobile phone service companies have agreed to set up a service to allow people to send text messages to emergency aid call c...

3 Themes of Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 02.13.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

We are past the point where the "Gov 2.0" in our name does more than evoke recognition. It is time to focus not on the theoretical but on the practical.

Fire! Call 911. Then Wait. Wait More.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Alan W. Silberberg

From tiny Ann Arbor, Michigan to LA, firefighters are under attack from the budget knife. This has already led to several fires that burned far longer and where people have been hurt or killed.

Denver May Start Charging Non-Residents For Emergency

Denver Daily News | Todd Shepherd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The City and County of Denver is procedurally moving forward with a plan that would charge a fee to non-residents of the city when the fire department...

Marvell's Nafea Bshara Talks about Broadband

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Marvell CTO Nafea Bshara says lack of ISP competition coupled with the lack of government support may reduce broadband speed in the U.S..

British Paramedic Refuses To Resuscitate Man, Lets Him Die

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Karl Harris, a British paramedic, allegedly refused to help a dying man, telling his trainee colleague there was "no point", a British court has been ...