Washington, DC - In an article she wrote in 1930, Eleanor Roosevelt concluded that good citizenship is the purpose of education.  Eighty-nine years later, it is still the primary reason we send our children to school.  Certainly, the classroom is also where kids learn the skills they need—eventually--to get good jobs.

Tonto Basin, Arizona -  The search for escaped Arizona murder suspects, Blane and Susan Barksdale, ended yesterday evening when the U.S. Marshals Service and law enforcement partners took them into custody at a residence in Tonto Basin, Arizona. The U.S. Marshals Service had recently added Blane Barksdale to its 15 Most Wanted list.

Sacramento, California - “Baby shots” used to be a boring subject, and taken for granted. As the number of vaccines grew from seven in the 1980s to 16 requiring 70 doses now, most parents obediently brought their children to the doctor when shots were “due.” The compliance rate was more than 90 percent. Parents who objected for one reason or another just got an exemption from school-attendance mandates and kept quiet. Every state had a medical exemption, most had a religious exemption, and many had easily obtained philosophical or personal-belief exemptions.

Washington, DC - Compounded drugs can serve an important medical need for certain patients, however, they also present risks. Disclaimer to patients since they are not evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness and quality. The FDA’s compounding program aims to help protect patients from poor-quality compounded drugs, while preserving access to lawfully-marketed compounded drugs for patients who have a medical need for them.  Along with the development of policy and enforcement of the law, and collaboration with states and industry, our inspections of compounding facilities are vital aspects of this effort.

Washington, DC - This September is Passport Month.  As in previous years, the U.S. Department of State is celebrating by hosting special passport acceptance events across the United States and encouraging U.S. citizens to apply early for first-time passports or renewals.  We are offering Saturday acceptance events at participating passport agencies across the country to simplify the application process for our customers.  We encourage U.S. travelers to avoid the busy summer season and get your new U.S. passport faster by applying in the fall or winter.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring September 11, 2019, as Patriot Day in the State of California.