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  • Job Training Bill for Military Veterans Advances in House

    The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved legislation Thursday intended to make a dent in veterans’ unemployment. The $1.5 billion bill, H.R. 2433, would allow 100,000 unemployed veterans aged 35 and older to attend college for up to one year through the Montgomery GI Bill …

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  • Great Park Master Plan Gains Preliminary Approval

    The Irvine City Council last month tentatively endorsed a mixed-use general plan for about 1,250 acres at the former MCAS El Toro, approving 4,894 homes and more than 1 million square feet of nonresidential space. Developer FivePoint Communities plans to break ground later this year, with the first homes in the “Great Park Neighborhoods” completed in 2013 …

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  • Headed for Another Continuing Resolution

    For the 15th straight year, Congress will enter the new fiscal year without having enacted the regular appropriations bills, and will be forced to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government running when the next fiscal year begins October 1. It is expected the continuing resolution will last for about six weeks, until mid-November, when the special Joint Committee on Debt Reduction is expected to release its recommendations …

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  • Navy Taps Three Firms to Supply Solar Energy in Hawaii

    In the latest example of DOD’s push to increase energy consumption from renewable energy sources, Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a contract worth up to $500 million to three companies to provide solar power for multiple military services throughout Hawaii. The installations covered — Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Tripler Army Medical Center and other smaller facilities — will purchase solar alternating current only, and will not construct, own or maintain any infrastructure …

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