Campaign: Denali Commission

Eliminate Denali Commission

In May 2010, the Denali Commission included five communities which meet the 2010 "Distressed Community" criteria and had 10 or fewer residents in 2009. Chisana, Alaska, is on the list and has a population of ZERO. This Commission should be eliminated.

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Campaign: Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Conflict Resolution Approaches

In 2005, OMB and CEQ issued a federal policy memorandum on Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR), directing agencies to increase the effective use of ECR and their institutional capacity for collaborative problem solving. The integration of ECR methods early in the project planning process can reduce or prevent conflicts, negotiations, and litigation which ultimately contributes to the efficient use of federal resources. ...more »

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Campaign: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Books Without Borders: How to Improve Rural Libraries for Free

Each year, large libraries in major cities and universities get rid of thousands of books to create space for new books. Many perfectly good books are thrown out, discarded, or sold in the libraries for pennies. These books could revitalize rural library shelves across America, at a time when rural libraries don't have the funding to purchase these same books.

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Campaign: United States Institute of Peace

Peace

involve more youth -the next generation is the key to peace in our country and others, start more programs to involve youth from around the world and different cultures. We have such high tech ways of interacting now days that this should be easy. This should be started from elementry with exposure to other children in countries to create more tolerance and peace. When you grow up exposed to other cultures its easier ...more »

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Campaign: Merit Systems Protection Board

Special Pay only for hard to fill occupations

For Agencies that have special permissions to pay higher salaries above the GS schedule and have created special pay scales or bands they should be using those special pays only for those occupations that are hard to fill not standard positions. In some cases a regular specialist working in a non-GS system equivalent to a GS-11 level are paid higher than GS-15 for the same work.

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Campaign: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

change the age where buildings begin submitting as "historic" structures

Currently any building over 50 years old can be submitted as an "historic" structure (yes, I know some buildings less than 50 can also). My point is that we need to move that benchmark to at least 100 years. One reason is that we spec buildings for a 50 year lifespan, so, in theory, we should almost be writing them up as historical as they are built. Secondly, a lot of stick built buildings of the last 30-40 years ...more »

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Campaign: Export-Import Bank of the United States

Facilitate import export with international countries

I advise that you facilitate import export with/betweem international countries such as North Africa etc... - they have excellent cheap products that are almost impossible to import in the states. This would cut spending if customs and USDA etc would be controlled but less expensive. We would get more exotic, tasteful and cheap products in the states. Please would not have to go obese with junk food but would have more ...more »

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