The Half Dome student housing building at UC Merced has been officially certified for its energy efficiency, the university announced Wednesday. The building got a platinum rating, the highest possible, from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
The Merced Multicultural Arts Center will lay off its administrative staff, whose duties will now be maintained by volunteer work from the Merced Arts Council’s dozen board members, the president confirmed Thursday.
The Merced Police Officers Association on Tuesday released a strongly worded open letter directed at city leaders, calling for better compensation for police and more officers to beef up the ranks of the understaffed department.
A Ferguson police captain and sergeant resigned and a top court clerk has been fired over racist emails reported this week by the Department of Justice in a scathing report about police practices in the Missouri city.
Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of major global developments.