Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Harris County, Texas, to Ensure Polling Place Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities

Washington, DC - The Justice Department today reached an agreement with Harris County, Texas, to resolve its lawsuit in the Southern District of Texas alleging that Harris County violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide an accessible voting program to voters with disabilities, including accessible polling places. Harris County’s voting program—the third largest in the country—includes over 750 polling places.

Justice Department Coordinates Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

Washington, DC - Attorney General William P. Barr and multiple law enforcement partners today announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep. The cases during this sweep involved more than 260 defendants from around the globe who victimized more than two million Americans, most of them elderly.

FLOC Takes Flight: First Portable Prototype of Photonic Pressure Sensor

Gaithersburg, Maryland - In collaboration with industry, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made the first portable prototype of the Fixed-Length Optical Cavity (FLOC), a device that uses light to measure pressure with higher accuracy and precision than most commercial pressure sensors.

President Donald J. Trump Approves Alabama Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC - Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on March 3, 2019.

Science, crafts, and fun

Wellton, Arizona - Children and teens are invited to the Wellton Library for science, crafts, and fun! There is no charge to attend any program.