Arlan Hamilton: Changing venture capitalism, diversifying business

by Christabel Nsiah-Buadi Jan 8, 2020
"I feel like there is a great mission here and I won't stop until I am obsolete and I'm not needed."
Backstage capital founder, Arlan Hamilton.
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Government shutdown begins as lawmakers fail to reach a deal

by Associated Press Dec 21, 2018
“The shutdown hopefully will not last long,” said President Trump.
The U.S. Capitol is seen ahead of a possible government shutdown, in Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2018. The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Dec. 21 without Congress passing a spending deal, as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.
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U.S. suicides are on the rise but funding, research lags

by Aaron Schrank Jun 18, 2018
As people mourn the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, researchers say the growing public health crisis deserves more attention.
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Will federal funding fix help prevent forest fires?

by Andy Uhler Jun 5, 2018
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is holding a hearing on the 2018 Wildland Fire Outlook and Wildland Fire Management Programs today. This comes just a few months after a so-called “fire funding fix” was included in the…

As President Trump heads to California, an update on money for the border wall he wants with Mexico

by Renata Sago Mar 12, 2018
President Donald Trump plans to visit California this week. He’s expected to stop in San Diego to take a look at prototypes for a border wall with Mexico. But the big question still looms: How much will it cost, and…

States scramble to continue funding federal health program for low-income kids and pregnant women

by , and Nov 27, 2017
States get creative as they await Congress to reauthorize funding for CHIP which ran out in September.
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The role of accelerators in upping diversity in tech

by Amy Scott and Stephanie Hughes Nov 10, 2017
Michael Seibel, Y Combinator's first African-American partner, makes the case for talented minorities founding startups instead of working for someone else.
“What's amazing about YC is ... you don't have to know anyone, so there isn't some type of old boys' club," says Michael Seibel, a Y Combinator partner.
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What we don't know about gun violence

by Lizzie O'Leary Oct 6, 2017
And how funding for gun violence research could make a difference.
Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 4, 2017. 

Federal funding bill sets the table for Trump

by Adam Allington Dec 9, 2016
The incoming administration pushes for shorter-term funding.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves following meetings at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10.
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Many states are still cutting education funding

by Amy Scott Oct 31, 2016
In 23 states, general spending on schools is still below 2008 levels.
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