Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rich blocks, poor blocks

From the Reno Gazette Journal:

The American Community Survey project of the U.S. Census has posted a fascinating money map of neighborhoods.

You can sort the map by income or by rent. The photo above shows Reno areas by income — red is lower and green is higher. The boundaries are U.S. Census tracts. Once you're into the map, clicking on the different areas shows you more detailed info for that area.

Check out the map here.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The President and Gun Violence

The White House has release its plan for reducing gun violence today. The plan " Now is the Time: The President's plan to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence" can be found here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

U.S. Census will offer online option

From CBS News:

"For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates in a digital age.

The new online option will supplement the traditional census mail-out operation. It is a major shift for the agency, which has relied almost exclusively on paper forms since 1970 but is now moving toward a more Internet-based system after spending a record $13 billion on the 2010 census....."

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Researching Native American ancestry

Interested in researching your American Indian roots? This publication by the U.S. Department of the Interior explains what the ancestry is, why you'd want to confirm it, and how to start. A clear guide on a subject that's often confusing!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Child Passenger Safety Week

From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: 

Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.

There are so many car seat types and models, how do you know which one is right for your child? The right car seat or booster fits your child and your car, and is one you will use correctly every time you travel. Not only will your child ride as safely as possible, you will be establishing the foundation for a lifelong habit of seat belt use every time your child travels.

Look for more information here.


Thursday, August 09, 2012

August has World Breastfeeding Week

...and the government has lots to say about it.

The FDA highlights the use of pumps/medical devices used to get breast milk here.
The CDC has lots of breastfeeding resources and statistics on its page here. provides handouts and guides to promote breastfeeding on its page here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CDC does zombie preparedness

Check out this comic from the CDC on being prepared for a zombie attack!