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Aug. 28, 1:00 PM
Elk Valley Branch Library
Sep. 4, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main Library
Sep. 12, 11:30 AM
Riverside Public Library
Sep. 13, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dunbar Branch Library
Sep. 18, 6:30 PM
St. Albans Branch Library
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Homework Help
Finding Government Agencies and Departments
USA.gov is designed to be the first place to look for government information. A Google of government geared to the average citizen.
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Federal Agency Directory from LSU
List of executive, legislative and judicial branch agencies as well as independent and quasi-independent agencies.
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USA.Gov’s list of agencies and departments
Information on federal government departments and agencies including staff and addresses.
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The Executive Branch
The White House
Come here to find the latest news and issues, how to contact the president, vice president, speeches, news releases and more.
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Cabinet Members
Current Cabinet members with links to their offices.
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Presidential Biographies
Biographical information about all the Presidents of the United States. Great for discovering the events of a presidency.
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The Supreme Court
US Supreme Court
Docket of pending cases, opinions for recent cases, biographical information on Court Justices
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FindLaw -
Archive of US Supreme Court Decisions.
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Legal Information Institute
Run by Cornell University, the Legal Information Institute links to laws, codes, cases and more.
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Census and Statistical Information
American Factfinder 2
American Factfinder offers quick demographic information at national, state, county and municipal levels. Users can also build reports.
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Go here to find statistics from hundreds of federal agencies.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tracking employment statistics, consumer price index and more
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US Government Accountability Office
An independent, nonpartisan congressional agency that tracks spending issues. Their reports are online.
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The Legislature
The Senate
Webpage devoted to members of the Senate with links to their offices and work. Includes Washington and home office contacts.
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The House of Representatives
Webpage devoted to the members of the House with links to their offices and work. Includes Washington and home office contacts.
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Information on both houses with a strong focus on tracking legislation. Formerly Thomas.gov
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