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By Phil Piemonte

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Good news, for a change

Sick of the debt ceiling? Tired of fed bashing? Ready for a break? Well, we’ve dug through the news and picked some stories aimed at lowering your blood pressure. Read on…

Effective Feds Dept.

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the results of a 20-month investigation that resulted in the largest strike against La Familia Michoacana drug cartel in the United States: 1,985 arrests and seizure of $62 million in U.S. currency, approximately 2,773 pounds of methamphetamine, 2,722 kilograms of cocaine, 1,005 pounds of heroin, 14,818 pounds of marijuana and $3.8 million in other assets.
  • Tucson (Ariz.) Sector Border Patrol agents recently seized more than 2,400 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million in six separate incidents over a 24-hour period.

Do-Good Feds Dept.

  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, an education nonprofit that represents 350 colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico, has bestowed the Outstanding HACU Public Partner Award on the Veterans Affairs Department in recognition of the department’s efforts to bring Hispanics into its workforce.
  • Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation will partner with other organizations to provide children with disabilities with the opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing Aug. 6 at the Potholes Reservoir near Moses Lake, Wash.

Strarry-Eyed Feds Dept.

  • The American Forces News Service reports from the Naval Air Station Fourth Joint Reserve Base that the 301st Fighter Wing’s main hangar “was turned into something akin to a Hollywood movie set” as contestants from last season’s “American Idol” TV show filmed a public-service announcement for Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service. The 'American Idol' contestants "are just as interested in what we do in the military as we are in them,” reported one soldier involved in the activity.

Warm and Fuzzy Dept.

There. We hope that helped.

Posted by Phil Piemonte on Jul 29, 2011 at 4:02 PM


Reader comments

Mon, Aug 1, 2011 Tired Fed

As much as I appreciate the effort to get my mind on to something warm and fuzzy, it's probably going to take a lot more before I can let this idea that we are being stabbed in the back go...

Mon, Aug 1, 2011

It is so nice to read some good news! Thank You!

Mon, Aug 1, 2011 Nevada

Thanks for the good news!! I know your "job with the blog" is to report items/events that have an effect on federal employees, but it is certainly awesome to read the good stuff!! Good news helps the "not so good" news recede to the background, which is a welcome respite. Enjoy your day!

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