Government & Nonprofit

Lead Editor: James daSilva

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SmartBrief covers the news surrounding state and local governments, defense issues, advocacy concerns and the work of the United Nations Foundation.

Dozens of UN peacekeepers detained by Syrian fighters


  • Huffington Post, The

More than 80 United Nations peacekeepers are trapped along the Syrian side of the Golan Heights after 43 were detained today by an unidentified Syrian militant group. The peacekeepers are part of a gr… Read More

Mass. poised to adopt National Guard changes


  • Sun (Lowell, Mass.), The

The Massachusetts legislature has passed a bill authorizing the state to deploy the National Guard in response to homeland security threats. The bill, which would also would bolster employment and ant… Read More

Preteens raise money for $90,000 playground


  • Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Two 12-year-olds in Chicago have raised more than $50,000 for a playground that is expected to cost $90,000. Most of the money has been raised from individual donors. The nonprofit KaBoom! is assistin… Read More