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Ron Sims
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NASA new large scale aircraft demonstrator could be supersonic low-boom plane or other breakthrough aviation p... 
NASA has plans for its first large-scale aircraft demonstrator in decades. Which aircraft? Although a supersonic low-boom flight demonstrator (LBFD) is the most mature concept, NASA has several other potential candidates. Boe...
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As the rest of the world frets about Zika, Malaria quietly killed 650 in a section of northern Uganda. via @Reuters http://reut.rs/20EIH5X 
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Eating seafood rich in omega-3s associated with diminished Alzheimer's neuropathology 
No increase in brain pathology seen with higher mercury levels
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New NACCHO website offers more resources to public 
A newly designed website to put more of its “rich array of resources and information” into the hands of its members, partners, and the public is being rolled out by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization said the new website’s functionality will “allow NACCHO to drive... Continue Reading
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6 things a food poisoning expert refuses to eat http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/food-bill-marler-food-safety-lawyer-wont-eat_us_56a77589e4b0172c659414ef … via @HPLifestyle @bmarler
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.@Aetna reported losses had narrowed on its Obamacare exchange policies, making a break-even realistic this year http://reut.rs/1nKNm8E 
Health insurer Aetna Inc, which is in the process of buying smaller rival Humana Inc, said on Monday its Obamacare insurance business improved at the end of last year, providing a stronger starting point for 2016.
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A new pact should mean that companies like Apple and Facebook will be able to continue operating in Europe without having to limit how data is handled. Rumors have suggested that U.S. officials are offering concessions like a data ombudsman at the State Department, more oversight of intelligence agencies' access to European data, and the right for Europeans to press legal actions against American companies misusing their information.
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Today's front page:@realDonaldTrump beaten out by @TedCruz in Iowa, nearly lands 3rd place http://nydn.us/1WZLF2K  
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A great listen from NPR - Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain. 
Roughly 2.5 million Americans are addicted to heroin and opioids like Oxycontin. Researchers say addiction takes over the brain's limbic reward system, impairing decision making, judgment and memory.
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Wow. RT @maddow: New lead test results just announced from Flint homes are terrible. Highest reading: 4000ppb. Federal alert level is 15ppb.
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Retired Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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  • King County, WA
    King County Executive, 1996 - 2009
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Ron Sims was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 6, 2009, and sworn in as the Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on May 8, 2009. As the second most senior official at HUD, Sims is responsible for managing the Department's day-to-day operations, a nearly $40 billion annual operating budget, and the agency's 8,500 employees.


While serving three terms, Sims was nationally recognized for his work on transportation, homelessness, climate change, health care reform, urban development and affordable housing. His leadership in affordable housing and multiple community and housing partnerships have funded 5,632 units of housing during his 12 years.

Sims previously served as the Executive for the King County, Washington, the 13th largest county in the nation in a metropolitan area of 1.8 million residents and 39 cities including the cities of Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond.

One of the hallmarks of the Sims Administration in King County was the integration of environmental, social equity and public health policies that produced groundbreaking work on climate change, health care reform, affordable housing, mass transit, environmental protection, land use, and equity and social justice.

Sims is also a proponent of Smart Growth programs and the preservation of green space before it is lost to development. The policies he implemented in King County stopped costly sprawl and resulted in 96 percent of new construction being concentration in urban areas with only 4% in rural areas.

Over the years Sims developed a reputation as a tireless legislator, working on a diverse palette of issues that led to advances in the areas of the environment, education, public safety and the protection of workers' rights. He credits his drive in part with marching alongside his politically active parents in the 1950's and 1960's during the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Those experiences honed in him a passion for civil rights issues that has been a guidepost throughout his career.

Sims was named Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine in July, 2008 and was recognized as one of Governing Magazine's Government Officials of the Year in 2007. He has been honored with national awards from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Sims joined Senator Edward Kennedy and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as recipients of the 2008 Health Quality Award from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Sims and King County are also recipients of HUD's prestigious Robert L. Woodson Jr. Affordable Communities Award for 2005.

Born in Spokane, Washington in 1948, Sims is a graduate of Central Washington University.


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  • Central Washington University
    Psychology, 1966 - 1971
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