Walton Family Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: Walton Family Foundation
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

OUR VIEW: No pleasing the Center

We know the lawsuit is coming. We know it’s only a matter of time until the Center for Biological Diversity steps up to once again fulfill its role as the proverbial “fly in the ointment” regarding the recent biological opinion favoring Fort Huachuca. ... [Published Sierra Vista Herald - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

How to choose a school: New guide profiles 300 in Indy

IPS students head back to school at Washington Irving, IPS School 14, on Aug. 4.IPS students head back to school at Washington Irving, IPS School 14, on Aug. 4. lessWith so many public, charter and private school options in Indianapolis, the city has ... [Published Indianapolis Star - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

AFSCME Stands with Wal-Mart Workers Who Demand a Living Wage

Wal-Mart workers and their allies, including AFSCME, rallied in Washington, D.C., demanding $15 an hour and full-time hours.With $473 billion in worldwide sales just last year, you would think that Wal-Mart could pony up a living wage to its employees. ... [Published AFSCME - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

How We See It: Family's Gift Will Benefit Courthouse

It is one of the peculiarities of governmental procedure that one can't simply give the government money. Gifts, in most cases called grants, must be publicly accepted before they can be allocated for spending.To novices, it appears a little strange to ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Blackmon: Time to rise up against student testing regimen

It’s been a busy week in Clarke County’s public schools. We’ve had book fairs and early-release days and hundreds, if not thousands, of parent-teacher conferences. That’s on top of fall festivals put on by parents, parent breakfasts, drama productions, ... [Published OnlineAthens - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Walmart Workers Now Seek $15 an Hour, Full-Time Work

Workers at nearly 1,700 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) stores have signed a petition calling on the company to raise minimum pay to $15 an hour and to provide consistent hours and full-time work. The petition is set to be delivered to the New York City ... [Published 24/7 Wall St - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

26 arrested for protesting outside Walmart billionaire's New York home

The New York Police Department arrested protesters Thursday who blocked traffic on Park Avenue. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Hundreds of protesters picketed outside the home of Alice Walton, the billionaire daughter of Walmart's founder.A total of 26 protesters ... [Published CNN Money - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Inside Alice Walton's $1.2 Billion Masterpiece

Crystal Bridges was the beneficiary of an initial $1.2 investment from the Walton Family Foundation. Here's a view of the main pavilions over the spring-fed pond at night. ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Benton County May Accept Walton Aid For Courthouse Work

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's courthouse will get a new lease on life with officials accepting a $2.8 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation for repair and improvement to the structure.The Finance Committee discussed the offer Thursday and voted ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 2 reports

Walmart is the Biggest Corporate Solar User. Why...

Walmart loves solar power—as long as it's on their roof, and not yours.That's the takeaway from a report released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which found that between 2010 and 2013 the Walton Family Foundation has donated just under ... [Published Mother Jones - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 2 reports

Walton Family Foundation gave $9,234,866 to NGOs backing California water bond

Zeke Grader, Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, said, “It is highly troubling to see the impact that Walmart and a few big foundations are having on the conservation of our resources, as well as the protection ... [Published Seafood.com - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Walton Family Foundation awards nearly half-million dollar grant to start pilot program at KIPP

KIPP Delta Public Charter Schools announced Thursday that it has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to fund a 2-year pilot program to help prepare more students throughout the Delta for college.The “KIPP Through College” ... [Published Helena Daily World - Oct 02 2014]

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...people to hold signs and distribute literature backing the actions of the SRC and attacking the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) union. "We will be there, not to counter-protest but to inform the public of how the PFT has failed teachers and students" said Cindy Hamill-Dahlgren, Director of Strategic Communication, trying to spin the group's actions
"No matter what happens to that courthouse, this has to be done," he said. "As we've discussed, we have a shortage of funds. This is a godsend."

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Benton County Sees Public Transit Growth [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 24 2014]
Workers to Walmart: Commit to $15 minimum wage [Published Amsterdam News - Oct 24 2014]
OUR VIEW: No pleasing the Center [Published Sierra Vista Herald - Oct 24 2014]
How to choose a school: New guide profiles 300 ... [Published Indianapolis Star - Oct 23 2014]
Don’t Surrender the Academy [Published American Enterprise Institute - Oct 22 2014]
A Tree Without Roots: Astroturf and Corporate E... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 21 2014]
AFSCME Stands with Wal-Mart Workers Who Demand ... [Published AFSCME - Oct 21 2014]
Union calls Walmart owners robbers [Published Human Events Online - Oct 21 2014]
How We See It: Family's Gift Will Benefit Court... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 21 2014]
Sounds of Hope: Organizers hope symphony perfor... [Published Grove Sun - Delaware County Journal - Oct 21 2014]
Home Care Workers Finally Start Fighting [Published Daily Beast - Oct 19 2014]
Blackmon: Time to rise up against student testi... [Published OnlineAthens - Oct 18 2014]
Report Documents Walmart Heirs' Efforts to Dest... [Published Green (Living) Review - Oct 17 2014]
Walmart workers struggling to make ends meet ta... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 17 2014]
Ocean grabbing: a new wave of twenty first cent... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Oct 17 2014]
26 arrested for protesting outside Walmart bill... [Published CNN Money - Oct 16 2014]
WALMART WORKERS, TAXPAYERS ARRESTED CALLING FOR... [Published UFCW - Oct 16 2014]
PHOTOS: Walmart Workers Arrested In Protest For... [Published Think Progress - Oct 16 2014]
Walmart Workers Now Seek $15 an Hour, Full-Time... [Published 24/7 Wall St - Oct 16 2014]
Inside Alice Walton's $1.2 Billion Masterpiece [Published Austin American Statesman - Oct 16 2014]
Walmart Picketing; Will Worker $15 An Hour Full... [Published Forbes.com - Oct 16 2014]
Are the Owners of Wal-Mart Really a Threat to D... [Published Greentech Media - Oct 15 2014]
How can charter schools be improved? [Published Brown University - Oct 15 2014]
Benton County Panel Endorses Courthouse Repairs [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 15 2014]
Rogers Aldermen Approve Land Swap For Lake Over... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 15 2014]
NFI Crab Council welcomes new APRI executive di... [Published Undercurrent News - Oct 14 2014]
Education Broadband Issue Goes Down to the (Fib... [Published Arkansas Business - Oct 13 2014]
Rogers Aldermen To Consider Accepting $1.6 Mill... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Oct 13 2014]
Strauss: How to spot a fake ‘grassroots’ educat... [Published Washington Post - Oct 12 2014]
Walmart Plots to derail Rooftop Solar Energy Re... [Published Informed Comment - Oct 11 2014]
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Report Documents Walmart Heirs' Efforts to Dest... [Published Green (Living) Review - Oct 17 2014]
"The Waltons’ money is limiting average Americans’ ability to go solar and control their own energy future," environmental group says The Walton family—who, as heirs to the Walmart fortune, have more wealth than 42 percent of American families combined—are ...
PHOTOS: Walmart Workers Arrested In Protest For... [Published Think Progress - Oct 16 2014]
A Black Friday protest outside of a St. Paul, Minnesota Walmart in 2013 CREDIT: Associated Press On Thursday, Walmart workers and supporters gathered in New York City and Washington, DC to protest low wages. Twenty-six of them were arrested in New ...
Walmart Plots to derail Rooftop Solar Energy Re... [Published Informed Comment - Oct 11 2014]
By Deirdre Fulton via Commondreams.org The Walton family—who, as heirs to the Walmart fortune, have more wealth than 42 percent of American families combined—are impeding the nation’s transition to a clean energy future, a new study by the Institute ...
Walmart is the Biggest Corporate Solar User. Wh... [Published Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones - Oct 09 2014]
Walmart loves solar power—as long as it's on their roof, and not yours. That's the takeaway from a report released today by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which found that between 2010 and 2013 the Walton Family Foundation has donated just ...
MEET THE WALTONS: A Guide To America's Wealthie... [Published Clusterstock - Sep 29 2014]
The Waltons are the richest family in America. The descendants of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, the family controls more than 50% of the Wal-Mart Corporation, according to Bloomberg, and combined are worth at least $160 billion based on Forbes' wealth ...
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