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What's in Store 2018--Wellness and 'Free-From' Traits Draw Attention to In-Store Bakeries
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 8 -- The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association issued the following news release:

Consumer demand has increased for simplicity and recognizable ingredients. Wellness characteristics of bakery products sought by health-conscious shoppers have changed, with more consumers searching for "clean label," but quick indulgences aren't forgotten in bakery purchases. This is one of hundreds of findings in What's in Store 2018 the latest edition of the annual trends publication from the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association(TM) (IDDBA), and What's in Store Online, a collection ... Show Full Article

Single Payer Supporters Will Urge Legislators to Advance Single Payer Bill SB 562 at Public Hearing on California's Healthcare in Los Angeles Monday December 11
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 -- The California Nurses Association issued the following news release:

"Californians want a single payer system that puts patients health and wellbeing at the center not insurance industry profits."

Members of California Nurses Association and the Healthy California campaign will converge at a public hearing in Los Angeles, Monday December 11, to urge legislators to move forward with SB 562, legislation for a single payer health plan that would guarantee comprehensive health care for all residents in the state.

"Californians want and need our elected representatives to move ... Show Full Article

SIIA Awards Pioneers in Education Technology in Innovation Showcase Program
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 -- The Software and Information Industry Association issued the following news release:

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA recognizes the top innovative products in the education technology market as winners of the Innovation Showcase program. Winning products were presented at the Education Business Forum, the leading business and finance conference for the preK-12 and higher education market, held Dec. 5-6 in Washington, DC.

Award Winners:

* Most Innovative: CAPIT Reading by Capit Learning

* Most Likely to Succeed: Dream Catcher by Future N Focus Dream ... Show Full Article

MNA Nurses File to Picket With Albert Lea Mayo Workers
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Dec. 8 -- The Minnesota Nurses Association issued the following news release:

The Minnesota Nurses Association has officially filed a 10-day notice of intent to picket the Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Albert Lea campus alongside other healthcare workers and members of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota (SEIU) and their Unfair Labor Practice strike. Nurses will take to the areas around the Albert Lea hospital on Tuesday, December 19 at 6 a.m.

"We stand with our SEIU brothers and sisters as they work toward a successful resolution to this long and drawn-out ... Show Full Article

IICRC Announces 2018 Board of Directors and Executive Committee
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Dec. 8 -- The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification issued the following news release:

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced the election of five new members to its 2018 Board of Directors. New Board of Directors members include Dan Mesenburg, Paul Pleshak and James Tole. Steve Moran and Carey Vermeulen were re-elected.

Following the election, the new Board of Directors elected Pete Duncanson as Chairman of the Board. Duncanson will serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee which includes: Kevin ... Show Full Article

Amid Heavy Smoke, UFW Helps Ventura County Farm Workers Protect Themselves
KEENE, California, Dec. 8 -- The United Farm Workers issued the following news release:

News coverage is focused on residents in neighborhoods across heavily urbanized Ventura County threatened by massive wildfires. Heavy smoke from the blazes is also endangering thousands of farm workers presently laboring on the county's strawberry and celery farms.

Organizers at the United Farm Workers office in Oxnard responded after receiving dozens of phone calls from concerned field workers. The UFW is reaching out to workers at both unionized and non-union companies, encouraging them to exercise their ... Show Full Article

American Lung Association Named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 8 -- The American Lung Association issued the following news release:

The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people.

The American Lung Association oversees the Clean Air Choice program throughout the United States promoting alternative renewable fuels such as biodiesel and E85, partnering with fleets to replace legacy diesel engines, and by supporting ... Show Full Article