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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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SaveMICity Initiative Honored in Diamond Award Program
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Jan. 18 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release:

The SaveMICity initiative supported by the Michigan Municipal League and several partner organizations received a statewide honor recently through the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE).

The League received a Silver Certificate in the 17th annual Diamond Award for the SaveMICity campaign that aims to fix Michigan's broken municipal finance system. The award was in the government relations campaign for organizations with an annual budget of $1 million and greater.

The purpose and goal ... Show Full Article

Pentagon Report on Vulnerable Bases Incomplete
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute issued the following news release:

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- Climate Change Resilience Requires Stronger Response

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Today, the Department of Defense released a Congressionally-mandated report on the effects of a changing climate on America's military bases. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute welcomes the report but finds it incomplete, as it fails to list the most vulnerable bases, per Congress's directive. More importantly, the report doesn't list and price out actionable measures that could be taken to better prepare America's ... Show Full Article

New From ACRL, 'Motivating Students on a Time Budget'
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- The Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release:

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction," edited by Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby, a collection of lesson plans, activities, and techniques that utilize motivational strategies and pedagogies to help keep students engaged.

As librarians, we often find ourselves ... Show Full Article

NEHA and Partners Award HiAP and Lead Poisoning Prevention Funds
DENVER, Colorado, Jan. 18 -- The National Environmental Health Association issued the following news release:

The National Environmental Health Association, National Center for Healthy Housing, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials have offered support to local governmental agencies to implement a Health in All Policies (HiAP) strategy as part of their lead prevention implementation program and activities. This effort is supported through cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National ... Show Full Article

NARUC Recognizes 2019 MLK Holiday as a National Day of Utility Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following statement:

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and utility commissions across the United States will observe the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 21, 2019. In recognition of this date as a national day of service, the NARUC Board of Directors passed a resolution in 2008 designating the holiday as a Day of Utility Service.

To further recognize this day, NARUC issues the following statement:

"In answering the call as public servants and to honor Dr. ... Show Full Article

Barber Trucking, Inc.'s Daniel Barnett Renders Aid at Scene of Accident
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 18 -- The Truckload Carriers Association issued the following news:

Daniel Barnett of Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, a professional truck driver for Barber Trucking, Inc. of Brookville, Pennsylvania, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for his willingness to stop at the scene of an accident and render aid until emergency services arrived.

On Tuesday, July 24, Barnett had reloaded his flatbed and was on his way to Buffalo, New York. As he turned onto Highway 19 in West Virginia, the driver saw brake lights ... Show Full Article

A Near-Record 168 Teachers Are Candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Jan. 18 -- Education Minnesota issued the following news release:

The 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be chosen from a field of 168 candidates. These candidates have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor. The number of candidates this year is the third-most in the 55-year history of the award.

This year's program will name the 55th Minnesota Teacher of the Year, celebrating the tradition of excellence in teaching in Minnesota. Candidates include pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade and Adult Basic Education ... Show Full Article