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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 07, 2019 ( 13 items )  

American Home Furnishings Alliance: Foundation Grants Bolster Industry Education Initiatives
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, July 5 -- The American Home Furnishings Alliance issued the following news release: The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Furniture Foundation announces it has awarded more than $88,000 in grants to support a wide variety of educational initiatives in the home furnishings industry. The 2019 awards target every age group, from children to adult students. The Furniture Foundation was established in 1948 to support research and educational initiatives aimed at   more

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry World of Wipes 2019 International Conference Provided Valuable Connections and New Ideas for a Circular Economy
CARY, North Carolina, July 2 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, reports its 13th annual World of Wipes(R) (WOW) International Conference connected 390 participants from 19 countries to advance their wipes business in Atlanta, GA, June 24-27. WOW provided valuable program content with the latest innovations and presentations from industry leaders on issues, market trends, and statistica  more

CMT and Operation Homefront Partner to Support Military Families
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, July 2 -- Operation Homefront issued the following news release: * * * - Upcoming television special honors three hometown heroes and their families in Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina * * * NASHVILLE, TN and ARLINGTON, VA - CMT partnered with national nonprofit Operation Homefront to support and celebrate America's military families as part of a three-part "Hometown Heroes" special that will air on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:00pm ET / 9:00pm CT. "CMT is a pro  more

Consumer Choice Center: A Cannabidiol and Hemp Ban in North Carolina Would Be Bad for Consumers and Farmers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 1 -- The Consumer Choice Center issued the following news release: A committee in the North Carolina House has expedited a proposal to ban smokeable hemp (such as CBD) beginning in 2019 rather than 2020. The NC House Agricultural Committee approved the change last week, citing the difficulties law enforcement will face distinguishing between legal marijuana and hemp with low-THC and high-THC cannabis currently illegal under federal law. The bill now goes to the Ho  more

EdcampWNC at North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Registration Open Now
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 2 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: Educators can learn and share during a day of professional development at EdCampWNC Saturday, Oct. 12 at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. EdCamps, which began in 2010, are not like a traditional conference with a set schedule determined months ahead of the event. This professional development model has an agenda that is created at the start of the  more

Healthcare Leadership Council: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Receives National Healthcare Award From Health Industry Leaders
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The Healthcare Leadership Council issued the following news: * * * - Healthcare Leadership Council Honors the Eastern Band with the Redefining American Healthcare Award * * * The Healthcare Leadership Council honored the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) with the Redefining American Healthcare Award at the Cherokee Indian Hospital in North Carolina on Friday, June 28. EBCI has identified three health issues - diabetes, substance abuse, and depression - to priorit  more

Kenan Fellows Hold Summer Institute at North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 3 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: For the 12th year, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching's western campus hosted the Professional Learning Summer Institute for the incoming cohort of Kenan Fellows from June 17-21. The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, the largest (science, technology, engineering and math) STEM-focused teacher leadership program in North Carolina, is an ini  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Joins Manufacturing and Tech Associations Calling for Longer Comment Period of New Export Control Rule
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 1 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) joined 26 other manufacturing and technology organizations urging the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to provide a 90-day comment period to respond to the anticipated Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding the review of controls for foundational technologies set forth in the Export Control  more

PETA: 'Biggest Predator in Sea? U! Go Vegan' Banner to Fly Over Wilmington Beaches
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, July 5 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Message Comes After Sharks Bite Three Humans This Summer * * * This weekend, a massive PETA banner proclaiming, "Biggest Predator in the Sea? U! Go Vegan," will fly over the southern beaches of North Carolina, where three humans were bitten by sharks last month. When: Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7 Where: The plane will depart North Myrtle Beach shortly af  more

Sigma Xi Issues Statement on Road Ahead
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 2 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following statement President Geraldine Richmond: "It is my honor to serve as Sigma Xi president for the coming year. With the enormous global challenges facing our planet Earth and its inhabitants, it is crucial that we all do our part to further the science and engineering enterprise in this country and around the world. We all have a role to play as parents, teachers, researchers, policy m  more

Southern Environmental Law Center Seeks Transparency From the North Carolina Railroad Company
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 1 -- The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: The Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina Railroad Company ("NCRR") after the railroad refused to produce documents for review under the North Carolina Public Records Act. The suit was filed in Wake County Superior Court and seeks a declaratory judgment that the North Carolina Railroad is subject to the N.C. Public Records Act. The Southern  more

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Collegiate Advisory Council Recommends NCAA Autonomy Reforms to Strengthen National Team Pathway for Student-Athletes
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 1 -- The U.S. Olympic Committee issued the following news release: The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Collegiate Advisory Council recommended a set of NCAA autonomy reforms aimed at strengthening the pathway for student-athletes who are competing at both the collegiate and international levels during its quarterly meeting on Friday (June 28). The recommendations are the latest step taken by the CAC to enhance solidarity between the collegiate landscape  more

WRAL TechWire Ranks RTI International as One of Best Places to Work in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 1 -- RTI International issued the following news release: RTI has been cited in the top five of best places to work in the North Carolina's Research Triangle Park (RTP) by WRAL TechWire, an online news source for the Triangle and surrounding area. RTI ranked number five in a field of 15 companies that are currently making news in RTP. Given that RTP is known as one of the hottest job markets for IT professionals in the nation, RTI is well positioned   more