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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 11 items )  

ACLU Files Request for Preliminary Injunction in Alabama Abortion Ban Lawsuit
NEW YORK, June 21 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion seeking a preliminary injunction to block Alabama's near-total abortion ban while the legal challenge proceeds. Governor Kay Ivey signed the ban into law in May, making Alabama one of seven states that enac  more

Alabama Association of Realtors: Intro to Computer Emergency Response Team Training Prepares Realtors for Disaster
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, June 19 -- The Alabama Association of Realtors issued the following news release: Last week, Alabama Association of REALTORS(R) partnered with the Montgomery City/County Emergency Management Agency to host Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams Training. Over 50 Alabama REALTORS(R) from across the state participated in the course hosted at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. "It's so important to be prepared. Just a few months ago when the tornado hit Lee County I w  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Trump EPA OKs 'Emergency' Use of Bee-killing Pesticide on 13.9 Million Acres
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: The Environmental Protection Agency announced so-called "emergency" approvals today to spray sulfoxaflor -- an insecticide it considers "very highly toxic" to bees -- on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees. The approval includes 2019 crops of cotton and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Ten of   more

Douglas Wells Honored With Top Annual Award From ASTM International Fatigue and Fracture Committee
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, June 18 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: ASTM International's committee on fatigue and fracture (E08) presented its top annual award - the Award of Merit - to Douglas N. Wells, technical specialist, damage tolerance assessment branch, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA.   more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Condemns Ala. Church Cops Law
MADISON, Wisconsin, June 21 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is denouncing a new Alabama law that will allow a church to set up its own police force. Earlier this week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed HB 309 into law, which permits Briarwood Presbyterian Church to form a police squad. The same bill was proposed in 2017 but failed to pass, given serious concerns that it would violate the principle of separation betw  more

Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association: Move Over Memphis - Discover New Regional Grilling Techniques This Fourth of July
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 18 -- The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association issued the following news release: Carolina, KC, Memphis, Texas: The debate over the best regional barbecuing technique is never-ending. But this is a big country - what about the lesser known styles? This 4th of July, to honor this great nation united by a love for grilling out, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association is spotlighting the less celebrated, but equally delicious, regional approaches to outdoor grilling -  more

Jessica Scoffield Receives the Inaugural American Association for Dental Research Procter and Gamble Under-Represented Faculty Research Fellowship
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 19 -- The American Association for Dental Research issued the following news release: The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announced Jessica Scoffield, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, as the first recipient of the AADR Procter and Gamble Underrepresented Faculty Research Fellowship. Scoffield was recognized at the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in co  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Urges Trump Administration to Drop Proposal That Would Reduce Benefits to Low-Income People
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, June 21 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: The SPLC today urged the Trump administration not to pursue a proposal that would cause millions of low-income people to lose assistance from programs that help them meet basic needs. A proposal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would reduce the federal poverty level - an income threshold used to determine who is eligible for many federal, state and local government programs. Under the plan, peo  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: Report - Louisiana Schools Fall Short on Collecting, Publishing Policing Data
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, June 19 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: As the presence of law enforcement officers in schools continue to grow in Louisiana and nationally, school policing data is not being made readily available to Louisiana's citizens as required by federal law, according to a report that the Southern Poverty Law Center released today. The report, The Data Gap: School Policing in Louisiana, analyzes the lack of data needed to measure the effectiveness of schoo  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: Weekend Read - The Painful Persistence of Corporal Punishment
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, June 15 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: * * * - Across the country, numerous public institutions are legally responsible for children every day. * * * Day care centers, early learning programs and juvenile detention centers are just a few examples of institutions with this duty. States frequently ban the use of practices such as corporal punishment in such institutions. But in 19 states, the most frequented spaces for young people aren't on that  more

USA Rice Federation: Southern States Share Ag Strategies
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 21 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: USA Rice was a sponsor of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA) conference hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture here last week. SASDA is comprised of the Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virgini  more