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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Alliance for Excellent Education: Future Ready Schools Launches New Network for Pennsylvania and West Virginia Educators
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Alliance for Excellent Education issued the following news release: School and school district leaders in West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania are invited to join an emerging network of innovative educators focused on creating more engaging learning environments for students. Announced today by Future Ready Schools(R) (FRS)--an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education--the FRS West Virginia and Pennsylvania (WVPA) Collaborative will improve educationa  more

American Farm Bureau Federation: New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, July 18 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: * * * - Farm Town Strong campaign continues to offer help and support * * * New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average. A previously unreleased database from DEA tracking prescription painkillers showed that the highest per-capita opioid de  more

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: Pharmacist Brings Naloxone Training to Her Community
BETHESDA, Maryland, July 16 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news, dated July 12: A clinical pharmacist in Cabell County, West Virginia, is distributing naloxone through a community outreach program that includes training for local residents about how to administer the opioid reversal agent to save the lives of friends and family members. Megan Peterson, Clinical Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care at Valley Health Systems in Huntington, led the first in a se  more

Arc: West Virginia, National Disability Advocacy Groups File Complaints Alleging Systemic Disability Discrimination in Kanawha County Schools
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Arc of the United States issued the following news release: Local and national disability advocacy organizations have filed three complaints with the West Virginia Department of Education alleging widespread failures by Kanawha County Schools (KCS) to educate children with disabilities, including autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Specifically, the groups assert that KCS--the  more

National Farmers Union: New Data Highlights Continuing Need to Fight Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The National Farmers Union issued the following news release: New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average. A previously unreleased database from DEA tracking prescription painkillers showed that the highest per-capita opioid death rates from 2006 to 2012 were in rural communities in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, wit  more

ProEnglish: Rep. Alex Mooney Co-Sponsors English Language Unity Act
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- ProEnglish, an advocate of English language, issued the following news: Rep. Alex Mooney of West Virginia is one of the newest co-sponsors of the English Language Unity Act in the United States House of Representatives in the 116th Congress. The bill, also known as H.R. 997, had 5 original co-sponsors, and is adding new co-sponsors on a consistent basis. H.R. 997 designates English as the nation's official language of governmental operations and establishes a uniform la  more