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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association: How Does Food Choice Change in Specialized Populations?
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, July 16 -- The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association issued the following news release: * * * - Three AAEA members present new research at 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting * * * Despite the current fitness craze, nutrition labels, and vast research showing the benefits of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, U.S. adults and children still do not eat the recommended amounts. Habits which children form in their youth often continue into adulthood, as do he  more

Air Line Pilots Association Presents Jumpseat Award to Capt. Robert Frank
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Air Line Pilots Association International issued the following news release: * * * - [Hometown] Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Flight Deck Security * * * Today, during its 65th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) presented former Air Wisconsin Capt. Robert "Rob" Frank with the Aviation Jumpseat Award. Capt. Frank, who now flies for a legacy airline, was recognized for his significant accomplishments to   more

American Journal of Agricultural Economics Issues 15 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, July 20 -- The American Journal of Agricultural Economics, a journal that says it provides a forum for economics of agriculture and food, natural resources and the environment and rural and community development from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, published 15 research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Agricultural Productivity and Soil Carbon Dynamics: A Bioeconomic Model * Analyzing Components of Productivity Growth Using   more

Family Court Review Journal Issues 17 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 20 -- Family Court Review, an academic journal for family law professionals from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, published 17 research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * "Experts by Experience": The Involvement of Service Users and Families in Designing and Implementing Innovations in Family Justice * Challenges and Changes in Dutch Family Law * Court-Based Interventions in Spain for Families in Divorce Transition: Challeng  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Probes 'week of Ministry' in Michigan Schools
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 17 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation has written to three Michigan school districts after they invited missionaries to hold assemblies in their schools. This past spring, a group called The Conquerors International Strength Team held a "week of ministry" through the Riverside Church in Three Rivers, Mich. Throughout its trip, the group performed in assemblies at 11 schools in the greater Thre  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation: A Supreme Court Giant Leaves Behind an Inspiring Legacy
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 17 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The United States has lost one of the most brilliant and compassionate judges in our nation's history. The famously empathetic Justice John Paul Stevens, who died just eight months shy of becoming the first 100-year-old former Supreme Court justice, continued to fiercely advocate for individual rights even through his retirement. Stevens deeply understood the importance of Thomas Jefferson's   more

Freedom From Religion Foundation: Circuit Court Ruling on Trump's Social Media Implicates Ala. Sheriff
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 15 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: A recent judgment regarding President Trump's use of social media has increased legal liability for the Covington sheriff who routinely uses an official sheriff's department social media account to promote Christianity, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is advising. Last week, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump that the president's Twit  more

How are Policy Changes Guiding the Future of Applied Economics?
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, July 18 -- The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association issued the following news release: Policymakers require objective information to design evidence-based policies. There is worldwide concern over the lack of appreciation for objective scientific facts and analysis. In turn, this has led to portions of our citizenry losing trust in our government and research institutions and concern about threats to our democracy. What do these developments imply for Applied Eco  more

Is the State Department Using 'God-Given Rights' to Trample Human Rights? Freedom From Religion Foundation Wants to Know
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 15 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The State Department is setting up a religiously inclined commission, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation is determined to figure out what it's all about. The state/church watchdog is seeking records for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's new "Commission on Unalienable Rights." FFRF is concerned that this group will redefine human rights through the conservative Christian nationalism that   more

Land Stewardship Project: 'Cut Flower Farming' Field Day in Prairie Farm Aug. 7
PRAIRIE FARM, Wisconsin, July 19 -- The Land Stewardship Project issued the following news release: A farm tour on "Cut Flower Farming" will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Green Light Farm in Prairie Farm (611 5 1/2 Avenue, Prairie Farm, WI 54762). This event is free for Land Stewardship Project (LSP) members and $10 for non-members. Please RSVP by Aug. 5 at www.landstewardshipproject.org/events/item/1392, or by contacting LSP's Annelie Livingston-Anderson at 507-523-3366   more

National Funeral Directors Association: Cremation is Here to Stay - Aging Baby Boomers Proved Catalyst in Shift Beyond Traditional Burial
BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin, July 15 -- The National Funeral Directors Association issued the following news release: By the year 2035, adults age 65 and older are projected to outnumber children for the first time in American history, according to the 2019 Cremation and Burial Report, released by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). With this large of an aging population comes a natural increase in the death rate. This rise is concurrent with the ever-growing popularity of cremation,   more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Wisconsin - Blacks Four Times More Likely Than Whites to Be Arrested for Marijuana Possession Offenses
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 18 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: African Americans in Wisconsin are four times more likely than whites to be arrested for violating marijuana possession laws, according to an analysis of 2018 arrest data by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. The finding is consistent with those of prior analyses. According to a nationwide study by the American Civil Liberties Union, "[O]n average, a Blac  more

New VA Religious Decree Wrongheaded, Freedom From Religion Foundation Asserts
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 16 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is strenuously objecting to new VA rules on religious displays. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a change to its directive on "Religious Symbols in VA Facilities." A July 3 VA news release suggests that the policy changes are meant to "protect religious liberty." But, FFRF points out, it's nonsensical for a government agency relea  more

One Wisconsin Now Joins Coalition Denouncing Activities of Radical Group Operation Save America
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 18 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - 'Wisconsin Women Need Health Care, Not Operation Save America's Hate and Harassment' * * * One Wisconsin Now joined with a coalition of local, state and national groups today at a press conference in Madison supporting women's access to abortion and comprehensive health care. The groups came together t  more

Sierra Club: La Crosse Commits to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, July 16 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - The fifth city in Wisconsin adopts a goal to move away from fossil fuels * * * Today, Mayor Tim Kabat joined local leaders in announcing the City of La Crosse's goal to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. On July 11, the La Crosse City Council unanimously passed a resolution establishing a goal of 100% clean, renewable energy across the city by 2050. La Crosse joins Eau Claire, Madison, Midd  more

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Publishes First Clinical Immunotherapy Treatment Guidelines for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, July 18 -- The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer issued the following news release: The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) has published the first clinical immunotherapy treatment guidelines for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC), providing oncologists and other advanced practice providers a clinical roadmap to treating this disease with immunotherapies approved in the United States. "The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer consensus statement   more

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce: Tariffs Are Biting Wisconsin Businesses, But the Pain May Be Worth It
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 15 -- Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce issued the following news release: President Donald Trump's tariffs are biting Wisconsin companies, but a majority of business leaders support them anyway, according to a semi-annual economic survey conducted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) - the State Chamber of Commerce. While 47 percent of the 204 survey respondents said the tariffs are having a negative effect on their business, 67 percent said they either "str  more