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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 25 items )  

8 Novant Health Hospitals Renew Magnet Recognition
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 26 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Eight Novant Health hospitals were recognized for excellence and quality in nursing care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. The Magnet Recognition Program serves as the gold standard for nursing excellence and provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark for measuring quality of care. The following hospitals renewed Magnet designation: . Novant Health Charlotte O  more

ACLU Issues Statement on Justice Department Announcement on Death Penalty
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 25 -- 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 statement by Capital Punishment Project Director Cassandra Stubbs regarding the Justice Department's announcement that it would resume the federal death penalty, which has not been used since 2003: "Under no circumstances should the Justice Department be allowed   more

ACLU: Court Approves Settlement in H.B. 2 Replacement Case
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 23 -- 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: * * * - Court Decree Ensures That People Who are Transgender Cannot Be Banned From Facilities Based on their Gender Under H.B. 2 Replacement Law * * * The State of North Carolina cannot use H.B. 142, the law that replaced H.B. 2, to preven  more

American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina: Court Approves Settlement in H.B. 2 Replacement Case
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 23 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina issued the following news release: The State of North Carolina cannot use H.B. 142, the law that replaced H.B. 2, to prevent transgender individuals from using public restrooms and other facilities in state government buildings that match their gender under an agreement approved today by a federal court. U.S. Judge Thomas Schroeder signed a consent decree order that was jointly submitted by Governor   more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Mexico Technology Summit a Huge Success
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 25 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) hosted the first annual Mexico Technology Summit recently during the INA PAACE Automechanika show in Mexico City. Business and technology leaders representing several dozen manufacturers and distributors attended the event. "The Summit focus  more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association: Homeland Security to Present at Aftermarket IP Forum
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 24 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: AASA's Intellectual Property Council (IPC) and its partner organizations will host William Ross, senior advisor to the Director of the Department of Homeland Security's National IPR Coordination Center, at the inaugural Aftermarket IP Forum on Aug. 15 at the Ford Conference Center in Dearborn, Mic  more

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League: Judge Halts Atlantic Coast Pipeline's Land-Grab Attempt
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 26 -- The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League issued the following news release: * * * - Stay on Eminent Domain Requested by Impacted Landowners Granted * * * In a July 24th ruling, US District Judge Terrence Boyle extended a stay on Atlantic Coast Pipeline's (ACP) request to use "quick-take" proceedings in order to gain access to properties along the route of the pipeline. "Quick take" allows the company to gain access to land even though adjudication of co  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Delivers Another Successful Youth Clinic & Media Day to Roanoke Valley Region
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 25 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) kicked off the 2019 season in a major way this past week with its annual preseason Football Media Day and Youth Football Clinic in the cities of Roanoke and Salem, respectively. These events highlighted a collection of association meetings, student-athlete engagement, community service, and strategic planning among the conferen  more

Despite Record-Breaking Heat, PETA Fieldworkers Still Find Desperate Dogs Without Water or Shade
NORFOLK, Virginia, July 22 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: PETA's fieldworkers spent this past week helping "backyard dogs" in Virginia and North Carolina--and despite the critically high temperatures that made even human breathing difficult, they found dogs chained and penned without adequate shade or any water at all. A dog in Roanoke Rapids named Dee Dee drank for over four minutes straight when PETA staff gave her water. Another dog couldn't  more

Despite Record-Breaking Heat, PETA Fieldworkers Still Find Desperate Dogs Without Water or Shade
HANFORD, California, July 24 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: PETA's fieldworkers spent this past week helping "backyard dogs" in Virginia and North Carolina--and despite the critically high temperatures that made even human breathing difficult, they found dogs chained and penned without adequate shade or any water at all. A dog in Roanoke Rapids named Dee Dee drank for over four minutes straight when PETA staff gave her water. Another dog couldn  more

Duke Health: Blocking Proteins Could Ease Unrelenting Poison Ivy Itch, Mouse Study Shows
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 25 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Research identifies potential drug targets to relieve itch from pernicious plant * * * Scientists at Duke Health and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University who are studying poison ivy rashes in mice have identified new potential drug targets that could one day lead to treating the aggravating itch in people. The journal JCI Insight published the findings that identify two proteins and a neurotransmitter i  more

Duke Health: Watts School of Nursing Welcomes Name Change, New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 26 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: Durham's Watts School of Nursing, which is affiliated with Duke University Health System, is announcing a new name and nursing education program. The school received approval in January by The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors to operate as a college and to begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program in January of 2020. The school also received approval this summer fr  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Responds to Agreement Between Automakers and California on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 25 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds the agreement that four automakers have reached with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that establishes a voluntary framework to meet vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards nationwide. MEMA, from the beginning of this discussion, has supported continuous year-over-year increases   more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, HDMA Call for Repeal of Outdated Excise Tax Holding Back Modernization of Truck Fleet
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 25 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), on behalf of its division the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, has joined 20 other trade associations calling for congressional leadership to support legislation that would repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax (FET) imposed on heavy-duty trucks and trailers. The tax, which was first imposed in 19  more

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching: Innovation in the Classroom Registration Open Now
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, July 24 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: The NCCAT Focus Friday program presents - Innovation In the Classroom on September 6th in Cullowhee. The program number is 14969. We hear the word "innovation" and often times we think about the newest and greatest technology. But what does "innovation" really mean for our students and our classrooms? During this Focus Friday we will explore many innovative techniques that  more

North Carolina Justice Center: Community Conversation in Fayetteville on July 25 to Address Public Education, Medicaid Expansion, State Budget
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 24 -- The North Carolina Justice Center issued the following news: On July 25th, Action NC, the Cumberland County Association of Educators, the Fayetteville chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW), and the NC Justice Center will host a community conversation on the importance of public education, Medicaid expansion, and the state budget at the Cumberland County Library in Fayetteville. The community conversation will feature local leaders from Cumberland   more

North Carolina Teachers of the Year Take Part in North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Program
OCRACOKE, North Carolina, July 22 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: North Carolina's 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year joined the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching for "Teacher Leadership Institute: Teacher of the Year" in Ocracoke July 8-12. They were able to examine educational leadership and positive responses to institutional change. Engage in the study and discussion of leadership principles, personal leadership traits  more

Novant Health Medical Centers in Mecklenburg County Receive Grants From Susan G. Komen Charlotte for Breast Health Services
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 23 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation has been awarded $239,921 in grants from Susan G. Komen Charlotte (Komen Charlotte). Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center received a $119,972 grant and Novant Health Huntersville, Matthews and Mint Hill Medical Centers received a joint $119,949 award. These grants will be used to fund screening and diagnostic services for under/uninsured and minority p  more

Novant Health Receives Stroke and Heart Failure Achievement Awards
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 24 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Several Novant Health medical centers have been recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for exemplary care of patients. The awards recognize the hospitals' commitment and success in ensuring patients receive the most appropriate treatment for stroke and heart failure according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines built on the latest scientific eviden  more

Open Space Institute Support Adds 250 More 'Climate-Resilient' Acres Along Central North Carolina's Poison Fork Creek
RANDOLPH, North Carolina, July 22 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: With support from the Open Space Institute (OSI), another property near a scenic creek is now permanently in central North Carolina. With its protection, the land can continue to provide a refuge for plants and animals, even as the climate changes. With mature hardwood forest and habitat for rare species, the 250-acre property possesses over a half-mile of frontage on Poison Fork Creek, considered   more

RTI International Senior Researcher Accepts Role as Director of North Carolina's State Laboratory
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 22 -- RTI International issued the following news release: RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, today announced that Scott Shone, PhD, a senior researcher in RTI's Center for Newborn Screening, Ethics, and Disability Studies, has been named Director of the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. In his new role, which he will start in September, Dr. Shone will direct and coordinate the activities of a large technical staff i  more

Southern Coalition for Social Justice: North Carolina Voters Appeal Denial of Request to Put NC Voter ID Requirement on Hold Despite Allegations of Discrimination, Risk of Disenfranchisement
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 24 -- The Southern Coalition for Social Justice issued the following news: Six North Carolina voters today filed a notice of appeal from a Wake County Superior Court decision denying their request to freeze enforcement of North Carolina's Voter ID statute until a trial can be held on its constitutionality. A three-judge panel found last Friday that plaintiffs have sufficiently alleged that the voter ID law is intentionally discriminatory, but a majority of the Cour  more

The Country Music Association Hosts Sixth Annual CMA EDU Executive Summit in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, July 25 -- The Country Music Association issued the following news release: The Country Music Association hosted its sixth annual CMA EDU Executive Summit in Nashville July 21-23. Leadership officers of CMA EDU collegiate chapters are invited each year to attend the two-and-a-half-day event, which exposes college students to the Country Music industry through professional development and networking opportunities. CMA EDU stretches across 14 universities nationwide with th  more

The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: New Mobile Clinic Expands Access to Health Care
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 24 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: In an effort to better deliver health care to individuals without health insurance, Wake Forest Baptist Health and the School Health Alliance of Forsyth County (SHA) have partnered to create the Mobile Health Program, a new mobile clinic that will soon bring health care directly to underserved neighborhoods and schools in Forsyth County. The mobile clinic is wheelchair accessibl  more

Wake Forest School of Medicine Welcomes Largest Class Ever
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 22 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: From opera singers to bodybuilders, college athletes to comedians, and ballroom dancers to video game developers, Wake Forest School of Medicine's newly-arrived class of 2023 sure is a diverse group of medical students. One is even a U.S. Army medic who was deployed overseas six times. The 145 medical students account for the largest class in School of Medicine history with 74 w  more