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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 31 items )  

Altarum Institute Appoints Military Sociologist Bradford Booth to Lead Military and Veterans Health Work
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 26 -- The Altarum Institute issued the following news release: Bradford Booth, PhD, has joined Altarum as head of its Center for Military and Veterans Health, which provides data-driven solutions for agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that improve access and quality of care while achieving operational efficiencies. Dr. Booth has 20 years of experience designing and conducting survey research and progra  more

American College of Emergency Physicians: Generic Mobile Phone Chargers Escalate Risk of Burn, Electrocution, Annals of Emergency Medicine Analysis Shows
DALLAS, Texas, July 24 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians issued the following news release: Electric currents generated by mobile phone chargers, particularly from lower-cost generic manufacturers, are causing serious injuries. Generic mobile phone chargers are less likely to meet established safety and quality tests than the brand counterparts, according to analysis and case studies in Annals of Emergency Medicine. "Generic phone chargers can cause burns or electrocutions," said  more

American Human Rights Council Community Forum, Dinner Reception to Be Held on Thursday
DEARBORN, Michigan, July 24 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: "Human Trafficking: Universal Challenge, Common Responsibility." The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is pleased to announce that its annual Community Forum & Dinner Reception will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Bint Jebail Cultural Center Banquet Hall, in Dearborn, Michigan. As in years past, AHRC will host and facilitate a community forum for educational and awa  more

American Library Association: Colleen A. Kingsbury Selected as 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 24 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Colleen A. Kingsbury of White Lake, Michigan as the 2019 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient. The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master's degree in library and information studies. The scholarship was named in memory of Miriam L. Hornback, a longtime ALA staff member, who was   more

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: We Don't Have to Be Alike to Love Each Other, Prophet Tells NAACP Convention
DETROIT, Michigan, July 21 -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued the following news release: * * * - President Nelson speaks at organization's 110th annual convention in Detroit * * * The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reminded those assembled for the 110th annual national convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Sunday in Detroit that differences need not undermine society's shared humanity. "We a  more

Circulation-Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes Journal Issues 5 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, July 22 -- Circulation-Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal from the American Heart Association that says it features cardiovascular health and health care, published five research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2019 edition: * Annual Incidence of Adult and Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States * Michigan Stroke Transitions Trial * Performance of the Meta-Analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure Score in Black   more

Clean Water Action Issues Statement on Opposition to Build Oil Tunnel
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Clean Water Action issued the following statement by Michigan Campaign Organizer Sean McBrearty: "Today, Senator Bernie Sanders has joined Michigan residents, groups, and tribal communities in opposition to Enbridge Energy's plan to build an oil tunnel through the Straits of Mackinac for the outdated and corroding Line 5 pipeline. Washington Governor Jay Inslee previous spoke in support of efforts to decommission Line 5 without a replacement tunnel. "Climate change is al  more

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings From Statewide Policy Poll
DETROIT, Michigan, July 25 -- The Detroit Regional Chamber issued the following news release: * * * - Results Highlight Which Issues Matter to Michigan Voters in Advance of the Detroit Democratic Debate and the 2020 Election * * * Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from a new statewide poll that highlights the issues that matter most to Michigan voters in advance of the 2020 presidential election's focus turning to Michigan with the July 30th and 31st Democratic debates in  more

Ducks Unlimited Applauds Bills to Expand Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
WASHINGTON, Tennessee, July 26 -- Ducks Unlimited issued the following news release: * * * - Senate, House bills would reauthorize initiative for five years * * * Legislation introduced Thursday would reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), expanding federal funding to protect and improve Great Lakes water quality and wildlife habitat. Ducks Unlimited, the leader in wetland habitat conservation, applauds the Senate and House bills. Senate Bill 2295 is sponsored by Ohio Se  more

Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis Journal Issues 5 Research Articles in June 2019 Edition
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a journal from the American Educational Research Association that says it features manuscripts of theoretical or practical interest to those engaged in educational evaluation or policy analysis, published five research articles on the following topics in its June 2019 edition: * Promoting Deeper Learning in High School: Evidence of Opportunities and Outcomes * Teacher Characteristics, Student Beliefs, and the Gender Gap in STEM  more

Episcopal Church: Diocese of Michigan Notified of Successful Canonical Consent Process
NEW YORK, July 24 -- The Episcopal Church issued the following news: * * * - Bishop-Elect Perry ordination and consecration on February 8, 2020 * * * The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and Registrar of General Convention, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, that Bishop-Elect Bonnie A. Perry has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. In giving consent to he  more

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation Issues Statement on No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation issued the following statement by Vice President Daniel Castro in response to the anticipated introduction of the No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act by Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-New York, Ayanna Pressley, D-Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan: WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation issued the following statement by Vice President Daniel Castro in response to the anticipated   more

Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight Issues 25 Research Articles in July 25, 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 26 -- The Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features preclinical and clinical research studies from the American Society for Clinical Investigation, published 25 research articles, including the following topics, in its July 25, 2019 edition: * Aberrant X chromosome skewing and acquired clonal hematopoiesis in adult-onset common variable immunodeficiency * An effective cell-penetrating antibody delivery platform * Chemoth  more

Michigan Bankers Association: Michigan's' Dart Bank Wins 2019 Elder Justice Good Neighbor Award
LANSING, Michigan, July 26 -- The Michigan Bankers Association issued the following news release: The Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) and the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan are delighted to announce Dart Bank as the 2019 Elder Justice Good Neighbor Award winner. This award is presented by the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. The Elder Justice Good Neighbor Award is the association's way of showing appreciatio  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Business Expansions Across Various Industries Bring New Investment, Jobs to Michigan
LANSING, Michigan, July 24 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: Four business projects expected to generate a total investment of $130.6 million and create 395 jobs across Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. "These projects will lead to new business growth, stronger communities and more and better jobs for our residents. We're pleased to work with our local partn  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects Around Michigan Attract More Than $625 Million in Investment, Support Creation of 555 Jobs
LANSING, Michigan, July 23 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: Projects expected to generate $625.2 million in total investment and support the creation of 555 jobs in Michigan gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. "The projects approved by MSF today will have positive economic impacts in communities throughout the state, from Albion to Detroit and Holland to Vicksburg, and will  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 'i3Detroit Expansion' in Ferndale
LANSING, Michigan, July 22 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - $50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places initiative * * * A makerspace and innovation hub in the city of Ferndale will create a new space through a new crowdfunding campaign , the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit i3Detroit announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform P  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Transformational Project to Bring New Opportunities for Economic Growth, Tourism and Community Vitality to Kalamazoo Region
LANSING, Michigan, July 23 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: An abandoned historic paper mill in the village of Vicksburg will be transformed into a mixed-use development with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The project received support through the Transformational Brownfield Plan program, a strategic effort designed to attract businesses and developers to invest in large, cataly  more

Michigan Municipal League: Community Excellence Award Competition Down to Final Four
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 23 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: The final four projects in the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA) competition have been selected and now move on to the final round in September. The finalists in the Michigan Municipal League contest are: * Bay City - Uptown Bay City Project * Dearborn - Dearborn's Unified Dispatch Center * Madison Heights - Madison Heights Visualizes the Future * Mason - City of Mason and Mason Public  more

Michigan Municipal League: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 'i3Detroit Expansion' in Ferndale
LANSING, Michigan, July 22 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: A makerspace and innovation hub in Ferndale will create a new space through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit i3Detroit announced today. The campaign is being offered through the Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by September 20th, the project will win a matching grant with   more

NAACP Calls for House of Representatives to Begin Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump
DETROIT, Michigan, July 23 -- NAACP issued the following news release: During rousing remarks from Rep. Al Green (D-TX), the NAACP national delegation voted on a resolution for the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate Articles of Impeachment for Donald J. Trump during the 110th NAACP Annual Convention in Detroit. "The pattern of Trump's misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again, that he is unfit to serve as the president of this country, said Derrick Johnson, President  more

National Governors Association Announces 2019-20 Leadership and New Executive Director
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- The National Governors Association issued the following news release: The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its new Executive Committee leadership for 2019-2020 and new executive director to lead the association. On Friday, July 26, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was named NGA chair and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vice chair. Together they will lead the nine-member Executive Committee that guides the association's priorities and activities. Other mem  more

Natural Resources Defense Council: Michigan's Lead Drinking Water Protections Survive Legal Challenge
DETROIT, Michigan, July 26 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release: Michigan's Lead and Copper Rule, passed to prevent future disasters like Flint's lead in drinking water crisis, was upheld in court. The nation's most protective lead standard, which helps keep lead out of drinking water, survived all but one yet-to-be decided legal challenge from cities and water utilities. Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Claims Christopher M. Murray said "the arguments   more

NSF International Acquires UK-Based InS Services
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 24 -- NSF International issued the following news release: NSF International today announced the acquisition of InS Services, a UK-based registrar of lubricants, greases and other nonfood compounds approved for use during food and beverage processing. Products currently registered by InS Services will be listed in the NSF White Book(TM) (NSF's online listing of registered nonfood compounds and proprietary substances) in 2020. "For the last 11 years, InS Services has b  more

NSF International Approved as Certification Body for Global Wind Organisation
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 25 -- NSF International issued the following news release: NSF International subsidiary NSF Certification, LLC has been accredited as a certification body for the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). The accreditation enables NSF to audit and certify wind turbine training facilities to GWO's suite of safety standards. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), wind power is the largest renewable energy source in the United States, having more than tripled in  more

NSF International Staff Takes Part in NEHA Conference
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 23 -- NSF International issued the following news release: Several NSF staff members participated in the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)'s annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. the week of July 8. Our CEO presented an award and received an award, two staff members gave educational sessions and we sponsored the NEHA president's reception. Kevan Lawlor, NSF's President and CEO, presented the Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award along with David D  more

PETA: Detroit Native Lily Tomlin Urges Chrysler to Drop Iditarod Sponsorship
DETROIT, Michigan, July 23 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - TV Icon Calls On 'No-Nonsense' CEO to Stop Supporting 'Deadly, Nonsensical Spectacle' * * * Grace and Frankie star and Detroit native Lily Tomlin has sent a letter on PETA's behalf to the CEO of Chrysler urging him to push the company's Anchorage, Alaska franchise to end its sponsorship of the Iditarod. "The Iditarod has killed more than 150 dogs in its sordid history, a toll  more

U.S. SBA Chief Visiting IPC Member Calumet Electronics, Praising Its Efforts to Boost the Skilled Workforce
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, July 23 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: The Trump administration today is recognizing IPC member Calumet Electronics in Calumet, Michigan, for its efforts to expand its skilled workforce. This morning, Chris Pilkerton, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is visiting Calumet Electronics in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to walk the factory floor and learn about the manufacturing proces  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'An Established Feeling'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 21 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Michigan VFW Post's Gaming Event Expands * * * For the third year in a row, a Michigan VFW Post has meshed the veteran and gaming communities in a fundraising event. Hunter Desander, commander of VFW Post 4113 in St. Johns, Mich., organized Combo Con, an event that included VFW Post 3055 (St. Louis, Mich.), VFW Post 1454 (Elma, Mich.) and VFW Post 3733 (Fowler, Mich.). The three-day eve  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Air Force Retiree Relies on 'Passion and Compassion'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 20 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - A vet of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars runs VFW's service office in Michigan and calls the work "a natural progression" from his days in the military * * * Joe Greene retired from the Air Force in 2012. Two years later, his wife landed a job interview that ultimately led to his new career path as a VFW-accredited service officer. Greene, a life member of VFW Post 1370 in Pontiac, Mich.,  more

Wayne State Ordered to Pay In Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Win
MIDLAND, Michigan, July 23 -- The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Request was to uncover Flint water crisis documents * * * The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation was awarded $6,000 in attorney's fees for its lawsuit against Wayne State University. The lawsuit, filed in June 2018, was launched on behalf of Virginia Tech professor, Dr. Marc Edwards, in response to Wayne State deliberately ignoring multiple Freedom of Information Act requests. The fir  more