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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Can Persist in the Environment
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 24 -- The American Society of Agronomy issued the following news release: * * * - Study finds trace levels of medicines in drinking water from private wells * * * Homeowners who rely on private wells as their drinking water source can be vulnerable to bacteria, nitrates, and other contaminants that have known human health risks. Because they are not connected to a public drinking water supply, the homeowners are responsible for ensuring that their own drinking water   more

Agronomy Journal Issues 49 Research Articles in May-June 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 23 -- The Agronomy Journal, a peer-reviewed international journal of agriculture and natural resource sciences from the American Society of Agronomy, published 49 research articles on the following topics in its May-June 2019 edition: * A Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Spatial Coupling between Poverty and the Environment: A Case Study from China * Agricultural Practices for Growing Kenaf in Iowa: I. Morphology, Stem, and Fiber Yield * Agronomic Traits in   more

Agronomy Journal Issues 57 Research Articles in July-August 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 24 -- The Agronomy Journal, a peer-reviewed international journal of agriculture and natural resource sciences from the American Society of Agronomy, published 57 research articles on the following topics in its July-August 2019 edition: * A Spatialization Method for Grain Yield Statistical Data: A Study on Winter Wheat of Shandong Province, China * Agronomic Management of Malting Barley and Research Needs to Meet Demand by the Craft Brew Industry * Annual Cereal Cove  more

Clean Wisconsin: Milwaukee Takes Important Step to Address Climate Change
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 25 -- Clean Wisconsin issued the following news release: Clean Wisconsin applauds the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for passing a resolution on Thursday to create a Joint Task Force on Climate and Economic Equality with the City of Milwaukee. Clean Wisconsin will be one of the 13 organizations represented on the Task Force. "We strongly support this effort by the City and County of Milwaukee to work together to address carbon emissions and spur economic opportu  more

Credit Union Executives Society Announces Availability of Its 2020 Event Schedule
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 25 -- The Credit Union Executives Society issued the following news release: CUES is pleased to announce the availability of its 2020 Event Schedule. Registration is open for most events and it is recommended to register early to reserve a seat and guarantee the lowest rate. In addition to its industry-leading CEO Institute program, and popular Execu/Series, 2020 features the return of its Strategic Innovation Institute(TM) after a two-year hiatus. Held at the Stanfor  more

Crop Science Journal Issues 40 Research Articles in July-August 2019 Edition
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 23 -- Crop Science, a journal from the Crop Science Society of America that says it includes crop breeding and genetics; physiology and metabolism; ecology, production, and management, published 40 research articles on the following topics in its July-August 2019 edition: * A Cross-Validation of Statistical Models for Zoned-Based Prediction in Cultivar Testing * A Review of Angular Leaf Spot Resistance in Common Bean * A TILLING Resource for Hard Red Winter Wheat Vari  more

Dissolve New State Department Commission, Freedom From Religion Foundation & Many Others Urge
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 23 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: A new State Department body should be disbanded, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and close to 200 other organizations are urging in a letter. Hundreds of former officials, academics and activists have also signed on to the letter originating with Human Rights First. FFRF and all these groups and individuals are calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to dissolve the recently announced   more

Experimental Aircraft Association Members Can Now Receive Weekly Personalized Updates On Best Local Aviation Events
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, July 26 -- The Experimental Aircraft Association issued the following news release: The Experimental Aircraft Association and the developers of SocialFlight.com and the SocialFlight mobile apps have joined forces to offer EAA members customized aviation newsletters delivered weekly to their email inbox that include upcoming local aviation events. "Our annual member survey confirmed what our website traffic data showed--finding events and places to fly is a significant inter  more

Frank Lasee Elected President of the Heartland Institute
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, July 25 -- The Heartland Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Former Wisconsin State Legislator, Member of Scott Walker Administration Takes Reins at 35-year-old National Free-Market Think Tank * * * The Board of Directors of The Heartland Institute, a 35-year-old national free-market think tank, unanimously elected Frank Lasee as the third president in the organization's history. Lasee is a former Wisconsin state legislator serving in the state S  more

General Aviation Manufacturers Association Partners With JSfirm.com: Opportunities
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, July 24 -- The General Aviation Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: JSfirm.com (booth C30) announced their newest job distribution partner this week at AirVenture: GAMA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (booth 299). Through this partnership, job seekers are now able to view the most recent aviation job opportunities and utilize the search feature to narrow them by category, keyword, location, or company name, directly from GAMA's websit  more

National Newspaper Association Supports Establishment of Fallen Journalists Memorial
PENSACOLA, Florida, July 26 -- The National Newspaper Association issued the following news release: National Newspaper Association President Andrew Johnson, publisher of the Dodge County Pionier, Mayville, Wisconsin, today threw the support of NNA behind proposed legislation to allow a new memorial in Washington, D.C., for journalists killed in the line of duty. The Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019 was introduced the week of the first anniversary of the shootings of five newspaper staf  more

New S.D. 'In God We Trust' Law Exclusionary, Freedom From Religion Foundation Says
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 25 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is damning an exclusionary new South Dakota law that mandates displaying an "In God We Trust" logo in all public schools. "A new state law that took effect this month requires all public schools in the state's 149 districts to paint, stencil or otherwise prominently display the national motto," the Associated Press reports. "The South Dakota lawmakers who   more

One Wisconsin Now: 'Ludicrous' - Republicans Offer New Plan to Hike Tuition
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 25 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - Plan Comes on Heels of GOP Rejecting Help for Student Loan Borrowers, Refusing to Increase Financial Aid * * * This week Republican state legislators revealed they will propose a plan to increase tuition at University of Wisconsin schools. The move comes just mere weeks after rejecting Gov. Tony Evers'   more

One Wisconsin Now: What Price Justice, Dan Kelly?
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 22 -- One Wisconsin Now, a liberal issue advocacy organization that focuses on advancing progressive leadership and values, issued the following news release: * * * - Sitting Court Justice Took Campaign Contributions from Board Members of Group Representing Plaintiffs While Deciding Their Case * * * While a right-wing legal group had a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Justice Dan Kelly took campaign contributions from members of their board of directors. A re  more

PETA: Wisconsin Native Kristin Bauer Van Straten Calls For Rejection of Dog-Breeding Facility
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 22 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Actor Urges Home State to Quash Proposal for Nightmare Operation That Would Supply Puppies to Laboratories * * * This morning, True Blood star and Wisconsin native Kristin Bauer van Straten sent a letter on PETA's behalf urging the chair of the Sauk County Land Resources and Environment Committee to shut down plans for a massive dog-breeding facility in Spring Green that woul  more

Sarah E. McKinsey Selected 2019 American Library Association Century Scholarship Recipient
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 22 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Sarah E. McKinsey of Madison, Wisconsin as the 2019 Century Scholarship recipient. The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program. McKinsey stated that she aspires to have a career in librarianship because of her interest in equity of access and   more

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Announces Participants of Inaugural Women's Leadership Institute
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, July 25 -- The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer issued the following news release: The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is pleased to announce its inaugural Women in Cancer Immunotherapy Network (WIN) Leadership Institute, an initiative to empower emerging female leaders in cancer immunotherapy. Scheduled for Aug. 19-20, 2019, in Seattle, the WIN Leadership Institute will welcome emerging female leaders and experts in cancer immunotherapy research from around  more

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters: As Toxic PFAS Threat Grows, Polluters Try to Minimize It
MADISON, Wisconsin, July 25 -- The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: On Monday, the city of Rhinelander shut down one of its municipal wells after testing indicated the presence of perfluorinated compounds, commonly known as PFAS. There is mounting evidence linking PFAS to a range of negative health effects including cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, and increased risk of asthma and thyroid disease. While the city has issued assurances the wat  more

Women In Trucking Association Names 2019 Top Women-Owned Businesses
PLOVER, Wisconsin, July 22 -- Women In Trucking Association issued the following news release: Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), announced today the recipients of the 2019 "Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation." The list was created to recognize women in leadership and encourage more women to become proactive leaders in their organizations -and even start their own businesses, WIT president and CEO Ellen Voie explained. The   more