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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 28 items )  

Adrian Dominican Sisters: Forum Focuses on Building a Sustainable Resilient Community
ADRIAN, Michigan, Aug. 15 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: Experts in building a sustainable resilient community are sharing their knowledge during a symposium Monday, September 16, 2019. "Growing Resiliency: A Forum on Building a Sustainable Resilient Community," is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. The program, developed by the Adrian Dominican Sisters Offices of Resilient Communities and Sustainability, advances the Congregation's comm  more

AFT Issues Statement on Israel Indication to Deny Entry to Rep. Omar
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following statement by President Randi Weingarten after Israel indicated it would deny entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, and Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, under pressure from President Trump: "This is not what democracies do. It is an unprecedented attack on the values every democracy holds dear: the freedom to express dissent and to engage in political debate. "A U.S. congressional delegation just returned from Israel,   more

Alliance Defending Freedom to Supreme Court: Redefining 'Sex' Problematic, Not Job of Judges, Govt Agencies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: * * * - ADF attorneys represent Michigan funeral home punished because lower court judicially rewrote Title VII * * * Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Michigan funeral home in a pivotal case before the U.S. Supreme Court filed a brief Friday asking the court to affirm that judges and government agencies can't usurp the role of Congress by redefining the word "sex" in federal law to mea  more

Alliance for the Great Lakes: New Study Finds Asian Carp Threat to Lake Michigan Is Greater Than Previously Thought
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 13 -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes issued the following news release: Asian carp have long been recognized as a threat to the Great Lakes and the region's $7 billion fishing industry. But the risk posed by these invasive fish may be much greater than experts realized. New research from the University of Michigan suggests that Asian carp are capable of living -- and even thriving -- in a much larger portion of Lake Michigan than previously believed. The study, publis  more

American Concrete Institute Announces American Concrete Institute 318-19 Building Code Seminar Dates for 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Aug. 12 -- The American Concrete Institute issued the following news release: The American Concrete Institute is offering a new series of seminars to focus on the new ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. "ACI 318-19: Changes to the Concrete Design Standard" seminars will feature face-to-face interaction with highly recognized speakers, and attendees will receive a free copy of the ACI 318-19 code and presentation handouts.   more

American Concrete Institute: The Concrete Convention and Exposition, Cincinnati, OH, USA
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Aug. 15 -- The American Concrete Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Highlights Include Student Competition and Networking Events * * * More than 2,000 engineers, students, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA, October 20-24, 2019, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. T  more

American Jewish Committee Issues Statement on Israel Government Decision to Bar Reps. Omar, Tlaib
NEW YORK, Aug. 15 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following statement by CEO David Harris in response to Israel government's decision to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, from entering the country: "As long-time friends and supporters of Israel, AJC has always believed that visiting Israel is essential to gaining a better understanding of this dynamic country and the very real security challenges it faces. "When Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida T  more

Beaumont Health Net Income Increases Through the Second Quarter of 2019
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Aug. 15 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: Beaumont Health's net income increased to $209 million through the second quarter of 2019, an increase of $206.4 million over the same period in 2018. The organization saw operating revenues rise to $2.32 billion, a $65.5 million increase over the $2.26 billion reported in the second quarter of 2018. Net operating income for the first six months of 2019 was $66.2 million (2.9% operating margin), a $34.1 million   more

Beaumont Urgent Care at Woodward Corners to Open Aug. 15
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Aug. 14 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: * * * - Urgent Care Centers expand access to the Beaumont Network of facilities and providers * * * Beaumont Health and WellStreet will open their 13th urgent care facility at 30955 Woodward Ave., inside the Woodward Corners by Beaumont development in Royal Oak on Thursday, Aug. 15. Through 2020, the Beaumont Network will expand with up to 30 urgent care centers throughout Southeast Michigan. "I'm pleased wit  more

Beaumont, Troy Earns Prestigious Nursing Designation for 3rd Consecutive Time
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Aug. 15 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: Beaumont Hospital, Troy has once again achieved the highest honor for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Only about 8 percent of hospitals across the nation have achieved Magnet status. "Earning Magnet status is a tremendous accomplishment," said Susan Grant, RN, Beaumont Health executive vice pr  more

Detroit Regional Chamber: GLMCC Supports Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
DETROIT, Michigan, Aug. 13 -- The Detroit Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition (GLMCC) calls for passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), after careful vetting with coalition members. The USMCA essentially modernizes NAFTA to be more compatible with the economic environment of the present. It is especially crucial for the Great Lakes region that Nort  more

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Issues Statement on Decision to Block Reps. Omar, Tlaib from Visiting Israel
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Aug. 15 -- The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society issued the following statement by President and CEO Mark Hetfield, the global Jewish organization that assists and protects refugees, in response to Israel's decision to block Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, from visiting Israel and the West Bank: "Throughout our existence as the refugee agency of the American Jewish community, HIAS has stood for welcome, freedom, tolerance, dignity and respect. T  more

Jewish Voice for Peace: Detroit's Jewish Community Holds Shabbat in the Park With Rep. Rashida Tlaib
DETROIT, Michigan, Aug. 16 -- The Jewish Voice for Peace issued the following news release: * * * - Tlaib: "Thank you for hearing me, thank you for seeing me, thank you for loving me. And thank you for allowing me to be not just your Congresswoman, but also a granddaughter of a grandmother living under occupation." * * * Dozens of members of Detroit's Jewish community and allies gathered sundown in Pallister Park to observe a Shabbat service with Rep. Rashida Tlaib. As the Shabbat candles we  more

Journal of Asian Studies Issues 6 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Aug. 17 -- The Journal of Asian Studies, a journal that says it features work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, social sciences and cultural studies from the Association for Asian Studies, published six research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Eastward Ho! Japanese Settler Colonialism in Hokkaido and the Making of Japanese Migration to the American West, 1869-1888 * God, King, and Subject: On the Development of Composite Politi  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 'Art on the Block-Arte En La Cuadra' Project in Southwest Detroit
LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 16 -- 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 * * * Southwest Detroit will celebrate its fourth year of Art on the Block-Arte en la Cuadra, a public art initiative that will bring murals and events to the neighborhood through a new crowdfunding campaign , the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit Garage Cultural  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 'Wilson Center Auditorium' Project in St. Johns
LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 12 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - $20,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places initiative * * * The final piece of the Wilson Center Auditorium renovation in St. Johns will be completed through a new crowdfunding campaign , the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit St. Johns Schools Foundation for Excellence announced today. The campaign is being offered   more

Michigan League for Public Policy: Trump Administration Continues Its Attack on Michigan Immigrants
LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 13 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following news release: A coalition of immigrants' rights organizations is speaking out today against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's "public charge" rule change, which will substantially restrict access to green cards and various types of visas for immigrants who are not already relatively well-off financially. The Department announced today that the rule change will be officially posted on Wednesday, Aug  more

Michigan Municipal League Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients
LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 12 -- The Michigan Municipal League Foundation issued the following news release: The Michigan Municipal League Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the John Barr Leadership Education Scholarship that will cover up to $1,000 each for municipal managers and elected officials to get training to help their communities. The recipients are: * Josh Clark, newly elected to the Clare City Commission * Monica Galloway, Flint city councilmember Galloway has been  more

Michigan Municipal League: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 'Art on the Block-Arte En La Cuadra' Project in Southwest Detroit
LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 16 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: Southwest Detroit will celebrate its fourth year of Art on the Block-Arte en la Cuadra, a public art initiative that will bring murals and events to the neighborhood through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit Garage Cultural announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. If the campai  more

National Association of Railroad Passengers: Station Volunteers Step In to Support Rail in East Lansing, MI
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 16 -- National Association of Railroad Passengers issued the following news release: Members of the East Lansing and surrounding communities are coming together on August 23 and 24 to help enhance the passenger rail experience for people traveling on Amtrak. This is the Rail Passengers Association launch of its nationwide Station Volunteer Program which aims to help fill the void left after Amtrak unstaffed stations across the country as a part of an overhaul to the  more

National Right to Work Foundation Issues Legal Notice for Michigan Construction Workers Impacted by Operating Engineers Union Boss Strike
DETROIT, Michigan, Aug. 14 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: Staff attorneys from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation have provided a legal notice to Michigan-based employees of the Rieth-Riley Construction Company in the wake of Operating Engineers Local 324 union boss strike demands. News reports indicate that the strike order affects hundreds of employees who are operating heavy machinery as part of Michigan state proje  more

National Wildlife Federation Issues Statement on Lake Michigan Than Previously Thought
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Aug. 12 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following statement by Marc Smith, Great Lakes director of conservation partnerships: * * * - Detritus from invasive quagga mussels would provide food for Asian carp to spread * * * New research from the University of Michigan shows that Asian carp would be able to survive in a larger area of Lake Michigan than previously estimated and have a high likelihood of becoming established, should they get in. The study was   more

NSF-Certified Drinking Water Filters Are Tested With Water Containing 150 Ppb Lead
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Aug. 15 -- NSF International issued the following news release: But tap water in the recent Newark, N.J. field tests reportedly contained much higher lead levels. PUR faucet-mounted filter products are certified by NSF International to reduce lead to below 10 parts per billion (ppb) when challenged with water containing 150 ppb lead, which is 10 times the U.S. EPA action level. "But the data we have seen so far indicates that some of the tap water from the homes sampled i  more

People for the American Way Issues Statement on Decision to Bar Reps. Omar, Tlaib from Visiting Israel
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- People for the American Way issued the following statement by President Michael Keegan in response to President Trump encouraging Israel to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, from visiting: "Trump never met a Muslim travel ban he didn't love. "He is obsessed with singling out and harassing these congresswomen specifically because they are the first two Muslim women elected to Congress and because they challenge his bigotry and his lies on a  more

PUR Faucet-Mounted Filter Products Are NSF Tested, Certified to Reduce Lead
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Aug. 14 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - So why did recent field tests in Newark, N.J. reveal high lead levels in filtered water? * * * NSF International has been in contact with officials in Newark, N.J. to offer assistance and better understand the recent field tests of PUR faucet-mounted filter products. "We've talked to PUR, the City of Newark, the New Jersey DEP, the U.S. EPA and CDM Smith, the engineering consulting firm retained by   more

Sierra Club Issues Statement on Michigan A.G. Nessel for Joining Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 14 -- The Sierra Club issued the following statement by Legislative and Political Coordinator Tim Minotas on Attorney General Dana Nessel for joining lawsuit against Trump administration's power rule: * * * - Trump Administration's "Affordable Clean Energy" Rule Neither Affordable Nor Clean * * * Earlier this week, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined twenty two other Attorneys General and seven local governments in a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administrati  more

United Automobile Workers Members Helping Youth Across the Nation
DETROIT, Michigan, Aug. 12 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: International Youth Day was first coined by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, and now the 12th day of August serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world's youth. It's no surprise that UAW members, who are known for bringing awareness to challenges faced in their  more

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces Detroit Office Move to Fisher Building
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Aug. 13 -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation issued the following news release: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced today that its Detroit regional office will be moving to the Fisher Building. As one of three offices in Michigan, WKKF's new Detroit office will be located on the third floor of the Fisher Building at 3011 West Grand Blvd. Anticipating a move this fall, the larger space will offer more meeting rooms and greater opportunities for collaboration for WKKF   more