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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 20 items )  

ACLU of Indiana Sues Monroe County Sheriff for Hiding Comments on the Sheriff's Department's Facebook Page
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 30 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Monroe County Sheriff, for hiding Facebook comments critical of the Sheriff's Department's assistance in enforcing federal immigration law. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Ms. Christine Popp, alleges that the Sheriff's practices consist of "hiding" comments posted by Facebook users that he believes  more

ACLU of Indiana: Appeals Court Upholds Block on Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 27 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana issued the following news release: The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a preliminary injunction against a restrictive abortion law, SEA 404, that would have imposed undue burdens on minor's personal medical decisions. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana challenged the law on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) and its patients. In 2017, a federal district court blocked t  more

ACLU of Indiana: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Indiana Voter Purge Crosscheck Law
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 27 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana issued the following news release: A federal appeals court today affirmed a ruling blocking an Indiana law that would have allowed county election officials to kick voters off the rolls immediately without notice. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Indiana, Demos, and the firm Davis Wright Tremaine challenged the law, which sought to strip federally mandated safeguards from a state purge process that relie  more

ACLU: Victory - Appeals Court Upholds Block on Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 28 -- 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: The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a preliminary injunction against a restrictive abortion law, SEA 404, that would have imposed undue burdens on young women's personal medical decisions. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana chal  more

Brennan Center for Justice: Appeals Court Upholds Freeze on Indiana Law That Would Cancel Voter Registrations Without Telling Voters
NEW YORK, Aug. 27 -- Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law issued the following news release: A federal appeals court in Chicago today upheld a trial court ruling temporarily preventing the state of Indiana from implementing a 2017 law that could recklessly knock eligible voters off registration lists. The 2017 law directs election officials to cancel the registrations of voters identified by the flawed Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck system as having register  more

Diesel Technology Forum: New-Generation Diesel Technologies to Deliver Greatest Emission Reductions in Indiana's First-Round VW Spending
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 28 -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following news release: The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) awarded $9.8 million in first-round spending from the state's Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust to fund vehicle replacements in priority communities most in need of emission reductions across the state. Of the funds dispersed, $2.6 million is dedicated to upgrading 57 vehicles to the newest, cleanest, most advanced diesel technol  more

EVENT Sept. 11-14, 2019: American Academy of Family Physicians Schedules AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express Live Course
LEAWOOD, Kansas, Aug. 26 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians will host an event entitled AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express Live Course at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 11-14: Speakers: David Weismiller, Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada Janalynn Beste, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Associate Professor of Family Medicine - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Shawn Conner, Private Practice Physician, Assist  more

EVENT Sept. 12-15, 2019: American Academy of Sleep Medicine Schedules Sleep Medicine Essentials Event
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has announced the following event, Sleep Medicine Essentials, at the Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 12-15: Agenda and speakers: How Sleep Studies Work (The Technology of Sleep Studies) Speaker: Matthew M. Troester, DO * * * What Was That? (Waveform Recognition) Speaker: Matthew M. Troester, DO * * * Name That Stage (Sleep Stage Scoring) Speaker: Shalini Paruthi, MD * * * Name That Discharge (Arousals and EEG  more

EVENT Sept. 22-25, 2019: National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Schedules 124th Annual Convention
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 26 -- The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies will host the 124th Annual Convention in National Harbor, Maryland, on Sept. 22-25: Keynote Speakers: Sarah Thomas, The NFL's First Female Official Josh Linkner, Tech Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and New York Times Best-Selling Author * * * Emerging Tech for Property - Panel Discussion This highly informative and interactive discussion will explore the latest emerging technology that is designed t  more

EVENT Sept. 23-25, 2019: American Camp Association Schedules Fall Camp Conference
MARTINSVILLE, Indiana, Aug. 26 -- The American Camp Association will host at Hilton Bayfront, St. Petersburg, Florida, Sept. 23-25: Our theme "Recruitment to Retention" will provide the foundation for keynote presentations and breakout sessions that focus on addressing the staffing challenge many camps face. We will learn about the best practices gathered by the project real job task force and from doctoral research in organizational psychology. The opening keynote will center on recruitment st  more

EVENT Sept. 9-11, 2019: SAE International Schedules COMVEC Technology Connection Conference
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- SAE International will host the COMVEC Technology Connection Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 9-11: The COMVEC(TM) Technology Connection is the convening point for the community that develops vehicles and equipment spanning the on-highway, off-highway (agriculture, construction, industrial), ground defense, and mining sectors. From the direction of the industry and technologies under development to regulatory impacts and efficiency improvements, C  more

Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 26 -- The Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews Journal, a journal from the American College of Sports Medicine that says it provides reviews of scientific, medical and research-based topics in the field of sports medicine and exercise science, published seven research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * A Principle of Neuromechanical Matching for Motor Unit Recruitment in Human Movement * Arterial Baroreflex Resetting During Exercise in Human  more

Experienced Community Engagement Leader Joins the Mind Trust
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 28 -- The Mind Trust issued the following news release: The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has hired Lauren I. Peterson as Senior Director of Community Engagement. In her role, Peterson will activate Indianapolis families, civic leaders, and community members to support and join in The Mind Trust's goal of creating a more equitable educational landscape with meaningful input from all stakeholders. As a key member of the community engagement t  more

Greater Fort Wayne: New Program Helps Propel Leadership Skills to New Heights
FORT WAYNE, Indiana, Aug. 26 -- Greater Fort Wayne issued the following news: A new program will serve as a springboard for aspiring and current leaders in Allen County. Launched today by Greater Fort Wayne Inc., the Leadership 2.0 program will help participants take their leadership abilities to a higher level. The Leadership 2.0 curriculum builds on the existing Leadership Fort Wayne program, featuring tools and techniques that help participants more confidently lead, regardless of their pos  more

Hendricks County Community Foundation: Family Promise - Changing Our Community, One Family at a Time
AVON, Indiana, Aug. 21 -- The Hendricks County Community Foundation issued the following news release: No one would have ever thought that a small group of dedicated people in Hendricks County would start a fund at the Community Foundation and become a game-changer in the fight against homelessness. But that is exactly what Family Promise has done, and is continuing to do. The Hendricks County Community Foundation is excited to partner with this amazing organization to help families in our comm  more

Hoosier National Forest Partners With American Forests for Oak Regeneration
BEDFORD, Indiana, Aug. 28 -- American Forests issued the following news release: The Hoosier National Forest conducted a 700 acre prescribed fire in Perry County, dubbed the Jeffries Burn, in April, 2019. A prescribed fire is a fairly typical event on the forest in fall and spring, however this particular burn was unique. In fact, 500 acres of it was the very first prescribed fire for oak regeneration that American Forests has ever provided funding for and it was conducted as a national pilot f  more

National Pork Board to Host First-Ever Swine Innovation Summit
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 26 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: The National Pork Board will host the inaugural Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis on September 17, 2019, as a special event, prior to participating in the Forbes AgTech Summit Indianapolis. National Pork Board leaders will attend the Forbes AgTech Summit, held on September 18 and 19, as part of its ongoing support of AgTech innovation and the THRIVE Midwest Challenge. Forbes and SVG Ventures-THRIVE are  more

Project Lead the Way Plans to Increase Access to Professional Development Opportunities Across Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 28 -- Project Lead The Way issued the following news release: * * * - PLTW will use grant funds awarded by the Indiana Commission of Higher Education (ICHE) to partner with schools, districts, and Ball State University (BSU) to empower teachers to lead the PLTW classroom experience * * * PLTW today announced plans to increase the number of teachers trained to teach PLTW's hands-on activity-, project-, problem-based (APB) curriculum across Indiana. ICHE recently aw  more

Strong Support in Indiana CD-05 Race to U.S. Term Limits Congress
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises , 2020 U.S. House candidate for Indiana, Micah Beckwith (District 5), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Previously, two other candidates Danny Niederberger and Dee Thornton, also signed the pledge supporting term limits. Currently, U.S. Term Limits has the support of nearl  more

Two SPJ Members Recognized for Outstanding Contributions With Howard Dubin Award
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 26 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists has selected Jonathan Make and Stirling Morita to receive the Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award for contributions to their SPJ chapters and regions. Each year, this award is given to no more than two members -- one from a chapter of 75 or more members and one from a chapter of less than 75 members. The award is in honor of Howard Dubin, longtim  more