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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 20 items )  

Agriculture Distress, ABI Consumer Commission Report to Be Discussed at ABI's Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Program on Oct. 3-4
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- The American Bankruptcy Institute issued the following news release: ABI and the UMKC School of Law are pleased to present the 2019 Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Oct. 3-4, 2019! This year's program features business, consumer and professional development tracks at affordable pricing, so attendees can get the exact training that they need. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 12.7/12 hours of CLE/CPE credit a  more

Aircraft Electronics Association Launches New Jobs Board
LEE'S SUMMIT, Missouri, Sept. 3 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association issued the following news release: Coinciding with the recent Labor Day holiday in the United States, the Aircraft Electronics Association introduced its new online jobs board at AEA.net/Jobs. The revamped jobs board allows job seekers to find current employment opportunities with the convenient ability to search by keyword, company name, geographic location and job type. In addition, AEA member companies may post availabl  more

EVENT Oct. 20-22, 2019: Association of Health Care Journalists Schedules Fourth Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The Association of Health Care Journalists will host a Fourth Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health at Paradise Point, San Diego, California, Oct. 20-22: Agenda and speakers: Health Equity as the North Star in Cross-Sector Collaborations Addressing Social Determinants Speakers: Ruth Bruland, Chief Program Officer, Father Joe's Village; Dr. Rishi Manchanda, President and CEO at HealthBegins; Ami McReynolds, Chief Equity and Programs Officer, Feeding   more

EVENT Oct. 28-29, 2019: American Council on Education Schedules 2019 Ace Midwest Fall Summit
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The American Council on Education will host the 2019 Ace Midwest Fall Summit at the Crowne Plaza Downtown, Kansas City, Missouri, Oct. 28-29: Agenda: * Defining Student Success? Let the Data Speak for Itself * Aligning Mission and Value * Student Success as the Institutional Epicenter * Defining Value through the Learning Environment * Defining Value through Relationships * Sustainable Innovation: Business Models that Work * Identifying Resource Needs * Connecti  more

EVENT Oct. 4, 2019: Missouri Community College Association Schedules Allied Health Conference
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 28 -- The Missouri Community College Association will host an Allied Health Conference at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Columbia, Oct. 4: Agenda and speakers: Interprofessional Collaboration Jan Jones-Schenk, WGU * * * Put Your Knowledge into Action Jan Jones-Schenk, WGU * * * Active Learning Strategies Kim Oeth, BSNG Program Director, Central Methodist University; Lisa Bailey, BSNG Nursing Faculty, Central Methodist University * * * Stud  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation Urges Missouri District to Address Widespread State/church Violations
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation has given a Missouri public school district six directives to protect the right of conscience of its students against illegal government promotion of religion. A concerned Oak Grove R-VI School District parent reported to the national state/church watchdog dozens of distinct instances of unconstitutional religious promotion occurring within the district. T  more

Missouri River Energy Services: Moody's Affirms Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Financial Rating
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Sept. 4 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: Moody's Investors Service has affirmed its Aa3 rating with a stable outlook for the Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA). WMMPA provides financing for and is the owner of electric generation, transmission, and other facilities that are used by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) to serve its 61 member municipal electric systems in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, an  more

National Biodiesel Board Frustrated by Court Ruling on Small Refinery Exemptions
WASHINGTON, Missouri, Sept. 6 -- The National Biodiesel Board issued the following news release: Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) expressed frustration with a Court decision declining to review the Environmental Protection Agency's refusal to properly account for its flood of retroactive small refinery exemptions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit dismissed on technical grounds NBB's petition on the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard rule. NBB challenged EPA's decision to continu  more

National Biodiesel Board: Website Revamp Provides Biodiesel Information at Your Fingertips
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Sept. 3 -- The National Biodiesel Board issued the following news release: Biodiesel content is more accessible than ever thanks to the National Biodiesel Board's new website renovations. The three websites, www.biodiesel.org, www.nbb.org, and www.mybioheat.com, offer abundant information in a clean, modern style. They have also been enhanced with mobile optimization, allowing quick and easy website access from phones or tablets while on the go. "We are excited to lau  more

National Corn Growers Association: Texas Farmer Bowers Talks Trade, Corn with Field Notes
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 6 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a series that takes readers behind the farm gate to follow the year in the life of American farm families. While these growers come from diverse geographic areas and run unique operations, they share a common love for U.S. agriculture and the basic values that underpin life in farming communities. Over the h  more

National Corn Growers Association: USMCA Must Be at the Top of Fall Congressional Agenda
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 5 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Congress returns to Washington next week and passage of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) should be at the top of their agenda. Farmers have taken the opportunity to share this message with lawmakers at local events during the August break and are eager to see the working group process bear fruit so the agreement can move forward for consideration. USMCA will solidify a $4.56 billion ex  more

NCGA Hosts LCFS Regulators and Environmental Non-Profits
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 3 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association and Renewable Fuels Association last week hosted Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulators from the California Air Resources Board and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, along with representatives of leading environmental non-profit organizations for a Midwest tour of corn-growing and ethanol decarbonization technologies. The tour was designed for  more

NCGA Supports EPA'S Interim Decision on Glyphosate Registration
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 4 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: * * * - NCGA Supports EPA's Interim Decision on Glyphosate Registration * * * The NCGA recently submitted comments in support of U.S. EPA's proposed interim registration review decision for glyphosate. EPA is required to review pesticide registrations every 15 years to comply with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), but may choose to issue interim decisions as needed t  more

United Soccer Coaches Announces College Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 3 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: Two NCAA Division I student-athletes and one from the Junior College ranks have received United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week honors, the association announced on Tuesday. USC junior forward Tara McKeown and Florida Gulf Coast senior midfielder Ryan Medilah have been named the United Soccer Coaches Division I Players of the Week, while Herkimer College sophomore Kristin Purcell has been named Junior College   more

United Soccer Coaches Member Club Program Recognizes Five Year Anniversaries
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 6 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: The United Soccer Coaches Member Club Program is pleased to recognize youth soccer organizations who have participated in providing their coaches with access to Association related benefits and opportunities for five consecutive years. Since its inception in August 2012, this unique program has provided over 500 youth soccer organizations and their coaches access to United Soccer Coaches resources, benefits and   more

United Soccer Coaches: First Regular Season Junior College Rankings Released
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 3 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches released the first set of regular season rankings for Junior College Division I men and women, and Division III women on Tuesday. (Note: Junior College Division III men will be released when it becomes available) Junior College DI Rankings: Men | Women Junior College DIII Rankings: Men | Women New teams sit atop both men's and women's polls for Junior College Division I. Monroe College-N  more

United Soccer Coaches: First Set of Regular Season High School Rankings Released
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 3 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and USA TODAY High School Sports released today the first boys and girls regular season soccer polls in the USA TODAY/United Soccer Coaches Super 25 Fall Rankings. St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. is off to a 1-0 start to this season and maintained the top spot in the boys' rankings with Medina (Medina, Ohio) jumping into the number two spot with a 4-0 start. Martin Luther King, Jr. (New  more

United Soccer Coaches: Latest NCAA DI Rankings Feature New No. 1 Teams in Both Polls
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 3 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: New teams sit atop both the men's and women's polls as United Soccer Coaches released the latest rankings for NCAA Division I soccer on Tuesday. Wake Forest moved up three spots to grab the top spot in the first men's regular season ranking of the year, while North Carolina moved up one spot to No. 1 in the second set of women's rankings. NCAA DI Rankings: Men | Women Wake Forest takes over the top spot in the   more

United Soccer Coaches: The Legacy of Walter Chyzowych
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 4 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Walt Chyzowych's sudden passing in September 1994, United Soccer Coaches recalls his vital role in forming our sport and propelling the quality of soccer in the United States during our modernizing era. Walt's service began in earnest when Dettmar Cramer identified him as the person to lead the professionalization of American soccer coaching. By educating, cultivating and e  more

VFW's 'Return to Vietnam' Trip Drawing Opens
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 5 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: The Veterans of Foreign Wars is now accepting entries for its annual "Return to Vietnam" trip drawing. Vietnam Memorial StatuesIf you received a Purple Heart for being wounded in Vietnam, you could be one of nine* lucky veterans to win this in-country tour from April 16-29, 2020. The trip will include visits to Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), the DMZ, Khe Sanh, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Marble Mount  more