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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 25 items )  

'We're...Trying to Redraw Partisan-Heavy Maps.' Civitas Institute Files Public Records Requests Into Rep. Deb Butler's Statement
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 11 -- Civitas Institute, which is self-described as a "501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity," issued the following news release: Today, Civitas Institute filed a public records request, pursuant to Chapter 132 of the North Carolina General Statutes, asking Representatives Deb Butler (New Hanover-D) and Darren Jackson (Wake-D), as well as House Speaker Tim Moore (Cleveland-R), for  more

American Medical Association: National Opioid Policy Roadmap Highlights State Efforts on Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) and Manatt Health released an analysis today identifying effective state policies used to combat the opioid epidemic. The analysis looked at the response to the epidemic in four states and determined which polices increased access to evidence-based treatment for people with a substance use disorder. The AMA and Manatt originally reviewed policies in Colorado, Missis  more

Big Names in Mobility and Infrastructure Join ITS America
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Intelligent Transportation Society of America issued the following news release: Some of the leading names in technology, innovation, mobility and infrastructure have joined the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) over the past six months. curbFlow, CVO Holdings, HAAS Alert, Michelin, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Park City Municipal, Techna-Pro Electric, Teleste, Uber, Via, and the Virginia Department of Transportation are par  more

Center for Biological Diversity: North Carolina Governor Urged to End Duke Monopoly, Transform Energy System
RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 9 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Energy Justice NC Coalition today called on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to end Duke Energy's monopoly and transform the state's electricity system to 100 percent renewable energy as soon as possible. In official comments submitted on the North Carolina Clean Energy Plan, the coalition also urged the governor to fight climate change and ensure economic and  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Thursday Rally in Raleigh to Urge Public Hearing on UNC's Push to Renew Permit for Dirty Coal Plant
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 10 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: Conservation and climate justice groups will rally on Thursday in Raleigh to demand greater public input into the University of North Carolina's request to continue operating its coal-burning power plant indefinitely. The groups will gather at Halifax Mall to demand that the North Carolina Division of Air Quality hold a public hearing and extend the comment period on UNC-Chapel Hill's re  more

Common Cause Asks Court to Release the Secret Files of the GOP Gerrymandering Mastermind
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- Common Cause issued the following news release: Today Common Cause and other leading civil rights and transparency advocates asked North Carolina's Wake County Superior Court to publicly release hundreds of thousands of documents created by the late Thomas Hofeller, the Republican strategist responsible for many of the most controversial GOP gerrymanders of the last decade. The Hofeller files were put under a protective order until Sept. 18 so the political consulting f  more

Conservation Fund: Efforts to Protect Maggie Valley's Watershed Celebrated
MAGGIE VALLEY, North Carolina, Sept. 13 -- The Conservation Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Ongoing conservation work will secure drinking water, expand recreational opportunities, and protect habitat for wildlife in Western North Carolina * * * Today a special event was held to celebrate the private-public partnership working to protect critical lands within the Maggie Valley watershed. The Conservation Fund and the Maggie Valley Sanitary District have embarked on a multi-ye  more

Duke Health: Duke Performs First HOPE Act HIV+ Live Kidney Transplant in N.C. and Region
DURHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 13 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - A donor's altruism leads to the nation's second HIV-positive live kidney transplant * * * For years as a transplant coordinator helping others navigate the organ transplantation process, Norfolk resident Karl Neumann was acutely aware of the shortage of donated organs. Yet he could not offer his organs to those in need. Impeding Neumann and thousands of others was an outdated law that barred HIV-posi  more

EMILY's List Issues Statement on Veto of North Carolina Gov. Cooper Budget
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- EMILY's List issued the following statement by Communications Vice President Christina Reynolds in response to North Carolina Republicans' veto of Gov. Roy Cooper's budget: After promising not to, Republican leaders in the state House held the vote during a memorial service for the victims of the September 11th attacks. Just nine Democratic lawmakers were present at the time. "Time and again, the North Carolina GOP has proven they will do anything to win, but this move  more

FFRF Issues Statement on President Trump's Remarks in Rally in North Carolina
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 11 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following statement by Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor on the remarks by President Trump in the rally in North Carolina: President Trump openly pandered to evangelicals and atheist-baited at a recent rally in North Carolina. Trump claimed on Monday, Sept. 9, that the Democrats are not religious and are trying to take away religion. "Whether it has to do with religion, our evangelicals ... what we've done for th  more

International Housewares Association Partners With Good360 to Assist in Hurricane Dorian Relief
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 11 -- The International Housewares Association issued the following news release: Housewares suppliers can help residents from the Bahamas to North Carolina recover from Hurricane Dorian by donating needed products to Good360, the International Housewares Association announced today. IHA is partnering once again with Good360 to provide hurricane victims with home products as they rebuild their lives and homes. IHA partnered with Good360 last year to help with the recov  more

Journal of Applied Gerontology Issues 6 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
TAYLORSVILLE, North Carolina, Sept. 14 -- The Journal of Applied Gerontology, a journal that says it focuses on research applications intended to improve the health and quality of life of older persons or to enhance our understanding of age-related issues from the Southern Gerontological Society, published six research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Exploring Variation in Certified Nursing Assistant Assignments From the Perspective of Nursing Home Residents: A   more

Majority of Pet Sitters Booking Now for the Holidays, Pet Sitters International Survey Reveals
KING, North Carolina, Sept. 12 -- Pet Sitters International issued the following news release: * * * - The association advises pet owners to start searching now for professional pet sitters for their holiday pet-care needs. * * * Now is the time to start searching for a professional pet sitter for your holiday pet-care needs, Pet Sitters International (PSI) advises, after its latest survey revealed that three-fourths of pet sitters are already accepting holiday pet-sitting reservations. PSI  more

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium: Project Tests Technology Transfer in Soft-Shell Blue Crab Aquaculture
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi, Sept. 11 -- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium issued the following news: Dana Schmidt, an aquaculture facility assistant at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, North Carolina, was chosen to travel south this summer and spend eight weeks working at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Coast Research Laboratory's Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center (TCMAC) in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She drove nearly 900 miles with coolers contai  more

N.C. Justice Center: Press Conference in Reidsville to Focus on Medicaid Expansion and Its Effect on Rural Hospitals
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 9 -- The North Carolina Justice Center issued the following news: Tomorrow, September 10th, the NC Justice Center will hold a press conference at Rockingham Community College in Reidsville to highlight the research findings from our latest report, "Strong medicine: Why Medicaid expansion is the right treatment for rural hospitals, economies." Nicole Dozier, Director of the Justice Center's Health Advocacy Project, will facilitate the press conference, featuring s  more

Natural Resources Defense Council Issues Statement on Override of Gov. Cooper's Budget Veto
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 11 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement by staff attorney Valerie Baron on the override of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto: After explicitly proclaiming there would be no votes this week - and with only half of the General Assembly present - the North Carolina House majority voted to override Governor Roy Cooper's budget veto today. Under the majority-backed budget, approved in June, minimal new requirements for indu  more

North Carolina Adopts the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Students
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The International Society for Technology in Education issued the following news release: * * * - Decision Will Empower Students and Harness Personalized Learning * * * North Carolina's State Board of Education recently voted to adopt the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) Standards for Students. With this decision, the Tar Heel State becomes the 15th state to use the newest set of student standards as a guiding framework to support educators an  more

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Hearts and Thoughts With Ocracoke and Other Areas After Hurricane Dorian
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Sept. 10 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: Our hearts and thoughts go out to our NCCAT employees at Ocracoke Island and those who are recovering from Hurricane Dorian. All our employees are safe. There is a great deal of cleanup and work ahead for all involved. We appreciate the offers of support to NCCAT and ask you to keep the people of Ocracoke Island and others in your thoughts and hearts during this difficul  more

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching: Focus Friday Program MTSS for Administrators Registration Open Now
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Sept. 8 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: How do you create an environment where every student has access to what they need to succeed? Critical factors in supporting students include defining our core, developing structures of equity and access for all, and creating a data-based implementation plan. Join NCCAT on October 4th in Cullowhee for "Focus Friday - MTSS for Administrators." The program number is 15176. W  more

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation Receives $200,000 From Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Sept. 10 -- Novant Health Rowan Medical Center issued the following news release: Novant Health Rowan Medical Center (NHRMC) Foundation has received $200,000 from The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts for the Novant Health Wallace Cancer Center currently under construction on the corner of Mocksville and Mahaley avenues in Salisbury. Once completed, the Wallace Cancer Center will improve patient quality of life by providing patient-centered care, enhanced care c  more

Physicians Join Maine Medical Partners
PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 10 -- The Maine Medical Center issued the following news release: Marie Caldwell, M.D., has joined Maine Medical Partners - Endocrinology & Diabetes. Dr. Caldwell is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. She comes to MMC from University of North Carolina Hospitals where she completed her residency, including serving as chief resident, and endocrinology fellowship. She received her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Caldwel  more

Southern Environmental Law Center: Swift Action Needed Towards North Carolina Clean Energy Plan's Goal
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Sept. 9 -- The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: The Southern Environmental Law Center submitted comments on the draft Clean Energy Plan by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality as the public comment period closed. Once the agency considers public comments received, it will send the plan to an interagency council which will then submit the plan to the governor for his consideration. "The draft clean energy plan re  more

U.S. Term Limits: Pete D'Abrosca Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- 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 candidate Pete D'Abrosca, 2020 U.S. House candidate for North Carolina (district 7), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. U.S. Term Limits has the support of nearly 70 pledge signers in Congress. USTL President Philip Blumel commented on D'Abrosca's pledge saying, "Pete's su  more

United Soccer Coaches: Latest Rankings Showcase Top Teams Across College Soccer
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches released the latest rankings for NCAA Division I and Junior College men's and women's soccer along with the first regular season rankings for NCAA Divisions II and III on Tuesday. Click here to view Table: https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/latest-rankings-showcase-top-teams-across-college-soccer/ Wake Forest sits at No. 1 in the Division I men's poll for the second consecutive week with a 4  more

Urogynecologist Joins Albany Med Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
ALBANY, New York, Sept. 12 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: Katherine Husk, M.D., has joined Albany Med's urogynecology team in its Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN). As a urogynecologist, Dr. Husk specializes in pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgeries. She treats patients who have pelvic floor disorders, including urinary and bowel incontinence, prolapse of the vagina, cervix, bladder or uterus, and fist  more