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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 22 items )  

EVENT Oct. 5-9, 2019: American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials Schedules Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will host its Annual Meeting at the Marriott Grand, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 5-9: Agenda and speakers include: Beyond the Hype: Leveraging New Technologies from Planning through Project Delivery by CDM Smith State DOT leaders are regularly bombarded with the new "latest and greatest" technology that will solve a DOT's challenges, both internally and externally, making them more efficient and improv  more

Journal of Applied Meteorology & Climatology Issues 13 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sept. 23 -- The Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, a journal that says it features applied research on meteorology and climatology from the American Meteorological Society, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Artificial Detection of Lower-Frequency Periodicity in Climatic Studies by Wavelet Analysis Demonstrated on Synthetic Time Series * Constructing a Multifrequency Passive Microwave Hail Retrieval and Cl  more

Journal of Rural Health Issues 15 Research Articles in Autumn 2019 Edition
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 27 -- The Journal of Rural Health, a journal that says it features rural health research, policy discussion and education information from the National Rural Health Association, published 15 research articles, including the following topics, in its Autumn 2019 edition: * Air Quality in Association With Rural Coal Mining and Combustion in New South Wales Australia * Associations of Patient Experience in Primary Care With Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Vis  more

Missouri Chamber Honored as 2019 State Chamber of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Sept. 26 -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued the following news release: The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been named the 2019 State Chamber of the Year. The honor, awarded by the Council of State Chambers (COSC), was revealed on Sept. 25 during the COSC's national convention in Denver. "This is a tremendous honor for our organization as well as the thousands of member companies and local chambers of commerce that support the Missou  more

National 4 H Council and the United States Air Force Team Up to Deliver STEM Education
CHEVY CHASE, Maryland, Sept. 24 -- The National 4-H Council issued the following news release: National 4 H Council today announced a $150,000 grant from the United States Air Force to expose more young people to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Through this partnership, communities in Colorado, Missouri, and Utah will receive free curriculum to implement 4 H National Youth Science Day (4 H NYSD), which is 4 H's signature STEM program that engages over 250,000 youth  more

National Corn Growers Association Issues Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 25 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following statement by President Lynn Chrisp on the U.S.-Japan trade agreement: "Japan has been a strong trading partner and friend for American agriculture, now the second largest purchaser of U.S. corn. "NCGA has long-advocated for an agreement with Japan and, with many farmers struggling amid challenging times in agriculture, this is very welcome news. "While we await further details, it seems this phase o  more

National Corn Growers Association: Chrisp Reflects on Time as President, Keeps an Eye on the Future
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 24 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: As the fiscal year comes to an end, the National Corn Growers Association's Corn Board prepares to seat new members and officers on October 1. When the 2019 Executive Committee steps down, NCGA President Lynn Chrisp, of Hastings, Nebraska, will move into the role of chairman, passing the role of president to current NCGA First Vice President Kevin Ross. The Off the Cob podcast series caught up wit  more

National Corn Growers Association: Hungeru Launches Tour to Share AG'S Story on College Campuses
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 23 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Last week, this year's class of HungerU ambassadors prepared to launch the college tour portion of the program during a day of educational presentations in Washington D.C. The already-accomplished students prepared to have peer-to-peer conversations at universities that graduated tomorrow's leader in business, government, science and other fields that open minds to the importance of modern agricult  more

National Corn Growers Association: Trade And Biofuels Offer Solution for Weak AG Economy
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 25 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Earlier this week, NCGA attended the Ag Outlook Forum in Kansas, City. Guests, including NCGA manager of Market Development, Michael Granche, traveled from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska to hear from esteemed speakers on the health of the U.S. agricultural economy, the trade war, and what potential challenges and opportunities lay ahead for the industry. Speakers included; Kansas Senator Jer  more

National PTA Issues Statement on Football Night Gun Violence
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 28 -- The National Parent Teacher Association issued the following statement by President Leslie Boggs on high school football night gun violence: "According to an article published this week in Education Week, since the start of the new school year, at least seven shootings have occurred in or near high school football stadiums, including in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Any act of violence involving children and youth is intolerable--  more

Ozarks Teen Challenge Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization
BRANSON WEST, Missouri, Sept. 26 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Ozarks Teen Challenge of Branson West, MO. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Ozarks Teen Challenge joins a growing number of  more

Truckload Carriers Association: Professional Truck Driver Helps Resuscitate Colleague
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 26 -- The Truckload Carriers Association issued the following news: The Truckload Carriers Association has named Clyde Nelson of Neosho, Missouri, a professional truck driver with AATCO (Tri-State) of Joplin, Missouri, a Highway Angel. He is being recognized for his efforts to resuscitate a colleague after she collapsed from an apparent cardiac arrest. Clyde Nelson was walking across the parking lot at work one morning in July when he noticed a woman lying on the gr  more

United Soccer Coaches: Coach Developer Diploma - What You Need to Know
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 26 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: The Coach Developer Diploma, United Soccer Coaches' latest advanced diploma offering, is designed to enable the club Director of Coaching (DOC) to support the on-going professional development of coaches in delivering excellent coaching practice. The course will help coaches create professional development plans and use mentoring to provide supported practice to the field and will allow coaches to receive feedb  more

United Soccer Coaches: Eight Student-Athletes Earn College Player of the Week Honors
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 24 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: Eight student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions, as well as two representatives from the junior college ranks, have received Player of the Week honors from United Soccer Coaches, the association announced on Tuesday. NCAA Division I Men: Manuel Ferriol (James Madison) NCAA Division I Women: Elyse Huber (North Dakota State) NCAA Division II Men: Adam Whybrow (Quincy) NCAA Division II Women: Dana   more

United Soccer Coaches: Latest Girls' Rankings See Top 10 Shakeup
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 24 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and USA Today High School Sports released the latest boys' and girls' regular season soccer polls in the USA TODAY/ United Soccer Coaches super 25 Fall Rankings. St. Benedict's Prep out of Newark, N.J. now with a 7-0-1 record remains No.1, while Medina (Medina, Ohio) and Martin Luther King, Jr. (New York, N.Y.) are holding steady in second and third. Salesianum School (Wilmington, Del.)   more

United Soccer Coaches: Lisa Cole Set to Lead Antigua and Barbuda Women's Football
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 27 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: Last month, the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) hired former NWSL head coach, and United Soccer Coaches Director of Goalkeeping, Lisa Cole as their Head of Women's Football Development and Senior Women's National Team head coach. Her hire comes ahead of ABFA's upcoming performance in the Caribbean Football Union's Olympic Qualifying tournament. In her role as Head of Women's Football Development  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Food Insecurity Doesn't Just Mean That People Are Going Hungry'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 25 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Uniting to Combat Hunger Provides 300,000 Meals to Orlando Families * * * In its second year, Uniting to Combat Hunger, a campaign dedicated to providing food-insecure families with nutritious meals, supplied more than 300,000 meals to needy families in July at the 120th VFW National Convention in Orlando, Fla. The VFW and Humana worked together with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Cen  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Only in America'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 26 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - A VFW Life member in Virginia has been named to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, and he credits his Air Force training for this opportunity * * * Rob Wilkins has never competed in a bodybuilding competition, but his lifelong passion for the fitness regimen aligned with his 26-year Air Force career and led to an appointment on the President's Council on Sports, F  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Finding Opportunity Through Education
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 24 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Burger King scholarship program aids veterans * * * The Burger King McLamore Foundation has awarded nearly $2 million through its scholarship program to veterans and their families, including the child of a veteran among this year's recipients. BK McLamore Foundation LogoBurger King Scholars has awarded $40 million in scholarships, $4 million of which was issued last year. The majority  more

VFW Energized Growing As It Begins Its 120th Year
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 26 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Twelve decades later the VFW remains veterans' best advocate * * * On Sept. 29, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is celebrating its 120th year as our nation's largest and most accomplished combat veterans service organization. VFW 120In 1899, in a small tailor shop in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, 13 Spanish-American War veterans allied together with a determined resolve to fig  more

VFW: VA Health Care Trending in Right Direction
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 27 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Seventh 'Our Care' survey reveals pulse of veterans * * * The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States this week released the results of its latest nationwide survey on the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system from the veterans' point-of-view. Now in its seventh edition, the VFW created "Our Care" in the aftermath of the nationwide crisis in access to care and confiden  more

Women Leaders in College Sports: NCAA Division I, II and III Athletic Director Research
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 24 -- Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators) issued the following news release: Women Leaders in College Sports, the nation's premier women's athletic leadership association, in collaboration with executive director and distinguished professor Glenn Wong, and Stephanie Jarvis, from the Allan "Bud" Selig Master of Sports Law and Business program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Ariz  more