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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 16 items )  

American Football Coaches Association: Big First Quarter Pushes Weber State Past Northern Iowa
WACO, Texas, Sept. 30 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: A 20-point first quarter proved to be too much for Northern Iowa to overcome as Weber State came away with a 29-17 victory. The Wildcats opened the game with 17 unanswered points and held on until the finish, moving up one spot to No. 5 in this week's AFCA FCS Coaches' Top 25 Poll. With the loss, Northern Iowa fell six spots to No. 13. North Dakota State still sits No. 1 following their bye week. Jame  more

American Football Coaches Association: Concordia Come From Behind to Beat Saint Xavier, Stays Undefeated
WACO, Texas, Sept. 30 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Trailing 21-0 after the first quarter, Concordia (Mich.) scored 42 unanswered points and held on for a 42-35 win on the road against then-No. 9 Saint Xavier (Ill.). The win moves the Cardinals to 4-0 on the season and they stay at No. 5 in the AFCA NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll. The loss dropped Saint Xavier six spots to No. 15. Morningside (Iowa), who was idle this past week, still sits No. 1, receiving   more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: Iowa - Researchers Warn of Extreme Heat in 2019 Iowa Climate Statement
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: Just weeks after July 2019 became the hottest month in 140 years of record keeping, science faculty and researchers from Iowa colleges and universities have endorsed the ninth annual Iowa Climate Statement 2019: Dangerous Heat Events to Become More Frequent and Severe. The statement warns of sobering extreme heat projections for the region. Based on the most up-to-date scientifi  more

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty: UIowa Officials Personally Liable for Religious Discrimination
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty issued the following news release, dated Sept. 27: * * * - Court orders University to let religious student groups stay * * * A vice president and other officers at the University of Iowa must pay out of their own pockets for discriminating against a religious student group. In InterVarsity v. University of Iowa, a federal court ruled that the University and its officers violated the law when they kicked InterVarsity off campus for   more

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Moms Demand Action Applaud Former Vice President Joe Biden for Elevating Issue of Gun Violence Prevention in 2020 Presidential Campaign
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Former Vice President Biden Released Plans Ahead of Gun Safety Forum in Nevada Today - Biden Attended Everytown's Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Iowa in August and Received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction in September * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements today in response   more

Iowa Farm Bureau Issues Statement on EPA Renewable Fuels Announcement
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 4 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Craig Hill on Environmental Protection Agency renewable fuels announcement: The following statement may be attributed to Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill: "Iowa Farm Bureau is encouraged that promises to farmers made for 15 billion gallons of renewable fuels will be kept by the Administration. Burdened by six years of a downturned ag economy, depressed commodity prices and weather  more

LULAC Scores Major Victory for Latino Voters in Iowa
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The League of United Latin American Citizens issued the following news release: * * * - Nation's Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Sees a Win Against Voter Suppression Legislation in the State * * * A District Court Judge in Iowa issued an important ruling Tuesday in a major win for LULAC by overturning several major elements of a voter suppression law that was passed by the state legislature in 2017. The judge's ruling sends a clear message to those who  more

Meet Your NAFA Community Leaders: Michael G. Wilson, CAFM, Fleet Services Manager, University of Iowa
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 3 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: Launched during the 2019 Institute & Expo this past April, NAFA's Communities have been setting the pace for membership networking and interaction. Each NAFA Community goes deep into a specific aspect and/or segment of fleet. NAFA spoke with the leader of the Educational/University Fleets Community, Michael G. Wilson, CAFM(R). He is Fleet Services Manager for the University of Iowa. Mike i  more

National Corn Growers Association: Ross Reflects on Leadership With Eye on Future Entering FY 2020
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 1 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association entered a new fiscal year today and seated the 2020 Corn Board with Kevin Ross of Minden, Iowa assuming the presidency. Off the Cob spoke with the new president to explore his views on what lies ahead for corn farmers in 2020 and his goals for his term. Looking at the year ahead, Ross is grateful for the chance to serve and to create opportunities to fully utili  more

National Pork Board Report Calls for Pork Industry to Better Meet the Needs of Hispanic Consumers
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 2 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: * * * - New Research Identifies Steps for Retailers and Packers to Seize Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity * * * A National Pork Board report shows U.S. Latinos' affinity for pork and growing purchasing power make it a critical audience for the industry, but as Hispanics acculturate, their pork consumption declines. The new report, Time to Tango: Latinos are Pork's Future, reveals steps food retailers and p  more

National Pork Board: Pennsylvania Farmer Named America's Pig Farmer of the Year
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 1 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: * * * - Chris Hoffman received annual recognition from Pork Checkoff * * * Chris Hoffman, a pig farmer from McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, is America's Pig Farmer of the YearSM for 2019-2020 after netting the highest combined score in third-party judging and online voting. The award recognizes the pig farmers in the U.S. that exemplify industry leadership, a demonstrated focus in raising pigs following the   more

National Pork Producers Council: Agriculture Groups Urge USDA to Quickly Establish Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following news release: Representatives of the National Pork Producers Council, the National Milk Producers Federation, the National Corn Growers Association and Iowa State University today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move as quickly as possible to establish a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. At a press conference today, these groups recognized the steps USDA has taken to establish the ban  more

Partnership for a Healthier America and NACS Announce New Commitment With Kum & Go for Healthier Convenience Retailing
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 2 -- The National Association of Convenience Stores issued the following news release: Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), a nonprofit that helps leverage the power of corporate America to improve the food supply, and the National Association of Convenience Stores(NACS), which represents the nation's 153,000-plus convenience stores, today announced that NACS member Kum & Go is committing to offer healthier foods at healthier prices throughout its 400 locations. PHA  more

Tina Gridiron to Join ACT's Center for Equity in Learning as Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 4 -- ACT, a provider of financial and volunteer support to communities and organizations, issued the following news release: Tina Gridiron, a leader in higher education and philanthropy, will join ACT's Center for Equity in Learning as vice president of philanthropic partnerships. Gridiron will cultivate and secure external philanthropic partners to help the Center close gaps in equity, opportunity and achievement for learners from underserved backgrounds. "We are incredi  more

Tina Gridiron to Join American College Testing's Center for Equity in Learning as Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 4 -- American College Testing issued the following news release: Tina Gridiron, a leader in higher education and philanthropy, will join ACT's Center for Equity in Learning as vice president of philanthropic partnerships. Gridiron will cultivate and secure external philanthropic partners to help the Center close gaps in equity, opportunity and achievement for learners from underserved backgrounds. "We are incredibly excited to have Tina on our team to help us address issu  more

UnityPoint Health: The Tumors & Stages of Breast Cancer Explained
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 30 -- UnityPoint Health issued the following news: The words no woman wants to hear: "you have breast cancer." The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be approximately 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2019. Sadly, it's estimated that over 41,000 women will die in 2019 from breast cancer. A cancer diagnosis can be a scary, stressful and confusing time in a woman's life. There are so many different words and terms when it comes to describi  more