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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 15 items )  

Costco Pork Tied to New PETA Expose
ISSAQUAH, Washington, Oct. 9 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Maggots, Filth, and Crowding Were Found at Pig Supplier * * * Today, PETA released never-before-seen whistleblower footage (https://headlines.peta.org/indiana-pig-farm/) taken inside a supplier to JBS USA, the nation's second-largest pig slaughterer, whose Swift brands are sold at Costco. Pigs with bloody open sores, mother pigs so injured that they could barely move, dying  more

Environmental Integrity Project: Almost 600 EPA Veterans Call for Investigation Into Trump's Political Abuse of EPA Authority
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The Environmental Integrity Project issued the following news: * * * - Prompted by EPA Threats Against CA, Former EPA Officials Sign Letter to U.S. House Oversight Committee * * * Almost 600 former EPA officials sent a letter ( https://www.environmentalintegrity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Letter-to-U.S.-House-Protesting-Trump-EPA-Threats-against-CA.pdf)today to the U.S. House demanding an investigation into President Trump's abuse of EPA authority by threatening Ca  more

Indiana's Electric Cooperatives to Complete More Than 40 Unique Service Projects
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 10 -- The Indiana Electric Cooperatives issued the following news release: * * * - Cooperatives will volunteer their time to a statewide community day of service * * * Indiana's electric cooperatives will host the annual "Indiana's Electric Cooperative Community Day" Friday, Oct. 11. Twenty-seven of Indiana's electric cooperatives will complete a project that meets a specific need within their service area. Working side-by-side, Indiana's electric cooperatives wi  more

Jim Steinle of Virginia Receives Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors--National Association Col. George D. Scott Award
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors--National Association issued the following news release: Recognizing commitment to the plumbing-heating-cooling (p-h-c) industry - plus decades of dedication to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association - PHCC presented its prestigious Col. George D. Scott Award to James S. Steinle, owner of Atomic Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The honor was announced on Oct. 4 at PHCCCONNECT2019 in India  more

Kroger Pork Tied to New PETA Expose
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 9 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Maggots, Filth, and Crowding Were Found at Pig Supplier * * * Today, PETA released never-before-seen whistleblower footage (https://headlines.peta.org/indiana-pig-farm/) taken inside a supplier to JBS USA, the nation's second-largest pig slaughterer, whose Swift brands are sold at Kroger. Pigs with bloody open sores, mother pigs so injured that they could barely move, dying pig  more

Lumina Foundation: Veterans Say Non-Degree Credentials Pay Off
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 8 -- The Lumina Foundation issued the following news release: Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation today released a national survey of more than 30,000 U.S. veterans, which found those without degrees are much more likely to hold certificates or certifications than their non-veteran peers. And those credentials provide meaningful financial returns: veterans with certificates or certifications earn an average of $10,000 more per year than veterans with no po  more

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture: State Ag Officials Attend Signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement at White House
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture issued the following news release: Today the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) joined other leading agricultural stakeholders at the White House to witness the signing of the initial U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. Indiana Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler, At-Large Member of NASDA's Board of Directors and Chair of NASDA's Plant Agriculture & Pesticide Regulation Committee, and NASD  more

New Sigma Book Provides Strategies to Prevent Violence in Healthcare Settings
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 10 -- The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing issued the following news: * * * - S. E. McKnight provides tools and techniques to help nurses and other healthcare professionals manage aggressive behavior and foster safer working environments * * * Violent incidents are more than four times as likely to occur in healthcare settings than in other professional workplaces. In 2014, 21% of registered nurses and nursing students reported being physical  more

NIET Awarded $47 Million Federal Grant to Strengthen Educator Effectiveness and Student Learning in Indiana
SANTA MONICA, California, Oct. 8 -- The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching issued the following news release: * * * - Funds will support educators' career opportunities, professional learning, and strategic compensation in Perry, Goshen, and Brown schools * * * The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $47 million grant from the federal Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Program to expand and sustain work   more

PETA: Filth, Crowding, Dying Piglets Found at JBS Swift Supplier
GREELEY, Colorado, Oct. 9 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Seeks Investigation Into Maggot-Ridden Facility * * * Pigs with bloody sores, mother pigs so injured they could barely move, and dying piglets left to rot alongside their surviving siblings--all captured on camera in a new PETA expose (https://headlines.peta.org/indiana-pig-farm/) of Indiana's East Fork Farms, which supplies the Kentucky slaughterhouse of Greeley-based JBS  more

PETA: Video - Filth, Crowding, and Dying Piglets Found at Local East Fork Farms
BROWNSTOWN, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Asks State Authorities to Investigate Maggot-Ridden Facility, Which Supplies JBS Swift * * * Pigs with bloody open sores, mother pigs so injured that they could barely move, and dead piglets left to rot alongside their surviving siblings--all of this was captured on camera in a new PETA expose of East Fork Farms, which supplies the Louisville, Kentucky, slaughterhouse of  more

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors--National Association Recognizes Ken Midgett as 2019 Plumbing Instructor of the Year
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors--National Association issued the following news release: Ken Midgett of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI) in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, was named the PHCC 2019 Plumbing Instructor of the Year during PHCCCONNECT2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Midgett, who also serves as Chair of the Allentown Master Plumbers Association (AMPA), has been teaching at LCTI for 11 years. With a background as a Licensed Master Plumber and more   more

Pork Brands Sold at Costco and Kroger Tied to New PETA Expose
BROWNSTOWN, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Maggots, Filth, and Crowding Found at Pig Farm Supplying JBS, Maker of Swift Premium * * * Today, PETA released never-before-seen whistleblower footage captured inside a supplier to JBS USA, the nation's second-largest pig slaughterer, whose Swift brands are sold at Kroger, Costco, and other stores. Pigs with bloody sores, mother pigs so injured that they could barely move,   more

Society of Professional Journalists Appalled by Alleged Treatment of Journalist by Customs and Border Protection Official
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 7 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists is appalled at the treatment of a journalist by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official late last week during which the official allegedly withheld the journalist's passport until he admitted that he writes "propaganda." Ben Watson, a reporter for Defense One, a news outlet that covers defense and national security, was returning to Dulles Internatio  more

Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine Issues 4 Research Articles in Oct. 1, 2019 Edition
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 9 -- The Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine concentrates on the translation of science to action, published four research articles on the following topics in its Oct. 1, 2019 edition: * 2-yr Biomechanically Informed ACL Injury Prevention Training Intervention in Female Field Hockey Players * Faith-Integrated Physical Activity Intervention and Cardiometabolic Risk in African American Women * Mediators of a 12-Month Change in Physical Ac  more