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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 23 items )  

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials: Best and Most Popular Transportation Projects Win National Awards
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials issued the following news release: The Infrastructure Improvements to Downtown St. Louis project - a collaboration between Illinois and Missouri DOTs that delivered major multimodal enhancements to both states - received the Grand Prize in the 2019 America's Transportation Awards competition. The $801 million project dramatically improved travel times and provided a new connection to the iconic  more

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials: Celebrated Leaders and Missouri DOT Honored for Service and Innovation
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials issued the following news release: The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials today presented four major awards to three prominent transportation leaders and the Missouri Department of Transportation for exceptional service and innovation during a special ceremony at the organization's Annual Meeting. George S. Bartlett Award Kirk Steudle, senior vice president for  more

American Soybean Association Seeks Candidates for Soy Scholarship
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 9 -- The American Soybean Association issued the following news release: The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture by presenting them with a scholarship. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or university during the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarship is managed  more

Cancer Action Network: Gov. Parson Proclaims October 13, 2019 'Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day' in Missouri
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 11 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: When she was 34, Rebecca Schutz of O'Fallon had just given birth to her third child when she discovered a lump in her breast. Unfortunately, her worst fears were confirmed when she was given the news that what started as breast cancer had spread to other organs. Schutz is living with metastatic breast cancer. She knows she is lucky to be alive but doesn't take life for granted.   more

Corn Growers Making Significant Contribution to Bee Health Cause
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 10 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: NCGA constantly works to ensure corn growers' voices are represented in wide-ranging conversations on sustainability issues like the long-term health and viability of honeybees. Most recently, NCGA Director of Biotechnology and Crop Inputs, Nicole Hasheider, participated in the annual meeting of the Honeybee Health Coalition. As an active member of the coalition for several years, NCGA ensures The   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

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Gov. Mike Parson Named Missouri Chamber's 2019 Man in the Arena
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued the following news release: Gov. Mike Parson is a pro-business champion and the Missouri Chamber is excited to honor him with our highest governmental award -- Man in the Arena. Gov. Parson will accept the honor during the Missouri Business Awards on Nov. 14 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. This event serves as the annual meeting of the Missouri Chamber--which was recently named the 2019 State Chamber of the  more

National Association of Insurance Commissioners to Release SERFF Assessment RFP
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 10 -- The National Association of Insurance Commissioners issued the following news release: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announced it will be issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) next week for assistance in conducting a business and technical assessment of the NAIC's System for Electronic Rates and Forms Filing (SERFF). SERFF is a web-based system that facilitates the electronic submission of insurance product filings by insurers and t  more

National Corn Growers Association: Linder Looks Toward Building on Strengths in Fiscal Year 20
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 9 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association entered a new fiscal year on October 1 and seated the 2020 Corn Board with John Linder of Edison, Ohio assuming the position of first vice president. Off the Cob spoke with him to delve into his views on what lies ahead for farmers in the upcoming years and his thoughts on the important role farmers play in NCGA as a grassroots organization. Looking at the year   more

National Corn Growers Association: Researching the Next Generation of Biobased Materials
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 10 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) recently held a workshop on Leveraging First Generation Bioethanol Production Facilities. The National Corn Growers Association participated in the event, which was held in Ames, Iowa at the Ames Laboratory, a national laboratory operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Iowa State University. The workshop focused on how to lever  more

New American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials President to Emphasize Transportation Safety and Funding
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 9 -- The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials issued the following news release: The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials today elected Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna to serve as its 2019-2020 president. The board also elected New Hampshire DOT Commissioner Victoria Sheehan as the organization's vice president, only the second woman in the association's  more

South Dakota Biotech Association: Aquaculture Expert to Share Insight at Biotech Summit
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Oct. 5 -- The South Dakota Biotech Association issued the following news release: His decades-long biotech career in crop science has brought Phil Kerr to the forefront of one of his industry's fastest-growing fields: aquaculture. Kerr, a Missouri native, comes from a family of cotton, soybean and corn farmers and was exposed early in life to farming. That set the stage for his own career, which includes work in academia and industry, from North Carolina State Unive  more

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership Third for Fastest-Growing Foreign-Born Population, New Census Data Shows
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 11 -- The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issued the following news: * * * - The St. Louis area is third among the nation's top 20 metros for growth of its foreign-born population, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. * * * As more foreign-born people move into St. Louis, the metro area's population continues to diversify -- even as overall population remains stagnant. The St. Louis area is third among the nation's top 20 metros for gr  more

United Soccer Coaches Welcomes the 2019-20 Class of the 30 Under 30 Program
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 10 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced the 2019-20 Class of the 30 Under 30 Program on Wednesday. The class features 15 men and 15 women selected from a pool of nearly 300 applicants. Click here to view Table: https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/united-soccer-coaches-welcomes-the-2019-20-class-of-the-30-under-30-program/ Launched in 2013, the 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity designed  more

United Soccer Coaches: Eight Honored as College Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced the College Player of the Week awards on Tuesday afternoon with eight student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions, and two representatives from the junior college ranks, being honored. NCAA Division I Men: Declan McGlynn (Seattle) NCAA Division I Women: Lindsey Shira (Eastern Michigan) NCAA Division II Men: Jonathon Carr (Lake Erie College) NCAA Division II Women: Eri  more

United Soccer Coaches: Julio Serrano Named New Latino Coaches Advocacy Chair
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 11 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches is excited to announce Julio Serrano as the new Chair for the Latino Coaches Advocacy Group. In his role as chair, Serrano will build a team from the Latino coaches' community to identify the needs of the membership and advocate on their behalf. He will also represent Latino coaches as a member of the United Soccer Coaches Advocacy Council. Serrano was selected from a pool of nearly 30 appl  more

United Soccer Coaches: Top Teams Unchanged in Latest High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- 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 on Tuesday. The top teams were unchanged in both polls, while 11 new teams appear in this week's poll. St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. continues to hold down the top spot in the boys' poll with an 11-0-1 record. This is the sixt  more

USA Rice Federation: How Three Minutes Can Change Your Life
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 10 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: Three minutes of innovative storytelling about U.S.-grown rice is all it takes to earn money for college! If you're a high school graduating student from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Texas, submit a three-minute video that creates awareness and promotes U.S.-grown rice, September National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state, for a chance to win this year's National Ri  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Reward Their Courage'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 9 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - In Alton, Ill., members of Post 1308 present the Courage Inspiration Determination Medal to sick youngsters battling life-threatening diseases * * * Since 2015, members of VFW Post 1308 in Alton, Ill., have uplifted sick and terminally ill children -- more than 500 in the U.S. and even one in London, England. VFW Post 1308 members Bill Perkins and Wayne Able present Cheyenne Shears with   more

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'You Have to Bring Younger People Into the Conversation'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 7 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Students from the Fort Leavenworth School of Advanced Military Studies met with VFW leadership to discuss how the organization is preparing for the future * * * VFW leadership touted its progression toward community-based events and family friendly environments to a class from Fort Leavenworth's School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). Bring Younger People into Conversation Fort Leav  more

VFW Honors Teachers Who Bring Vets to the Classroom
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 10 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Educators who won the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award received $1,000 for professional development expenses, while their respective schools accepted $1,000 * * * VFW has presented more than 60 educators with its Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Award since 1999. This year's recipients spoke at the 120th VFW National Convention in Orlando, Fla.  more

VFW to Host Facebook Live Event With VA
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to team up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday, Oct. 11, to bring our Facebook followers an opportunity to get their questions answered regarding the latest VA is offering to address barriers to care for rural veterans. OCC Facebook LiveDuring the event, experts will discuss how tools and technologies, including My HealtheVet, Tel  more

VFW Wishes Navy a Happy 244th Birthday
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 11 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Our nation is safer because of our Navy men and women * * * On Oct. 13, as the U.S. Navy celebrates a 244-year history of service to the nation, the more than 1.6 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary want to say "thank you." U.S. Navy personnel stand at attention during a change of command ceremony.For more than two centuries, the U.S. Navy has   more