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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 25 items )  

American Football Coaches Association: Northwest Missouri State Downs Pittsburg State at Arrowhead Stadium
WACO, Texas, Oct. 14 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Northwest Missouri State started the game against Pittsburg State off slowly, going three and out in their first two possessions, but rattled off 28 straight points to take a commanding lead and never looked back, beating their conference rival 38-17. The Bearcats stay at No. 7 in this week's AFCA Division II Coaches' Top 25 Poll, but with the loss, the Gorillas fall six spots to No. 19. The top five r  more

American Iron and Steel Institute: CCFSS Issues Call for Papers for 2020 International Specialty Conference
ROLLA, Missouri, Oct. 17 -- The American Iron and Steel Institute issued the following news: The Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has issued a call for papers for its biennial International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, which will be held October 21-22, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Abstracts are due by December 31, 2019, with final papers due by April 3, 2020. Papers are invited for presentation on  more

American Journal of Botany Issues 11 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 18 -- The American Journal of Botany, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features plant biology from the Botanical Society of America, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Does sexual dimorphism exist in flowering phenology traits in anemophilous dioecious species? A test with Rumex acetosa * Early spring warming may hasten leaf emergence in Erythronium americanum * How to build distylous flowers: comparative floral   more

American Soybean Association: Soy Growers Hope Partial Agreement is Step Toward Ending Trade War
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 14 -- The American Soybean Association issued the following news release: Reports of a partial agreement came Oct. 11 after a week of meetings between the Trump Administration and Chinese officials. ASA is hopeful this "Phase 1" agreement will signal a deescalation in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. While it is good news to hear the United States and China have reached a partial agreement in this conflict, ASA is still awaiting additional information on the initial  more

Baumgartner, Hoeg, and Thomas Named to Women Leaders in College Sports Board of Directors
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 16 -- Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators) issued the following news release: The Women Leaders in College Sports membership has elected the following to serve on the 2019-20 Board of Directors; Sarah Baumgartner, deputy director of athletics at Rutgers University; Portia Hoeg, Executive Director at Centennial Conference; and Etienne Thomas, director of athletics at Kentucky State University.  more

BOSS: The Black Experience in Business Screening and Discussion
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Oct. 17 -- The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issued the following news: BOSS, the documentary Brings together the largely unknown stories of enterprising African Americans to the forefront. On October 16th, The Nine Network, St. Louis Public Radio and St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective hosted a documentary entitled BOSS. This documentary focused on profound stories of trailblazing African Americans entrepreneurs and contemporary business lead  more

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Bowie State Football Up to No.16 in AFCA Poll
WACO, Texas, Oct. 14 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: * * * - Virginia Union & Virginia State Receive Votes * * * The Bowie State Bulldogs continue to climb in the American Football Coaches Association Poll after Saturday's 64-17 Homecoming victory against the Chowan Hawks, moving up two more spots to No. 16 overall. Northwest Missouri State started the game against Pittsburg State off slowly, going three and out in their first two possessions, b  more

Corn Growers Search for Solutions to Aflatoxin Continues
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 16 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: NCGA continues to move forward with its long-term initiative to manage and ultimately solve aflatoxin issues for farmers with the announcement of a new round of research grants. The Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence Research Program will again offer grants to researchers for projects focused on solving aflatoxin issues for farmers. These grants, which will be awarded to researchers focusing  more

Ducks Unlimited: Branson Shoot Breaks Clays, Saves Wetlands
BRANSON, Missouri, Oct. 16 -- Ducks Unlimited issued the following news release: * * * - Eastern Continental Shoot generates support for wetlands restoration, protection. * * * Ducks Unlimited's inaugural Eastern Continental Shoot for competitive sporting clay shooters drew nearly 80 people to the world-class Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy from Oct. 9 to 13, to support wetlands conservation. The shooting competition featured thousands of dollars in prizes and was presented by Weatherby and  more

Herrick, Hyndman and Martin Elected to United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 17 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches has announced the election of three individuals as the newest members of its Hall of Fame. All three will be inducted as members of the Class of 2020 during the 80th Annual United Soccer Coaches Convention, Jan. 15-19, in Baltimore, Md. George Herrick, a legendary youth and high school coach in New York, and Schellas Hyndman and Dr. Jay Martin, two of the winningest men's college coaches of  more

How the Arts Influence St. Louis' Economy
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Oct. 18 -- The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issued the following news: St. Louis' economy is directly affected by the arts the city has to offer. The nonprofit arts and culture sector are a $590.9 million industry in the Greater St. Louis Area - one that supports 19,129 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $57.7 million in local and state government revenue. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are businesses in their own right. They spent $363.  more

Husband and Wife Team Lead VFW Post
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 17 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - At this Texas Post, the new commander is just the fourth woman to take the top leadership position and she was elected after her husband completed his term as commander * * * Post 9191 in Killeen, Texas, made history in June when Commander Carlo Davis relinquished the gavel to newly elected Post Commander Lee Ann Davis -- his wife. It's the first time in the Post's 60-year history tha  more

Iowa: Renewed Funding for Prevention Research Center Expands Focus on Health Disparities in Rural Communities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: The University of Iowa has been awarded a $3.75 million grant over five years to conduct applied public health prevention research in underserved communities in Iowa, as well as the neighboring states of Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. The UI Prevention Research Center, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, is one of 25 such academic programs nationwide to r  more

Missouri Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 17 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Brianna "BB" Hill is at Least the 20th Trans Person Killed Nationwide This Year; 16 Have Been Killed With a Gun; The Majority Have Been Black Women - Her Death Marks the Second Trans Women Shot and Killed in Kansas City Area This Year * * * The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safet  more

NAIC Testifies in Support of TRIA Reauthorization
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The National Association of Insurance Commissioners issued the following news release: Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance, testified today on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) at a joint hearing of the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance and the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, at  more

National Association of Basketball Coaches: Time-Out Feature - Deeper Line, Adjusted Shot Clock Headline Rule Changes
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 17 -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches issued the following news release: College basketball will have a new look when the 2019-20 season tips off in November. The NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee and NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel passed a series of changes over the summer that will introduce some noticeable differences to the game - particularly on the offensive end. Most significant was approval of moving the men's three-point line to the   more

National Association of Electrical Distributors: Former Chief Xbox Officer to Speak at Eastern Region Conference
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 16 -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors issued the following news release: Robbie Bach, Former Chief Xbox Officer for Microsoft, is using his strategic and leadership skills to help individuals, and organizations drive transformative change within business and civic institutions. And, on Tuesday, November 12, attendees of the NAED Eastern Region Conference in Tampa, FL will get a chance to hear Bach's message firsthand. While many business leaders hav  more

National Association of Insurance Commissioners Releases System for Electronic Rates and Forms Filing Assessment Request for Proposal
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 18 -- The National Association of Insurance Commissioners issued the following news release: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announced it has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to engage a firm to conduct 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 the regulatory re  more

National Biodiesel Board Announces New West Coast Office, Bolstered State Regulatory Presence
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Oct. 18 -- The National Biodiesel Board issued the following news release: The National Biodiesel Board announced the opening of its new west coast office to be led by long-time California Air Resources Board (CARB) Division Chief Floyd Vergara. The expansion will bolster NBB's presence on the west coast where climate programs are a substantial market driver for low carbon fuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel and will also bring critical regulatory expertise to th  more

National Corn Growers Association: Field Notes Checks Harvest Progress With Iowa Farmer Hemmes
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 18 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: This week, the National Corn Growers Association continued its ninth season of Field Notes, a series that takes readers behind the farm gate to follow the year in the life of American farm families. While these growers come from diverse geographic areas and run unique operations, they share a common love for U.S. agriculture and the basic values that underpin life in farming communities. Field Note  more

The St. Louis Racial Equity Summit
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Oct. 17 -- The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issued the following news: The STL Racial Equity Summit was held on Oct. 10-11, 2019 and focused on community building, learning, and action. The first STL Racial Equity Summit on October 10-11 offered a platform for participants to learn about elevating, connecting, and activating the people, practices, and resources necessary to achieve racial equity. Erica Henderson, Executive Director of the St. Louis Prom  more

United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School Players of the Week Announced for Oct. 6-13
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 16 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the 34 boys and 23 girls who have been named the Fall United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Oct. 6-13. United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by MaxPreps.com to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the fall season. Coaches wanting to   more

VFW Post 6786 First Site in Innovative Initiative Giving Veterans Access to VA Health Services Close to Home
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 16 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Philips, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Team Up to Make Telehealth Remote Virtual Care a Reality for Veterans * * * For the first time ever, U.S. veterans will be able to receive U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) health services at their local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) or American Legion (Legion) Posts through a mul  more

VFW: Desert Ruck March Honors Those Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 16 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - A Student Veterans of America chapter at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas hosted a rucksack march honoring all troops who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars * * * For the second year, student veterans at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) hosted a rucksack march to commemorate the almost 7,000 troops who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Carson City, Nev., to Boulder   more

World Trade Center St. Louis, Mayor & Washington University School of Medicine Visit China
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 16 -- The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issued the following news: World Trade Center (WTC) St. Louis Executive Director Tim Nowak and WTC St. Louis Deputy Director, Stella Sheehan, and a local delegation including St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson recently conducted a trade mission to China. The group visited St. Louis' sister-city of Nanjing, China in celebration of the 40th anniversary of being sister-cities with the region. Leaders from the Washington Unive  more