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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Battelle: STEMx Network Invests in State Innovations, Including Rural STEM Education
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Today, the national STEMx network announced funding for five states to expand quality STEM education programs and add to the national conversation on innovative education. The 2019 STEMx Challenge Grants funds projects in Idaho, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Four of the five awardees focus specifically on expanding STEM in rural areas, an emerging   more

Child Care Aware of America's 13th Annual Price of Care Survey Reveals a Broken Child Care Ecosystem
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- Child Care Aware of America issued the following news release: * * * - California, Maine, Massachusetts, Colorado, Oregon, Indiana and Maine top nation's unaffordability list for infants and toddlers * * * Child Care Aware(R) of America (CCAoA) today released its 13th annual The US and The High Price of Child Care: An Examination of a Broken System which found that child care is unaffordable in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. For 30 years, CCAoA has been   more

Councilwoman and Community Leader, Maggie A. Lewis, to Serve on The Mind Trust Board of Directors
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 21 -- The Mind Trust issued the following news release: The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the election of Maggie A. Lewis to its Board of Directors. Lewis currently leads Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (BGCI) as CEO and Executive Director. She is the first African American woman to lead the organization. Lewis has also served on the Indianapolis City-County Council since 2008, and currently represents the 10th District. Le  more

Current Sports Medicine Reports Journal Issues 2 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 21 -- Current Sports Medicine Reports, a journal from the American College of Sports Medicine that says it focuses on the clinical aspects of sports medicine, published two research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Prospective Cohort Study of Collegiate Fencing Injuries * Spine Injuries in Soccer The October 2019 edition of the Current Sports Medicine Reports Journal can be viewed at https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/pages/currenttoc  more

Environmental Law and Policy Center and Environmental Partners React to ArcelorMittal Investigation Report
PORTAGE, Indiana, Oct. 23 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) released its investigation report on August's fish kill in the East Branch of the Little Calumet River. The report includes details on the incident and its cause, the response from both IDEM and ArcelorMittal, and the description of violations that occurred. The report points to a series of events that ultimately led  more

Geoffrey C. Fox Named Recipient of 2019 Association for Computing Machinery-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award
NEW YORK, Oct. 23 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release: The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Geoffrey C. Fox of Indiana University Bloomington as the recipient of the 2019 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Fox was cited for foundational contributions to parallel computing methodology, algorithms and software, and data analysis, and their interfaces with broad classes of applications. The award will be p  more

Global Cold Chain Alliance: CEBA Recognizes Three Companies for Excellence and Innovation in Cold Storage Facility Construction
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 21 -- The Global Cold Chain Alliance issued the following news release: The Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), is proud to announce the finalists for its 2019 Built by the Best Award: * Primus Builders for United States Cold Storage in Denton, Texas * Tippmann Innovation for Wolverine Packing Co. in Detroit, Michigan * United Insulated Structures Corp. for United States Cold Storage in Lebano  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp.: Aquest Machining Expanding in Greenville
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 25 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Project to generate capital investment of $1.3 million, create 12 jobs * * * Fabrication and machining company Aquest Machining is expanding in Greenville with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today(https://aquestmachining.com/). The project is expected to generate total private investment of $1.3 million and creat  more

National Disability Rights Network: New Report Provides Strategies to Combat Mis-Incarceration of Children With Disabilities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The National Disability Rights Network issued the following news release: An Orlando police officer arrested an 6-year-old girl with sleep apnea after she got tired and angry with staff at school. A sobbing 9-year-old boy with autism was taken away from an Indiana school in handcuffs and charged with battery after getting into a fight on the playground. In Denton, Texas, a 10-year-old boy with autism was handcuffed and held to the floor by the neck. Children with disabil  more

National League of Cities: Local Leaders Form Election Task Force to Uplift Community Priorities in 2020
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The National League of Cities issued the following news release: Local elected officials from across the country, in partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC), have formed a 2020 Presidential Election Task Force. "Local leaders have a major role to play in the Presidential election next November," said NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana. "We have a pulse on the most pressing issues facing our residents and through this task force, we wi  more

NMOG Remembers Rep. Cummings for Steadfast Work for Open Government
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 24 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: News Media for Open Government joins those who say goodbye to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD-7) today, while remembering the popular Maryland leader and his tireless efforts to improve government transparency. Representative Cummings, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, was presented NMOG's 2019 Sunshine in Government Award in February for his unwavering efforts in pushing t  more

PETA: Will Vice President Pence Protect Pigs on Indiana Farm?
BROWNSTOWN, Indiana, Oct. 24 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA's Christian Outreach Division Urges God-Fearing Hoosier to Be a Lifeline for Suffering Swine at East Fork Farms * * * This morning, PETA's Christian outreach division, LAMBS--which stands for "Least Among My Brothers and Sisters" from Matthew 25:40--sent an urgent letter to former Indiana governor and notable Christian Vice President Mike Pence urging him to intervene i  more

Sigma Book Provides Guide for Building Healthy Work Environments
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Oct. 24 -- The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing issued the following news: Workplace culture is an important and complex part of every organization, representing an organization's values, belief systems, language, traditions, and customs. Current evidence suggests that many nursing work cultures are at best unsupportive and at worst toxic. One of the biggest challenges faced by organizations today is how to develop a collaborative, productive, and po  more