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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Arkansas State University System President Charles L. Welch Elected Chair of AASCU Board of Directors
PHOENIX, Arizona, Oct. 30 -- The American Association of State Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: Charles L. Welch, president of the Arkansas State University (ASU) System, assumed the chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' (AASCU) Board of Directors during the association's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Phoenix. Welch has held the position as president of the ASU System since April 2011. Major initiatives under his leader  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Report - 20,000 Square Miles of Red Wolf Habitat Is Open for Urgently Needed Reintroductions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: * * * - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia Have Suitable Sites * * * A new report (https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/mammals/red_wolf/pdfs/red-wolves-report-2019.pdf) reveals that approximately 20,000 square miles of public land across five sites in the southeastern United States would be well-suited to reintroducing red wolves. This critically endangered n  more

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Mourns the Loss of John W. Walker, Legendary Arkansas Civil Rights Attorney and LDF Board Member
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: Today, LDF mourns the loss of legendary civil rights attorney and LDF Senior Board member, John W. Walker. A native of Arkansas, Mr. Walker dedicated his career to championing racial justice as one of the most influential lawyers in that state. He passed away on October 28th at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 82 years old. "John Walker was truly a civil rights giant," said Sherrilyn I  more

National Kidney Foundation Awards Five Young Investigators Grants for Research
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 -- The National Kidney Foundation issued the following news release: Five young scientists have been awarded the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Young Investigator Research Grants to advance knowledge about the treatment and prevention of kidney disease and kidney failure. This year's grants, will go to Vishnu Potluri, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Laith Al-Rabadi, University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City; Cristian Riella, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  more

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association: Arkansas Man Faces 382 Criminal Charges After Multistate Investigation
LEFLORE COUNTY, Oklahoma, Oct. 28 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following news release: An investigation by special rangers of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and investigators with the Arkansas Agriculture Department has resulted in 382 criminal charges against an Arkansas man. Jay Lee Parker, 43, of Waldron, Arkansas, surrendered to the Leflore County Sheriff's Office Oct. 9, 2019, on one of the 382 counts -- knowingly recei  more

USA Rice Federation: Country Comes to Town in Little Rock, Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Oct. 29 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: Last Sunday afternoon, more than 4,000 Arkansans attended a new event at the River Market called "Downtown on the Farm" to highlight Arkansas agriculture in a centralized, easily accessible venue, ultimately bringing the state's largest industry to the state's largest city. Hosted by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership and the Arkansas Rice Federation, the free, family-friendly celebration lasted six hours during   more