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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 21 items )  

ACLU of Alabama Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Court
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 29 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama issued the following news release: A U.S. District Court in Alabama granted a preliminary injunction today blocking an extreme Alabama law that would have banned abortion in nearly all instances and that threatened doctors with up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion. This harmful ban, which was scheduled to take effect on November 15, would have dismantled abortion access for nearly one million women of r  more

ACLU: Alabama Abortion Ban Blocked
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 29 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: * * * - The ACLU, the ACLU of Alabama, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America sued over the law. * * * A U.S. District Court in Alabama granted a preliminary injunction today blocking an extreme Alabama law that would have banned abortion in n  more

Alabama Community College Conference: NJCAA Gulf Atlantic District Tournament Pairings Announced
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 28 -- The Alabama Community College Conference issued the following news release: With the ACCC volleyball seeding complete, attention now turns to postseason play. The NJCAA Gulf Atlantic District Tournament will be held November 1-3 at Snead State Community College (Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium) in Boaz, AL. All times are CT. The Gulf Atlantic District A/B Tournament champion will represent District A in the NJCAA National Tournament with the runner-up representing Di  more

Alabama Community College Conference: NJCAA Gulf Atlantic District Tournament Underway
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 1 -- The Alabama Community College Conference issued the following news release: With the ACCC volleyball seeding complete, attention now turns to postseason play. The NJCAA Gulf Atlantic District Tournament will be held November 1-3 at Snead State Community College (Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium) in Boaz, AL. All times are CT. The Gulf Atlantic District A/B Tournament champion will represent District A in the NJCAA National Tournament with the runner-up representing Dis  more

Alabama Community College Conference: Shelton State Selected to Claim Men's and Women's Basketball Championships
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 29 -- The Alabama Community College Conference issued the following news release: Shelton State, the defending ACCC men's and women's champion, were both selected to claim 2020 basketball titles. The 2020 ACCC Tournament will take place March 3-6 at Shelton State in Tuscaloosa. 2019-20 Preseason Women's Basketball Poll Rank Team 1. Shelton State 2. Chattahoochee Valley 3. Wallace State 4. Southern Union 5. Bishop State 6. Lawson State 7. Snead State 8. Enter  more

Alabama Farmers Federation: Ragan Joins Federation as Livestock Show Intern
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 28 -- The Alabama Farmers Federation issued the following news: The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed intern Madden Ragan to its Montgomery home office in October. The DeKalb County native will assist with preparations for the Jr. Beef Expo (JBE) March 19-21. As show coordinator intern, the Auburn University (AU) senior will help with data entry, exhibitor correspondence, volunteer organization and other show management aspects. "I'm passionate about the agricultu  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

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Researchers, Students to Present at CERF Conference
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama, Nov. 1 -- Dauphin Island Sea Lab issued the following news: Dauphin Island Sea Lab researchers and students will be among the nearly 1,500 attendees from around the world at the 25th Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF). The CERF 2019 theme of "Responsive | Relevant | Ready" provides an exciting opportunity to connect science and society in the collective goals of preserving coastal and estuarine habitats, resources, and heritag  more

Dauphin Island Sea Lab: Study Finds Stressed Diatoms Susceptible to Viruses
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama, Oct. 29 -- Dauphin Island Sea Lab issued the following news: The recent publication in the November issue of Nature Microbiology, Silicon limitation facilitates virus infection and mortality of marine diatoms highlights the "chink in a diatom's armor" and why it occurs. The paper is a collaboration of efforts between researchers from Rutgers University, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the University of California, J. Craig Venter Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institut  more

Harte Research Institute: Watch Dr. Mike Wetz LIVE at CERF - 'Coastal Science Outreach - Citizen Science and Communication' Plenary Talk
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Nov. 2 -- Harte Research Institute issued the following news release, dated Nov. 4: For the first time, the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation will be live streaming from their annual conference in Mobile, Alabama. You can see HRI's Chair for Coastal Ecosystem Processes Dr. Mike Wetz give a plenary talk LIVE from the meeting from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. The topic is "Coastal Science Outreach: Citizen Science and Communication." Watch the talk here (https://  more

Industry Leader David Mitchell Honored With National Grocers Association Spirit of America Award
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 29 -- The National Grocers Association issued the following news: The National Grocers Association (NGA) and the Alabama Grocers Association presented David Mitchell, President of Mitchell Grocery Corporation, located in Albertville, Alabama, with the Spirit of America Award. The award recognizes a lifetime commitment to the independent supermarket industry and was presented Wednesday, October 23 to Mr. Mitchell at the Alabama Grocers Association's Food Industry Finest  more

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium: Graduate Students Can Apply for Marine Policy Fellowship
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi, Nov. 1 -- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium issued the following news: The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is seeking applicants for the 2021 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Knauss fellows spend a year working on ocean and coastal resource issues in Washington, D.C. Their positions are in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, and past fellows have worked in the offices of U.S. senators and representatives  more

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium: Today's Students Need Accurate Science Information
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi, Oct. 31 -- The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium issued the following news: In September, Greta Thunberg, 16, addressed the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York. Her harsh assessment of the climate crisis generated international attention. Many debated the validity of the 16-year-old's arguments and her understanding of complex environmental issues. Despite those debates, one thing was made evident that day: students are paying attention and taking an intere  more

Planned Parenthood Federation: Alabama Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Court
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 29 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Today, a U.S. District Court in Alabama granted a preliminary injunction, blocking an extreme Alabama law that would have banned abortion in nearly all instances and threatened doctors with up to 99 years in prison for performing an abortion. This harmful ban, slated to go into effect on November 15, would have blocked abortion access for nearly one million women of reproductive age i  more

Ray Jenkins, a 1965 Nieman Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Who Worked for President Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Oct. 30 -- The Nieman Foundation issued the following news: Ray Jenkins, a 1965 Nieman Fellow and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who served as a special assistant for press affairs under President Jimmy Carter, died from congestive heart failure on October 24, 2019. He was 89. Jenkins was a member of the Columbus (Georgia) Ledger reporting team that won the 1955 Pulitzer Prize in public service for its coverage of political corruption in nearby Phenix City, Alaba  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Sues South Carolina Motor Vehicles Department for Suspending Driver Licenses of People
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 31 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: During a traffic stop, Janice Carter learned for the first time that her license had been suspended for unpaid traffic tickets. To get her license back, the North Charleston resident would have to pay more than $1,600 that she didn't have. To get a hearing where she could explain why she couldn't pay the $1,600, she would have to pay an additional $800 in filing fees that she could not afford. Now, due to l  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: Civil Rights Memorial Commemorates 30 Years
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Nov. 1 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: Carolyn Wells Gee was in bed watching TV with her younger sister when she heard the shot that killed Medgar Evers. Gee, 71, who still lives in the Jackson, Mississippi, house next door to where the civil rights martyr was slain by Klansmen, was a high school student on June 12, 1963, when the shot rang out late at night. "I looked out the window and I could see, he [had fallen and] was halfway like on the st  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: No Rehabilitation,' Just Oppression, Behind Bars in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Oct. 29 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: Frances Everson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. The home she now lives in, previously rented by her mother, was always a family affair. She's visited frequently by her family - her three daughters, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren included. Today, her mother lives right next door. Frances was the middle child of five. The youngest sibling was stillborn. Her second oldest brother   more

University of Nebraska Medical Center: Two New Leaders in Internal Medicine to Arrive Feb. 1
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 30 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: Peter Mannon, M.D., and Roslyn (Roz) Mannon, M.D., will join the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine in leadership roles on Feb 1. Both currently hold positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Peter Mannon has been named chief of the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology in the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Inte  more

Wallace State's Cross Country Teams Each Cruise to Consecutive Alabama Community College Conference Championships
HANCEVILLE, Alabama, Oct. 29 -- The Alabama Community College Conference issued the following news release: Wallace State's cross country teams are Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) champions for the second year in a row. In rainy conditions at the University of Montevallo, Wallace State's men's and women's teams each earned perfect scores of 15, convincingly winning the titles over the weekend. "Everybody ran well and our runners understood what it took to win again. We weren't wor  more

Women in Trucking Announces Its 2019 November Member of the Month
PLOVER, Wisconsin, Nov. 1 -- Women In Trucking Association issued the following news release: Women In Trucking (WIT) has announced Hannah Cannington as its November 2019 Member of the Month. Cannington is the Branch Manager for the Alabama Motor Express, Inc (AMX) Logistics office in Savannah, Georgia. As a rising star in the supply chain industry, Cannington has proven success comes from hard work and dedication. Logistics wasn't on Cannington's radar as a professional career. In fact, she w  more