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

10 Years and Counting: Pheasants Forever Habitat Efforts Are 'Built Ford Tough'
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Oct. 28 -- Pheasants Forever issued the following news release: Celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary in support of upland habitat conservation, the Northland Ford Dealer group - Ford dealers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin - provided a 2019 Ford F-150 Supercrew XLT pickup to be raffled off by Pheasants Forever. Tickets for the truck were provided to local chapters in portions of each state, with all proceeds benefitting habitat con  more

American Football Coaches Association: Siena Heights Takes Down Top 10 Opponent
WACO, Texas, Oct. 28 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Siena Heights (Mich.) took a 17-14 lead over then-No. 6 Saint Francis (Ind.) into halftime, then the Saints' No. 1-ranked scoring defense pitched a shutout in the second half to preserve a 24-14 victory. The win was the first over a Top 10 opponent in Siena Heights history and moved the Saints to No. 14 in the AFCA NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll. The loss dropped Saint Francis down 10 spots to No. 16. Morni  more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: Iowa - Receives Grant to Join Managing Epilepsy Well Network
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: Researchers at the University of Iowa have received a $1.7million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to become part of the Managing Epilepsy Well Network (MEW), a national leader in developing, testing and disseminating evidence-based epilepsy self-management programs. The funding will allow researchers to deliver a self-management epilepsy program   more

Decline in College Readiness Continues Among US High School Grads, New ACT Report Finds
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 30 -- ACT, a provider of financial and volunteer support to communities and organizations, issued the following news release: * * * - Some students buck the trend by taking rigorous courses in high school * * * ACT score data show mixed results in terms of college readiness among ACT-tested 2019 U.S. high school graduates. This is according to nonprofit ACT's annual report, The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2019, which was released today. A slight decline i  more

Decline in College Readiness Continues Among US High School Grads, New American College Testing Report Finds
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 30 -- American College Testing issued the following news release: * * * - Some students buck the trend by taking rigorous courses in high school * * * ACT score data show mixed results in terms of college readiness among ACT-tested 2019 U.S. high school graduates. This is according to nonprofit ACT's annual report, The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2019, which was released today. A slight decline in college readiness is continuing in general, particularly l  more

PETA: 'Climate Change Cow' to Send 'Moo-ving' Message to Liberty, Justice Celebration
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 31 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Is Pushing All Candidates to Do Something Tangible to Stop the Meat and Dairy Industries From Destroying the Planet * * * On Friday, PETA's "climate change cow" will moove the group's campaign to combat climate change to the Liberty & Justice Celebration--the largest Iowa caucus event of 2019--in Des Moines, where she'll urge candidates to take action to combat animal agri  more