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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 32 items )  

Amanda Duffy to Receive 2019 United Soccer Coaches Honorary All-America Award
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 7 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) President Amanda Duffy has been selected by United Soccer Coaches to receive the association's 2019 Honorary All-America Award. Duffy will be presented the award at the association's All-America Ceremony & Reception on Jan. 18 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore. "We are proud to recognize Amanda Duffy with our 2019 Honorary All-America Award following a NWSL  more

Association of Health Care Journalists Joins Groups Urging Congress to Address Communication Between Journalists and Federal Agencies
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Nov. 6 -- The Association of Health Care Journalists issued the following news: The Association of Health Care Journalists has joined the Society of Professional Journalists and 25 other journalism and open government groups in urging every member of Congress to support unimpeded communication with journalists for all federal employees. "It is essential to public welfare and democracy that this issue is addressed. Not allowing experts to speak freely to reporters is authori  more

AWEA Hires Missouri Utilities Commissioner to Facilitate Further Wind Power Growth in America's 'Wind Belt'
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The American Wind Energy Association issued the following news release: The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced the hire of former Missouri Public Service Commissioner Daniel Hall to help facilitate the further expansion of wind power throughout the Midwest. In his new role of Central Region Director, Electricity and Transmission Policy, Hall will lead AWEA's transmission and wholesale electricity markets work in the region. Prior to joining AWEA, Hall  more

BK Annual Campaign Kicks Off in Support of the VFW
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 5 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Funds raised during November support struggling military and veteran families * * * The Veterans of Foreign Wars is pleased to announce nearly 800 participating BURGER KING restaurants will be raising funds throughout the month of November in support of the VFW's Unmet Needs program. BURGER KING(R) customers are encouraged to donate $1 or more to the program with their purchase. "Milit  more

Common Cause: Court Lifts Confidentiality on Hofeller Files in Several Key States
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Common Cause issued the following news release: Today Wake County Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier lifted a confidentiality designation on more than one hundred thousand documents created by the late Thomas Hofeller, the Republican operative responsible for many of the most controversial GOP gerrymanders of the last decade. The order lifts a confidentiality designation on documents pertaining to Arizona, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin  more

EMILY's List Issues Statement on Gunby Election Victory in Missouri House 99th District
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- EMILY's List issued the following statement: Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Trish Gunby on her victory in the special election for Missouri's 99th House District. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement: "After tonight, it's clear -- voters in Missouri are eager to have Trish Gunby serve in the state house. With Trish's strong commitment to public safety, protecting voting rights  more

Evolution Journal Issues 11 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- Evolution, a journal that says it studies the evolutionary phenomena and processes from the Society for the Study of Evolution, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Adaptive phenotypic divergence in an annual grass differs across biotic contexts * Climate change shifts natural selection and the adaptive potential of the perennial forb Boechera stricta in the Rocky Mountains * Conflicting selection on Cneorum tric  more

Four Missouri Hospital Auxiliaries Recognized As Auxiliary of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Four Missouri hospital auxiliaries have been honored by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries for their volunteer service. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 7, during MHA's 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo. Recipients of the 2019 Auxiliary of the Year Award include Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary/Partners in St. Genevieve, Mo.; Weste  more

Interfaith Immigration Coalition: DACA Recipients in Faith Networks Available for Interview
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The Interfaith Immigration Coalition issued the following news: Religious organizations are providers of spiritual guidance, education, health care, child care, and low-cost legal services in communities across the United States. Through this service, they know first-hand what ending DACA would mean for so many American families. Religious groups also count DACA recipients among their leadership and staff. By serving their religious and moral calling, these men and women a  more

Missouri Hospital Association: Candio Honored for Service to Hospitals
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Christine M. Candio, FACHE, president and CEO of St. Luke's Health Corporation, was awarded the Missouri Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award for her ongoing commitment to improving health care policy and leadership in Missouri and throughout the nation. The award, the highest honor given by MHA, was presented to Candio on Thursday, Nov. 7, during MHA's 97th Annual Convention & T  more

Missouri Hospital Association: Fincher Recognized for Visionary Leadership
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Jodi Fincher, R.N., CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., was recognized with the Missouri Hospital Association's Visionary Leadership Award for her commitment to innovation in care for seniors. The award was presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, during MHA's 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 years old ea  more

Missouri Hospital Association: Goede Earns Auxilian of the Year Honors
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Lon Goede, a member of the SSM Health St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary in Fenton, Mo., was honored by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries as Auxilian of the Year. The award was presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Missouri Hospital Association's 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo. Edwards and Goede Goede is affectionately known as 'The Mayor' of the hospital. S  more

Missouri Hospital Association: Lyman Honored As Trustee of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Marvin Lyman, board member of Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., was recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association as 2019 Trustee of the Year. The award was presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, during MHA's 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo. Lyman and Edwards "Marvin is a vocal advocate for the issues that affect both the hospital and the community the hospital se  more

Missouri Hospital Association: Quick Honored With Distinguished Quality Professional Award
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Barbara Quick, M.S., R.N., Regional Director of Patient Safety and Quality at SSM Health St. Louis Region, was honored with the Missouri Association for Healthcare Quality's Distinguished Quality Professional Award. The award was presented on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Missouri Hospital Association's 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo. Edwards and Quick As a quality professi  more

Missouri Hospital Association: Reed Honored As Trustee of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Winthrop "Win" Reed III, Board Chair of Mercy Hospital South, was recognized by the Missouri Hospital Association as 2019 Trustee of the Year. The award was presented on Thursday, Nov. 7, during MHA's 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo. "Win is deeply committed to improving the health of south St. Louis County residents who are served by Mercy Hospital South," said Herb   more

Missouri Hospital Association: Senior Health Center Program Wins 2019 Award for Excellence
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: The Senior Health Center Program at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo., was honored with the Award for Excellence from the Midwest Association of Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals. The award was presented on Friday, Nov. 8, during the Missouri Hospital Association's 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo. The Senior Health Center Program provides health and  more

Missouri Hospital Association: Three Nurse Leaders Honored By MONL
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: The Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders has recognized Jason Purcell, DNP, R.N., Director of Professional Practice at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City; Kimberly Runquist, BSN, CCRN, Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System; and Lindsay Jessee, BSN, R.N., CCRN, Core Charge Nurse for the Pediatric ICU at Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Mo., for l  more

Missouri Pork Association: Winners Announced at 2019 St. Louis Taste of Elegance
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Nov. 7 -- The Missouri Pork Association issued the following news release: Chef Russel Cunningham with the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis garnered top honors at the Taste of Elegance culinary competition held November 4 at the Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport. His winning entree, titled Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin, earned him the $1,000 prize. The event was sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association, the Illinois Pork Producers Association, Smithfield, Misso  more

Missouri River Energy Services: Committee Confirms Territory Freeze Is Bad for South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 8 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: The Interim Legislative Committee to study electric services in South Dakota met for the final time in Pierre yesterday and recommended the municipal and rural electric groups work together to find common ground. Legislation concerning service territory freezes, arbitration and limiting the rights of a municipal electric to expand were all debated and ultimately tabled or withdrawn. The nine-  more

NAR Partners With Missouri's Columbia College to Expand Educational Opportunities for Realtors
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: The National Association of Realtors(R) today announced a new exclusive partnership with Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, to offer expanded access to academic programs to association members. With the agreement, Columbia College will become the exclusive higher-education partner for more than 1.3 million NAR members, providing opportunities for them to complete a variety of associate, bachelor'  more

National Corn Growers Association Thanks Senate Leaders for Weighing in on EPA Waiver Proposal
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: U.S. Senators representing many corn states yesterday took action to press EPA to follow the law and adhere to the deal President Trump made with farmers and the EPA to address RFS waivers. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), each submitted comments to the Federal Register reg  more

National Corn Growers Association: Tell Congress to Pass USMCA
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 5 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Passing USMCA remains a top priority for farmers across the country and NCGA. With the end of the year fast approaching, and a very limited number of Congressional workdays remaining, urging your representatives to support this important trade deal is more important than ever. Waiting until 2020, when election-year politics will likely derail its passage, is not an option. Ratifying USMCA this year   more

NCGA Joins Effort Calling on President to Support Farmers, RFS
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 4 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: NCGA today joined a unified biofuel and agriculture group letter to President Trump urging him to uphold his commitment to accurately account for refinery waivers and support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The letter is in response to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that would account for waivers based on Department of Energy's (DOE) recommendations, rather than the actual gall  more

Preseason Watch List Announced for NABC Division I Player of the Year Award
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 4 -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches issued the following news release: The National Association of Basketball Coaches on Monday announced its preseason watch list for the 2020 NABC Division I Player of the Year powered by ShotTracker. The 2020 NABC Division I Player of the Year award will be announced on Sunday, April 5 at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show in Atlanta, Ga. - site of the 2020 Final Four. Headlining the preseason watch li  more

Three Missouri Hospitals Recognized for Quality Improvement
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Three Missouri health care organizations have been recognized with the Missouri Hospital Association Aim for Excellence Award for delivery of improved population health, patient outcomes and experience, and value of care. The award recognizes progress toward the Triple Aim -- better health, improved care and lower cost. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 7, during MHA's 97th Annual Con  more

Top Teams Mostly Unchanged in Latest College Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 5 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: There were few changes at the top the polls as United Soccer Coaches released the latest rankings for all levels of the NCAA, Junior College and NCCAA men's and women's soccer on Tuesday. Grace College took over the top spot in the NCCAA Division I women's poll while all the other top-ranked teams held their spots. United Soccer Coaches Rankings - Nov. 5, 2019(https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/top-teams-mostly-unc  more

United Soccer Coaches to Honor Roy Dunshee With Berticelli Award
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 6 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced on Wednesday that Roy Dunshee has been selected for the Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award. He will be officially presented the award at the annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Jan. 17 at the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore. The Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award is named after the former United Soccer Coaches Director of Coac  more

United Soccer Coaches: Eight Honored as College Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 5 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced its College Player of the Week awards on Tuesday afternoon with eight student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions, and two representatives from the junior college ranks, being honored. NCAA Division I Men: Tristan Trager (Air Force) NCAA Division I Women: Paula Germino-Watnick (Georgetown) NCAA Division II Men: Ryan King (Clayton State) NCAA Division II Women: Taylor   more

United Soccer Coaches: No Changes Atop Latest High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 5 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and USA Today High School Sports released the latest boys' and girls' regular season soccer polls in the USA TODAY/United Soccer Coaches Super 25 Fall Rankings on Tuesday. The top teams remained the same in both polls with the girls' rankings seeing a shakeup inside the top five. With no change in the boys' poll St. Benedict's Prep Newark, N.J. continues to sit in the No.1 spot with a 19-0-1  more

VFW Celebrates the Service, Sacrifice of All Veterans
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - November 11 is a day of deep significance and opportunity * * * To the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Monday, November 11 means, and always will mean, more to the more than 1.6 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary. Veterans Day is a day of deep significance and it provides every American with the unique opportunity to not only keep alive the memories and accomplishments of every man   more

VFW Donates $70,000 to Park University's Valor Medals Review Project
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 6 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'We have a real opportunity to help make history right here' * * * The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz presented a $70,000 donation to Park University President Dr. Greg Gunderson today in support of the university's research initiative into the awarding or denying of World War I military service medals based on racial bias. More than 367,000 African Am  more

VFW: 30 Years Ago-The Fall of the Berlin Wall
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 8 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - On Nov. 9, 1989, the symbol of communist oppression in Europe - the Berlin Wall - began tumbling down * * * In the waning moments of World War II in Europe, when the defeat of Germany was inevitable, it became a race to Berlin. The Allies and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) had worked together to topple Germany, but now they were concerned about the influence of the other f  more