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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 11 items )  

American Football Coaches Association: College of Idaho Clinches Playoff Berth With Win Over Montana-Western
WACO, Texas, Nov. 11 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Trailing 20-10 at halftime, the College of Idaho scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to beat Montana-Western, 38-27. The win clinched the Coyotes first-ever Frontier Conference championship and guaranteed their first post-season appearance since the 1953 Refrigerator Bowl. College of Idaho held their No. 6 spot in the AFCA NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll while the loss dropped Montana-Western out  more

AVIXA Announces Results of 2020 Certification Steering Committee Elections
FAIRFAX, Virginia, Nov. 14 -- AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, issued the following news release: AVIXA(TM), the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is pleased to announce the election results for the 2020 Certification Steering Committee. Certification holders elected new committee members Gain Foster, CTS(R), K2; Rakesh Kumar, CTS-D, CTS-I, Amazon; Christopher Kusek, CTS-D, CTS-I, ALL PRO SOUND; Michael Pedersen, CTS-D, CTS-I, Iowa State University;  more

CTIA Announces Chat Mobility General Manager Brian Spurgeon as New Board Member
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- CTIA-The Wireless Association issued the following news release: CTIA, the wireless industry association, announced today that Brian Spurgeon, General Manager of Chat Mobility, has joined CTIA's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2020. Chat Mobility has provided wireless services and equipment - including nationwide coverage - to its rural customer base located in southwest and south central Iowa for over two decades. "We are excited to welcome Brian as the newest  more

Harvest Vineyard Church Becomes an ECFA Certified Church
AMES, Iowa, Nov. 14 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - Harvest Vineyard Church Certified by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the certification of Harvest Vineyard Church of Ames, IA. ECFA certification is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board go  more

Iowa Farm Bureau Issues Statement on Impaired Waters Report
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 15 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Craig Hill on the state's impaired waters report: "Iowans can take great pride knowing the State and water quality stakeholders are making strides monitoring the state's watersheds to ensure stakeholders are taking on the challenge of improving water quality. "For the past 20 years, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other water quality experts have steadily ramped up monitoring e  more

NTCA Issues Statement on House Markup of Mapping, Supply Chain, Video Bills
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 14 -- NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement by Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology markup of mapping, supply chain, video, and other bills: "NTCA welcomes the advancement of legislation to improve the broadband mapping process to represent more accurately deployment, and we thank the sponsors, including Reps. Loebsack (D-Iowa), Latta (R-Ohio), McEa  more

People for the American Way Digital Ad Targets Senators on Menashi
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- People for the American Way issued the following news release: Following today's Senate confirmation of Steven Menashi to a lifetime seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, People For the American Way launched a fresh video ad highlighting Menashi's role in helping Education Secretary Betsy DeVos devise a scheme to deny loan reimbursement to students defrauded by for-profit colleges -- targeting Republican Senators who voted to confirm him. The ad targets Republican  more

Tyler Diers Joins TechNet as Midwest Executive Director
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- TechNet, a network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, issued the following news release: TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named Tyler Diers as its new Executive Director for Illinois and the Midwest. Based in Springfield,Illinois, Diers will oversee TechNet's state advocacy and political activities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentuc  more

U.S. Meat Export Federation: Elects New Officer Team, Examines Trade Challenges
DENVER, Colorado, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Meat Export Federation issued the following news release: The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) concluded its Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson, Ariz., with the election of new officers. Cevin Jones, a cattle feeder from Eden, Idaho, was elected USMEF chair. He succeeds Iowa pork producer Conley Nelson. "My first involvement with USMEF was when I was marketing chair with the Idaho Cattle Association," recalled Jones, who along with his brother opera  more

UnityPoint Health: A Letter From Our CEO
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 12 -- UnityPoint Health issued the following news: To Our Patients and Communities at UnityPoint Health, In June 2019, we announced a potential partnership with Sanford Health, a health system based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After months of serious consideration, UnityPoint Health and Sanford Health have decided not to move forward with a formal partnership at this time. Instead, we will pursue our individual missions separately, as high-performing health system  more

UnityPoint Health: HPV Vaccine for Adults - Schedule & Benefits
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 12 -- UnityPoint Health issued the following news: If you could easily prevent cancer, would you? If you answered, 'yes,' the good news is, you can. The HPV vaccine is the only vaccine that'll decrease your odds of certain cancers and now it's available for people in a broader age range - those 27-45. Lumea Howard, DO, UnityPoint Health, explains the HPV vaccine for adults, the vaccine schedule and the cancers it helps prevent. What is HPV? HPV stands for human pap  more