Monday - February 24, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 25 items )  

Advancement Project: Missouri Voting Rights Advocates Achieve Legal Victory Expanding Statewide Access to Voter Registration
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 21 -- The Advancement Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit that develops and inspires community-based solutions based on the high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns, issued the following news: Today, Missouri voting rights advocates celebrated a significant victory making it easier for state residents to exercise their fundamental right to vote. The victory results from settlement of a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Missouri and the St. Loui  more

Aircraft Electronics Association Schedules Event
LEE'S SUMMIT, Missouri, Nov. 23 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association has announced the following event: * * * MARCH 24-27, 2020--The 63rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show Nashville - Gaylord Opryland Hotel. A unique opportunity to connect with manufacturers, distributors, technicians & business leaders as we shape the future of avionics together. * * * For more information about these events, click here: http://aea.net/convention/2020/ [Category: Aerospace]  more

Alliance Defending Freedom: States Have Valid Interest in Protecting Children With Down Syndrome
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 22 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: * * * - Friend-of-court brief supports Missouri law prohibiting abortion of children because they have Down syndrome * * * Alliance Defending Freedom filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit asking it to uphold Missouri's ability to protect unborn children with Down syndrome from fatal discrimination. The brief in Reproductive Health Services   more

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Schedules Events
INDIANA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 23 -- The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association has announced the following events: * * * December 2019 6 Dec., South Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Conference, Blythewood, SC February 2020 21-22 Feb., Southeast Region ADTSEA Conference (SERA), Charlotte, NC 26 Feb., Missouri Driver Safety Education Association (MODSEA) Conference, Town and Country, MO March 2020 6-7 March, PacNW Regional Driver & Traffic Safety Edu  more

American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association Schedules Events
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 23 -- The American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association has announced the following events: * * * AHPBA 2020 Annual Meeting, March 5-8, 2020, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, FL AHPBA 2021 Annual Meeting, March 18-21, 2021, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, FL AHPBA 2022 Annual Meeting, March 31, 2022-April 2, 2022, New York Hilton Midtown * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://www.ahpba.org/registration-accommodations/future-meetings/ [Category: M  more

American Hereford Association: Naile Hereford Show Champions Selected
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 21 -- The American Hereford Association issued the following news release: LAR Annsley 843F ET and H The Profit 8426 ET won grand champion titles at the 2019 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Hereford Show Nov. 19 in Louisville, Ky. Judge Dave Duello, Pine Bluff, Wy., sorted the 176-head open show. In the female show, grand champion honor went to LAR Annsley 843F ET, owned by Vada and Hans Vickland, Longmont, Colo. She was first named champio  more

American Journal of Botany Issues 10 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 22 -- The American Journal of Botany, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features plant biology from the Botanical Society of America, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Asymmetric hybridization in Central European populations of the Dryopteris carthusiana group * Diversification and independent polyploid origins in the disjunct species Alyssum repens from the Southeastern Alps and the Carpathians * Ecophysiologic  more

Crist Joins AHCJ Team to Enhance Resources for Freelancers
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Nov. 21 -- The Association of Health Care Journalists issued the following news: Carolyn Crist, an independent journalist based in Georgia, will lead AHCJ's efforts to expand its resources and services for freelance journalists. As AHCJ's freelance community correspondent, Crist will be writing about issues of concern to independent journalists, such as finding assignments, running a business, ethical guidelines, negotiating contracts and much more. She will work with our   more

ELPC Report on 'High-Risk Levees' Along the Mississippi River Finds Delays in Monitoring and Repairing After Spring 2019 Flooding
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Flooding likely to worsen in future, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must prioritize * * * The Environmental Law & Policy Center's (ELPC) new report warns that delays in monitoring, maintenance and repair of damaged levees along the Upper Mississippi River protecting millions of people in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri could result in more breaches in the future, especially as heavier   more

Fallujah: Battle for Iraq's 'City of Mosques'
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 19 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - The Iraq War's Battle of Fallujah in November 2004 was the fiercest urban fighting for U.S. Marines and soldiers since Vietnam's Battle of Hue * * * Fighting a fanatical, dug-in enemy in the maze-like infrastructure of his own city has often proved disastrous to armies throughout the history of warfare. But the Battle of Fallujah in November 2004 during the Iraq War could be considered   more

Final NCAA DI Men's Regular Season Rankings Released
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 19 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches released the final regular season rankings for NCAA Division I men's soccer on Tuesday. NCAA Division I Men's Ranking(http://unitedsoccercoaches.org/rankings/college-rankings/ncaa-di-men/) Virginia reclaimed the top spot in the rankings after capturing the ACC Tournament title over the weekend. The Cavaliers enter the NCAA Tournament with a 17-1-1 record. Georgetown moved up one spot into  more

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: 2019 Missouri Business Awards
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 18 -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued the following news release: The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry brought the annual Missouri Business Awards to St. Louis on Thursday, Nov. 14. The event, held at Busch Stadium, honored Missouri's strongest leaders in industry, education and government. The night's top honors included naming Nestle Purina PetCare as the Champion of Enterprise and Gov. Mike Parson as the Man in the Arena. "Nestle  more

National Corn Growers Association: Growing Trust Key Development Driving Sustainability Efforts
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 22 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The word "sustainability" may be a bit over-used in agriculture, but it is way more than a buzz word as evidenced by the 2019 Sustainable Ag Summit held in Indianapolis this week. More than 650 people converged on the event hosted by Field to Market, Pork Checkoff, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and the Stewardship Index for Spe  more

National Corn Growers Association: Soil Health Partnership Educates Hill Staffers on Soil Health
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 22 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today co-hosted a field day for U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee staff at Harborview Farms in Rock Hall, Md. Staffers had the opportunity to learn more about soil health management practices being implemented at Harborview Farms. "This field day was a unique opportunity for legislative staffers to see firs  more

National Rural Health Association Announces 2020 Rural Health Fellows
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 21 -- The National Rural Health Association issued the following news release: The National Rural Health Association is pleased to announce the final selections for its 2020 Rural Health Fellows program. After a competitive review process, 15 fellows were selected to participate in this yearlong, intensive program aimed at developing leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America. "We are very pleased to announce this new class of fellow  more

Pregnancy Care Center Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, Nov. 18 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - Pregnancy Care Center Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Pregnancy Care Center of Springfield, MO. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency,  more

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership: Movers & Shakers 2019 Trailnet Gala
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 20 -- The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issued the following news: * * * - The 2019 Trailnet Gala Celebrates the Passion for Walking and Biking in St. Louis! * * * The Movers & Shakers 2019 Trailnet Gala celebrated and heightened everyone's passion for walking and biking in St. Louis. Katrina Pon, Treasurer of Trailnet's Executive Board kicked off the event welcoming the large, diverse crowd. As an avid cyclist and runner, Katrina fully supports T  more

United Soccer Coaches Announces Advocacy Award of Excellence Recipients
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 22 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced on Friday the recipients of the Advocacy Awards of Excellence. The recipients will be honored at the Advocacy Hour Reception at 4:30 pm on Friday, Jan. 17 in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the Baltimore Convention Center during the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention. The awards honor an individual, organization or group that has shown outstanding work representative of the values   more

United Soccer Coaches Announces Jill Ellis as the Women's Soccer Award of Excellence Winner
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 21 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday that former U.S. Women's National Team Coach Jill Ellis has been selected for the Women's Soccer Award of Excellence, sponsored by Women and Girls in Soccer (WAGS). Ellis will be honored at the Coaches of Women's Soccer Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore. Established in 1999, the Women's Soccer Award of Excellence i  more

United Soccer Coaches Releases Latest High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 19 -- 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. Both polls see ties atop the rankings. St. Benedict's Prep Newark, N.J. continues to sit atop the boy's poll with a 19-0-1 record. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio) joined St. Benedict's on the top line in a tie for first, S  more

United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School Players of the Week Announced for Nov. 11-17
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 20 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the nine boys and seven girls who have been named the Fall United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Nov. 11-17. United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by MaxPreps.com to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the fall season. Coaches wanti  more

Upcoming St. Louis Economic Development Partnership Business Delegations
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Nov. 21 -- The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership issued the following news: * * * - Keep up with inbound and outbound delegations from around the globe and what they mean for STL * * * The World Trade Center St. Louis (WTC) is planning a delegation visit on February 4th, 2020 from Agri-Tech East, a UK agtech membership organization with links to Cambridge University. The purpose of their visit will be to tour St. Louis' agtech capabilities. The delegation w  more

USA Rice Federation Stewardship Partnership Earns Top Recognition at Field to Market's 2019 Sustainability Summit
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 20 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: On the eve of the fifth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture honored the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership as the 2019 Sustainability Collaboration of the Year. Representing unparalleled collaboration that spans the entire rice industry, the Rice Stewardship Partnership supports rice farmers in pursuing continuous improvement in water qu  more

VFW-Supported Burn-Pit Bill Introduced to House
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 21 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'This important legislation would make individuals eligible for hospital care, medical services and nursing home care' * * * A bill introduced to the House could provide veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars who were exposed to burn pits the same VA medical care as Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange. The VFW-supported Jennifer Kepner Healthcare for Open-Air Burn-Pit Exposu  more

VFW: Braille Flags Give Blind Students a 'Hands-On' Experience
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 18 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - An idea spawned at a VFW national convention allowed a Maryland Auxiliary to help blind students learn the history of the U.S. flag * * * For a classroom of young students in Maryland, school begins like every other day -- by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Thanks to members of Auxiliary 8509 in Baltimore, these students got to feel these words recently -- by reading them in Braille.   more