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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 10 items )  

American Coalition for Ethanol Elects 2020 Officers and Executive Committee
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 21 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news: During its fourth quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2020. Re-elected to serve as officers on the 2020 Executive Committee are: * Duane Kristensen, serving as ACE's Board President. Kristensen is the General Manager and Vice President of Operations of Chief Ethanol Fuels, which owns a 70 million-gallon-pe  more

American Medical Association: Nebraskan Honored With Medical Lifetime Achievement Award
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 16 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) honored Dale Mahlman, former executive vice president of the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession. "A tireless advocate, leader, and evangelist for organized medicine, Da  more

Bold Nebraska, Lawsuit Plaintiffs Submit Detailed Comment on Keystone XL to U.S. State Department
HASTINGS, Nebraska, Nov. 20 -- Bold Nebraska issued the following news release: Along with the more than 7,500 public comments from citizens submitted by Bold Nebraska to the State Department's draft environmental review for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline -- including hundreds of handwritten letters and postcards sent by Nebraska farmers and ranchers who are landowners in the path of the pipeline -- Bold signed onto a more substantial comment that was authored by the attorneys who are repres  more

Bold Nebraska: Conservation, Landowners Groups File Opening Brief in Legal Challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
GREAT FALLS, Montana, Nov. 22 -- Bold Nebraska issued the following news release: * * * - Illegal pipeline approval violated the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act * * * Conservation and landowners groups filed their opening brief today (embedded below) in their federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's illegal approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The groups are suing the Army Corps of Engineers over its failure to adequatel  more

Former UNMC Chancellor Charles Andrews, M.D., Dies at Age 94
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 19 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: Known as a quiet force who transformed the medical center and ushered in a modern era of transplantation and research, Charles Andrews, M.D., the fifth chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, died Saturday, Nov. 16, at Nebraska Medicine following a recent stroke. He was 94. Born Jan. 22, 1925 in Stratford, Okla., Dr. Andrews was instrumental in establishing UNMC as a leader  more

Lincoln Saltdogs Hire James Frisbie as New Manager
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 18 -- The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball issued the following news release: The Lincoln Saltdogs have hired James Frisbie as the team's next field manager, the club has announced. Frisbie, 47, takes over for Bobby Brown, who managed the 'Dogs in each of the last four seasons. "We are extremely thrilled to welcome James Frisbie (Friz) to the Lincoln Saltdogs organization," said Saltdogs President/GM Charlie Meyer. "Friz is an old school baseba  more

Nebraska Agri-Business Association Schedules Events
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 20 -- The Nebraska Agri-Business Association has announced the following events: * * * December 5-6, 2019, Ag Update, Holiday Inn Southwest, 2500 Tamarin Ridge Rd, Lincoln, NE January 10, 2020, CCA Exams Review, Holiday Inn Southwest, 2500 Tamarin Ridge Rd, Lincoln, NE January 15, 2020, Legislative Dinner, The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S 13th St., Lincoln, NE January 28, 2020, Pesticide Re-Certification @ The NE Ag Expo, Embassy Suites Convention Center  more

Plans Advance to Extend 'Cowboy Trail' to Chadron, Moving Forward Nebraska's Portion of Great American Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
CHADRON, Nebraska, Nov. 19 -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy issued the following news release, dated Nov. 15: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Chadron mayor and Northwest Nebraska Trails Association finalize MOU agreement to develop the 5 miles of trail to complete Cowboy Trail Connection into Chadron Today, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) joined Chadron Mayor Miles Bannon and the Northwest Nebraska Trails Association to sign a memorandum of understanding allowing for 5 miles of rail-with-trail to  more

Rep. Adrian Smith Co-Sponsors ProEnglish Language Unity Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- ProEnglish, an advocate of English language, issued the following news: Rep. Adrian Smith of Nebraska is the latest co-sponsor of the English Language Unity Act in the United States House of Representatives in the 116th Congress. The bill, also known as H.R. 997, had 5 original co-sponsors, and is adding new co-sponsors on a consistent basis. H.R. 997 designates English as the nation's official language of governmental operations and establishes a uniform language requi  more

UNMC Ice Rink to Open Nov. 29 Through Feb. 2
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 19 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska Medical Center's outdoor ice skating rink will open Friday, Nov. 29 and remain open through Sunday, Feb. 2. The outdoor rink, which is open to the public, is located just east of 42nd Street, midway between Emile Street and Dewey Avenue on the north side of the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education. Admission is $5, which includes skates (cash or   more