Wednesday - February 26, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 14 items )  

American Forest & Paper Association Issues Statement on RECYCLE Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The American Forest and Paper Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Heidi Brock in support of the Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Recycling Enhancements to Collection and Yield Through Consumer Learning and Education Act (S.B. 2941): "The RECYCLE Act will educate consumers on the right ways to recycle and is one of the best ways we can increase the quantity and quality of paper in the recycling stream. "We are thankf  more

Beaumont Health: Can Low-dose Radiation Therapy Successfully Treat Alzheimer's Disease?
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Nov. 26 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: * * * - Beaumont researchers seeking participants for study * * * A team from the Beaumont Research Institute believes low-dose radiation might be a promising treatment for Alzheimer's disease. The researchers are now seeking patients with Alzheimer's disease for the study. In early pre-clinical studies, image-guided radiation was found to be effective in reducing brain plaques. These plaques are a protein, k  more

Beaumont Health: Veran Technology Added to Lung Cancer Treatment Arsenal at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Nov. 26 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: In its early stages, lung cancer does not produce any symptoms. Which is why it's so difficult to diagnose, treat and reduce the number of people dying from the disease. Even today, the overall survival rate at five years is just 20%. To improve outcomes, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, is employing a new, two-step strategy. The first step focuses on early detection through a low-dose, radiation CT scan, also  more

Bronze Bust of National Tropical Botanical Garden President Chipper Wichman Unveiled at NTBG Botanical Research Center
KALAHEO, Hawaii, Nov. 27 -- The National Tropical Botanical Garden issued the following news: On Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the National Tropical Botanical Garden's Botanical Research Center at its headquarters on Kauai, a bronze bust sculpture of NTBG President Chipper Wichman was unveiled in a ceremony attended by NTBG Trustees, Fellows, staff, volunteers, supporters, and friends. The bust was commissioned and donated by NTBG Trustee Emeritus Thomas S. Kenan III and created by sculptor J.  more

Conference of Catholic Bishops: Pope Francis Appoints Rev. Msgr. Robert McClory as Bishop of Gary
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Robert J. McClory as Bishop of Gary. Monsignor McClory is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit and currently serves as Rector of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, Michigan. The appointment was publicized today in Washington, D.C, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Monsignor McClo  more

DATC Member BAE Systems Wins Award to Develop Next Generation M88A3 Recovery Vehicle
TROY, Michigan, Nov. 20 -- SAE International issued the following news: The U.S. Army awarded Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC) member BAE Systems a $317 million award to upgrade the M88 recovery vehicle to enable the battlefield recovery of an upgraded Abrams tank. The M88A2 HERCULES provides towing, winching, and hoisting operations to support battlefield recovery operations and evacuation of heavy tanks and other tracked combat vehicles. Due to recent and ongoing M1A2 Main B  more

Freedom From Religion Foundation's Reason Station Returns to Warren, Michigan
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 25 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: Reason will be coming back to a small Michigan town next week. The Reason Station, staffed and organized by Freedom From Religion Foundation activist Douglas Marshall, will be put up to celebrate the Winter Solstice in the City Hall in Warren, Mich., for the fifth season running starting on Tuesday, Dec. 3. This commemoration is the result of a prolonged court battle. In December 2011, FFRF   more

Infant Mental Health Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in November/December 2019 Edition
SOUTH GATE, Michigan, Nov. 28 -- The Infant Mental Health Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on infant social-emotional development, caregiver-infant interactions, contextual and cultural influences on infant and family development from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and the World Association for Infant Mental Health, published seven research articles on the following topics in its November/December 2019 edition: * Applicability and attachment findings of t  more

Journal of Personality Disorders Issues 7 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 30 -- The Journal of Personality Disorders, a journal that says it features diagnosis and treatment of personality disorder from the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, published seven research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Construct Validity of the McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder in Two Singaporean Samples * Facial Emotion Recognition and Social-Cognitive Correlates of Narcissi  more

Mackinac Center for Public Policy: When Michigan's Bureaucrats Decide Who's a Criminal
MIDLAND, Michigan, Nov. 26 -- The Mackinac Center for Public Policy issued the following news release: * * * - New report highlights the problems with regulatory crimes * * * Michigan's regulatory code is vast, often outdated and simply impossible for the typical Michigander to fully understand. Nevertheless, violating an administrative rule may make you a criminal. A study published today by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy highlights this problem with specific examples from Michigan.   more

Sierra Club Launches Largest-Ever Digital Missouri Voter Registration Campaign
ST. LOUIS, Mississippi, Nov. 25 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Today, the Sierra Club will be launching the largest-ever non-partisan digital voter registration campaign in the organization's 127 year history. The campaign, called Ready To Vote, will educate the public on their voting rights and register historically disenfranchised voters, including students and young people, and African American and Latinx communities in Missouri. The Sierra Club will run digital ads di  more

Sierra Club Launches Largest-Ever Digital Voter Registration Campaign
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Today, the Sierra Club will be launching the largest-ever non-partisan digital voter registration campaign in the organization's 127 year history. The campaign, called Ready To Vote, will educate the public on their voting rights and register historically disenfranchised voters, including students and young people and African American and Latinx communities, in Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, and Florida. The Sierra Club wil  more

Sierra Club Launches Largest-Ever Georgia Digital Voter Registration Campaign
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 25 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Today, the Sierra Club will be launching the largest-ever non-partisan digital voter registration campaign in the organization's 127 year history. The campaign, called Ready To Vote, will educate the public on their voting rights and register historically disenfranchised voters, including students and young people, and African American and Latinx communities in Georgia. The Sierra Club will run digital ads directing  more

Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation Weatherizes Homes for Low-Income Seniors
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 27 -- The Detroit Medical Center issued the following news release: The Northwest Detroit Home Weatherization Program has successfully weatherized 11 homes owned by low-income seniors. The program, run by the Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation, was able to accomplish this with a $50,000 2017 HUD Section 4 grant from Enterprise Community Partners. The Detroit Medical Center matched the $50,000 grant and SGGCDC partnered with Walker-Miller Energy Services  more