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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 28 items )  

Adrian Dominican Sisters Issues Statement on COP25 Madrid Climate Talks
ADRIAN, Michigan, Dec. 2 -- The General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following statement regarding the COP25 Madrid Climate Talks, taking place on Dec. 2-13: "As the nations of the world gather in Madrid these next two weeks for the 25th year of climate talks (COP25), we Adrian Dominican Sisters invite you to join with us in prayer and voice, calling for concrete action by world leaders to safeguard our common home from catastrophic climate chaos. The aim of the COP25 clim  more

Altarum to Monitor, Evaluate Community Care Corps Initiative
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Dec. 3 -- The Altarum Institute issued the following news release: The population of Americans aged 85 and older will double by 2040, reaching 14.6 million. Providing comprehensive care and support to these seniors will be an enormous undertaking. In response to this need, the Administration for Community Living is funding a bold new initiative called the Community Care Corps, which will create a formal network of local organizations who train and support volunteers to prov  more

Clean Water Action: Detroit Bulk Storage Aggregate Spill Shows Need for Polluter Pay Law
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 5 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Last week, while Michiganders were enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, aggregate from a known contaminated site currently being used by Detroit Bulk Storage collapsed into the Detroit River. The site has been contaminated for decades with a variety of dangerous and radioactive chemicals including uranium, PCBs, and PFAS compounds. The collapsed riverbank threatens downriver water intake pipes for the city of Detro  more

Detroit Medical Center Puts Visitor Restrictions in Place to Fight the Flu
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 3 -- The Detroit Medical Center issued the following news release: The Detroit Medical Center is taking every necessary precaution to minimize the spread of influenza this year. Currently, local flu activity has been noted in Michigan and there is a rise of confirmed flu cases in the Metro Detroit area. Hospital patients, younger children and senior citizens are particularly susceptible to catching and spreading these illnesses, according to Dr. Teena Chopra, corporate   more

Detroit Medical Center: Outpatient Knee Replacement Surgery Now Offered at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 3 -- The Detroit Medical Center issued the following news release: Total knee replacements are now being performed on an outpatient basis at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township. According to Dr. Mark Mackey, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, candidates for going home the same day as their joint replacement procedure are those without complicated health conditions that need to be monitored overnight, and where there are no ongoing pain management challenges.   more

Drivers at Universal Intermodal Services Vote to Join Teamsters Local 848
LOS ANGELES, California, Dec. 5 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: Drivers at Universal Intermodal Services in Los Angeles, Calif. have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 848, joining their Teamster coworkers in Indiana and Michigan to demand fair treatment and working conditions. There are 28 drivers in the bargaining unit. Workers are demanding affordable, quality health insurance, wage increases and retirement security. "Our health ca  more

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published eight research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Invasive Group B Streptococcus Disease among Infants, China * Comparison of Whole-Genome Sequences of Legionella pneumophila in Tap Water and in Clinical Strains, Flint, Michigan, USA, 2016 * Lack of Efficacy of High-Titered   more

Environmental Law & Policy Center Report Finds Over 300 Companies Power Michigan Clean Energy Supply Chain
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - For Economic Growth, Michigan Needs Better Clean Energy Policies - Economic impact of jobs in renewable energy supply chain benefits entire state * * * On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Environmental Law & Policy Center released "Michigan Clean Energy Supply Chain: Good for Manufacturing Jobs, Good for Economic Growth and Good for Our Environment," a directory of 316 Michigan companies in  more

Freedom From Religion Foundatio's 'Saturnalia' Banner Returns to Warren, Michigan
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 3 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is giving Solstice greetings yet again in a Michigan town. With the help of local members (ably organized by Scott Elliott), FFRF has once more placed a tongue-in-cheek banner proclaiming "Keep Saturn in Saturnalia" near the intersection of Mound and Chicago roads in the city of Warren in Macomb County. Saturnalia, observed during the time of the Roman Emp  more

Journal of Asian Studies Issues 4 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Dec. 4 -- The Journal of Asian Studies, a journal that says it features work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, social sciences and cultural studies from the Association for Asian Studies, published four research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * "Not a Particularly Happy Expression": "Malayanization" and the China Threat in Britain's Late-Colonial Southeast Asian Territories * Biography as Geography * Japanese Imperialism and   more

Journal of Clinical Investigation Issues 36 Research Articles in Dec. 2, 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Dec. 3 -- The Journal of Clinical Investigation, a journal from the American Society for Clinical Investigation that says it publishes basic and phase I/II clinical research on such biomedical specialties as autoimmunity, gastroenterology, immunology, metabolism, nephrology, neuroscience, oncology, pulmonology and vascular biology, published 36 research articles, including the following topics, in its Dec. 2, 2019 edition: * Allele-specific RNA interference prevents neuropa  more

Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight Issues Research Articles in Dec. 5, 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Dec. 6 -- The Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features preclinical and clinical research studies from the American Society for Clinical Investigation, published research articles, including the following topics, in its Dec. 5, 2019 edition: * Cardiac sympathectomy and spinal cord stimulation attenuate reflex-mediated norepinephrine release during ischemia preventing ventricular fibrillation * Cytomegalovirus infection is a ri  more

Michigan Association for Justice Schedules Events
LANSING, Michigan, Dec. 2 -- The Michigan Association for Justice has announced the following events: * * * Jan. 17, 2020: Michigan Association for Justice Workers' Compensation/Social Security Seminar, Four Points by Sheraton, Novi, Michigan Jan. 17, 2020: Michigan Association for Justice Medical Malpractice Seminar, Four Points by Sheraton, Novi, Michigan Feb. 21, 2020: Michigan Association for Justice Seminar in the Snow, Cedar River Village at Shanty Creek, Bellaire, Michigan May 8, 202  more

Michigan Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Introduction of Background Checks Legislation
LANSING, Michigan, Dec. 5 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the introduction of legislation that would require background checks on all gun sales - expanding the current law to apply to all types of firearms. Under current Michigan law, background checks are only req  more

Michigan Nurses Association Nurses Win as Munson Reaches Settlement With National Labor Relations Board
TRAVERSE, Michigan, Dec. 2 -- The Michigan Nurses Association issued the following news release: * * * - Hospital must post signs asserting nurses' rights * * * Munson Medical Center has been forced to post signs in the hospital and on the hospital's intranet stating nurses have a right to talk about their working conditions as part of the settlement the hospital entered into with the National Labor Relations Board. A copy of this notice was also emailed to all nurses at Munson Medical Cent  more

Michigan Townships Association Schedules Event
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 29 -- The Michigan Townships Association has announced the following event: * * * April 27-30: Michigan Townships Association 2020 Annual Conference, Acme Township, Michigan * * * For more information about this event, click here (https://www.michigantownships.org/conf_schedule.asp) [Category: Government/Public AdministrationEvent]  more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Unveils Largest Electoral Program in Its History
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: * * * - Nation's Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group Will Invest $34.7 Million in Multi-faceted Electoral Program Targeting 3.6 Million Voters in Key States to Win Races Up and Down the Ballot in 2020 Election * * * NARAL Pro-Choice America today announced its 2020 political program, a multi-faceted electoral program aiming to reach 3.6 million voters in eight key states: Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Minne  more

National Association of County & City Health Officials Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 -- The National Association of County and City Health Officials has announced the following events: * * * March 31-April 3, 2020: National Association of County and City Health Officials Preparedness Summit, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas June 29-July 1, 2021: National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual Conference, Renaissance Detroit Marriott, Michigan July 7-9, 2020: National Association of County and City Health Officials Annual Conference, She  more

National Association of Electrical Distributors Schedules Events
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Dec. 2 -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors has announced the following event: * * * National Association of Electrical Distributors NATIONAL MEETING, May 5-8, 2020, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Pennsylvania National Association of Electrical Distributors WESTERN REGION CONFERENCE, Jan. 20-22, 2020, JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona National Association of Electrical Distributors SOUTH CENTRAL REGION CONFERENCE, Feb. 24-26, 2020, JW Marriott  more

NSF International: Internal Audits - Achieve Your Best System by Being Your Worst Critic
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Dec. 5 -- NSF International issued the following news release: A strong internal auditing program can help organizations keep their systems working effectively by becoming their own worst critic to drive needed continual improvement. A new white paper written by NSF-ISR industry experts Don McFarland and Mike McRandall explains the expectations, implementation practices and optimization of internal auditing programs. If we consider the certification process as a final exa  more

NSF Is Now Accredited Solution Provider for CDP Consulting at Silver Level for Climate Change
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Dec. 2 -- NSF International issued the following news release: NSF International is now a CDP-accredited solution provider, delivering consulting solutions that enable companies to take action and accelerate their journey toward environmental leadership in their industry. CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) operates a global disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions to manage and report their environmental impacts, allowing purchasers and investo  more

NSF's Dawn Fassam Wins 2019 Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) Best Trainer Award
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Dec. 3 -- NSF International issued the following news release: NSF International's Head of Technical Services and Training in the UK, Dawn Fassam, was awarded the 2019 Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) Best Trainer Award at a ceremony on November 14 in London. She was recognized for her thorough subject knowledge, careful preparation, sensitivity to participants' needs and unflagging energy. These qualities help participants achieve the learning objective and l  more

Pacific Legal Foundation: Family Sues to Stop Indiana's Beachfront Land Grab
PORTER, Indiana, Dec. 5 -- The Pacific Legal Foundation issued the following news release: A lawsuit filed today challenges a 2018 Indiana Supreme Court decision that took private beachfront land without compensation from families who have held the land for generations, even though those families were not parties to that case. For decades, Randy and Kimberley Pavlock have brought their children and grandchildren to their cottage on Lake Michigan in Porter, Indiana, to escape city life in Chica  more

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Autodesk University Explores Manufacturing - And the Future of the World
DEARBORN, Michigan, Dec. 5 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers issued the following news release: What does the future of the world have in store for mankind? That question was posed by Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost at the Autodesk University 2019 opening keynote on Nov. 18 and helped set the stage for the rest of the week at the event in Las Vegas Nov. 18- 21. His message, in turn, was industries, companies and people across the globe can all move the world in the right direction. "What  more

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: ISM - Manufacturing Contracts for Fourth Straight Month
DEARBORN, Michigan, Dec. 2 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers issued the following news release: Manufacturing contracted for a fourth consecutive month in November, essentially staying in place, the Institute for Supply Management said today in a monthly report The institute's manufacturing index, known as the PMI, slipped to 48.1 percent last month, down from 48.3 percent in October. Key parts of the index - new orders, production and employment - all showed contraction. The pattern   more

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Machine Tool Buying in the Internet Age
DEARBORN, Michigan, Dec. 2 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers issued the following news release: * * * - New tools, possible pitfalls, and consistent lessons shape how shops purchase machine tools * * * Much about the process of buying machine tools has changed over the last decade. And much hasn't. With the frantic pace of activity since the Great Recession slowing a bit (machine tool orders being down about 14 percent year-to-date), it's a good time to review what's changed and ask   more

Texas Farm Bureau, Ranch Families Are Depending on USMCA
WACO, Texas, Dec. 4 -- Texas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: No trade agreement is perfect. However, the farm and ranch families of Texas view the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as a modernized and improved NAFTA and urge Congress to approve it. This agreement is critically important to agriculture and many other sectors of the American economy. Texas sells more than any other state to Mexico and trails only Michigan in exports to Canada. In 2018, trade with our   more

UAW Announces Stringent Financial Reforms
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 2 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry announced a series of audits and stringent changes to the UAW's financial procedures and processes on Monday. These reforms come on the heels of Acting President Rory Gambles' series of ethics reforms announced last month. "The UAW is committed to putting in place checks and balances and accounting reforms that prevent financial malfeasance," said Curry. "This top-to-bottom a  more