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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday December 22, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Alabama Farmers Federation: Walker Promoted to Governmental and Agricultural Programs Assistant Director
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Dec. 21 -- The Alabama Farmers Federation issued the following news: The Alabama Farmers Federation promoted 14-year organization veteran Mitt Walker to assistant director of the Governmental and Agricultural Programs Department in December. Walker will continue to lead the Federation's national affairs efforts and the Catfish Division, in addition to managing the department's agricultural programs. He will also help coordinate the policy development process and take the   more

Detention Watch Network: Immigrant Rights Advocates Celebrate Reinstated Visitation Program at Etowah Detention Center
GADSDEN, Alabama, Dec. 20 -- Detention Watch Network issued the following news release: In response to a letter addressed to Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton signed by 62 community organizations and a cease and desist letter (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a33042eb078691c386e7bce/t/5de519efb93cc92d39dc139b/1575295472347/FFI_EVP_UnlawfulTerminationLetter2019.pdf) issued by Freedom for Immigrants on behalf of the Etowah Visitation Project, visitation has resumed at the Etowah Detent  more

HudsonAlpha Researchers Help Alabama Dementia Patients
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Dec. 16 -- The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology issued the following news: A team of researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology helped provide genetic context to Alabamians with early-onset dementia, giving them a more complete picture of their affliction and how it might affect their family. In the process, the researchers also learned new information about genetic risk factors that may contribute to the disease. They recently published their finding  more

HudsonAlpha Researchers Learn New Information About Dementia's Genetic Risk Factors
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Dec. 16 -- The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology issued the following news: Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have learned new information about genetic risk factors that may contribute to dementia, potentially pushing the medical field closer to early detection. The study, recently published in Molecular Case Studies, focused primarily on patients with early onset dementia. With funding from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama, patients from th  more

Immigrant Rights Advocates Celebrate Reinstated Visitation Program at Etowah Detention Center
GADSDEN, Alabama, Dec. 20 -- Freedom for Immigrants issued the following news release: In response to a letter (https://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/sites/default/files/Etowah%20Visitation%20Project%20Final%2012.3.19.pdf) addressed to Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton signed by 62 community organizations and a cease and desist letter (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a33042eb078691c386e7bce/t/5de519efb93cc92d39dc139b/1575295472347/FFI_EVP_UnlawfulTerminationLetter2019.pdf) issued by  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Cannabis Access Laws Associated With Reduction in Opioid Prescriptions
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Dec. 20 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: The enactment of statewide cannabis access laws is associated with a reduction in opioid prescriptions, according to data published in the Journal of Health Economics. A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and the University of Alabama School of Law analyzed "a dataset of over 1.5 billion individual opioid prescriptions, which represent approxim  more

Neurosurgery Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Dec. 16 -- Neurosurgery, a journal that says it features clinical and experimental neurosurgery covering the developments in science, technology and medicine from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: * Developing Physician Leadership in Hospital Policy Development: A Case Study of Resident-Driven Policy Initiatives in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Bi  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Issues Statement on Staff Vote to Unionize
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Dec. 16 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following statement by CEO and President Karen Baynes-Dunning: The Southern Poverty Law Center staff voted to join the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. "We look forward to working with the Guild to negotiate an agreement that will drive and support both our internal culture and the communities we serve as we continue our shared efforts to reach the full promise of our organization. "Throughout, we have sought to hear  more

Southern Poverty Law Center: Amid Alabama's Prison Crisis, the Voices of the People Living Through It Should Be Heard
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, Dec. 13 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: For years, Alabama's prison system has been under a microscope. Harsh sentencing laws coupled with chronic under funding have led to horrific conditions for people behind bars. As a result, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is facing multiple federal lawsuits, including a class action filed by the SPLC. A federal judge in the SPLC's broader case over the lack of adequate health care and aid for pe  more