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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 19 items )  

American Angus Association: Annaliese Mead Earns Junior Bronze, Silver Awards
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri, Jan. 10 -- The American Angus Association issued the following news release: Annaliese Mead, Barnett, Mo., has earned the National Junior Angus Association's (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association(R) in Saint Joseph, Mo. Mead is the 12-year-old daughter of Alan Mead and Melissa Morgan and attends the Camdenton Middle School. She is a member of the NJAA, the Missouri Junior Angus Associ  more

American Angus Association: Juliette Mead Earns Junior Bronze, Silver Awards
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri, Jan. 10 -- The American Angus Association issued the following news release: Juliette Mead, Barnett, Mo., has earned the National Junior Angus Association's (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association(R) in Saint Joseph, Mo. Mead is the 17-year-old daughter of Amy Mead and Alan Mead and attends the Camdenton High School. She is a member of the NJAA, the Missouri Junior Angus Association, wh  more

Eighth Circuit Affirms First Amendment Rights of Alcohol Makers, Distributors, and Retailers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Washington Legal Foundation issued the following news release: Earlier, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that--with benefit of a bench trial--invalidated on First Amendment grounds portions of a Missouri law that restricted truthful, non-misleading commercial speech. The decision was a victory for Washington Legal Foundation (WLF), which filed an amicus curiae brief in the case urging affirmance. WLF's brief was joined b  more

Everytown for Gun Safety Law Represents Kansas City in Suit Against Gun Manufacturer, Dealers
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 8 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - City is the First in the U.S. to File a Lawsuit Against the Gun Industry in More than 10 Years * * * During a press conference with Everytown Law, the litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced that the City has filed a public nuisance lawsuit against Jimenez Arms, Inc., a Nevada gun manufacturer, multiple current or former Kansas City-a  more

Evolution Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Jan. 7 -- Evolution, a journal that says it studies the evolutionary phenomena and processes from the Society for the Study of Evolution, published research articles on the following topics in its January 2020 edition: PERSPECTIVE: * The evolution of partial reproductive isolation as an adaptive optimum ORIGINAL ARTICLES: * Queen-worker conflict can drive the evolution of social polymorphism and split sex ratios in facultatively eusocial life cycles * When sinks become   more

Former National Federation of State High School Association Executive Director Brice Durbin Passes Away
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Jan. 8 -- The National Federation of State High School Association issued the following news release: Brice B. Durbin, the third full-time executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) from 1977 to 1993, passed away January 4 in Topeka, Kansas, at the age of 92. Durbin joined the NFHS staff in September 1976 as executive director designate when the office was located in Elgin, Illinois, before succeeding Cliff Fagan as the third f  more

Krimmel to Receive National Association of Basketball Coaches Guardians of the Game Award for Service
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 9 -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches issued the following news release: Saint Francis University head men's basketball coach Rob Krimmel has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Guardians of the Game Award for Service presented by CoPeace from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Krimmel will receive the award at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Awards Show on Sunday, April 5, in Atlanta as part of the NABC Convention and the NCA  more

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Ten to Watch - Bills Tied to 10 Big Issues are Filed and Ready to Move
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Jan. 10 -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued the following news release on Jan. 9: Missouri legislators returned to Jefferson City this week to formally kick off the 2020 Legislative Session. The first days of session are mostly a procedural exercise as the House and Senate prepare for months of hearings, floor debate and votes. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has an aggressive list of legislative priorities for the year. Fortunately,   more

Missouri Hospital Association: Decoding Social Determinants of Health
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Jan. 7 -- The Missouri Hospital Association issued the following news release: Where an individual lives, works, learns and plays can have a significant influence on their health. However, very few of these factors transfer to a patient's health record, limiting caregivers' understanding of the nonclinical drivers of poor health. According to researchers from the Hospital Industry Data Institute, the transition to a more robust health care coding system is enriching s  more

National Corn Growers Association: Develop a Corn Rootworm Plan for Best Results in 2020
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Jan. 10 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: As you plan for another growing season you likely have a long checklist of things to consider. Proper and efficient control of corn rootworms should also be on that list. Even with control measures available to farmers, this pest is responsible for a billion dollars in crop damage each year. NCGA Director of Biotechnology and Crop Inputs Nicole Hasheider says a good place to start developing a root  more

PETA: It's Tyrann Mathieu, Actually! New Cue Card Video Makes Plea for Dogs
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 10 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Chiefs Safety Says to Treat Dogs Like Family in New PETA Spot * * * In a scene straight out of Love Actually, Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu--who will face off against the Houston Texans on Sunday--stars in a new PETA video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekcdsJBtw94&feature=youtu.be) in which he holds up a series of cue cards with a serious plea:  more

Pulmonologist Dr. Suraj Sunder Joins National Jewish Health
DENVER, Colorado, Jan. 6 -- National Jewish Health, a respiratory hospital, issued the following news release: Suraj Sunder MD, MPH, has joined the nationally renowned faculty at National Jewish Health in the Division of Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He comes to National Jewish Health following his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Sunder sees pulmonary and pulmonary hypertension patients at the   more

Record 15 States are Innovation Champions in New CTA Innovation Scorecard
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 7 -- The Consumer Technology Association issued the following news release: A record-breaking 15 states earned top honors as Innovation Champions - the nation's best states to start and build technology businesses - in the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA)(R) 2020 U.S. Innovation Scorecard. The biennial Scorecard, which ranks all 50 states on how well their policies support innovation, named Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hamps  more

U.S. Department of Labor Approves Aircraft Electronics Association Avionics Technician Apprenticeship Program
LEE'S SUMMIT, Missouri, Jan. 7 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association issued the following news release: The United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship recently approved the avionics technician apprenticeship program that was created by the Aircraft Electronics Association and submitted through its partnership with the Urban Institute. The apprenticeship program offers a competency-based occupational framework that meets industry standard  more

United Soccer Coaches Announces Strategic Partnership With EDP
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 8 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with the Elite Development Program (EDP) to support college soccer and college soccer coaches. EDP offers top-tier tournaments and leagues that create important scouting opportunities for college coaches of all divisions and levels to better their scouting and recruiting process as well as to encourage all youth players to embrace soccer as a  more

United Soccer Coaches Releases First Winter High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 8 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and USA Today High School Sports released the first boys' and girls' winter season soccer polls on Tuesday. Lee (San Antonio, Texas) jumped five spots from the preseason poll to sit atop the boys' poll, while Doral Prep Academy (Doral, Fla.) is No. 2 with a 10-0-0 record. Montgomery (Santa Rosa, Calif.) is sitting in third at 10-0-0, while St. Paul's School (Covington, La.) sits in the No.4   more

United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School Players of the Week Announced for Dec. 30-Jan.5
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 9 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced the six boys and seven girls who have been named the Winter United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Dec. 30-Jan. 5. 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 winter season. Coaches wanti  more

VFW, Stars and Stripes Work to Bring More News to More Veterans
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 10 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - VFW members can now enjoy access to discounted military and veteran news * * * The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce it has teamed up with the renowned source for military and veteran news, Stars and Stripes, to offer VFW members a 50% discount on unlimited digital access to news and information on web and mobile. Stars and Stripes on several handheld devices"Stars an  more

VFW, SVA Announce 2020 Student Veteran Fellowship Class
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Jan. 7 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Legislative fellowship to bring 10 student veteran leaders to Washington * * * Ten Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) members and Student Veterans of America (SVA) leaders were selected for the 2020 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Program Sunday at the SVA National Conference in Los Angeles, California. The 10 fellows will now join more than 500 VFW members on Capitol Hill in early March to  more