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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alaska Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 4 items )  

ACLU Files Suit to Help End Racial Bias in Sexual Assault Investigations in Nome, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 21 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: A lawsuit was filed against the City of Nome, Alaska and the former law enforcement officials that have displayed a systemic bias against Alaska Native women by failing to investigate hundreds of sexual assaults reported to the Nome Police Department. Th  more

American Cancer Society: Study Identifies States With Highest Rates of Melanoma Due to Ultraviolet Radiation
ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 18 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release: * * * - Several landlocked states among those with highest rates * * * A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the East and West Coast including Hawaii, but also a few landlocked states, including Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota. The report, appearing in the International Journal of Cancer, finds st  more

Cancer Action Network: Cancer Advocates Held Cancer Action Day at Capitol, Urging Lawmakers to Protect Kids From Tobacco
JUNEAU, Alaska, Feb. 19 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - ACS CAN 2020 Cancer Action Day Brings Voices of Cancer Patients to Capitol * * * Cancer patients, their families and other volunteers from around the state who have been touched by cancer united at the State Capitol in Juneau to share their personal stories and push for policy change to fight cancer. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) gives people i  more

PETA: Anti-Iditarod Ad Blitz Reveals Cold, Sick, Chained Dogs' Suffering
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 19 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Bus Ads Expose Cruelty and Neglect on Mushers' Properties * * * In the lead-up to the Iditarod, PETA is plastering People Mover buses downtown with ads illustrating why the deadly dog race is a disgrace that should end. The ads show images taken during PETA's undercover investigation of champion mushers' "kennels" and include a freezing dog chained on property owned by fo  more