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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alaska Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Alaska Airlines Ends Decades-Long Iditarod Sponsorship After PETA Push
SEATAC, Washington, March 3 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Dog-Shaped Vegan Chocolates Sent to Airline in Thanks for Kind Move * * * After hearing from nearly 100,000 PETA supporters, meeting with the group's representatives, and facing PETA protests outside its corporate headquarters, Alaska Airlines--the fifth-largest airline in the U.S.--has confirmed that its more than 40 years of support for the Iditarod will end after the 2020   more

Ecosphere Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- Ecosphere, a peer-reviewed journal from the Ecological Society of America that covers ecological science, including ecohydrology, land-atmosphere interactions, Earth system science, complex systems and conservation, published research articles, including the following topics, in its February 2020 edition: * Declines in native forb richness of an imperiled plant community across an anthropogenic nitrogen deposition gradient * Effects of species traits, motif profiles, and  more

National Wildlife Federation: Senate Should Address Mining Provisions in Energy Bill, Seize Opportunity on Clean Energy Tax Credits
WASHINGTON, March 3 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following news release: The National Wildlife Federation and West Virginia Rivers Coalition urged lawmakers to include vital, emissions-reducing clean energy tax provisions in energy legislation the U.S. Senate will take up this week. The conservation organizations thanked U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for their leadership in stewarding a bill to advance low-carbon energy research and development  more

PeaceHealth Ranked No. 1 in List of Healthiest Employers of Washington
VANCOUVER, Washington, March 7 -- PeaceHealth issued the following news: PeaceHealth was recently named no. 1 Healthiest Employer of Washington for companies with 5,000 or more employees. The nationally recognized award, which is powered by the Springbuk Health Intelligence Platform, is given annually to organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The award acknowledges the success of PeaceHealth's employee wellness program spanning all PeaceHealth's facilities in Alaska,  more

PETA: Masked 'Dogs' to Protest Iditarod's Start
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 7 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Will Point to Dogs' Suffering and Deaths on--and off--the Race Trail * * * At the ceremonial start of the Iditarod on Saturday, PETA members wearing three-dimensional husky masks will brandish signs proclaiming, "150+ Dogs Have Died. Am I Next?" and "Pull Your Own Damned Sled." When: Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. Where: Ceremonial start, at the intersection of Fourth Avenue  more

PETA: New TV Spot Tackles Iditarod Cruelty by Showing the Dogs' P.O.V.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 4 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Runs #EndTheIditarod Ad As Deadly Dogsled Race Begin * * * On the heels of Alaska Airlines' confirmation that it is ending its more than 40 years of support for the Iditarod, a new video spot juxtaposing clips of happy canine companions with footage from a first-of-its-kind PETA undercover investigation of two former Iditarod champion mushers' dogsledding operations will   more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Selects 2020 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Finalists
PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 5 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following news release: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the eight communities chosen as finalists for the 2020 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors communities working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all. The following eight finalist communities are one step closer to the national Prize: Addison, Ill. Alamosa County, Colo. Chickaloon Native Village   more

Visitor Requirements Implemented at PeaceHealth Hospitals to Protect Against Novel Coronavirus
VANCOUVER, Washington, March 7 -- PeaceHealth issued the following news: PeaceHealth is continuously monitoring and preparing for the potential spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities. To help protect our patients, our employees and visitors, PeaceHealth has implemented visitor requirements at the following hospital locations: ALASKA * As of March 5, 2020, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center requests that for the safety of our patients, family and caregivers, access to t  more