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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 10 items )  

American Cancer Society: Climate Change Threatens Progress in Cancer Control
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 19 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release: Climate change threatens prospects for further progress in cancer prevention and control, increasing exposure to cancer risk factors and impacting access to cancer care, according to a new commentary by scientists from the American Cancer Society and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. The commentary, appearing in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, says that progress in the fight against cancer  more

Carter Center Disappointed Not to Be Able to Return to Guyana
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 22 -- The Carter Center issued the following news release: The Carter Center is deeply disappointed by the government of Guyana's decision not to approve its recent requests to allow two accredited international observers to return to Guyana to observe the ongoing recount and the remainder of Guyana's electoral process. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has consistently confirmed that the accreditation of The Carter Center and other international observation groups r  more

Eight Open Spaces in United States, Canada Selected as Finalists for Urban Land Institute's 2020 Urban Open Space Award
WASHINGTON, May 22 -- The Urban Land Institute issued the following news release: Eight public spaces in the United States and Canada have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) 2020 Urban Open Space Award, a global competition that recognizes outstanding examples of vibrant public open spaces that have been instrumental in promoting healthy, sustainable, and equitable outcomes in communities. This year's finalists are Domino Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Historic Fou  more

Georgia's Hagler Elected Conference of State Bank Supervisors Chairman
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- The Conference of State Bank Supervisors issued the following news release: The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced the election of Georgia Department of Banking and Finance Commissioner Kevin B. Hagler as the new chairman of the CSBS Board of Directors. CSBS also elected new officers for 2020-21 and announced new committee chair appointments during the organization's annual membership meeting, held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Newly installed  more

Institute for Justice: Georgia Lactation Consultants Score Major Win at Georgia Supreme Court
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 19 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: In a major victory for economic freedom in the Peach State, the Georgia Supreme Court this morning ruled that a constitutional challenge to the state's new lactation consultant license will go forward. This decision gives hope to Georgians who want to teach women how to breastfeed without an expensive, difficult to obtain license and protects the right to challenge economic liberty restrictions of all kinds  more

Journal of Heredity Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEWPORT, Oregon, May 21 -- The Journal of Heredity, a journal that says it features conservation genetics of endangered species, population structure and phylogeography, molecular evolution and speciation, molecular genetics of disease resistance in plants and animals, genetic biodiversity and relevant computer programs from the American Genetic Association, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * De Novo MITF Deletion Explains a Novel Splashed White Pheno  more

Piedmont Healthcare: May Is National Stroke Awareness Month
CONYERS, Georgia, May 22 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: As our communities slowly reopen from shelter-in-place orders, there is an urgency among healthcare providers at Piedmont Newton and Piedmont Rockdale hospitals to ensure the public understands the importance of obtaining timely care for stroke and stroke-like symptoms. "The faster a stroke is recognized and treatment is provided to restore blood flow to the brain the greater the chance disability will be reduce  more

Preventing Chronic Disease Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 22 -- Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says it disseminates public health findings, innovations and practices on chronic disease prevention, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * Association of Multisetting Community Programs and Policies With Child Body Mass Index: The Healthy Communities Study * The Influence of Metabolic Syndrome in Predicting Mortality Risk Among US   more

State Bar of Georgia: Congratulations to Beyond the Bar Scholarship Recipients
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 23 -- The State Bar of Georgia issued the following letter to the editor of The Covington News, Newton Citizen, Covington and The Walton Tribune, Monroe: The State Bar of Georgia congratulates graduating seniors Hannah Bodus of Newton High School and Faith Reed of Social Circle High School on being honored as the first recipients of the Beyond the Bar Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarships were provided by the Beyond the Bar Foundation, a collaboration of the NewRock Legal   more

State Bar of Georgia: Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of James Meeks Jr.
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 23 -- The State Bar of Georgia issued the following letter to the editor of Rome News Tribune: The State Bar of Georgia extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Rome attorney James G. Meeks Jr., whose passing April 22 has left us all saddened. Admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1986, Mr. Meeks was engaged in private practice with the firm of Meeks & Richardson in Rome and served as guardian ad litem in the Floyd County Juvenile Court. He also  more