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Wolf Administration Urges Safety Precautions to Protect Poultry During Fall Migration Season
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued the following news release:

Today, Wolf Administration officials reiterated the importance of biosecurity precautions to protect Pennsylvanian's poultry industry from devastating losses like those experienced in mid-western states during recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, a viral disease that affects birds.

"Effective biosecurity is the best way to protect Pennsylvania poultry in autumn, when waterfowl fly south for the winter. This annual migration increases the risk of avian influenza being passed ... Show Full Article

KDOL Honors Laurie Kitt for Distinguished Accomplishments
TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 20 -- The Kansas Department of Labor issued the following news release:

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is proud to announce the winner of its August Employee Recognition and Award Program, Laurie Kitt, Human Resource Specialist, who was honored for Distinguished Accomplishments. The KDOL Award Program is designed to recognize individual efforts that epitomize excellence. The success as an agency depends on each and every employee providing premier service, working in a team environment, producing results with cost control in mind, creativity and innovation, while serving ... Show Full Article

Idaho's September Unemployment Rate Drops to Historic Low
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 20 -- The Idaho Department of Labor issued the following news release:

Idaho's September seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the seventh consecutive month to 2.8 percent -- the lowest unemployment rate on record -- dating back to January 1976.

September's decrease was due to a robust increase in the number of Idahoans working and a continued drop in the number of unemployed. Total employment grew by 4,154 in September -- the largest monthly increase since July 1993 -- driving the total number of people with jobs to 800,629.

Employers in five of the state's ... Show Full Article

Gov. Chris Christie Files Direct Appointments
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 20 -- Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., issued the following news release:

Governor Chris Christie filed the following direct appointments with the Secretary of State's Office direct appointments

Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees

Public Member

Appoint Leslie D. White-Coursey (Atlantic City, Atlantic)

Camden County College Board of Trustees

Public Members

Reappoint Susan Croll (Gibbsboro, Camden)

Appoint William J. Lange (Haddon Heights, Camden)

Cumberland County College Board of Trustees

Public Members

Appoint The Honorable Nicholas Asselta (Vineland, Cumberland)

Appoint ... Show Full Article

Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr. of Chapin High School Named 2018 NASSP National Principal of the Year
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 20 -- The South Carolina Department of Education issued the following news release:

Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr., principal at Chapin High School in Chapin, SC, has been named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2018 National Principal of the Year.

The announcement was made during a surprise assembly at the school this morning, attended by South Carolina State Superintendent Molly Spearman.

"Dr. Ross is an exemplary leader who challenges both his students and staff to achieve at the highest level, stated Spearman. "I congratulate Dr. Ross on being named ... Show Full Article

Commission Adopts Mountain Lion Management Plan
LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 20 -- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission issued the following news:

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted a mountain lion management plan Oct. 20 at its meeting in Omaha.

Mountain lions are an important component of the state's biodiversity, and the mountain lion management plan is intended to guide management decisions based on the agency's mission, as well as on the goals and principles stated in the plan.

Following a public hearing, the commission rejected a staff recommendation to change shooting hours for small game, including pheasant, quail, grouse, dove, ... Show Full Article

CDFA Announces Vacancies on the Rendering Industry Advisory Board
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 20 -- The California Department of Food and Agriculture issued the following news release:

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch (MPES) is announcing two vacancies on the Rendering Industry Advisory Board (RIAB). The RIAB makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the MPES Rendering Program, including:

* Adoption, modification, and repeal of regulations and procedures for employment, training, supervision, and compensation of inspectors and other personnel

* Rate and collection of license ... Show Full Article