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Avelo Airlines Adds a New Nonstop Service Between Eureka and Las Vegas
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ESF’s Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and The Nature Conservancy Embark on Transformational Partnership
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A new partnership between the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s (ESF) Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
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Implementing advance wind energy scenarios could achieve a reduction in global warming atmospheric average temperatures of 0.3 to 0.8 degrees
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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks hosts German State Secretary for Defense Benedikt Zimmer at the Pentagon, Sept. 23, 2021. © Lisa Ferdinando, DOD
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The two leaders exchanged views on defense and security priorities, including Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific region, Russia and NATO

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks and Benedikt Zimmer, Germany’s state secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defense, met at the Pentagon yesterday to reaffirm the U.S.-German bilateral relationship, a Defense Department spokesman said.

“Meetings like these with partners and allies help to build and reinforce the vital relationships which enable our missions worldwide. Today’s meeting with our German allies really reinforced the value of our shared security relationship,” spokesman Eric Pahon said.

The two leaders exchanged views on defense and security priorities, including Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific region, Russia and NATO. Hicks also shared updates on ongoing U.S. strategic reviews.

” great meeting today with State Secretary Benedikt Zimmer. We discussed a range of shared security interests with our NATO ally, including support for the NATO alliance, Indo-Pacific security, space and emerging tech,” the deputy secretary said in a tweet.

She also thanked him for Germany’s support in evacuation operations in Afghanistan and Germany.

Hicks congratulated Zimmer on Germany’s decision to acquire five U.S. P-8 maritime patrol aircraft,…

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The Frist Art Museum presents Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made
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In an upcoming digital event on Thursday, September 23, scientists at Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS) will talk through a variety of COVID-19 topics ranging from the

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Hicks Outlines Strategy to Thwart Sexual Assault in Military
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In DOD’s implementation roadmap, the deputy secretary said DOD will make foundational investments to support sexual assault accountability, prevention programs, healthy command climates and quality victim care.

“To date, sexual harassment and sexual assault have been serious problems in our force with lethal consequences for service members and harmful effects…

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the P5 Foreign Ministers
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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken convened yesterday with Foreign Ministers of the People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom in their capacity as permanent members (P5) of the United Nations Security Council.  Secretary Blinken emphasized the importance of constructive P5 action to maintain international…

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Artist Mr Doodle Brings Out His Most Mischievous Characters in NFT Artwork
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Mr Doodle, in partnership with Pearl Lam Galleries and SuperRare, announces the debut of a new Non-Fungible Token (NFT) artwork
LuminoCity Festival Returns for Anticipated 2021 Holiday Season
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LuminoCity Inc., a multimedia entertainment company that transforms captivating stories into multidimensional experiences, announced the return of its one-of-a-kind holiday
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Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter after announcing his resignation on August 10, 2021, in New York. © Seth Wenig
CMC-Rose Institute poll gauges voter attitudes on two coasts

The governors of the nation’s two largest blue states, California and New York, have recently faced accountability moments, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned his office in August, and California Governor Gavin Newsom survived a recall effort last week.

In a survey of residents of the two states during this period of political upheaval, the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at CMC compared attitudes of California and New York voters toward the power to recall public officials, their governors’ performances, and problems facing the states.

Unlike other recent polls that have focused exclusively on the views of California voters regarding Governor Newsom and the recall process leading up to the California recall election, the CMC-Rose Institute Poll provides a comparison of public opinion in these two, large, Democratic states—one of which allows for the recall of elected officials, while the other does not.

The poll, designed by the Rose Institute and conducted by YouGov, surveyed 2,000 respondents in California and 1,675 in New York between August 30, 2021 and September 10, 2021.

CMC Profs. Andrew Sinclair and Ken Miller oversaw and developed the poll comparing political attitudes in California and New York states. Sinclair and Miller discussed the survey this week on KPCC’s “Air Talk” with Larry Mantle.

Key Findings

Among other findings, the poll shows that:

  • A large majority of Californians (70.6%), including nearly all Republicans (92.5%) and independents (84.3%), as well as most Democrats (56.2%), believe the people should retain the power to recall governors.
  • Similarly, nearly two-thirds of New Yorkers (65.2%), including a narrow majority of Democrats (52.2%) would like to gain the power to recall…

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Dr. Robin Kimmerer, Director. © Center of Native Peoples and the Environment
The partnership grew out of a meeting that CNPE hosted in 2019 inviting TNC, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and land trust representatives to meet with Haudenosaunee environmental leaders
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A new partnership between the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s (ESF) Center for Native Peoples and the Environment (CNPE) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will serve as a bridge between traditional ecological knowledge and Western scientific approaches, embracing a “two-eyed” way of seeing and informing conservation.

“This partnership arises out of shared interests and common goals to conserve cherished landscapes and biodiversity,” said Dr. Robin Kimmerer, CNPE Director, botanist, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is also the author of the bestselling book ‘Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.’ “This as an opportunity for co-learning between the CNPE and TNC and Indigenous communities, who are a critical partner in this work.”

The four-year partnership includes an $800,000 grant from TNC and has three main components:

  • New and strengthened relationships among ESF, TNC and Indigenous Nations
  • Advancement of land justice by increasing access for Indigenous Peoples to lands in their own original territories
  • Re-story-ation, which involves co-developing a new narrative on Conservancy preserves that restores Indigenous Peoples’ engagement with their ancestral homelands and gives voices to their perspectives in interpretation, education, and stewardship practices.

“We are grateful for The Nature Conservancy’s gift and excited about our new partnership. The gift will ensure that Dr. Kimmerer and her colleagues’ work will extend throughout New York state and nationwide,” said ESF President Joanie Mahoney. “The opportunity for the CNPE to shape how people re-learn history will be both…

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This approach to pricing was first proposed by West Health in the summer of 2020 and has since been of interest to the Senate Finance Committee for inclusion in its upcoming drug pricing legislation

Basing new drug launch prices on historical domestic data could limit manufacturers’ power to set extremely high launch prices and could reduce Medicare spending on new drugs by up to 30%, according to a new white paper released today by West Health and its Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA). The study is a collaboration between researchers at West Health, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California San Diego, and comes as Congress considers policies to lower drug spending.

The study estimated potential savings to Medicare under a domestic reference pricing model – a proposal that would limit manufacturers’ power to set extremely high prices by capping launch prices based on the historical trends of similar drugs. A domestic reference pricing approach could be used for new drugs coming to market without an international price reference. This approach to pricing was first proposed by West Health in the summer of 2020 and has since been of interest to the Senate Finance Committee for inclusion in its upcoming drug pricing legislation.

For this study, researchers analyzed the differences between the proposed domestic reference price and the actual launch price for 66 new brand drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration between 2015-2019. Researchers found a domestic reference pricing model would have reduced Medicare expenditures on new drugs during this period by…

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