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Al Sharpton – Marquette Teachers Contract – Labor Day

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Marquette, MIAugust 30, 2014 – Would Al Sharpton Defend Marquette Teachers on Labor Day?

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August 2014 Newsletter

By webmaster@Levin.senate.gov

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Levin, Stabenow announce grant to support coastal observations in Great Lakes

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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Orion Move in Preparation for First Flight

Media accreditation now is open to attend an event marking the move of NASA’s Orion spacecraft at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft will be transferred from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility during the second week of September.

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NASA Probes Studying Earth’s Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun’s influence on our planet and near-Earth space. The probes, shortly after launch in August 2012, discovered a third radiation belt around Earth when only two had previously been detected.

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Mississippi and Louisiana Students Get Out-of-This-World Start to the School Year

Students from Mississippi and Louisiana will gather at the INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi, for a long-distance call with NASA astronauts currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station.

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Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow: New Farm Bill Dairy Program Coming Next Week to Help Michigan Farmers Manage Risk, Keep Prices Stable for Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today said a new dairy risk management program, included in the 2014 Farm Bill and starting up next week, will give Michigan farmers the certainty and tools they need to continue a reliable supply of milk products at the grocery store for consumers. Enrollment for the new dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will begin Sept. 2 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and offers participating farmers assistance if milk prices fall below profitable margins due to unexpected circumstances beyond their control. Dairy is one of Michigan’s largest agricultural commodities and exports of Michigan dairy products have more than doubled over the last ten years. The MPP was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, which was authored by Sen. Stabenow and signed into law in Michigan earlier this year. “We cannot afford to have our Michigan dairy farmers go bankrupt when there are sudden market swings, which is why we put together this new program,” said Stabenow. “Michigan families need a reliable supply of dairy products at the grocery store, and that means we need Michigan farmers who can keep producing some of the very best dairy products in the United States.” Ken Nobis, President, Michigan Milk Producers Association: “The details of the Margin Protection Program that were released today provide a much needed replacement of an outdated mechanism that failed to address the basic concept of a safety net in today’s global economy. Without Senator Stabenow’s persistent leadership, we wouldn’t be celebrating this welcome change today.” A new, innovative web tool developed in part by Michigan State University will also be launched in conjunction with MPP, to help Michigan dairy producers enroll in the program and make decisions based on their own unique needs and operations. The web tool, available at www.fsa.usda.gov/mpptool, provides a series of interactive features allowing producers to review historical data as well as future projections to make decisions that make the most sense for them.

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Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.

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Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Firefighter Grants for Grand Haven and Plainfield Charter Township

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and the Plainfield Fire Department will each receive a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help increase public safety through improvements to their operations and fire prevention activities, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today.
Plainfield Fire Department will receive $274,860 for fire prevention activities, and Grand Haven Department of Public Safety will receive $22,107 to improve operations and safety. Both grants are part of the DHS Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
‘Today’s announcement is great news for the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, the Plainfield Fire Department, and families in these communities,’ said Stabenow. ‘Our first responders risk their lives to keep our families safe, and they rely on these resources to do their jobs safely.’
‘Firefighters and EMTs stand ready every day to put their lives on the line for their community,’ Levin said. ‘And firefighters not only fight fires, they work to prevent fires in the first place. These grants will help the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and the Plainfield Fire Department in their vital mission of protecting lives and property in their communities.’
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program allows fire departments across the country to apply for federal grant money in several categories. Applications are evaluated in a competitive process by a panel of peers from fire and EMS organizations. Today’s grants are from two categories of the AFG program: Fire Prevention and Safety, and Operations and Safety.
Fire Prevention and Safety grants are geared to help local fire departments enhance public safety through activities such as fire prevention education and awareness, code enforcement, and fire and arson investigation. Some examples of education and awareness programs would include smoke alarm installations and home safety inspections; code enforcement programs would include increasing awareness of building codes; fire and arson investigations would include support to help fire departments investigate every fire. Operations and Safety grants help local fire departments by providing firefighter training or personal protective equipment, modifying existing facilities or buying supplies.
More information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program can be found at www.fema.gov/firegrants.

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