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the morning cram [spring cleaning edition]

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Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are looking up just in time for the world’s spotlight.

NPR reports Rio is making a concerted effort to revitalize its massive hillside slums before the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Kentucky~     Conway is way out in front in cash-on-hand.  KSP puts 60 new troopers on the road. All three Gubernatorial candidates squared off in last night’s final debate. Yarmuth says the GOP is not backing down. Mitt’s coming to Kentucky to raise some money.

Tennessee~ The state issued 2400 ID’s needed to vote.

the morning cram [end of an era edition]

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The space shuttle Atlantis has landed at Kennedy Space center ending a 30-year era in travel beyond our world.

NPR gives a minute by minute breakdown of Atlantis’ journey back into the atmosphere and back to earth.

Kentucky~ Home invaders are not attempted murderers. An alleged war-hating, child-porn-loving soldier is AWOL. From a Jewish and Catholic hospital merger in Louisville arises concern. Parts of Nunn’s files will be made public.

Illinois~ The union is set to vote on a Honeywell agreement.

morning cram [summit edition]

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The relationship between China and the U.S. seems to grow more complicated every day, whether the issue is China’s growing military or how to handle North Korea. But there are also persistent economic issues that need to be ironed out as well.

NPR discusses what may come into focus during this week’s summit.

KENTUCKY~ Police yield no arrests in a Hoptown home invasion. Livingston County now has a drug dog on staff. 3 area residents are charged with meth-making. Transportation officials have scheduled a public meeting next to hear about the proposed (and controversial) College Drive widening project. Win a $1.5k scholarship in this creative contest. Top state officials are expected to flock to a transportation conference this week. Some KSU students will roleplay the Civil War. Proposed welfare-state drug testing legislation gains more steam. US Representative Yarmuth: repealing health car law is a waste of time.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County’s latest tax profits are up.  Governor Haslam defends making his administration less transparent, while his predecessors warn his term may not be all smooth-sailing.

ILLINOIS~ A local union holds a press conference today with a pair of state lawmakers.

morning cram [funding flood edition]

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“Special interests are flooding state Supreme Court races with millions of dollars to try to tip the courts in their direction.”

~NPR reads a report and finds it may be undermining public confidence in the courts.

KENTUCKY~ What the proposed McCracken County/Paducah merger may look like, as outlined in a committee’s first-draft report. Marshall County search and rescue teams recover the body of a drowned boater. A planned coal-2-liquid plant eyes building on a 3k-acre Carlisle County plot. Beshear and education leaders will host a (live) KET forum tomorrow. The state workers’ lawsuit against upcoming furloughs will be heard this afternoon. You can design the state’s next business license plate.

TENNESSEE~ TVA warns higher electric bills are incoming (again). Study: bad time to be a tiny hospitalized baby.

morning cram [honey buzz edition]

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“So why are people so gaga for bees? Well, for starters, there’s renewed interest in the age-old health claims about honey.”

~NPR hears the buzz.

KENTUCKY~ Police nab a man wanted on meth charges and the woman they claim was hiding him. Kentucky State Penitentiary @ Eddyville’s enforcement of visitation restrictions has upset volunteer pastors and inmates. Ownership of Murray’s Glendale Place Senior Living Community may soon change hands. The State Inspector General clears a Madisonville nursing home of wrongdoing in a fire-injury case. Work begins today on Eggner’s Ferry Bridge (expect delays). The mother of former-lawmaker Steve Nunn’s (alleged) victim is suing several Lexington-area community associations.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police fires a former (fraudster) detective. Montgomery County refines how it deals with aggressive dogs.

ILLINOIS~ A man is dead after a shootout with police. A woman finishes an almost 1k-mile swim down the Ohio River. Governor Quinn cuts his staff’s pay after taking flack for giving out raises.