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the morning cram [friendly fires edition]

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Local governmental agencies don’t know how to treat the occupy protesters.

NPR reports Mayors across the country are trying to balance respect for the plight of protesters occupying public land and the greater welfare of their cities.

Kentucky~ KYTC wants to tell you about widening KY 68/80.  It looks like most people are avoiding the polls today.  A Kentucky native has been charged with espionage.  Romney wants some of that Kentucky green.

Illinois~ SIU: Teachers gotta eat too.

Tennessee~  Haslam tosses around the idea of school vouchers.

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morning cram [wedded royals edition]

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“Prince William and Kate Middleton are now man and wife. The ceremony was watched by millions around the world as the two were wed at Westminster Abbey.”

NPR has wedding pictures.

KENTUCKY ~ CPE allows more tuition hikes at colleges and universities; expert says education becoming unattainable. Governor requests presidential disaster declaration for western Kentucky. Attorney General Conway says blowing Missouri levee would protect Hickman, KY. Graves Co. High School students serve their community. 

TENNESSEE ~ The city of Clarksville may ban synthetic drugs (aka “bath salts”). TBI says crime is down for third straight year in the state.

morning cram (sad chocolate edition)

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Sad Chocolate

Researchers question chocolate’s motives; just in time for Arizona’s new law.

KY~ McCracken County hooks up a Paducah wholesale food distributor. MSU plans a forum on tuition hikes. Fort Campbell preps for another Afghanistan deployment. Multiple countries attend a clean coal conference in the Commonwealth. Legislation from the General Assembly’s  special session next month will take effect July 15.  Beshear vetoes a bill that scrutinizes state contracts.

TN~ Clarksville has disappointingly-low Census return rates. Undercover officers bust up a Henry County High School drug ring.  Republicans consider cutting pre-kindergarten programs.

IL~ Metropolis throws Harrah’s a $30k bone.

morning cram (socially acceptable edition)

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KY~ Methlabs on the rise (up 60% over 2008). Officials say it’s too soon to know how healthcare reform will affect Commonwealthers. The budget passes the Senate (finally); but with mixed reactions and many differences. A bill that would end a ban nuclear reactors sees a meltdown in the House.

TN~ The state’s Supreme Court rules when facing a police interrogation, you must explicitly request a lawyer. Legislators consider options to defy federal healthcare reform.

IL~ Metropolis’ garbage contract renewal brings rate hikes. SIU proposes a freeze on tuition.