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  1. Former VT Governor to Deliver Commencement AddressRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | WVNY

    Former Vermont Governor James Douglas will be the commencement speaker at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services in May. A press release says he was governor of the state when the college opened its Colchester Campus in 2009. "A decade before the Affordable Care Act was passed, Governor Douglas signed legislation to help ensure Vermonters had access to quality, affordable health care," said College President Greg Dewey.

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  2. 12 things you might not know about Ohio's new transportation budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Aurora Advocate

    The transportation budget signed into law by Gov. John Kasich April 1 includes more than $7 billion in spending on roads and bridges and related infrastructure projects and lots of other law changes that will affect average Ohioans. Here are a dozen ways that the legislation might affect you when it takes effect in July: 1. Penalties: Do you have a motor vehicle that you haven't registered yet? In about three months, that infraction will become a minor misdemeanor rather than a fourth-degree misdemeanor, meaning the penalty will be a little less.

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  3. Cuomo: Education reforms are 'transformative,' pro-teacherRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | 13WHAM

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the educational reforms he fought to include in the state budget are "transformative" and that along with a big school funding increase they make this New York budget the "most pro-teacher" ever. The Democratic governor told the Associated Press Wednesday that his push to revise teacher evaluations, reward good teachers and make it easier to dismiss ineffective ones will address longstanding problems with one of the state's most important responsibilities.

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  4. NY Gov. Cuomo: Ethics rules not perfect, but will helpRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | 13WHAM

    New York's governor says new rules requiring disclosure of outside income will make lawmakers think twice before taking on a client that poses a conflict of interest. The new rules are included in the state budget passed by lawmakers early Wednesday morning.

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  5. 'Boyhood' actress Patricia Arquette planning memoirRead the original story

    45 min ago | KAUZ

    McDonald's said Wednesday it is raising pay for workers at restaurants that the company owns. Here's a look at all the big companies that recently have announced they are boosting hourly wages for their... McDonald's said Wednesday it is raising pay for workers at restaurants that the company owns.

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  6. Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water ReductionsRead the original story

    46 min ago | Holtville Tribune

    Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state's drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient. "Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow.

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  7. Gov. Fallin requesting disaster declaration for 2 countiesRead the original story

    46 min ago | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    Gov. Mary Fallin has requested a federal disaster declaration for Tulsa and Cleveland counties after last week's deadly tornadoes that ripped through two mobile home parks near Sand Springs and another tornado that raked Moore and heavily damaged an elementary school. Fallin's office announced the request Wednesday, saying the designation would provide federal assistance to individuals and businesses in the tornado-ravaged areas.

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  8. Oklahoma Gov. Fallin requesting disaster declaration for 2 countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | NewsOK.com

    Gov. Mary Fallin has requested a federal disaster declaration for Tulsa and Cleveland counties after last week's deadly tornadoes that ripped through two mobile home parks near Sand Springs and another tornado that raked Moore and heavily damaged an elementary school. Fallin's office announced the request Wednesday, saying the designation would provide federal assistance to individuals and businesses in the tornado-ravaged areas.

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  9. Walker, Bush, and Cruz Bunched at the TopRead the original story

    48 min ago | Daily Pundit

    PPP's newest Republican national poll finds that Ted Cruz has the big momentum following the official announcement of his candidacy last week. His support has increased from 5% to 16% in just over a month, enough to make him one of three candidates in the top tier of GOP contenders, along with Scott Walker and Jeb Bush.

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  10. The Most Important Thing In the WorldRead the original story

    48 min ago | Daily Pundit

    If the GOP won't stand for religious liberty against pressure from gay-rights activists even in the very red state of Arkansas, this culture war is well and truly lost. Might as well repeal RFRA and let liberals shut down any business owner who resists conscription into a gay wedding ceremony.

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  11. Black Hats, White HatsRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Manchester Journal

    In our so-called Western cowboy movies, the good guys wore white hats. The bad guys wore black Hats.

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  12. Bill Funding Private School Scholarships Passes In NV AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | News 88.9 KNPR

    It would allow businesses credit toward their modified business tax bill if they donate to a qualifying scholarship organization. Scholarships would go to students whose household income doesn't exceed 300 percent of the poverty level.

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  13. OP-ED | False Budget Assumptions = Lots of Pain + Little GainRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's cuts to home care and respite services are as distressful as they are illogical. That's because they are based on a false assumption that every cut automatically results in a savings.

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  14. Jerry Brown issues mandatory order amid historic droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | 105.7 The Bull

    California Gov. Jerry Brown made history today, but not in a way he's happy about: He ordered the state's first-ever mandatory water restrictions amid a brutal drought, reports CBS Local . A slew of new rules will aim to curb water use by 25% over nine months.

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  15. Kansas saw increased use of abortion procedure last yearRead the original story

    51 min ago | KHGI

    Kansas saw an increase last year in the number of abortions using a procedure banned under a policy that is expected to take effect in July. The state Department of Health and Environment released statistics Wednesday showing that the dilation and evacuation method was used in 637 abortions in 2014.

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  16. Court upholds conviction of man who killed stepdaughterRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Bellingham man who raped and killed his stepdaughter in 1995. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed Clark Richard Elmore 's conviction on Wednesday.

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  17. California governor orders mandatory water restrictionsRead the original story

    51 min ago | KHGI

    California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping. Standing in dry, brown grass at a site that he said normally would be snow-covered this time of year, Brown announced he had signed an executive order requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut the state's overall water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels.

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  18. 11 Atlanta educators convicted in test cheating scandalRead the original story

    51 min ago | TheCourier.com

    Eleven former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges.

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  19. Arkansas governor urges changes to religious-objections billRead the original story

    51 min ago | KHGI

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay. The Republican governor said he wants the Legislature either to recall the bill from his desk or pass a follow-up measure that would make the proposal more closely mirror a federal religious-freedom law.

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  20. Northeast Indiana coach invites Twitter to 'burn down' RFRA-supporting pizzeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    A northeast Indiana coach is in hot water after a tweet referencing arson against a local business that supports the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Jess Dooley, who is the head coach of the girls golf program and also an assistant coach with the softball and girls basketball programs, took to Twitter Tuesday night to voice her disapproval of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, which they would use the RFRA as support for not catering any same-sex weddings.

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