STATE-BY-STATE

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ALABAMA Huntsville: Todd May, the di­rec­tor of NASA’s Mar­shall Space Flight Cen­ter, is re­tir­ing.

ALASKA Gle­nallen: The Eureka Lodge re­ported an unsea­sonal 6 to 8 inches of snow on Mon­day.

ARI­ZONA or­dered flags Phoenix: to be flown Gov. Doug at half-staff Ducey to honor Staff Sgt. Alexan­der W. Con­rad, an Ari­zona na­tive who was killed last week in So­ma­lia.

ARKANSAS Fayet­teville: A 25-foot­tall statue of a hog was in­stalled close to the Univer­sity of Arkansas.

CALIFORNIA Ox­nard: The Coast Guard res­cued six peo­ple from a recre­ational boat in the ocean over the week­end.

COLORADO Den­ver: Jaquon Muc­sar­ney, who mas­ter­minded a scheme that sought nearly $2.2 mil­lion in fed­eral tax re­funds, has been sen­tenced to 12 years in prison.

CON­NECTI­CUT Ham­den: FEMA of­fi­cials have be­gun as­sess­ing tor­nado dam­age that hit six towns last month.

DELAWARE Wilm­ing­ton: State tax­pay­ers paid $663,000 over the last decade to set­tle com­plaints of sex­ual ha­rass­ment, as­sault and dis­crim­i­na­tion, The News Jour­nal re­ports.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Washington’s Metro is su­ing to stop its union from chal­leng­ing crim­i­nal back­ground screen­ings of rail and bus work­ers.

FLORIDA Pen­sacola: A man has been sen­tenced to 90 days in jail for drag­ging his dog be­hind his truck, which led to the an­i­mal’s death.

GE­OR­GIA Val­dosta: Burt Reynolds will be at the RKDS Film Fes­ti­val on July 12 and re­ceive a key to the city.

HAWAII Honolulu: The state’s agri­cul­tural seed in­dus­try dropped in value by 19 per­cent dur­ing the 2017-18 sea­son.

IDAHO Boise: The U.S. Depart­ment of En­ergy has awarded a $750,000 grant to a Univer­sity of Idaho re­searcher study­ing bio­fu­els.

ILLI­NOIS Peo­ria: Woodrow Wilson Pri­mary School will be re­named for Dr. Maude San­ders, the area’s first black fe­male doc­tor.

INDIANA Val­paraiso: Work­ers at the Union Elec­tric Steel plant have gone on strike to re­ceive higher pay.

IOWA Cre­ston: Peo­ple in four towns have been told they can safely drink wa­ter from taps again af­ter the treat­ment sys­tem was re­stored.

KANSAS Kansas City: The city has de­clared the end of a measles out­break but has started cal­cu­lat­ing the cost of con­tain­ing it.

KENTUCKY Frankfort: The state has been awarded a $67.5 mil­lion grant for road im­prove­ments.

LOUISIANA Vi­dalia: An or­phaned baby bear res­cued in Louisiana is be­ing cared for in Ten­nessee.

MAINE Ban­gor: Of­fi­cials say $25 mil­lion in fed­eral funds has been ear­marked for a con­nec­tor road be­tween In­ter­state 395 and Route 9.

MARY­LAND An­napo­lis: A short­lived prison pol­icy that re­stricts in­mates’ ac­cess to books has ended.

MASSACHUSETTS Bos­ton: The state is get­ting five new fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors to work on vi­o­lent crime, civil en­force­ment and im­mi­gra­tion cases.

MICHIGAN Ann Ar­bor: An es­ti­mated 300,000 gal­lons of sewage spilled at the Univer­sity of Michigan Ar­bore­tum due to a blocked sewer line.

MINNESOTA Sil­ver Bay: The Wayne John­son Sil­ver Bay Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port has been closed due to a de­te­ri­o­rat­ing run­way.

MISSISSIPPI Tu­pelo: Nick Perkins, 19, won the Ul­ti­mate Elvis Trib­ute Artist Com­pe­ti­tion at the Tu­pelo Elvis Fes­ti­val. He will rep­re­sent the town at the Grace­land event.

MISSOURI Ful­ton: The for­mer Mon­santo Co. do­nated a paint­ing by Win­ston Churchill to the Na­tional Churchill Mu­seum. The value of the

“Lake Scene at Nor­folk” was not dis­closed.

MON­TANA He­lena: Repub­li­can Matt Rosendale won’t par­tic­i­pate in a de­bate against Demo­cratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester be­cause it was sched­uled on Fa­ther’s Day.

NEBRASKA Valen­tine: Vol­un­teers are needed to fix chain-link fences that help pre­vent tur­tles from cross­ing the road.

NE­VADA Reno: Law en­force­ment agen­cies have started wear­ing body cam­eras three weeks be­fore the state dead­line.

NEW HAMPSHIRE Manch­ester: Eight teenagers were ar­rested af­ter caus­ing dis­tur­bances in two ar­eas.

NEW JERSEY Tren­ton: For­mer Gov. Chris Christie has opened The Christie Law Firm. It’s un­clear what type of law he will be prac­tic­ing.

NEW MEX­ICO Gallup: The FBI has of­fered a $1,000 re­ward for in­for­ma­tion on the killing of a Na­tive Amer­i­can man.

NEW YORK Polkville: A U-Haul trailer that had been miss­ing for 14 years has been re­turned. With late fees and taxes, the bill is “about $165,000.” The com­pany does not plan to press charges.

NORTH CAROLINA Ashe­boro: The North Carolina Zoo an­nounced the death of 43-year-old go­rilla Rosie.

NORTH DAKOTA Bis­marck: District courts are ask­ing for more full-time staff for the 2019-21 bi­en­nium.

OHIO Colum­bus: The state has can­celed a planned $1.1 bil­lion state Med­i­caid cut to hos­pi­tals.

OK­LA­HOMA Ok­la­homa City: Fund­ing for man­dated child abuse pre­ven­tion pro­grams is be­ing re­stored.

ORE­GON Eu­gene: The Eu­gene School District sent a let­ter to five em­ploy­ees ad­vis­ing them not to en­gage in po­lit­i­cal ex­pres­sions at work af­ter they took a knee dur­ing the na­tional an­them at a stu­dent as­sem­bly.

PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Har­ris­burg: An elected watch­dog team will look into the state’s voter reg­is­tra­tion records to make sure they are ac­cu­rate and safe from out­side in­ter­fer­ence be­fore the 2020 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

RHODE IS­LAND Prov­i­dence: A free ex­hi­bi­tion that high­lights Rhode Is­land’s role in the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion has opened at the state ar­chives.

SOUTH CAROLINA Fort Mill: A po­lice of­fi­cer was fired a day af­ter her ar­rest on charges in­clud­ing driv­ing while im­paired and drug pos­ses­sion.

SOUTH DAKOTA Box Elder: In­ves­ti­ga­tors say last month’s fire that de­stroyed the Ul­tra­max Am­mu­ni­tion plant ap­pears to have started by ac­ci­dent.

TEN­NESSEE Ri­p­ley: Thirty-one peo­ple have been in­dicted af­ter a year­long drug in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

TEXAS Austin: In-N-Out Burg­ers in the state closed Mon­day af­ter a prob­lem with the buns.

UTAH St. Ge­orge: The Tem­ple Rid­ers, a Mor­mon mo­tor­cy­cle club, is cel­e­brat­ing its 30th an­niver­sary.

VER­MONT Burling­ton: The Ver­mont Hu­man Traf­fick­ing Task Force is be­ing created.

VIR­GINIA Duffield: Author­i­ties say an in­mate who es­caped Fri­day has been cap­tured in North Carolina.

WASHINGTON Brin­non: A fam­ily of five was killed in an ex­plo­sion at their va­ca­tion prop­erty.

WEST VIR­GINIA Charleston: A woman has ad­mit­ted to steal­ing about $98,000 from a youth choir or­ga­ni­za­tion.

WIS­CON­SIN Madi­son: Of­fi­cials say they’ve eu­th­a­nized a herd of white­tail deer be­cause of chronic wast­ing dis­ease.

WYOMING Cheyenne: Can­di­dates for gover­nor are dis­agree­ing on whether the state is do­ing enough to boost in­ter­net speeds and other tech­nol­ogy for busi­nesses.

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