STATE-BY-STATE

USA TODAY US Edition - - MONEY - From staff and wire re­ports

ALABAMA Auburn: Master­brand Cab­i­nets has abruptly closed, lay­ing off 445 peo­ple.

ALASKA Juneau: In a push to le­gal­ize mar­i­juana, sup­port­ers sug­gested a tax on grow­ers of $800 a pound.

ARI­ZONA Town: About 30 stu­dents gath­ered Tues­day at the Capi­tol for a “die-in” on the sec­ond an­niver­sary of the Pule night­club shoot­ing.

ARKANSAS Lit­tle Rock: A safety panel fa­vors arm­ing school district em­ploy­ees who vol­un­teer to un­dergo train­ing and psy­cho­log­i­cal test­ing.

CAL­I­FOR­NIA Ana­heim: Equip­ment is be­ing tested that would en­able he­li­copters to more quickly fill with wa­ter while bat­tling wildfires.

COLORADO Grand Junc­tion: Rocks at a na­tional mon­u­ment have been de­faced. Some of the sen­ti­men­tal mes­sages in­clude “You’re per­fect to me” and “PROM…ISE?”

CON­NECTI­CUT Hartford: UConn might in­crease its planned tu­ition hike for fall 2019 as it faces grow­ing wages and costs.

DELAWARE Dover: Nearly 700 peo­ple will be part of a class-ac­tion law­suit against poul­try pro­ces­sor Moun­taire Farms over waste­water vi­o­la­tions.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: CHIKO was named New Res­tau­rant of the Year dur­ing the RAMMY Awards, also known as the Os­cars of the DC res­tau­rant world. Other cat­e­gories in­cluded Beer Pro­gram of the Year and Em­ployee of the Year.

FLORIDA Coral Springs: A man was cited for six mis­de­meanors after try­ing to sell two retic­u­lated pythons to an un­der­cover of­fi­cer. A spe­cial per­mit is re­quired for this species.

GE­OR­GIA Al­bany: South­ern Bap­tist Con­ven­tion lead­ers are ex­pelling Raleigh White Bap­tist Church over “clear ev­i­dence” of racism.

HAWAII Honolulu: A young monk seal found dead last month had in­juries that were in­ten­tion­ally in­flicted, author­i­ties con­clude.

IDAHO Jerome: Idaho Milk Prod­ucts an­nounced a $26 mil­lion ex­pan­sion to its fa­cil­ity.

ILLI­NOIS Aurora: Seven peo­ple were wounded but are ex­pected to sur­vive an ap­par­ent gang-re­lated shoot­ing at a child’s birth­day party.

IN­DI­ANA Le­banon: At­tor­neys for a man charged with mur­der in the shoot­ing of a sher­iff ’s deputy have filed for a change of venue.

IOWA Iowa City: A judge says fired Fi­nance Au­thor­ity Direc­tor Dave Jami­son can’t col­lect un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits due to cred­i­ble al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

KANSAS Salina: A semi crashed and spilled pota­toes and fuel onto In­ter­state 70, clos­ing a stretch of the high­way for nearly six hours.

KEN­TUCKY Louisville: Jefferson County Public Schools is giv­ing out free break­fast and lunch to chil­dren dur­ing the sum­mer.

LOUISIANA Houma: A po­ten­tially deadly brain-eat­ing amoeba has been found. The wa­ter­works district has tem­po­rar­ily switched to a dif­fer­ent dis­in­fec­tant to kill the or­gan­ism.

MAINE Liver­more Falls: Two chil­dren jumped from a sec­ond-floor win­dow when a fire swept through a home. One per­son died.

MARY­LAND Bal­ti­more: Roughly 25 public school teachers will be forced to re­turn to their coun­tries when their visas ex­pire at the end of June.

MAS­SACHUSETTS Spring­field: A con­sul­tant will study the pos­si­bil­ity of pas­sen­ger rail ser­vice be­tween Bos­ton and Spring­field.

MICHI­GAN Lansing: Drivers would have to al­low a “safe dis­tance” while pass­ing a bi­cy­clist un­der bills that are ex­pected to be signed into law.

MIN­NESOTA Min­neapo­lis: Two chil­dren suf­fered life-threat­en­ing in­juries after be­ing hit by a car that was at­tempt­ing to elude po­lice.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI Jack­son: Rod­ney Earl San­ders, who’s charged with stab- bing to death two nuns in 2016, will plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty.

MIS­SOURI Saint Louis: The new Gate­way Arch Mu­seum will open July 3.

MON­TANA Billings: Don­ald Trump Jr. will visit the state June 22 to back U.S. Se­nate can­di­date Matt Rosendale.

NE­BRASKA Shel­ton: Troop­ers have seized 530 pounds of mar­i­juana dur­ing a traf­fic stop.

NE­VADA Las Ve­gas: McCar­ran In­ter­na­tional Air­port ex­pe­ri­enced power out­ages Wed­nes­day that caused long lines and flight de­lays. NEW HAMP­SHIRE Manch­ester: Carlo Ca­pano will take over as po­lice chief July 1.

NEW JERSEY Du­mont: Genevieve Via Cava, who died in 2011, left $1 mil­lion to Du­mont Public Schools, where she taught spe­cial needs chil­dren for nearly 45 years.

NEW MEX­ICO Albuquerque: The state’s law­suit against ma­jor opi­oid man­u­fac­tur­ers will be heard in New Mex­ico, where it was filed, not in a fed­eral court in Ohio.

NEW YORK Al­bany: Law­mak­ers voted to elim­i­nate the re­quire­ment for cash bail in most crim­i­nal cases.

NORTH CAROLINA Raleigh: Po­lice have found hu­man re­mains in a wooded area.

NORTH DAKOTA Bis­marck: State reg­u­la­tors have fined Cen­tu­ryLink Inc. $10,000 for vi­o­lat­ing the state’s “one-call” law 25,701 times last year.

OHIO Akron: The Univer­sity of Akron has a $2.7 bil­lion im­pact on the lo­cal econ­omy, a study shows.

OK­LA­HOMA Tulsa: Of­fi­cials say pol­lu­tion guide­lines for cities and farms along the Illi­nois River are just weeks away.

ORE­GON Salem: For the 17th straight month, the un­em­ploy­ment rate was 4.1 per­cent.

PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Erie: Res­i­dents will soon be able to buy park­ing me­ter time through a phone app. RHODE IS­LAND North Kingstown: About 85,000 peo­ple at­tended the Rhode Is­land Air Show over the week­end.

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia: A task force has ar­rested 48 sus­pected child sex of­fend­ers in the state as part of a three-month na­tion­wide crack­down.

SOUTH DAKOTA Rapid City: A man ac­cused of il­le­gally bait­ing a moun­tain lion with a dead deer has been sen­tenced to eight months in prison.

TEN­NESSEE Nashville: A for­mer air­port worker has pleaded guilty to fraud­u­lently buy­ing and re­selling $134,600 in cell­phones.

TEXAS Beeville: A man was star­tled when about 3 feet of a snake came slith­er­ing out of his toi­let. Po­lice were called, and the blue indigo was re­leased into the brush.

UTAH St. Ge­orge: Sa­muel Tom Hol­i­day, one of the last sur­viv­ing Navajo Code Talk­ers from World War II, died this week at 94.

VER­MONT Mont­pe­lier: A longer than av­er­age maple sea­son this year made the state the na­tion’s largest pro­ducer at 1.9 mil­lion gal­lons.

VIR­GINIA Sand­bridge: A 4-foot black tip shark re­searchers caught was eaten by a 12-to-13-foot great white shark.

WASH­ING­TON Port Townsend: An­other boater res­cued three peo­ple from a burn­ing boat, author­i­ties said.

WEST VIR­GINIA Ceredo: Wayne County has con­firmed a sec­ond case of a res­tau­rant worker hav­ing hep­ati­tis A.

WIS­CON­SIN Green Bay: Green Bay Pack­ag­ing is spend­ing more than $500 mil­lion to build a new pa­per mill in the state.

WY­OMING Casper: A po­lice of­fi­cer who was shot five times has been re­leased from the hospi­tal.

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