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ALABAMA Sand Is­land: Birm­ing­ham Audubon says beach vol­ley­ball play­ers prob­a­bly killed hun­dreds of birds still in their eggs.

ALASKA An­chor­age: Alaska Wildlife Troop­ers seized more than 16 tons of salmon caught il­le­gally by ves­sels.

ARI­ZONA Phoenix: The city has cut a pro­gram that of­fered res­i­dents gift cards and other in­cen­tives to re­cy­cle.

ARKANSAS Lit­tle Rock: Arkansas’ Med­i­caid spend­ing fell by $22 mil­lion in the fis­cal year that ended in June.

CAL­I­FOR­NIA Sacra­mento: Gov. Brown has ap­pointed four peo­ple to the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Board of Re­gents.

COLORADO Vail: Op­er­a­tion Game Thief pro­gram is in­creas­ing the re­ward to $15,000 for in­for­ma­tion leading to an ar­rest of those re­spon­si­ble for killing two mountain goats.

CON­NECTI­CUT Sims­bury: Jonathan XIV, the Siberian Husky mas­cot for the Univer­sity of Con­necti­cut, was as­sis­tant ring bearer for alumni Daniel and Holly Bronko.

DELAWARE Re­hoboth Beach: A bi­cy­clist was at­tacked Sun­day morn­ing by a driver who pulled over to hit him with a piece of ca­ble, po­lice said.

DIS­TRICT OF COLUMBIA: Pave DC pro­gram has com­pleted about 120 seg­ments of road.

FLORIDA Or­lando: Pas­sen­ger traf­fic at Or­lando In­ter­na­tional Air­port is up al­most 7 per­cent in the first six months of 2018.

GE­OR­GIA At­lanta: The city has spent more than $6 mil­lion to buy a nearly 2-mile stretch of old rail­road for the Beltline project.

HAWAII Honolulu: The state is expanding free preschool pro­grams at pub­lic ele­men­tary schools on Oahu, Molokai, Hawaii and Maui.

IDAHO Idaho Falls: A Pew Re­search Cen­ter re­port found that Idaho’s rev­enue from taxes on al­co­hol, tobacco and gam­bling is among the low­est in the na­tion.

ILLI­NOIS they have Chicago: much more Or­ga­niz­ers than the say 52,500 needed to ask vot­ers to con­sider term lim­its for may­ors.

IN­DI­ANA Mishawaka: Com­puter is­sues are de­lay­ing 911 dis­patches in in St. Joseph County.

IOWA Ma­son City: North Cen­tral Iowa Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety may need to find a new home by the end of Septem­ber.

KANSAS Lawrence: Univer­sity of Kansas is look­ing into ways to limit fra­ter­nity and soror­ity haz­ing.

KEN­TUCKY Louisville: Rab­bit Hole Dis­tillery will be­gin tours to­day.

LOUISIANA Ba­ton Rouge: Ron­nie Jones, chair­man of the Louisiana Gam­ing Con­trol Board says three of 15 river­boat casi­nos have in­di­cated in­ter­est in mov­ing on­shore.

MAINE Au­gusta: Randy Cross of the Maine De­part­ment of In­land Fish­eries and Wildlife says he be­lieves bears will be more likely to visit bait buck­ets be­cause of a lack of berries.

MARY­LAND Bal­ti­more: The City Council has voted to pro­hibit the sell­ing or leas­ing of its wa­ter and sewer sys­tem.

MAS­SACHUSETTS Bos­ton: Wil­liam Gross is the city’s first black po­lice com­mis­sioner.

MICHI­GAN Lans­ing: State De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources grants are avail­able for projects that cre­ate more ur­ban green spa­ces.

MIN­NESOTA St. Cloud: Kath­leen Urad­nik, a po­lit­i­cal sci­ence pro­fes­sor at St. Cloud State Univer­sity has filed a law­suit al­leg­ing her rights are be­ing vi­o­lated be­cause she doesn’t agree with her union.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI Jack­son: The Jack­son Zoo­log­i­cal So­ci­ety has been bor­row­ing state cap­i­tal im­prove­ment money to cover op­er­at­ing ex­penses.

MIS­SOURI St Louis: Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal man­u­fac­turer Mallinck­rodt plans to spend up to $10 mil­lion over five years for re­search at the Wash­ing-

ton MON­TANA Univer­sity Billings: School The of Medicine. state health med­i­cal de­part­ment mar­i­juana dis­pen­sary won’t is­sue li- new censes in the city.

NE­BRASKA Lin­coln: Na­tion­wide In­sur­ance in­tends to close its Al­lied In­sur­ance of­fice, putting the jobs of about 90 peo­ple in jeop­ardy.

NE­VADA Las Ve­gas: A for­mer Ne­vada cor­rec­tional of­fi­cer, has pleaded guilty in a staged ac­ci­dent.

NEW HAMP­SHIRE North Hamp­ton: Mark Ed­dinger is launch­ing My Mu­sic Ca­reer, a ser­vice link­ing artists with in­dus­try ex­perts.

NEW JER­SEY Gal­loway: Stock­ton Univer­sity is eye­ing pur­chase of the At­lantic Club Casino Ho­tel.

NEW MEX­ICO Carls­bad: A sink­hole along a busy in­ter­sec­tion will take of­fi­cials two years to fill.

NEW YORK Al­bany: Saranac Lake has won $10 mil­lion to im­prove its down­town as the lat­est win­ner of a state re­de­vel­op­ment con­test.

NORTH Paul Ridge­way CAROLINA heard Raleigh: ar­gu­ments Judge on whether tional amend­ments some pro­posed should con­stitu- be left off bal­lots.

NORTH DAKOTA Bis­marck: More than 300 Basin Elec­tric Power Co­op­er­a­tive em­ploy­ees are tak­ing buy­outs.

OHIO Cincin­nati: Ac­tors Frank Grillo and An­thony Mackie are film­ing Net­flix movie “Point Blank.”

OK­LA­HOMA Ok­la­homa City: Gov. Fallin has signed a re­vised set of emer­gency rules gov­ern­ing the use of med­i­cal mar­i­juana.

ORE­GON Bend: The Deschutes Basin Board of Con­trol and six con­ser­va­tion groups have signed “A Shared Vi­sion for the Deschutes.”

PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Philadel­phia: The city is plan­ning to is­sue mu­nic­i­pal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards for peo­ple who don’t have other iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

RHODE IS­LAND Providence: Col. Fred­eric Mel­lor, an Air Force pi­lot from Rhode Is­land who went miss­ing dur­ing a mis­sion over North Viet­nam in 1965 has been ac­counted for. SOUTH CAROLINA Jamestown: A bed­bug in­fes­ta­tion has forced emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vice crews to tem­po­rar­ily move out of a fire sta­tion.

SOUTH DAKOTA Pierre: More cases of an­thrax have been con­firmed in the state’s live­stock this year.

TEN­NESSEE Nashville: Shel­don L. Hightower is re­plac­ing Kevin Brown as the eighth state con­ser­va­tion­ist to serve in Ten­nessee.

TEXAS Suther­land Springs: A Suther­land Springs His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum ex­hibit re­mem­bers those slain at First Bap­tist Church.

UTAH Salt Lake City: A team from Navajo Mountain High School is rep­re­sent­ing North Amer­ica an in­ter­na­tional robotics com­pe­ti­tion.

VER­MONT Burling­ton: Tom Sul­li­van, pres­i­dent of the Univer­sity of Ver­mont, will step down at the end of this up­com­ing school year.

VIR­GINIA Ch­e­sa­peake: Giselle Stein­hausen is su­ing J.C. Pen­ney for $4.5 mil­lion over scalp burns.

WASH­ING­TON Seat­tle: King County Metro was named best large pub­lic trans­porta­tion agency in North Amer­ica.

WEST VIR­GINIA Charleston: Law­mak­ers toured the state Supreme Court’s of­fices as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into whether to rec­om­mend im­peach­ment pro­ceed­ings for Jus­tice Allen Loughry.

WIS­CON­SIN Madi­son: A De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture re­port showed Wis­con­sin farm­ers ex­pe­ri­enced a slight in­crease in pro­duc­tion costs last year.

WY­OMING Sheri­dan: The state Game and Fish De­part­ment eu­th­a­nized a black bear that was feed­ing on hot­dogs and other hu­man food at the Si­b­ley Lake camp­ground.

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