- Lawmakers say DCFS faces 'horrendous' challenges Updated: Mar-08-14 1:08 pm
- Governor announces funding to reopen sawmill Updated: Mar-07-14 5:11 pm
- Ala. governor hiring national firm to help prison Updated: Mar-06-14 8:49 pm
- Maui County recognizes small businesses Updated: Mar-06-14 8:04 am
- Police halt man carrying bison heart to governor Updated: Mar-05-14 5:47 pm
- Madigan introduces plan to build Obama library Updated: Mar-04-14 7:59 pm
- Motorists stranded on icy eastern Arkansas roads Updated: Mar-04-14 6:23 pm
- Beebe's office: Arkansas responding to traffic jam Updated: Mar-04-14 1:48 pm
- 265,000 Kentuckians enrolled in health coverage Updated: Feb-28-14 5:40 pm
- Native American cabinet position proposed in Okla. Updated: Feb-28-14 3:22 am
- Obama plan aims to improve odds for minority boys Updated: Feb-27-14 7:04 pm
- Lawmakers OK bill keeping Ark. lt. gov office open Updated: Feb-27-14 3:01 pm
- Ark. House committee set to consider lt. gov. bill Updated: Feb-26-14 3:19 am
- Kentucky Senate OKs Cabinet change Updated: Feb-25-14 9:01 pm
- California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace Updated: Feb-25-14 7:26 pm
- Arkansas lt. governor staff to resign in June Updated: Feb-24-14 8:20 pm
- State says records requests taking much staff time Updated: Feb-24-14 4:51 pm
- Ill., Mich. politicians tout manufacturing labs Updated: Feb-23-14 4:49 pm
- Former child soldier wants Wyoming refugee office Updated: Feb-22-14 3:22 pm
- Kan. Senate panel wants to limit open-records fees Updated: Feb-21-14 5:13 pm
- Inaugural poet wants young readers to enjoy poetry Updated: Feb-21-14 5:37 am
- Senate OKs keeping lieutenant governor office open Updated: Feb-20-14 7:46 pm
- Inaugural poet to set up visiting writers program Updated: Feb-18-14 5:04 am
- Mine inspector resigns amid inquiries Updated: Feb-14-14 4:49 pm
- Audit: Benda helped increase beef plant grant Updated: Feb-13-14 7:43 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Two Democratic lawmakers involved in overseeing the troubled Illinois Department of Children and Family Services say the agency faces "horrendous" challenges in the year ahead as officials deal with yet another search for a new child-welfare chief, anticipated budget cuts and election year politics.
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The governor announced Friday a $5 million funding package made up of tax credits and a state loan that will allow Josephine County's last sawmill to reopen.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley said the state is bringing in a nationally recognized consulting group to implement reforms at a state prison thrust into the national spotlight over accusations of widespread sexual harassment and abuse.
WAILUKU, Hawaii - A Maui boating and marine supply business has been named the county's Exceptional Small Business of the Year with 10 or fewer employees.
HELENA, Montana - A Blackfeet tribal member carrying a bison heart in a plastic bag in protest of an Idaho tribe's hunt of pregnant bison was stopped outside Gov. Steve Bullock's office in the Montana Capitol.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' House Speaker and Democratic Party chair has introduced legislation he hopes will lure President Barack Obama to choose Illinois as the site of his presidential library and museum, an effort that could be part of a push later this year to approve a new capital construction bill.
WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas - Motorists were stranded overnight and into Tuesday on icy eastern Arkansas interstates, and the state was bringing fuel to people stuck so long that they ran out of gas, slowing efforts to make the roads passable.
WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas - Gov. Mike Beebe says state agencies are responding to motorists stuck on a pair of east Arkansas interstates for hours because of snow and ice.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Nearly 265,000 Kentuckians are now enrolled in health coverage through Kentucky's online health care exchange program.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker is applauding efforts to create a cabinet level position in the Oklahoma governor's office that would be dedicated to Native American affairs.
WASHINGTON - In strong, often personal terms, President Barack Obama on Thursday called for vigorous efforts to reverse underachievement among young black and Hispanic males. He also cautioned young minority men not to repeat his own youthful mistakes in an unforgiving world.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas House has approved a measure that keeps the lieutenant governor's office vacant until the general election in November.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An Arkansas House committee is scheduled to consider a Senate bill that would keep the lieutenant governor's office vacant until the November election.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - State lawmakers' influence over the governor's Cabinet for Health and Family Services would increase under a bill passed by the Kentucky Senate on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - All of the staffers in the office of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr will step down in June because of Darr's resignation, a top Arkansas lawmaker said Monday.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The state of Wyoming says employees have spent about 1,800 hours trying to comply with public records requests by schools Superintendent Cindy Hill and others.
ST. LOUIS - Top politicians in Illinois joined local leaders in Michigan in trumpeting as a coup news that their states have landed a part in what they consider a revolutionary effort to boost manufacturing innovation, seeded by $140 million from federal taxpayers.
CASPER, Wyoming - Bertine Bahige hid under his bed while gunshots echoed throughout his hometown of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The sound of his mother's screams dimmed the pings of bullets when the rebel soldiers entered his home. He watched a rebel smack his mother unconscious with the butt of a gun.
TOPEKA, Kansas - A proposal to limit the fees state and local government agencies in Kansas can charge people who seek public records has cleared a legislative committee, but its sponsor has backed off a proposal to prohibit charges for staff time in retrieving documents.
BETHEL, Maine - A Maine poet who spoke at the presidential inauguration says he hopes a visiting writers program will help to create a new generation of readers who appreciate poetry.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would avoid a special election this year for the lieutenant governor's position left open by the resignation of Mark Darr.
BETHEL, Maine - Inaugural poet Richard Blanco is helping Maine's Gould Academy show that there's more to the prep school than ski programs.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A longtime state mine inspector has resigned amid inquiries about whether he sought or accepted money from an eastern Kentucky lawmaker who owns coal mines.
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Weeks after learning he was going to lose his job as South Dakota's Tourism and State Development secretary, Richard Benda was using his state position to help secure his future in the private sector, according to a state audit released Thursday.