Afternoon Update
4:10 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/2/12

Today on NPR: Known as "the spray man," 23-year-old Nour Hatem Zahra helped organize protests and spray-painted anti-government slogans around Damascus, the Syrian capital. He died this week after security forces shot him. Hundreds of mourners attended his funeral.

Kentucky:

The advocacy group Common Cause is asking federal agencies to remove the non-profit tax-exempt status of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling in Louisville approved the sale of Dippin’ Dots, Inc to Oklahoma-based Dippin’ Dots, LLC for $12.6 million.

For the first time since 1976, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts.

Illinois:

An Illinois Senate education committee has approved a measure to end the controversial legislative scholarship program.