Morning Cram [beep boop beep boop edition]

Jul 19, 2013

From NPR: More than half the moms in Japan quit their jobs after giving birth, and it’s hurting the nation’s economy. The new moms simply can’t find childcare. The government’s answer – someday robots will do the child rearing.

Kentucky: Some county clerks complain they received a fundraising email for Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ U.S. Senate campaign even though they did not request it. A Department of Defense program will offer free medical services in Mayfield in August.

Tennessee: In the past six years, Tennessee agritourism has more than doubled its economic impact. Pilot Flying J run by Gov. Bill Haslam’s brother Jimmy Haslam has reached a quick settlement with customers cheated out of rebate money.

Illinois: Gun-rights activists are pushing a federal judge to allow people to immediately start carrying firearms publicly, while the state argues the new concealed carry law’s nine-month time period is reasonable.