From NPR: Coffee doesn’t just get you going in the morning, it’s bringing the world together. Even though there is a divide in the coffee growing industry between beans from smaller specialty farms and commodity coffee, the lines between the two are blurring. So when you slurp down you cup of jo this morning – whether it’s instant or fancy and freshly ground – know you are participating in a ritual happening all over the world.
Kentucky: Gov. Steve Beshear is still considering whether or not he will call a special legislative session later this year. Some Kentucky parents of autistic children say they have received little nor no insurance coverage for treatment even though the law requires it. Prosecutors in former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer’s case haven’t released any information about their findings from the Friday federal grand jury meeting. The Delta Regional Authority is making up to $1 million available for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training applicants. Work on Cairo Bridge in June will be a major inconvenience for shippers, forcing them to take an 80-mile detour.
Tennessee: Legislators aren’t giving up on two education bills that failed in this year’s legislation.
Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn continues to tour flooded areas throughout the state.