The Morning Cram [designer edition]
From NPR: You can now find Rodarte at your local Starbucks. But it's not clothe you'll find, it's mugs and other coffee related goods.
Kentucky: Gov. Steve Beshear will give his State of the Commonwealth address Feb. 6. With winter comes the chance to save on energy costs around the home. The National Weather Service gets an upgrade at its Paducah Forecast Center. Sen. Rand Paul’s son was arrested in North Carolina for public intoxication and other charges. Even with former state Senate President David Williams leaving, Gov. Beshear is not that optimistic that lawmakers will legalize casino-style gambling. Fundraising for the proposed Bluegrass Music Center is going well. Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at Morehead State University. Some lawmakers are pushing to strengthen laws against human trafficking. The Murray State Racers men’s basketball team won their Saturday game against Southeast Missouri.
Tennessee: A Tennessee judge ruled that a state law targeting online sex ads violates the First Amendment. Last year brought many more tornadoes to the Volunteer State but not as many deaths according to a National Weather Service report. The Tennessee teacher’s union is expected to take a position against allowing teachers to carry guns.
Illinois: The Army Corps of Engineers is confident the river levels will be stable on the Mississippi River for the rest of winter.