From NPR: Edamame beans are a popular Asian appetizer, and they're beginning to get a foothold in the U.S. market. An Arkansas company is now trying to cash in on this edamame boom.
Kentucky: The United States Enrichment Corporation notified twenty-four union members Monday of their last day working at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The Kentucky Division of Forestry is again making more than 50 species of trees available for planting in an initiative aimed at reforesting the state. The Kentucky Department for Public Health is hosting a televised workshop to address communicating with vulnerable populations during public health emergencies and other disasters. Governor Steve Beshear has scheduled a press conference for today to discuss the impact of the federal government shutdown on the state’s families.
Illinois: Illinois' treasurer says he's monitoring the debt ceiling showdown in Washington and the impact it could have on the state's finances.
Tennessee: A recent congressional study shows Tennessee's nuclear plants had a total of 258 safety violations between 2000 and 2012.