From NPR: On Spain's Atlantic coast, the city of Santander has installed 12,000 sensors that measure everything from when streetlights need to be dimmed to when trash dumpsters are full — saving millions for cash-strapped public coffers. It's becoming a model for cities worldwide.
Kentucky: A delegation from Kentucky is working to expand its business relationship with the state’s number one trading partner. President Barack Obama signed the Freedom to Fish Act into law today, placing a two-year moratorium on restricting fishing access to the tailwaters of dams on the Cumberland River. The United Mine Workers of America will stage a protest in Henderson Today over Patriot Coal’s move to end its contract and reduce wages and benefits for active union members. Governor Steve Beshear is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rethink proposed greenhouse gas regulations. Tokyo native Jiro Hashimoto is retiring after 28 years as Kentucky's economic development representative in Japan.
Tennessee: Tennessee's annual free fishing day is coming up this weekend.
Illinois: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals seeking a 30-day delay of a mandate for the state to enact a concealed gun carry law.