the morning cram [the more things change, the more they stay the same edition]

Apr 2, 2012

Three score and 12 years ago, America was in a very different place — economically and culturally. The National Archives has released detailed data from the 1940 census, giving us an idea of how much — or how little — things have really changed.

NPR reports the public will have the chance to pick through more than 3.8 million digital images of census schedules, maps and other data from 72 years ago.

Kentucky~ Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will restrict travel on the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter to a single lane this morning. Murray State University men’s head basketball coach Steve Prohm is the first winner of College Insider dot com’s Joe B. Hall Award. Lawmakers busted a myth late last week when they reached agreement on a $19 billion state budget without retreating out of public view.

Tennessee~ A proposal is advancing in the Legislature to impose a federal-style system of having the governor make nominations to the high court's bench, and then giving lawmakers the power to confirm or reject them. A measure that would prohibit  students from dressing indecently in school is scheduled to be heard on the floor of the House and Senate this evening.

Illinois~ Lawmakers are trying to make it safer for people to use online dating sites.