The Morning Cram [texting and fighting and zits, oh my! edition]

Feb 11, 2013

From NPR: Testy teenagers are nothing new. But a therapist is encouraging parents to not take it personally and hold back from lashing out in anger. The solution to fights with your never-in-by-curfew, texting-at-the-table adolescent is get to the source of their anger or embarassment, not just pile yours on top of it.

Kentucky: The debate on industrial hemp and the dropout age continues in Frankfort. Both Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo say they don’t support a local option sales tax. Sen. Rand Paul says Ashley Judd “doesn’t really represent Kentucky” in regard to her possible run as a challenger to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. A series of nighttime road closures in Hopkinsville begin today while workers replace a sewer line.

Tennessee: A Fort Campbell brigade returns from its 9-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois needs to move into the 21st century and offer voter registration online.