the morning cram [unemployment/election edition]

Aug 3, 2012

From NPR: Unemployment rises 8.3 percent despite creation of 163,000 new jobs.

From Kentucky: Penny Baird Shemwell makes parole. Nominations open for Kentucky’s Governor’s Ambassador Awards.

From Tennessee: Tennesseans doing back-to-school shopping have the opportunity to stretch their dollars during this weekend’s annual sales tax holiday.  Six congressional incumbents defeated their challengers in Tennessee's primary election.  The Tennessee Valley Authority reports third quarter financials. 

From Illinois: Illinois corrections officials have moved eight of the state's more volatile criminals from the supermax Tamms penitentiary.