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Drought and high temperatures have led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare a state of emergency in our region.   

Afternoon Round-Up 7/24/12

Jul 24, 2012
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Today on NPR: Now that Stanford, Harvard and other top American universities are offering free online courses, will students one day be able to get course credits and degrees online from these schools without having to pay for it? Stanford's president says his school "can see moving in that direction."

Jackson Purchase:

River water quality affected by drought

Jul 24, 2012
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The severity of the drought in the Ohio River basin has officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers monitoring water sources in Kentucky and surrounding states. 

Army Corps Monitors Low Water on Ohio RIver

Jul 24, 2012
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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers officials continue to monitor low water levels in the Ohio River. Hydraulic engineer Bryan Astifan said the river level at Cairo, Ill., is a barometer of how the Ohio River basin and the Upper Mississippi River basin is fairing in the drought.

Afternoon Round-Up 7/23/12

Jul 23, 2012
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Today on NPR: Paterno's Statue Comes Down

State Legislation:

The drought in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee will continue through the end of the year. That’s the latest outlook from the National Weather Service’s Jim Noel.

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Four more counties in the Jackson Purchase have been given the ‘exceptional drought’ status by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

the morning cram [it's time for a change edition]

Jul 20, 2012
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From NPR: The ousting of a North Korean chief is indicative of deeper issues in the republic. 

Nitrogen Levels High in Drought-Damaged Corn

Jul 17, 2012
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State agriculture officials say farmers should take caution when turning their drought-damaged corn into silage.

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The entire state of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and Governor Pat Quinn plans to visit the southern end of the state Monday to discuss the plans for responding to dry conditions. 

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