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Rutledge Continues Effort to Fight Labor Department's Persuader Rule
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 18 -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued the following news release:

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is urging the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to rescind the Obama-era's Persuader Advice Exemption Rule. The rule, which is enjoined nationwide because of a 10-state coalition's lawsuit, led by Rutledge and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, would force disclosure of confidential information, communication and relationships between small businesses and their outside counsel in labor relations matters, has been found unlawful.

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MnDOT District 6 Named Bicycle Friendly Business by League of American Bicyclists
ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 18 -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation issued the following news release:

The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 6, representing southeast Minnesota, has been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business, joining nearly 1,400 businesses and organizations across the country.

MnDOT District 6, headquartered in Rochester, is among 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses to join a group of 1,367 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.

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Memphis Hustle to Participate in NBA G League Showcase 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 18 -- The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development issued the following news:

The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, will participate in the 2018 NBA G League Showcase, a four-day, 26-game event Jan. 10-13, 2018. The league's 26 teams will play two regular-season games each in Mississauga, Ontario.

NBA G League Showcase 2018, the league's primary in-season scouting event, is expected to draw personnel from all 30 NBA teams. During or immediately following the last 13 Showcases, more than 50 players earned Call-Ups to the NBA.

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Health Alert Ends at Pawnee; Alerts Continue at Bluestem, Willow Creek Reservoir and Swan Creek Lake 5A
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 18 -- The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release:

There were no new health alerts this week for harmful algal blooms, and a health alert has ended at Pawnee Lake in Lancaster County. Alerts continue at Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County, Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County and Swan Creek Lake 5A in Saline County.

Samples taken earlier this week at Bluestem Lake were above the state's health alert threshold of 20 parts per billion (ppb) of total microcystin (a toxin released by certain strains of blue-green algae.) The alert will continue ... Show Full Article

Governor Cuomo Reminds New Yorkers About $8.5 Million in Benefits Available Through Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 18 -- The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets issued the following news release:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers that Farmers' Market Nutrition Program benefits are now available for eligible families and seniors across the state. The program provides checks to be redeemed at participating farmers' markets and farm stands now through the end of November for the purchase of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. In addition, eligible New Yorkers can use their checks at even more farm stands this year. The number of farm stands participating ... Show Full Article

Georgia State Patrol Graduates Its 100th Trooper School
FORSYTH, Ga., Aug. 18 -- The Georgia Department of Public Safety issued the following news release:

The Georgia State Patrol graduated its 100th Trooper School on Friday, August 18, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. After 31 weeks of intense training, 13 new troopers will report to patrol posts throughout the state on Monday, September 18. Governor Nathan Deal was the keynote speaker. Additional remarks were given by Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and Capt. Scott Woodell, Director of Training. The Oath of Office was issued by Lt. ... Show Full Article

Attorney General Chris Carr Files Suit Against Companies to Stop Unfair and Deceptive Sales Practices
ATLANTA, Aug. 18 -- Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr issued the following news release:

Attorney General Chris Carr today filed an action against The Momentum Group, Inc., doing business as Gwinnett Mitsubishi and Gwinnett Suzuki, alleging numerous unlawful and deceptive advertising and sales practices.

"The alleged deceptive acts committed by Gwinnett Mitsubishi and Gwinnet Suzuki placed a financial burden on consumers and left them without valid transportation," says Attorney General Chris Carr. "Through our Consumer Protection Unit, our office will continue fighting to protect Georgians ... Show Full Article