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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents covering state government, cities and counties.

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Pennsylvania State Rep. Toohil Issues Statement on Grand Jury Report
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 16 -- The Pennsylvania House Republicans issued the following statement by State Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne, in response to the release of the grand jury report by the state Attorney General:

"We need to rip off the cloak of silence and address the civil and criminal statute of limitations. There are victims today that were silenced years ago and they deserve their day in court. Now is the time for the community to contact their legislators and tell them what you want us to change. We are your voice.

"This report is horrifying and beyond criminal. The fact that ... Show Full Article

Manufacturer to Add 42 Jobs in Burke County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 16 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release:

Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company, North Carolina's largest recycled paper producer, will open a new plant in Burke County, creating 42 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest approximately $14 million in its new plant in Morganton and begin operations in the 2nd quarter of 2019. This new facility will produce more than 1 billion square feet per year of corrugated sheets for sale to corrugated box makers.

"Jackson Paper is already a strong member of the community ... Show Full Article

MSCAA Board Awards Modernization Construction, Jet Bridge Contracts
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Aug. 16 -- Memphis International Airport issued the following news release:

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners has approved the selection of Flintco, LLC as the primary contractor for Memphis International Airport's (MEM's) B Concourse modernization construction and redesign project. The total of the contract is $122,582,530. The board also approved a $32,000,038 contract with Aero Bridgeworks for new jet bridges that will be a part of the modernization project.

The contractor selections will allow construction to begin in September. ... Show Full Article

Governor Wolf Announces Funding for New Johnstown Park, Helps Unveil Community-led, Two-Mile Iron to Arts Corridor Plan
JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 16 -- Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news:

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by local officials and business and non-profit leaders in Cambria County today to announce new funding to redevelop an abandoned rail site on Clinton Street to create a new community park. The park will become the gateway to a two-mile proposed Iron to Arts Corridor that local officials unveiled during the press conference.

"We are investing in Johnstown's quality of life to continue the revitalization of this area and boost the economy," said Governor Wolf. "Working together, ... Show Full Article

Game Warden Field Notes
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issued the following news release:

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

A Shot in the Dark

A game warden received a call on Aug. 6 about a man in Titus County who had accidentally shot himself while out on his deer lease preparing for the upcoming hunting season. The man was driving his side by side UTV back to the house around 9 p.m. the previous night when the accident occurred. A battery on the seat next to the victim fell into the floorboard. In the dark the ... Show Full Article

Ashcroft Cites Election Day Successes
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Aug. 16 -- Missouri Secretary of State Jay R. Ashcroft issued the following news release:

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft thanked local election authorities, poll workers and voters for their participation in the Aug. 7 primary election, which ended with almost 1.4 million Missourians casting a ballot.

"There is a great deal of work that goes in to conducting an election," Ashcroft said. "Missouri's local election authorities had a great day on Tuesday. The lines of communication are really open with our county clerks and boards of election, and I think everyone was ... Show Full Article

Anti-Bullying Relentless Tour to Visit Mount Pleasant on August 22
LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 16 -- The Michigan Department of Civil Rights issued the following news release:

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights today announced the Relentless Tour - a first-of-its-kind anti-bullying initiative - will visit Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, August 22.

Motivational speaker Anthony Ianni, a member of Michigan State University's 2010 and 2012 Big Ten Champion and Tournament Championship teams and the 2010 Final Four team, will speak to Central Michigan Correctional Facility teachers at Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center, 2424 S. Mission Street, at 9:00 am.

Ianni ... Show Full Article