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Zachary Helm Appointed as New Hawaiian Homes Commissioner for the Island of Molokai
HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 20 -- The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands issued the following news release:

The Hawaii State Senate recently voted to advise and consent Zachary Helm to the Hawaiian Homes Commission. Commissioner Helm will represent the island of Molokai and his term runs through June of 2020.

Mr. Helm has thirty years of experience working with the Department of Parks and Recreation for the County of Maui. Mr. Helm served most of his tenure at the Parks and Recreation as the District Supervisor III of the Molokai District, where he was responsible for the operations and maintenance ... Show Full Article

West Virginia Division of Culture and History Accepting Entries for Annual Juried Quilt Exhibition Until Friday, April 27
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, April 20 -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History issued the following news release:

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) is accepting entries for the 2018 West Virginia Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition until Friday, April 27 at 4 p.m. This is the 37th year for the exhibition which will open Friday, May 25, with an awards ceremony at the annual Vandalia Gathering at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex. The free summer-long exhibition will be displayed through Sept. 10, 2018.

Quilts and wall hangings can be mailed or hand-delivered ... Show Full Article

Virginia Department of Education Issues Memo on Individual Student Alternative Education Plan
RICHMOND, Virginia, April 20 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Acting Superintendent Steven M. Constantino issued the following Memo:

SUBJECT: Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program Application for 2018-2019

The Virginia Department of Education will make available $2,247,581 in fiscal year 2018-2019 to school divisions with ISAEP programs, as set forth in the Code of Virginia *22.1-254: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. .E. and approved by the American Council on Education as a GED(R) Options Program. Because a final state ... Show Full Article

Rep. McClinton Addresses Urban Gun Violence Before House Judiciary Committee
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 20 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware:

During a series of hearings on gun violence this week before the House Judiciary Committee, state Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, addressed the disparity in coverage of gun violence between low-income communities of color and more affluent majority-white communities.

During her testimony, McClinton, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, called on the committee to acknowledge gun violence as a public health ... Show Full Article

Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center's 'A Day in Court' Educational Game Now Available Online
LANSING, Michigan, April 20 -- The Michigan Supreme Court issued the following news release:

The Michigan Judicial Institute announced today that "A Day in Court," which will be featured in the Learning Center's Courtroom Exhibit, is now online. The educational game can be used pre- or post-tour, or as a separate activity.

This interactive game helps players learn more about the judicial branch of government. In particular, it highlights the work of trial courts - the courts closest to the people where most cases are heard. For example, the game helps players learn about important roles in our ... Show Full Article

Legislative Update Issued by Minnesota State Rep. Theis
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, April 20 -- The Minnesota State House Republican Caucus issued the following legislative update from Minnesota State Rep. Tama Theis:

This week, I spoke to the press about a bipartisan bill I am carrying that would require later start times for schools. Many parents and teachers are struggling with tired teenagers who can't get to sleep at night, yet need to wake up too early for school. Too little sleep can affect students' school work, their physical health and their mental health, and it's why I am advocating for this change at the Legislature.

The bill, which received ... Show Full Article

Governor Abbott and HUD Secretary Ben Carson Hold Press Conference on Disaster Recovery
AUSTIN, Texas, April 20 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release:

Governor Greg Abbott today joined Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman John Culberson and local officials in Houston, Texas to discuss the $5 billion recently allocated to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and disaster recovery. This grant funding is being provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program for the rebuilding of housing, businesses, and infrastructure following Hurricane Harvey and previous flood events.

"Though ... Show Full Article