Tuesday - April 13, 2021
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Wisconsin Health Services Dept. Reaffirms That Every Wisconsinite Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine
MADISON, Wisconsin, April 13 -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued the following news release:

With everyone ages 16 and older now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to schedule an appointment. Anyone that lives, works, or studies in Wisconsin can get vaccinated for free--even if you cannot provide proof of residency, do not have a valid state identification card, or do not have insurance.

"This pandemic has proven that our health is connected with the health of everyone in our community. COVID-19 is a contagious ... Show Full Article

Wash. Gov. Inslee Announces Three Counties to Rollback to Phase 2
OLYMPIA, Washington, April 13 -- Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Washington, issued the following news release on April 12, 2021:

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the rollback of three counties not meeting the Phase 3 Healthy Washington metrics for reopening activities.

The three counties returning to Phase 2 are:

* Cowlitz County

* Pierce County

* Whitman County

"These metric trends are driven by the virus and we must continue to do everything we can to sharpen our focus and keep COVID-19 activity down. We are so close to the end of the tunnel here -- we have made tremendous progress and we must keep ... Show Full Article

Texas A.G. Paxton's Law Enforcement Round Up
AUSTIN, Texas, April 13 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release:

The Child Exploitation Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week.

In Travis County, Chad Allen Wilcox, 43, of Elgin was arrested for two counts of Possession of Child Pornography on April 1. This case was received as a NCMEC CyberTipline report involving the upload of child pornography to an email account with the potential of a live victim. Wilcox claimed ownership of the email account and to producing and sending images of child pornography. Investigators seized multiple devices to be examined ... Show Full Article

Ky. Gov. Beshear, Health Care Leaders Open Kentucky's Largest Vaccination Site
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, April 13 -- Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, issued the following news:

Gov. Andy Beshear marked another key moment in Kentucky's fight against COVID-19 on Monday, when he joined health care leaders to open a drive-through vaccination site at Cardinal Stadium where 200,000 Kentuckians can get their shot of hope over the next seven weeks.

Standing in the midst of 28 vaccination lanes in the stadium parking lot, the Governor also announced the Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge: when 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. ... Show Full Article

Ky. Gov. Beshear Announces 2.5 Million Vaccination Challenge to Lift Many Capacity Restrictions
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, April 13 -- Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, issued the following news:

On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge: When 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state will remove most capacity restrictions.

When the goal is met, the Governor said he will lift capacity restrictions and physical distancing requirements for nearly all venues, events and businesses that cater to 1,000 or fewer patrons. In addition, he will end the curfew for bars and restaurants.

"The question is, how quickly ... Show Full Article

Kansas Corporation Commission Announces Dockets for April 12
TOPEKA, Kansas, April 13 -- The Kansas Corporation Commission announced the following dockets:


Docket Type: TRA - Transportation Order

Docket Description: Transportation Orders

Date Filed: 04/12/2021

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Docket Type: OOS - Out of Service

Docket Description: In the Matter of the Emergency Suspension of Operating Authority of Celedon Services LLC

Date Filed: 04/12/2021

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Docket Type: CEXC - Exception To Rules And Regulations

Docket Description: Application - Everglow Energy, LLC

Date Filed: 04/12/2021

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Ga. Lt. Gov. Duncan to Recognize College and Career Academy Awardees
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 13 -- Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, R-Georgia, issued the following news release:

Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced he will celebrate College and Career Academies across Georgia by hosting an awards ceremony at the State Capitol on April 22. Surrounded by educators, students and business leaders, Duncan will congratulate the award winners and recognize the significant impact of College and Career Academies throughout Georgia.

"Since the inception of the program, our Georgia College and Career Academies have served as a powerful education reform initiative focused on workforce ... Show Full Article