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Clock ticking on pension amendment deadline for Democrats

- Associated Press

New Jersey Democrats have returned from the presidential convention facing a deadline to pass a proposed constitutional amendment requiring the state make quarterly pension payments.

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JULY 30-31 - In this Monday, June 27, 2016 photo, Juliana Gonzalez, left, and Ally Pendon, right, tap the sticks as Brienn Daniel Ayerdi, second from left, and Lexi Gowan demonstrate Tinikling, the national dance of the Philippines at Heritage Park in Chattanooga, Tenn. The first wave of Chattanooga's Filipino immigrants were nursing students who came here back in the 1970s to attend school and fill America's urgent need for nurses at the time. Filipino nurses still come here to study but so do Filipino engineers, teachers and other professionals. (Angela Lewis Foster/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Chattanooga Filipino community to be celebrated at feast

- Associated Press

The first wave of Chattanooga's Filipino immigrants were nursing students who came here back in the 1970s to attend school and fill America's urgent need for nurses at the time. Filipino nurses still come here to study but so do Filipino engineers, teachers and other professionals.

Transportation options for disabled in Sioux City limited

- Associated Press

Three to four afternoons a week, Schuylar Langston boards a city bus, then rides 12 miles to a Texas Roadhouse restaurant. Once there, he frequently works until closing time, busing tables and washing dishes.

New state park debuts in southern Missouri

Associated Press

A 440-acre swath of southern Missouri that the governor considered a former "drug haven" is the newest state park, giving nature-loving tourists additional access to trails, caves and streams.

Insurer's demise forces Ohioans to find new coverage

- Associated Press

Thousands of Ohioans have been pushed to find new health insurance this summer as their financially troubled carrier winds down operations, an inconvenience that could come with a higher price tag.

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY AND THERE AFTER - In this July 22, 2016, photo, dairy goats feed at LaClare Farms near Pipe, Wis. Owners Larry and Clara Hedrich started raising dairy goats in Wisconsin in the 1970s, but there wasn't enough demand to turn their hobby into a viable business until the 1990s. The family now milks about 800 dairy goats at their facility. Wisconsin is leading the way in dairy goat farming in the U.S. and will soon house two of the largest goat dairies in the world. (AP Photo/Bryna Godar)

Wisconsin doubles down on dairy distinction with goat farms

- Associated Press

Wisconsin has long been as one of the nation's leaders in cow dairies, farm after pastoral farm tucked into the state's rolling hills. It's earning another milk laurel in the face of increasing demand for goat cheese and milk: the most dairy goats in the U.S. That distinction will only stand to increase when two of the largest goat dairies in the world soon begin operating in northeast Wisconsin.

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1944 file photo, former New Hampshire Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Britain, John Winant, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill stand at attention while the National Anthem is played during the Great Thanksgiving Day celebration to America at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Winant, who died at age 58, faded into obscurity until recent years, when a group formed in New Hampshire to raise money for a bronze statue of him. (AP Photo/File)

Former governor, WWII ambassador to Britain getting his due

- Associated Press

Publicly, John Gilbert Winant was a three-term New Hampshire governor, the first leader of the Social Security Administration and U.S. ambassador to Britain during World War II. Privately, he battled depression and massive debt. He shot himself just as his memoirs were about to be published in 1947.

Vermont gears up for mid-summer primary for state offices

- Associated Press

A construction company chief who is also a part-time racecar driver and a part-time lieutenant governor is vying for the Republican gubernatorial nomination against a retired Wall Street executive, while three former lawmakers compete for Democrats' support in Vermont's upcoming Aug. 9 primary.