Trump Warns He’ll Protect Alaska’s Environment, if Murkowski Doesn’t Back Obamacare Repeal

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Missouri still refers to Asian Americans as 'Oriental'; Election Integrity vice chair's credibility questioned; no more parties in Miami Beach . . . after 2 a.m.?

Texas Gov.’s ‘War on Cities’ Heats Up With Snub of the Big 5

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Seattle police want to bargain for body cams; Allentown, Pa. mayor shrugs off corruption charges; Baltimore gun bill gets a rewrite

Iowa Treasurer Wants Senate ‘Scoundrels’ to Pay $2.2M Sexual Harassment Settlement

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: N.J. township nixes Jewish religious boundary; ACLU balks at Maine governor's Facebook use; remembering Talkeetna, Alaska's cat 'mayor'

Racist ‘Chicago Safari’ Emails Spawn Illinois Government Investigation

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Boulder’s bear problem; a Charlotte sit-in; San Diego’s losing Styrofoam venture

Trump-Induced Labor Pains for Michigan Fruit Growers

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Ohio’s planned review of state tax breaks hasn’t begun; controversial cloud-seeding in North Dakota; and an “atypical” case of mad cow disease in Alabama.

How an ‘Old Retread’ Like Jerry Brown Has Triumphed Over Chris Christie

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: New York prepares to sue feds over possible health care action; Iowa speed-camera lawsuits; and a Florida community is recovering from sinkhole that swallowed two homes.

A No-Drone Zone Showdown in Deadwood, South Dakota

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: IBM vs. Texas bathroom bill; the Utah Highway Patrol’s new tool to enforce texting-while-driving laws; and “spite fences” in California.

WATCH: This Is What a Megaquake Will Do to an Important Lifeline in Portland

Also in our Weekend State and Local Digest: Maine’s unvaccinated kindergartners; Sacramento seeks out Filipino teachers; and Alabama reverses its ban on margarita pitchers.

Parched Valley’s Eminent Domain Fight Over Thirsty L.A.’s Century-Old Land Grab

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: ‘Somebody dropped the ball,’ in Wilmington, Del.; Trump denies North Dakota governor’s request; and N.Y.C. mayor’s new war on rats.

Nebraska Gears Up for ‘Last Stand’ Protests Opposing Keystone XL Pipeline

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Illinois treasurer sends governor a budget to-do list; Colorado lawmakers make mad dash to fix budget error; and Orlando seeks a poet laureate.

Impacts of Florida Governor’s New Anti-Venezuela Action Are Unclear

Also in our State and Local Daily News Digest: L.A. has “virtual lock” for future Summer Olympic games; “disputed legal territory” awaits Seattle leaders; and Wisconsin communities struggle to recover from 2016 floods.

25 Boats Full of Angry Walleye Protesters Surround Minnesota Governor During Lake Outing

Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Large swath of Los Angeles loses power; Dallas pension debacle finger-pointing; and Spokane’s ozone pollution problem.

San Francisco’s Really Expensive Parking Predicament

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Maryland’s new approach to bail; Louisiana’s struggles with swamp rats; and ditching coin-operated parking meters.

Voting Systems Used in Georgia Prompt Lawsuit to Void Special Election Results

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Getting rid of 26,000 tons of highly flammable fiber waste in a Maine town; Portland, Ore., police disband horse-mounted unit; and overlapping local ID programs in Illinois.

New Ecological Disaster for Chesapeake Bay Watershed May Be Just 3 Years Away

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Detroit’s pet coke proposal; a new Indiana preemption law; and other stories you may have missed over the past few days.

Maine Governor Sends Shutdown Warning Email to State Employees

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Cuomo declares state of emergency for subways in N.Y.C.; Manhattan Beach vs. Los Angeles; and Colorado’s biggest pot bust since legalization.

Man Arrested After Driving Into Ten Commandments Monument at Arkansas Capitol

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: State budget updates; N.Y.C. crippled by subway overcrowding; and N.C. GOP pursue impeachment.

Utah State Rep. Blames Wildfire on ‘Bird and Bunny Lovers, Tree-Huggers and Rock-Lickers’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Federal judge rules Alabama must improve its prison mental health care; decision on Flint water contract extension; and a Bay Area migration to Sacramento.

Florida Is ‘Ground Zero’ for Hijacked Google Searches for Drug Treatment Centers

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Pro-ISIS hacker targets Ohio and other local government websites; a “green room” for solitary confinement; and New Jersey’s attorney general joins multi-state opioid investigation.