New Employees of the Arkansas Lottery will be going through a 6 month probationary period among rules adopted by the games commission. This new procedure will begin immediately but not be retroactive.

 

An East Arkansas Representative is suing the state over new redistricting maps saying it dilutes minority voter representation in his district.

 

Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords is resigning from Congress. The move comes just over a year after Giffords was shot in the head by an assailant who opened fire at a constituents meeting in Tucson killing 6 and injuring others

 

State College Pennsylvania is mourning the loss of legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno. Paterno died yesterday at the age of 85 due to complications of lung cancer.