Speech snub? Seattle mayor delivers "State of the City" to Rotary Club, not city council. Seattle Times

Applications for U.S. citizenship surging. NYT

Shaq for sheriff? Sun-Sentinel

Ethanol's unintended casualty: beer prices. Denver Post

Alabama gets rain during "Days of Prayer for Rain." AL.com

Three senior forecasters call for firing of Nat'l Hurricane Ctr director. Sun-Sentinel

OH GOP upset with state AG's use of office funds for fireworks display. Plain-Dealer blog

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