The Western Governors' Association offers a monthly roundup of news showcasing the work of Western Governors in economic development, natural resources, education, health and safety, and other areas. Here is what the Western Governors have been working on lately:
ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey lit the state capitol purple to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to help advance the development of a statewide earthquake early warning system.
COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper announced funding of $9.5 million to launch statewide youth apprenticeship and career-readiness programs.
HAWAII Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation after heavy rains and flooding caused extensive damage throughout the state.
IDAHO Gov. Butch Otter highlighted how the state is fighting wildfires through the power of partnerships.
$1 million in grants to help victims of domestic violence.KANSAS Gov. Sam Brownback announced more than
MONTANA Gov. Steve Bullock, WGA Chair, announced increased assistance for Montana veterans in need.
NEBRASKA Gov. Pete Ricketts highlighted Manufacturing Day to celebrate the state's second largest industry.
NEVADA Gov. Brian Sandoval announced that Nevada has surpassed pre-recession employment, gaining back more than all of the jobs lost during the recession.
NEW MEXICO Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Facebook chose New Mexico after a nationwide search to be the site of its new high-tech data center.
NORTH DAKOTA Gov. Jack Dalrymple highlighted the success of the state’s workforce development programs and initiatives.
Feeding Oklahoma Drive with the goal of raising 2 million meals to help hungry families, children and seniors.OKLAHOMA Gov. Mary Fallin kicked off her seventh annual
OREGON Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order directing state agencies to completely overhaul their cybersecurity systems.
SOUTH DAKOTA Gov. Dennis Daugaard, WGA Vice Chair, topped a national governors poll with the highest approval ratings.
TEXAS Gov. Greg Abbott announced an initiative to establish innovative academies in Texas high schools.
UTAH Gov. Gary Herbert launched the Do the Write Thing Challenge aimed at combating youth violence in homes, schools and neighborhoods.
WASHINGTON Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order to help combat the state's opioid crisis.
WYOMING Gov. Matt Mead highlighted his Classroom Connectivity Initiative, a coordinated effort to help improve school Wi-Fi access.