Western Governors' News: Nevada hydropower celebration; New Mexico tourism record; South Dakota teacher pay boost

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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:

Nevada Gov Brian SandovalGov. SandovalALASKA Gov. Bill Walker bolstered the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, a top priority for his administration.

ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order to help curb opioid addiction.

CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown announced new precision medicine projects to prevent and better treat diseases through advanced computing.

COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper promoted cyber safety at the kickoff event for the National Cybersecurity Center.

HAWAII Gov. David Ige directed state efforts to increase opportunities and support for the employment of people with disabilities.

IDAHO Gov. Butch Otter led a trade mission to China to expand opportunities for Idaho businesses and industries.

New Mexico Gov Susana MartinezGov. MartinezMONTANA Gov. Steve Bullock, WGA Chair, released a budget proposal designed to grow the state's economy and create more good-paying jobs.

NEVADA Gov. Brian Sandoval celebrated the 80th anniversary of hydropower from the Hoover Dam serving the state.

NEW MEXICO Gov. Susana Martinez announced the sixth straight record-breaking year for economic impact of tourism in the state.

NORTH DAKOTA Gov. Jack Dalrymple celebrated the completion of the new University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences building.

OKLAHOMA Gov. Mary Fallin touted the state's progress in recruiting and retaining quality foster parents.

South Dakota Gov Dennis DaugaardGov. DaugaardOREGON Gov. Kate Brown highlighted workforce development partnerships and transportation priorities in Southern Oregon.

SOUTH DAKOTA Gov. Dennis Daugaard, WGA Vice Chair, announced that his Blue Ribbon education funding package is increasing teacher salaries by nearly 12%.

TEXAS Gov. Greg Abbott helped unveil the Texas African American History Memorial at the State Capitol.

UTAH Gov. Gary Herbert formed an exploratory committee to drive the development of an inland port in the state.

WASHINGTON Gov. Jay Inslee doubled the number of cost-saving electric vehicles in the state motor pool.

WYOMING Gov. Matt Mead created the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW) Initiative to expand the state economy.

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