Alabama

The Board of Medical Examiners reviewed a proposed state law to set up special limited licensing for out-of-state doctors practicing telemedicine. Birmingham Post-Herald.

Alaska

The Department of Health and Social Service developed an advanced system called On-Line Resources for the Children of Alaska with Brainstorm Technology Inc. The network tracks children in the child welfare system and displays relevant history on one screen. Newsbytes.

Arizona

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected Phoenix as a showcase site for the Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure program. ITS America News.

Arkansas

The Tri community in Lonoke County received approximately $9,000 from the Arkansas Rural Development Commission and the Office of Rural Advocacy to help purchase communications equipment for volunteer firefighters.

California

California State University, Monterey Bay, selected Sony Electronics to provide audio and video production equipment for its new educational facility to prepare students for entertainment and telecommunications careers.

Colorado

The Department of Personnel and General Support Services awarded a $3 million contract to Microland for off-the-shelf software for state agencies and political subdivisions. Federal Sources Inc.

Connecticut

The Department of Social Services unveiled its new Child Support Resource Center on the Web at .

Delaware

The Department of Health and Social Services is considering purchasing an Aging Information Manager (AIM) system to help meet reporting requirements set by the National Aging Programs Information System. AIM uses bar code technology for data collection.

Florida

Under a new state law, parents who fail to pay child support will find themselves ranked among criminals and murderers in police computer files. The Department of Law Enforcement recently added the names of more than 4,000 defaulting parents to the system. Reuters News Services.

Georgia

Russell County began testing a new electronic system that allows food stamp recipients to pay for their groceries with a debit card.

Hawaii

Using automated fingerprint identification, Maui police tracked and arrested a man suspected in the burglary of the Pukalani Post Office. The suspect's fingerprints also matched those from eight other cases, including burglary and vandalization of six local schools. User Review.

Idaho

The Department of Health and Welfare's regional office in Coeur d'Alene added a voice mail system to its child support section to help with incoming calls. The increase in calls was a result of a new law, effective in January, that suspends driving, hunting, fishing and occupational licenses for those who fail to pay child support.

Illinois

The Secretary of State and IBM unveiled "Service OnSite" kiosks. Customers can now renew their automobile registrations and instantly receive annual license plate stickers from the machine.

Indiana

Indiana schools were awarded $30 million in technology grants to help schools obtain computers, software, access to the Internet and teacher training.

Iowa

The Department of Human Services contracted with Consultec to implement a new Medicaid Management Information System. Federal Sources Inc.

Kansas

The Kansas State Historical Society held an auction via the Internet to sell a sizable collection of newspapers dated from 1796 to 1994, including an 1865 edition of the New York Tribune that features the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Newsbytes.

Kentucky

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected Kentucky to participate in the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks, a project that will test intelligent transportation systems and their ability to improve commercial vehicle operations. ITS America News.

Louisiana

Iberville Parish in Plaquemine developed its own home page with the Center for Landscape Interpretation. The Web site at provides visitors with maps, pictures and information on the Police Jury, Chamber of Commerce and parish Tourist Commission. Baton Rouge Advocate.