What Makes Vermont Special?
More than a list of state symbols with pictures, "What Makes Vermont Special?" asks who was behind the promotion of each state symbol, what were they thinking at the time, why this symbol, and what can we learn from it?
Written by Vermont school teacher Greg Carpenter, this book will be available directly from NETSTATE soon!
294 Years After First Planting, White Potato Becomes Official State Vegetable
On Tuesday, Governor Hassan signed a bill declaring the white potato as New Hampshire's official state vegetable. She did so surrounded by a group of 4th graders from Derry Village Elementary School. North America’s first white potato was planted in their town in 1719. [ Find out more... ]
Stately spud: white potato named NH vegetable
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It may seem like small potatoes to some, but New Hampshire is getting an official state vegetable. [ Find out more... ]
Oregon is first in nation with official state microbe: brewer's yeast
SALEM -- The Oregon Senate approved a bill establishing brewer’s yeast as Oregon’s official state microbe Thursday. [ Find out more... ]
Last-minute amendment could create the state drink
CARSON CITY -- Nevada legislators might be ready for a stiff drink. [ Find out more... ]
Native American pipe is Ohio's official state artifact
Now the Native American pipe is the official state artifact thanks to a bill that was championed by private school students and signed into law Thursday by Gov. John Kasich. [ Find out more... ]
Shelter Dogs, Cats Now Colorado's Official State Pet
Shelter dogs and cats are now Colorado's official state pet. [ Find out more... ]
Gallimore students get help with cherry push
Students at Gallimore Elementary School in Canton have been trying for years to convince state legislators Michigan needs an official fruit, and that the official fruit should be the tart cherry. [ Find out more... ]
It's official! Kemp Ridley named as Texas sea turtle!
Governor James Richard "Rick" Perry has signed House Concurrent Resolution No. 31 designating the "Kemp's ridley sea turtle as the official State Sea Turtle of Texas." [ Find out more... ]
Six new state symbols pass House
That's right! Six! The North Carolina mega-symbol bill that proposed adoption of five new state symbols has been expanded and has passed in the State House. [ Find out more... ]
Carol Cain: Is it time for Michigan to have an official state song?
State Rep. Frank Foster thinks so and has introduced a bill in the House to have Mike Ridley’s "Michigan Man" officially designated as such. [ Find out more... ]
Governor Hassan and Executive Council Proclaim Old Man of the Mountain Remembrance Day
CONCORD - To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the iconic New Hampshire landmark, Governor Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council have proclaimed tomorrow, May 3, 2013, as Old Man of the Mountain Remembrance Day. [ Find out more... ]
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle swims to state title
Move over longhorn, armadillo and Texas horned lizard – there’s a new state animal in town. [ Find out more... ]
NH Senate approves white potato as state vegetable
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first-in-the-nation primary state also was the first in the nation to cultivate the white potato, say lawmakers who want to make it New Hampshire's state vegetable. [ Find out more... ]
Bill designating shelter dogs, cats as state pets headed to governor
A bill designating shelter dogs and cats as the state pets is headed to the governor's desk for his signature after it received final House approval from lawmakers Friday. [ Find out more... ]