- The state of Mississippi has recorded its first case of rabies in a land animal in more than 50 years. This discovery is causing animal control officials throughout the state to issue important advice to residents.
- The federal government is holding public meetings this week in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana as it works on a supplemental environmental impact statement for an oil lease sale tentatively planned for 2017.
- Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier has outlined plans to close driver's license offices if the state legislature decreases the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's funding.
- Alabama state Sen. Clyde Chambliss of Prattville suggests a combination of temporary soda and cigarette taxes, along with long-term reforms, as a potential budget solution for the state.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is coming to Gulfport, where he plans to privately tour the state port before a Thursday news conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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