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Judge Says Current Execution Drugs May Break Law
Posted: 11:38 AM
- A federal judge says he blocked executions in Mississippi because the sedatives the state plans to use don't follow what's required by Mississippi law.
Alabama Senator Proposes Temporary Taxes, Budget Reforms
Posted: 10:31 AM
- 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.
HUD Secretary to Visit Gulfport
- 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.
Initiative Seeks to Keep Confederate Emblem on Mississippi Flag
- A new initiative seeks to keep the Confederate battle emblem on Mississippi's flag by putting the flag design into the state constitution.
Mississippi ACT Scores Stay Flat for 2015 Graduates
- Mississippi's ACT scores were flat last year, although a few more Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.
Signs of Katrina Still Linger in Mississippi
- A decade after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi's coastal communities now have more people than before the storm, but areas closest to the water are still struggling to recover.
Anderson Defeats Denson for Second Term
Updated: 11:28 AM
- Incumbent Chief Phyliss Anderson has won her race for a second term in office as leader of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Judge Orders Temporary Halt to Mississippi Executions
- A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions.
Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour Holds Book Signing
- Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was in Meridian Tuesday, to sign his new book
Choctaw Voters Deciding Chief's Race
- Choctaw voters hope a third time will be a charm Tuesday, as members try again to select a chief for the next four years.
Federal Court Hears Redistricting Appeal
- Federal judges want lawyers for black lawmakers to come up with their own map for redrawing Alabama's legislative districts.
Runoffs Deciding Nominees for Several Mississippi, County Offices
- Mississippi is holding runoffs to choose party nominees for 12 legislative seats and two state commissions, along with some local county offices. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Hubbard's Challenge to Ethics Law Remains Sealed
- Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's challenge to the state's ethics law will remain out of public view.
Gas Prices Continue Declining
- Gas prices continue to plummet in Mississippi, down almost six cents this week.
Revenues Rise in July at Mississippi Casinos
- Strong July results from Gulf Coast casinos continue to buoy overall results at Mississippi's gambling halls.
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