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Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

The Obama administration's plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.

 

 

Gay rights groups hail new Catholic tone

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.

 

Where's North Korea's Kim?

Posted 10/10/2014 in National

For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn't appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party on Friday.

Columbus firefighter axed for marrying co-worker's niece

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday fired a firefighter because he married a family member of a fellow firefighter.

City approves rental increases for Trotter

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will now cost more money to hold an event at the Trotter Convention Center.

Councilmen amend event ordinance involving sale of alcohol

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each property owner that has not had an instance of violent crime at one of its events in the past five years is exempt from that requirement.

Firefighter transferred after marrying co-worker's niece

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city council unanimously voted Tuesday to transfer a city firefighter to another department after he married the relative of a fellow firefighter.

Starkville City Hall downplays forecasted water rate hikes

Posted 10/9/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville administrators downplayed a department head's prediction of future water rate hikes by saying the forecast is premature before the city receives its Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit in early 2015.

Browning on Business: Columbus getting new cosmetic chain, mattress outlet

Posted 10/9/2014 in Business

Columbus officials confirmed plans for a 13,000 square foot commercial building to be built behind the Walgreens on Highway 45 North.

 

KiOR fights ex-director as debt nears due date

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

A former director of biofuel maker KiOR says he tried to warn other board members about problems with KiOR's technology.

 

CLRA to interview 4 applicants for director

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteen applicants have been whittled to four as the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority board looks to hire a new executive director.

Arrest report: 10-9-14

Posted 10/9/2014 in Area

 

Hosemann: Fewer than 900 crossover votes in June

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

Fewer than 900 Mississippi voters might have cast a ballot in one party's primary June 3 and then improperly crossed over to vote in other party's runoff three weeks later.

 

Judge: Doctor unfit to stand trial

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

A judge on Wednesday ruled a Greenwood doctor unfit to stand trial for his alleged role in a murder-for-hire scheme to kill a local attorney.

Mom, beau plead not guilty in alcohol-in-IV death

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

A man told police he poured vodka into the IV feeding tube of his girlfriend's disabled 13-year-old son to settle him down, a dose of alcohol that contributed to his death, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Cancer victim plans to take her life

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

Pot advocate says travels show legalization works

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Rick Steves smokes the occasional joint, but he's not arguing for marijuana legalization in Oregon just because he likes to get high.

 

Perry seeks unlimited natural gas and oil exports

Posted 10/9/2014 in State

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for unlimited natural gas and oil exports, saying it would help the American economy and aid American allies threatened by Russia's control of European natural gas supplies.

 

 

Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim?

Posted 10/9/2014 in National

Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

 

 

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