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Court's ruling won't end debate over gay marriage

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

However the Supreme Court rules after its landmark hearings on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide Americans and states for many years to come.

 

Colo. theater shooting suspect offers plea

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes has offered to plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty -- a deal that would bring a swift end to the sometimes wrenching courtroom battle and circumvent a prolonged debate over his sanity.

 

 

Charges: Pa. man bagged deer in Walmart parking lot

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

 

 

Miss. Capitol rally calls for Medicaid expansion

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

More than 200 health advocates, doctors and others rallied at the Mississippi Capitol on Wednesday, asking legislators to expand Medicaid to the working poor.

 

 

Charter schools votes shift in House

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

 

 

Lawmakers near end of budget talks

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

 

Columbus is 24th in latest economic strength rating

Posted 3/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the spirit of regional cooperation continues to take root, Columbus has new reason to tout itself as the standard-bearer for economic strength within the Golden Triangle.

Rice: All citizens have role in building, maintaining democracy

Posted 3/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Mississippi State University audience that a mature democracy requires individual citizens understand not only their rights, but also their responsibilities.

Storm spotters class equips public to aid tracking of dangerous weather

Posted 3/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before Steve Wilkinson explained what Tuesday's course was about he had to explain what it wasn't about. "This is not storm chaser training," Wilkinson told the crowd of about 20 who had gathered at the Atmos Energy Training Center in Columbus for a Storm Spotter Class. "We are just trying to get people to report what they see."

 

Charter school bill loses House vote, but not dead

Posted 3/27/2013 in State

Mississippi House members don't want to proceed with a Senate-backed education bill that includes a proposal for charter schools expansion.

 

 

Miss. Senator switches to Republican Party

Posted 3/27/2013 in State

State Sen. Nicky Browning of Pontotoc has switched from the Democratic Party to the GOP, saying the time was right for him to make the move and become a Republican.

 

Study: Obama health care program boosts costs by 32%

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul, the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts has estimated.

Schools tour helps district leaders gauge progress

Posted 3/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District officials saw first-hand Tuesday how investments in technology and teachers are paying off in the district.

 

High court hears case on federal benefits for gays

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

In the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, the Supreme Court is turning to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.

 

 

United States eyes anti-piracy effort along west Africa coast

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

The U.S. and some of its allies are considering plans to increase anti-piracy operations along Africa's west coast, spurred on by concerns that money from the attacks is funding a Nigerian-based insurgent group that is linked to one of al-Qaida's most dangerous affiliates.

 

 

$338M lottery winner feels 'pure joy' uncertainty

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

A New Jersey man feels "pure joy" at winning a $338 million Powerball jackpot but has no idea what he will do with the money -- except buy a car, to replace his feet as his primary mode of transportation, he said.

 

Obama gives Secret Service its first female director

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

President Barack Obama on Tuesday named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency's first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service, which has been marred by scandal.

 

Petraeus: Sorry for affair that led to resignation

Posted 3/27/2013 in National

 

 

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