Around the South: Gun Control, Poverty, Capital Punishment

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Georgia to Execute Mentally Handicapped Man Monday

U.S. Poverty on Track to Rise to Highest Since 1960s

Victory for Gun Control in Georgia Dwarfed by Reality in Aurora

SOCIETY

Missouri Teen Starts Project to Help Colorado Shooting Victims

Episcopal Bishop Says Yes to Same-Sex Blessings, but Not in Alabama

Could Gambling Doom Maryland’s Marriage Equality Law?

Mississippi’s United Methodists Appoint First-Ever Black Bishop

Tennessee Mosque Ruling Wins Praise from Muslims

Alabama Tornadoes: Storm-Scarred Area Healing, but Long Way to Go

Tennessee Couple Holds Wedding … in Hospital

Southern Scrumptious Products Now Available for Purchase

North Carolinian Wins Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West

EDUCATION (TOP)

South Carolina Education Lottery: Where Does Your Dollar Go?

North Carolina Program Aims to Get Fresh Produce into Schools

Virginia Seeks Plan after No Child Waiver

At Georgia Conference, an All-Out Assault on Zero-Tolerance

Dropout Rates Won’t Factor in Mississippi School Ratings

HIGHER ED (TOP)

U.S. News Ranks West Virginia University Hospitals Tops in State

Kentucky Wesleyan Students Research How Veterans Readjust to Civilian Life

Georgia Graduate Students Test Effect of Power Plant on Town

Tennessee Volunteers Build, Dedicate House to Local Family

Tough Times for Colleges — and College Towns

ENVIRONMENT (TOP)

Florida Bird May Soon be Extinct

10 States to Intervene in Lawsuit Against EPA

Missouri Avoided Superfund, Taxpayers Get the Bill

Some Burn Bans Dropped as Above-Normal Rains Ease Mississippi Drought

Missouri, Kansas Farmers Cope with Worst Drought in 50 Years

‘Mighty Mississippi’ Less Mighty After Drought Drains Levels

More Alabama Women Learn Hunting, Fishing Skills

HEALTH (TOP)

Southern Maryland Hospital Center to Notify Patients of Possible Hepatitis-C Exposure

Group Marches in D.C. ahead of AIDS Conference

D.C. has ‘Come a Long Way’ in Fight Against HIV

AIDS Conference Occurs at Key Turning Point

West Nile Update: Texas, Louisiana Record More Cases

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY (TOP)

Study: BP Oil Spill Key Ingredient in Dolphin Deaths

Experts: Some Fracking Critics Use Bad Science

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

Wallops Island Launch Delayed Until Monday

DWI Tracking System Idea Gains Steam in Louisiana

BUSINESS (TOP)

Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Changes Go into Effect

In Northwest Louisiana, Glut of Natural Gas Puts Brakes on Economy

Florida Keys’ Booming Tourism Leads to Low Unemployment

North Carolina Probe of Duke Energy Merger Continues

Bankers Planning to Buy Up Florida Banks Find Slim Pickings

POLITICS For additional regional political coverage, visit our sister site: The Locust Fork News-Journal (TOP)

Three-fourths Vote for Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Far from Easy

Medicaid Expansion Estimates Vary

Alabama Weighs Costs, Benefits of Medicaid Expansion under Affordable Care Act

Florida Democrats Seek to Limit GOP Cash

Looking at Immigration Laws in Alabama, Arizona

Virginia Wants Arizona Immigration Law, but Already Has One

Mississippi Mulls Child-Care Center Rules

Alabama Ranks Second in U.S. for Women Murdered in Domestic Violence

Louisiana Tax Exemptions Need Thorough Review — Public Affairs Research Council

Georgia Approves Online Lottery Sales

ELECTIONS (TOP)

Voter ID Could Hurt 48,000 in Mississippi

Arkansas AG: Reject Challenge to Casino Proposal

Sharp Exchanges Punctuate First Debate for Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat

Ambiguity Restored to Missouri Campaign Finance Reports

Nearly 60 Candidates for Georgia’s General Assembly have Owed Taxes, Faced Liens

PUBLIC SAFETY/DEFENSE (TOP)

90-year-old North Carolina Prisoner Dies

Decades After Slaying, Mississippi Family Seeks Justice

Louisiana Woman Falls to Death from Hotel Balcony

Florida Child Care Worker Arrested for Sexual Battery

Georgia Pot Farm, Cop’s Pants End Up in Flames

Kentucky Teen Faces Charges for Tweeting Sexual Attackers’ Names

Still No Word on Missing Mississippi Man

Thief Steals from Girl with Special Needs

Grant to Help Homeless East Tennessee Veterans

Court Martial Set in North Carolina after Private’s Suicide

Louisiana Sailor Dies in Oman Helicopter Crash

COMMENTARY (TOP)

Continuity, Change in Southern Race Game

Louisiana’s Beach Problem Doesn’t Start on Coast

Environment on the Altar

South Carolina Cannot Afford to Reject Expanding Medicaid Program

For Many Maryland Juveniles, Parole is Out of Reach

Educational Opportunity Good for All

Atlanta’s Higher Education Brand Broader than Just Research Universities

Southeast Louisiana Hospital’s Closure Will Have Lasting Impact

Elect Missouri Lawmakers Who Will Challenge the Status Quo

A Carolina Shrine to Liberty