Around the South: Citizens United, Power Strains, ‘Bad’ Town Names

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North Little Rock Considers Citizens United Vote

Electricity Uptick Strains Aging U.S. Power Grid

‘Most Unfortunate Town Names’: Toad Suck, Ark. – 1st | Climax, Ga. – 2nd

SOCIETY

Immigrant Studies: Florida | Georgia

Arkansas 1 of ‘Faltering 4′ in Human Trafficking Laws

Tennessee Mosque to Open Friday

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Favors Same-Sex Vows

Track Reopens after North Carolina Train Derailment

Maryland Grants Fund Future Bicycle Trail

Arkansas Bridges Holding Up Comparatively Well

Florida Home Steals More than $1 Million in Refunds

Bank May Foreclose on Historic West Virginia Course

Hearing Set in Florida’s Taliban-Terror Financing Case

EDUCATION (TOP)

ACLU Targets Louisiana Anti-Pregnancy Rule

SPLC Accuses Florida School Districts of Discrimination

Jeb Bush Provides Examples to Mississippi for Education Changes

West Virginia’s School Breakfast, Lunch Program Receives National Attention

Louisiana Schools Set to Become Christian Church Subsidiaries

HIGHER ED (TOP)

Report Uncovers Problems with Tennessee Higher Education

Virginia Program to Help Troubled New Mexico Schools

University of Southern Mississippi Investigates Dolphin Deaths

Board Names Augusta School ‘Georgia Regents University’ after Consolidation

Judge Delays Trial in Alabama Campus Shootings

DEFENSE (TOP)

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Reach 1,941

Company Once Known as Blackwater Settles Arms Case

Georgia Could Lose 28,000 Jobs to Defense Cuts

14th Arkansas Infantry Organized in 1861, Saw Action in Three States

USS Abraham Lincoln Arrives at New Virginia Homeport

ENVIRONMENT/OUTDOORS (TOP)

Waterspout Confirmed over Southern Maryland

Southern Leaders Fiddle While Coasts Threatened with Drowning

North Carolinian Writes Book on How to Protect Coastal Homes

Plaintiffs Seek to Amend Savannah River Complaints

A Way to Protect Florida’s Treasures

HEALTH (TOP)

Pill Mill Proving to be a Problem in West Virginia

More East Tennessee Seniors Getting Addicted to Prescription Drugs

More Arkansas Mothers Giving Birth at Home

South Florida Treatment and Training Network Targets Blacks for HIV, AIDS Prevention

West Nile Virus Cases Increasing in Louisiana

SCIENCE/TECH (TOP)

North Carolina Woman Identified 20 Years after Death in Virginia

Kittycam Catches Cats Preying on Georgia Wildlife

Video Released of 2011 Fatal Arkansas Officer Shooting

Yearbooks from 51 North Carolina Colleges, Universities Archived Online

Arkansas, Google Partner To Offer Free Websites For Small Businesses

ECONOMY (TOP)

West Virginia Aluminum Plant Workers Strike

Maryland Workplace Injuries Cost Public Hundreds of Millions — Report

Small Arkansas Banks Feel Consolidation Pressures

Mississippi State Port Expansion Plans Scrutinized

SEC Regulators Request Clarity from Walmart

Investigating North Carolina Regulator Opens Duke Energy Data

Mississippi Power Fires Contractors Building New Power Plant

Bank May Foreclose on Historic West Virginia Golf Course

Florida Estate Sells for $47 Million

Developers Duel over Missouri Malls

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

Mississippi Looks to Protect Intellectual Property

Puppy Mill Raids May Lead to North Carolina Breeding Regulations

Medicaid Costs Top Worries of West Virginia, 21 Other States

Details of Maryland’s Gambling Bill Released

Virginia’s Taxing Bottom Line on Tolls

Florida Faces 13 Lawsuits over Foggy Interstate 75 Crashes

Alabama General Fund Not Stable, Storm Clouds Ahead

Florida AG, Lawmakers Disagree over Foreclosure Settlement Funds

Auditor to Garnish Wages of Mississippi Mayor

Kentucky Commission Made to Pay Plaintiffs Attorneys Fees in Redistricting Challenge

ELECTIONS (TOP)

‘Right to Pray’ Amendment Easily Wins in Missouri

New Georgia City Emerges by Narrow Margin

Missouri Lt. Governor Fends off Challenger

Maryland Rolls Out Online Voter Registration

Constitution Party Candidate’s Ballot Petitions Draw Virginia Election Board Scrutiny

No Time for New Tennessee Democratic Primary

Alabama GOP Won’t Remove Candidates

McCaskill to Face Preferred Tea Party Opponent

American Politicians Received Money from Bank that Did Business with Iran

Not Allowed to Vote: Children May Donate Maximum Amount to Campaigns