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Moving to a new school district an adjustment for kids, families
First-grader Elijah Archer moved in January from a school in Springfield to Brayton Elementary in North Adams.
Sat May 18, 2013
Testing for Breast Cancer: Genetic counselor offers some advice
Tiffany Gaines of Powder Springs holds her 7A1 2-month-old daughter, Destini. Gaines was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was seven months pregnant with Destini and completed her last cycle of chemotherapy in January.
The Daily Democrat
Jobless rate drops to 9 percent, Yolo County's down to 9.4 percent
California's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 4 1/2 years as the state experienced one of the sharpest drops in joblessness nationwide, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Thu May 16, 2013
Sierra Club says Kemper deal voids PSC approval
The Sierra Club has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to order the Public Service Commission to again reconsider its approval of the $4.3 billion coal-fired power plant Mississippi Power Co.
Wed May 15, 2013
Tupelo shifting to January
The Tupelo Furniture Market has shifted the dates of its spring market to mid-January in order to give buyers and manufacturers a jump on tax refund season.
Unsealed case reveals more tobacco charges
A July 8 trial date is set for a contraband tobacco case sealed in federal court more than a year.
Collins Zoo loses license
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has revoked the exhibitor's license of the Collins Zoo following a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Tue May 14, 2013
Brookston Beer Bulletin
State Beer Excise Tax Rates
Today's infographic is a map of the State Beer Excise Tax Rates for each of the fifty states as of January 1, 2013.
Mon May 13, 2013
Getting airborne again
Dan Turner and Dianne Turner were finally able to meet with family and friends in the hospital as his therapy began to pay off.
Clean Jobs Index: 750,000 US Openings in Q1By: Cheryl Kaften
The news is good for job applicants in the green technology sector. There were 749,197 positions posted nationwide in the United States between January 1, 2013, and March 31, 2013, according to the latest data released from a new Clean Jobs Index.
Sun May 12, 2013
The playbook that worked so well for the conservative senator and think tank in 2007 backfired this year, writes Jamelle Bouie.
The Charlotte Observer
State-owned utility has too much power, is building more capacity
This photo shows an excavation dug in preparation for new pressurized water reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, SC.
Sat May 11, 2013
Two DMR public relations workers let go
Susan Perkins, who was named to head the public relations department in late January, was told Friday her job would be eliminated.
Bryant to USM grads: 'rise up and do great things'
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant told graduates at his alma mater that he wants them to "rise up and do great things." The Republican has been governor since January 2012.
MDOC leader: Decrease in parole is hurting budget
Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps says the prison system faces a budget crunch, partly because the Parole Board releases fewer inmates these days.
The Washington Monthly
Will Conservatives Come to Grips with Climate Change?
With the grim news that the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration registered over 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, a level not seen for millions of years, Coral Davenport has an encouraging piece in National Journal profiling the few lonely activists trying to bring the right out of the conspiracy swamps on climate ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
Morning Media Newsfeed: Village Voice Turmoil | NY Post Buyouts | Say Media Layoffs
Top Editors Abruptly Leave Village Voice Over Staff Cuts The tumult that has characterized The Village Voice in recent years resurfaced on Thursday when the top two editors said they were leaving the weekly newspaper.
Thu May 09, 2013
Kathy Griffin: Live and uncensored
Comedian Kathy Griffin is thrilled to be in the company of such fellow L'Auberge Casino & Hotel entertainers as country singer Travis Tritt and Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke.
Our obsession with white women in peril
Jodi Arias reacts on Wednesday, May 8, after an Arizona jury found her guilty of first-degree murder for killing Travis Alexander in June 2008.