The uptick in visible slithering reptiles has prompted cities and counties to warn residents that warmer weather and increased rainfall can force snakes out of their holes and into backyards, pools and homes.
Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it.
Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.
A new study explores where and why Americans are dying early.
You can also now take a virtual reality tour of the Magnolia State’s Capitol.
In Arkansas, 61 percent of all children get their health insurance coverage through the program. How does your state or local area compare?
In the Big Easy, experts from across the Gulf Coast and the nation will share the changing nature of disasters and what 'Responding to Modern Emergencies' looks like.
A program designed to address the shortage of doctors in rural and poor urban areas could be in peril unless Congress acts.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Chicago awaits major federal announcement on its policing practices; Cuomo’s ‘Buy American’ procurement push; and Seattle sends help to snowed-in Portland.
Cutting down waste and serving the most needy citizens.
The local government in Louisville, Mississippi, “generally complied” with standard accounting requirements for federal aid, but did not follow federal procurement rules in awarding 12 contracts, among other problems, according to a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report.
In a 60-page ruling, a U.S. district-court judge stopped enforcement of a law providing religious exemptions for LGBT discrimination.
State governments, which bear primary responsibility for managing criminal offenders, have begun to re-evaluate the way they punish those that commit low-level theft.
A recently published academic study takes a look at that.
Mississippi has one of the highest teen-pregnancy rates in the country. So in 2014, the state passed a law that requires public colleges to teach students how to avoid unplanned pregnancies.
An analysis from the Tax Foundation presents federal aid as a percentage of state revenue for fiscal year 2013.
Levees are being checked for sand boils as water levels rise. And in Louisiana, there’s no word yet whether the Bonnet Carré and Morganza spillways will be opened.
Who can use the Mississippi Delta’s aquifers?
From the Kentucky gubernatorial election to ballot measures on affordable housing in San Francisco, here are some of the races and initiatives we were tracking.
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