Nation Jun 17

The Peoria Lock and Dam is shown surrounded by flood waters of the Mississippi River in Peoria, Illinois, U.S., May 16, 2019. Picture taken May 16, 2019. Photo courtesy: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Rock Island District/Handout via Reuters
Midwestern floods devastate seafood catches downstream

Many species that depend on a brackish mix of fresh and saltwater in coastal estuaries are decamping as this year's huge floods flush in fresh water, laden with pollution from farms and cities in the Mississippi River basin.

Jun 04

Former Sen. Cochran draws bipartisan praise at funeral

Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.

May 24

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban

"Here we go again," U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order. "Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability." His new order stops the law from taking effect July 1.

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