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Castle Doctrine: Not So Cut and Dry

In 2008, Justin Vanquez Thomas, 24, shot and killed Dexter Harris outside the Southaven Performing Arts Center.

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More Gun Control in Mississippi

With statewide household gun ownership at 54 percent in Mississippi, it's no secret that heightened gun-control laws aren't likely to get much support from the state Legislature.

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Stretching Limits

As we enter the new year, many of us contemplate goals (I don't really like the word "resolutions") to accomplish over the course of the next 365 days.

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The 'Gun-Show Loophole'

Mississippians with a yen to add to their personal arsenals can head out to a gun show in the state just about any weekend of the year.

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Zappa Is As Zappa Does

Dweezil Zappa performs his father’s legendary hits at Duling Hall Jan. 31.

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Community Collaboration and Creation

When Scott Allen was a kid, his parents let him draw and paint on a stretch of wall in his home. These days, Allen, 33, is still painting on walls, ...

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City of the Dead

Memphis in 1878 became a city of the dead—people hiding behind shuttered windows and locked doors, the clickety-clack of wagons carrying the corpses to waiting gravediggers.

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From Dixie With Slugs

Late on the evening of May 20, 2010, Thomas Wortham IV was sitting on his motorcycle when a car pulled up.

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Parenting Through Serious Illness

When I was first diagnosed with a rare brain tumor more than a year ago, I was scared. But my biggest fears were for my son, then only a year ...


AP-GfK Poll: 6 in 10 Favor Stricter Gun Laws

Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons ...

Health Care

AG: Insurance Department Can Set Up Exchange

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has the authority to establish and manage a health insurance exchange.


Charter School Bill Passes Mississippi Senate

The Mississippi Senate had just one piece of legislation on its calendar, a bill that would establish charter schools. It passed.

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Home Exhibit

I've wanted to build a gallery wall for years, but the stars hadn't aligned until now.


EPA Changed Course After Oil Company Protested

When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun "bubbling" like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted ...


Your Turn: True Mississippi Hospitality

Last Saturday I ran the Mississippi Blues Marathon.

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Guns: A Public Health Crisis?

Despite the pervasive notion that guns make people safer, science suggests otherwise.


Senate Committee Approves Charter School Bill

Legislation to expand charter schools in Mississippi is once again moving forward, with the state Senate Education Committee approving Senate Bill 2189 on a split vote Tuesday.


APNewsBreak: Miss. Settles with Solar Firm

The state of Mississippi settled a lawsuit Tuesday with Twin Creeks, a California solar panel company that went out of business after the state spent $27.7 million to construct a ...

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Stinker Quote of the Week: "Anti-American"

While the parent company of Al Jazeera English also owns Al Jazeera Arabic, the two stations are not the same. Al Jazeera English is a well-respected news outlet in the ...

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One City, United and Divided

Within two months, the city of Jackson and community leaders have unveiled several programs that claim the same goals: to unite Jacksonians, promote the capital city's positive features and move ...