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Secretary LaHood to visit State Port next week

GULFPORT — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is expected to visit the Port of Gulfport next Tuesday. Executive director Don Allee tells The Sun Herald LaHood’s office contacted the port, saying he would be in the region and asking if a visit could be arranged. He will have about an hour for the visit. Allee said details are still ...

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Federal appeals panel returns lawsuit over redistricting

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A federal appeals panel has sent back to a Mississippi judge lawsuits challenging the failure of 11 Mississippi counties to redraw supervisor district lines in time for the 2011 election. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled since elections were held while the lawsuits were pending the issues raised by the plaintiffs may be moot, meaning ...

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Court to hear appeal of 'anti-spoofing' law

JACKSON — A challenge to Mississippi’s “anti-spoofing” law will be heard Oct. 4 by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Mississippi enacted the law 2010. Other states and Congress have since enacted similar laws. Backers of the laws say caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it cheap and easy to change ...

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City settles federal lawsuit with Marie: Psychic Reader

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a couple who closed their business — “Marie: Psychic Reader” — because of a ban that the city later overturned. Court reporters’ records show the city agreed to pay $7,500 to Tommy and Marie Costello, who sued last August, the Hattiesburg American reported. They said they closed ...

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