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Man Told To Stop Smoking Kills Waffle House Employee, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.27.2015 | Crime

A Waffle House employee in Mississippi was shot dead after she asked a customer to stop smoking in the restaurant, police said. Johnny Max Mount, 45,...

Still Reeling: 10 Years After Katrina and My Journey to Biloxi

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Ehsan Zaffar

Sometimes we get ideas. Crazy ideas. Ideas that make us want to do interesting things, things that help others. And too many times we end up doing nothing. We push those ideas away, relegate them to that place where all our dreams languish.

Andrew Burmon

Jimmy Buffett Talks About His Return To The Gulf Coast | Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.22.2012 | Travel

America's poet laureate of shiftlessness sounds downright determined when he talks about bringing his come-as-you-are kingdom to the benighted shores ...

How to Write the State-of-the-Town Speech

David Murray | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago
David Murray

State-of-the-town speeches exploded during the housing boom, when mayors could describe the growth in the tax base and bask in the glow. After everything went to hell in 2008, mayors would probably have preferred to skip the speech.

Oil, Obfuscations and Videotape in the Gulf of Mexico

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Though federal and state officials claim to be "forward leaning" in their response to the oil leak, is total and absolute transparency the order of the day? Or is PR serving to pull the wool over the eyes of a confused public?

Delta Official: Oil Spill Could Be Hitting Louisiana Coast Now

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

We spent the day driving the I-10 from Tallahassee to New Orleans. A pungent odor is hanging over the Crescent City, and it has nothing to do with what is being smoked at Jazz Fest.

A Requiem for the Gulf

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Moore

No one can deny the Gulf has been altered in a manner that will affect it for generations and recovery is not a certainty. No more knowledge is needed to understand this catastrophe. Death expands with the slick.

Gulf Coast to Visitors: Y'all Come Down and Eat!

Bryan Gobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bryan Gobin

With the exception of oil lapping ashore along Louisiana's marshy wildlife refuge, near-shore fishing waters appear clear as ever. Seafood is still available.

National Governors Association: It's Time for a Stroll.

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cameron Sinclair

I urge you, governors, spare one hour and go find out what human infrastructure looks like. These true heroes of the Gulf Coast deserve more than a drive by on the way to the airport.

Biloxi Removing FEMA Trailers, Undermining Obama and Victimizing Katrina Survivors

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The Biloxi City Council will vote June 16th on an ordinance, backed by the City's community development office, forcing FEMA trailers to be removed from residential zones by August 9th.