Louisiana contends the wetlands were destroyed during the maintenance and operation of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet navigation channel, which was open from 1965 to 2007.
A federal judge ruled the Ohio Elections Commission can't crack down on tweets, even if those 140-character messages include false political information.
Texas regulators tightened rules for wells that dispose of oilfield waste, a response to the spate of earthquakes that have rattled North Texas.
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday night temporarily blocked the execution of condemned triple-killer Mark Christeson less than three hours before he was to die. The appeal, brought by three St. Louis University law professors, focused on the failure of his attorneys to file for federal review of his convictions and sentences.
State attorneys general have become the object of pursuit by lobbyists who use campaign contributions, personal appeals and other means to sway investigations or negotiate favorable deals.
Oregon's gas prices, which dropped 48 cents in a month, may not be America's cheapest, but they're falling faster than anywhere else.
Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents.
Mississippi is suing the architects and designers of a new $28 million public health lab, saying it wasn’t able to contain biohazards and infectious diseases. Redesign and retrofitting, estimated to have cost $3 million, caused a two-year delay in the Department of Health moving into the new lab, the state claims.
A North Dakota tourism official says the rules governing state-owned videos and photos used to promote the state may need to be amended to ban their use for political purposes. Currently, the material is available to anyone under open records laws.
The report found the state’s beleaguered health exchange did not have adequate controls over marketing costs and did not comply with some of its board policies and Minnesota laws.
The state estimates that the advancing volcanic lava flow will force about 2,000 voters to move to a different voting location.
Kansas voters will vote Tuesday on a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow nonprofit, religious, charitable, fraternal, educational or veterans organizations to operate raffles as fundraisers. Only the state can do that now.