Mississippi

Politics

Reporting the war at home

How do local newspaper editors balance their duty to report on important issues vs. losing your attention, with stories day after day on the same topic? The World's Jason Margolis visited Mississippi and asked editors at three local papers.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Get ready for higher prices: Drought makes it tough for Mississippi River shipping

The persistent drought across much of the United States has another casualty, the water in the Mississippi River. One of America's primary ways for shipping commodities to markets around the world, the low water levels means smaller barges, closed stretches of the river and, eventually, higher prices for all of us.