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2 of 4 special elections set for Mississippi House vacancies

Posted 7/8/2017 in State

Nonpartisan special elections are set for two of the four vacancies in the Mississippi House.


Legal fight continues over Miss. gay-marriage law

Posted 7/7/2017 in State

Wrangling continues over a Mississippi law that lets merchants and government officials cite their religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.



Staff: Mississippi Power offering ideas to settle Kemper

Posted 7/7/2017 in State

The man in charge of negotiating a settlement to wind down Mississippi Power Co.'s coal-fueled power plant project says the company has already made proposals.



Months later, no decision on Mississippi online tax plan

Posted 7/6/2017 in State

Months after Mississippi's top tax official proposed requiring large online sellers to collect taxes on internet sales, he still hasn't enacted the rule.



Mississippi demands $6.4M back from electric car maker, CEO

Posted 7/6/2017 in State

Mississippi's state auditor on Wednesday demanded that a troubled electric car maker or its leader repay $4.9 million in state and local aid the company received, plus $1.5 million of interest.



New Miss. criminal court rules address bail, lawyers

Posted 7/5/2017 in State

New court rules in Mississippi could help prevent poor people from being stuck in jail without a lawyer or bail.



Oh, Mr. Faulkner, do you spend? Money is conference topic

Posted 7/5/2017 in State

Finances were a constant worry for William Faulkner during his early years as a writer. So, an expert says it's fitting that a literary conference will focus on the theme "Faulkner and Money: The Economies of Yoknapatawpha and Beyond."



New search set for leader to improve Miss. schools

Posted 7/5/2017 in State

Mississippi education leaders are restarting a search for a leader to take charge of faltering local schools and districts.



Analysis: Stakes high for Medicaid changes in Mississippi

Posted 7/3/2017 in State

Medicaid is both a gift and a burden to Mississippi.



Hosemann to federal commission: 'Go jump in the Gulf of Mexico'

Posted 7/1/2017 in State

Mississippi's top elections official says he will not deliver personal information about voters if he receives a request from a commission appointed by President Donald Trump.


Mississippi legislator wants law to prevent monument vandals

Posted 7/1/2017 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker who said weeks ago that people should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments is now criticizing the vandalism of a historical marker about a lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement.


Trump nominates Hurst and Lamar as Miss. prosecutors

Posted 6/30/2017 in State

President Donald Trump announced his choices Thursday to become the top federal prosecutors in Mississippi.



Miss. man takes Confederate flag fight to Supreme Court

Posted 6/29/2017 in State

A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.



Mississippi Power Co. will stop efforts to complete Kemper plant

Posted 6/29/2017 in State

One of the nation's largest utilities, faced with an ultimatum from Mississippi regulators, said Wednesday that it will suspend efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled power plant.



Lawsuit: Miss. political scandal pushed man to suicide

Posted 6/29/2017 in State

Relatives of a Mississippi man who killed himself are suing a mayor, police officers and a law firm, saying they are part of a political network that pushed him to suicide during a bitterly-fought U.S. Senate race.



Three sentenced in Hattiesburg police officers' deaths

Posted 6/28/2017 in State

Three people who pleaded guilty in connection to the deaths of two Mississippi police officers have been sentenced.



Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker

Posted 6/27/2017 in State

A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955.



Mississippi LGBT law faces more court scrutiny

Posted 6/26/2017 in State

Mississippi is in for a long court fight over constitutional questions about its law dealing with religious objections to same-sex marriage.



Governor: Opponents hope Mississippi is hurt by LGBT law

Posted 6/24/2017 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday that opponents are "desperately hoping" Mississippi will be hurt by a law that would let business people and government workers cite religious beliefs to deny some services to same-sex couples.



Mississippi's largest community college warned by accrediting body

Posted 6/24/2017 in State

Mississippi's largest community college has been put on warning by its accrediting body, which cited financial problems and other issues.



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