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Document: Democratic candidate was Republican in California

Posted earlier today in State

More questions are being raised about the party loyalties of Howard Sherman, who is running as a Democrat for the Mississippi U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Roger Wicker.

 

 

Mississippi senator incorrectly says she has Trump support

Posted yesterday in State

A Republican appointee who's trying to hold onto a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi sent a fundraising appeal Tuesday saying she's supported by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

 

 

Football coach dies, once held Mississippi win record

Posted yesterday in State

The coach who once held the record for most wins in Mississippi high school football has died.

 

 

Mississippi ex-felons oppose merger of 2 voting rights cases

Posted 4/24/2018 in State

Some former convicts who want to regain voting rights in Mississippi say their lawsuit should stand on its own and not be merged with a similar case.

 

 

5 candidates now in special Senate race in Mississippi

Posted 4/24/2018 in State

Two more people filed Monday to run in a special U.S. Senate election in Mississippi, bringing the field of candidates to five.

 

 

Analysis: What's a test for? Task force may have to answer

Posted 4/23/2018 in State

If Mississippi's going to examine how much the state and school districts are testing students, leaders might do well to first question what those tests are supposed to accomplish.

 

 

Settlement announced in coroner discrimination lawsuit

Posted 4/21/2018 in State

A settlement has been reached in a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Mississippi Gulf Coast county and its coroner.

 

 

Smithsonian director tours Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Posted 4/21/2018 in State

As Lonnie Bunch walked through the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Thursday, he mused to museum director Pam Junior about the prominent figures on display that he knew -- like the Ku Klux Klan leader with whom he came face-to-face, and the family of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in 1955 is widely regarded as the nation's final push into the civil rights movement.

 

 

Mississippi university tuition to rise 4 percent, on average

Posted 4/20/2018 in State

Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall, saying lingering effects from state budget cuts two years ago require them to get more revenue from students.

 

 

Mississippi receives grant to fight opioid crisis

Posted 4/20/2018 in State

One of Mississippi's U.S. senators has announced the state has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to fight the opioid crisis.

 

 

Mississippi GOP hopefuls decry federal spending, regulations

Posted 4/19/2018 in State

Republicans running for an open congressional seat in Mississippi are advocating cuts in federal spending and regulations.

 

 

NWS confirms 6 tornadoes Saturday in Mississippi

Posted 4/18/2018 in State

The National Weather Service confirms six tornadoes hit Mississippi on Saturday. Tornadoes were reported in Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Rankin and Winston counties.

 

 

Mississippi sending election reminders to military members

Posted 4/18/2018 in State

Thousands of Mississippi National Guard members are training for deployment, and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is pushing to ensure they know when to vote in upcoming elections.

 

 

Policy on bullying eyed after Mississippi 12-year-old hangs himself

Posted 4/14/2018 in State

Andy Leach was a silly 12-year-old boy with a contagious smile before relentless bullying pushed him to kill himself, his father says.

 

 

Mississippi teen jailed on charges he threatened shooting

Posted 4/14/2018 in State

A Mississippi high school senior was jailed without bail Friday after the FBI charged him with threatening a school shooting over social media, but his defense lawyer says officials are misreading the student's dark humor.

 

Top Mississippi lawmakers at odds over increasing gas tax

Posted 4/13/2018 in State

Mississippi House leaders are proposing a new long-term plan to put hundreds of millions of more dollars into transportation, days after Gov. Phil Bryant ordered more than 100 locally maintained bridges to be closed because they are in dangerous condition.

 

Groups seek to open 17 charter schools in Mississippi

Posted 4/13/2018 in State

Groups are expressing interest in opening 17 charter schools in Mississippi. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday accepted letters of intent from 16 potential school operators.

 

 

Tightest abortion law in US on hold for several more months

Posted 4/13/2018 in State

The most restrictive abortion law in the United States will remain on hold for at least several more months.

 

 

Report: 20,000 parents to lose Medicaid in work proposal

Posted 4/11/2018 in State

An estimated 20,000 poor parents in Mississippi will lose health coverage over five years under a proposal requiring Medicaid recipients work for their benefits, researchers at Georgetown University reported.

 

 

Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as 1st female Mississippi senator

Posted 4/10/2018 in State

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith made history Monday when she was sworn in as the first woman to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate, a milestone that strategists hope will propel the former agricultural commissioner and early President Donald Trump supporter when she faces a tough election in fall.

 

 

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