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Public Education Lawsuit, Explained

While Attorney General Jim Hood prepares his defense against former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove's lawsuit against the state for failing to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, advocates and politicians ...

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The People Take on the Sales Tax

Six months after former Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's death and the unsuccessful campaign of his son, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, to succeed him as mayor, the organizers of the citywide People's Assembly ...

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Dorsey Carson: Reconstructing Jackson

Dorsey Carson didn't think he'd ever run for Jackson City Council, but the resignation of Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell in August opened a door for the attorney and Jackson ...

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Mississippi: The Next Stage for Progressivism?

A lot is changing in my home state, and the change here says much about the South today.

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Council Gives Yarber Salary Ultimatum

The Jackson City Council held its nose and passed Mayor Tony Yarber's $390 million budget proposal Monday night. But the vote comes with strings attached, council members warned and could ...

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Hosemann Group Studies Election Fixes

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said he plans to push in the 2015 Legislature to remove voters' birth dates from poll books, saying they are sensitive information that's no ...

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Hosemann Twists Voter ID Facts, Again

At last July's Neshoba County Fair, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann upped the ante on the usual GOP talking points of "business good, government bad"; state's rights; Obama's failures.


MPB: Don’t Treat Us Like Children

Once again, Mississippi Public Broadcasting—which receives public dollars—has initiated a form of censorship to keep certain controversial content away from a Mississippi audience.

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Domestic-Violence Victims Can Waive Utility Deposits

Mississippi domestic-violence victims can now overcome a major hurdle to starting a new life away from their abusers.

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Stamps' Gun Ordinance Advances

Since late last year, Ward 4 Councilman De'Keither Stamps, who also presides over the city council, has been tossing the idea around of requiring gun-owners to report their firearms stolen ...

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Yarber Wants Council to Hear Costco Appeal

After losing a fight at the city planning board on Aug. 27 to rezone 50 acres of land near Lakeland Drive and Interstate 55, Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber plans to ...


Miss. House Speaker Plans Listening Tour of State

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn will travel the state in late September to gather ideas for the 2015 legislative session, and he said he'd like to hear possible ways to ...

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Faith Leaders: Do State Politicians Really Follow Christ?

From the rolling back of abortion rights to extolling the virtues of teen abstinence and one-man-one-woman marriage to protecting religious freedom, Mississippi's elected leaders say they are all about spreading ...

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Yarber Budget Slashes Spending 20 Percent

Mayor Tony Yarber said his first budget proposal, presented Wednesday to the city council, "mixes aspiration with reality, hope with hard truth and inspiration with intractable assessments of yet another ...

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Tyner Explains Irregular Vote: McDaniel Lawyer Listed in Challenge

Last week the Internet poked fun at state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to the election results of the U.S. Senate race due to one piece of evidence included in the ...


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