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Mississippi Sets 1-Day Hearing to Start State Budget Process

Mississippi lawmakers will hold a single day of public hearings next week to start the monthslong process of writing a state budget.

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OPINION: Time to Give Mississippians Access to Medical Marijuana

Given the current crisis associated with widespread opioid abuse, dependence and deaths, Mississippi’s leaders must find an effective and safer alternative to prescribing narcotic medications.

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Historic Victory for Espy in Mississippi Is 'Not An Illusion,' George Will Says

Democrat Mike Espy could be the next U.S. senator from Mississippi, renowned conservative columnist George Will wrote in a Sept. 5 piece in the Washington Post.

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Kavanaugh and a Mississippi Judge: Did Nominee Mislead Congress on Pickering?

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears to have been more involved in President George W. Bush's 2003 nomination of then-U.S. District Judge Charles Pickering to the 5th U.S. Circuit ...

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Release JPD Officers' Names in 72 Hours, Task Force Recommends

The rise in officer-involved shootings under Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, now at nine, and the lack of transparency thereafter posed an issue for the self-proclaimed most radical mayor in America.

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Trump Cancels Mississippi Rally to Boost Cindy Hyde-Smith Campaign

President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in Mississippi to support incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith as she fights to hold the seat that Gov. Phil Bryant appointed ...

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Gov. Bryant: Transgender People Do Not Deserve Hiring Protections

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined 15 other Republican leaders across the country in signing a brief that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the 1964 Civil Rights Act ...

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Lumumba Has Mixed Reaction to Special Session's Funding to Jackson

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba had a mixed reaction to the recent special legislative session during which Jackson received $50,000 from the BP settlement to repair a bridge on Sherwood Drive ...

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OPINION: America’s Jails and Prisons: A Powder Keg Waiting to Explode

The American prison system is evidence that slavery here never ended; it merely transformed.

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Trump Mocked Sessions as 'Dumb Southerner' and 'Retarded,' Per Woodward

President Donald Trump once described his attorney general, Alabama native Jeff Sessions, as a "dumb Southerner," according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

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Making ‘Black Voters Matter’ in the Deep South

LaTosha Brown, who co-founded Black Voters Matter, stopped in Jackson on Aug. 24, 2018 to network with black women as part of her organization’s “The South is Rising Tour.”

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McDaniel Cites Kinship with Bernie Sanders, Ronald Reagan at Petal Rally

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the late John McCain's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, but said he has only committed to serve until the ...

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McDaniel Embraces Trump's Trade Agenda, Criticizes 'Free Trade' 'Capitalists'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel endorsed President Donald Trump's trade agenda Wednesday, taking aim at opponent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and "the capitalists who've been championing so-called 'free ...

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Black Mississippi Mayors Endorse Espy at Civil Rights Museum

Nearly a dozen black mayors from cities and towns throughout Mississippi took the stage Thursday afternoon at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to endorse Mike Espy in his campaign for ...

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'Run, Jim, Run': AG Hood on Race for Governor, Women Empowerment

Women for Progress of Mississippi hosted a women's issues forum called "She is Running," where Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood offered remarks about the role of women in his prosecutorial ...

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