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Mississippi Senators Advance Occupational Board Oversight

Mississippi senators are advancing a bill that requires the governor to approve occupational licensing board rules.

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Mississippi Could Expand Dyslexia Voucher Program

Mississippi lawmakers could expand a program enabling students to use state money to attend schools with specialized help for dyslexia.

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Firing Squad Removed as Execution Option in Mississippi Bill

A Mississippi Senate panel has removed the firing squad as a proposed execution option in case courts block the state from obtaining lethal injection drugs.

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Supreme Court Could Decide Transgender Case. Or Not.

Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling ...

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Officials: Trump Adviser Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Reports

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during ...

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Senate Panel Kills Bill to Limit Powers of Attorney General

A Mississippi Senate committee is killing a bill to limit the powers of the Democratic attorney general.

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Administration Lifts Transgender Student Bathroom Guidance

The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

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Mississippi Economic Council President Retiring in June

The head of the Mississippi Economic Council is retiring in June, and a current staff member has been named interim president and chief executive officer, the organization said Wednesday.

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Ole Miss Enacts Self-Imposed Bowl Ban, May Face More Penalties

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA ...

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Mississippi Governor Orders Another Round of Budget Cuts

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is making the third round of spending cuts since the budget year started in July—the fifth round in the past 14 months.

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US to Expand Pool of People Targeted for Deportation

The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to ...

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Chairman: Bill with Gas and Tobacco Taxes Won't Go to House

A Mississippi House chairman says he is backing off a proposal that could have led to higher gasoline and cigarette taxes.

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GOP Leaders Renew Push to Block Lawsuit Over Election Spat

Mississippi House Republican leaders will appeal a court ruling in a dispute over an election that tied, went to a drawing of straws and was later flipped.

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Trump Weighs Mobilizing Nat Guard for Immigration Roundups

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according ...


Grenada, Baldwyn and Booneville Schools Win Innovation Nods

The Mississippi Board of Education is approving plans for more districts to establish innovative educational programs.