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OPINION: Legislature Needs More Sunlight, New Technology

There are some simple steps the Legislature could take that would bolster trust not only among the lawmakers, but also between themselves and the public.

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'Brazen Disregard for Trans Health': Trump Ends Protections

Transgender Americans will no longer be protected from health-care discrimination after the Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era health-care policy on Friday.

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As Mississippi Debates Abortion, Maternal Mortality Remains High

In Mississippi, pregnant women already die at higher rates than in most of the country, and the state is near the top in infant mortality.

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'I Am Pissed Off': Mississippians Rage Against Abortion Bans

Opponents of abortion bans nationwide held #StopTheBans rallies across the country on Tuesday.

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Mississippi Six-Week Abortion Ban 'Smacks of Defiance,' Federal Judge Says

U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves did not rule on whether or not he will block Mississippi's six-week abortion ban in federal court today. He said he will issue a ...

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Activists Warn Against 'World's Largest Pellet Mill' in Mississippi

Enviva says it will bring jobs and millions in revenue to an ailing local economy by building the world's largest wood pellet plant in George County, but environmental groups warn ...

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Mississippi Republicans Vote Against LGBT Civil Rights Bill

U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, a Republican who represents Mississippi's 4th District, hearkened back to some familiar hyperbole on Friday as he blasted the Democratic-controlled Congress for passing the Equality Act.

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Teachers Vent Frustrations and Share Ideas at Hughes Townhall

On the penultimate day of Mississippi's 2019 legislative session, state leadership dropped an amended version of an appropriations bill for state construction projects on lawmakers just 23 minutes before asking ...

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Mississippi Candidates Raise Millions in Race for Governor

Mississippi candidates vying to become the state's next governor raised millions of dollars in the first political fundraising quarter.

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Mississippians See Growth on Amazon, But Politicians Misstate Report

Amazon reported in a May 1 press statement that Mississippi retailers boasted the fastest year-over-year growth among Amazon retailers. State leaders seized on the news but misstated the case.

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Waller Exceeds Fundraising Expectations in GOP Race

Republican Bill Waller raised more than half a million dollars in his first two months in the race for governor, his campaign announced in a press release on Tuesday.

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