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Mississippi Bans Abortion Based on Race, Sex, Genetic Issues

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law Wednesday that bans abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus, adding new limits in a state that ...

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Mississippi Pausing Reopening Process After COVID Surge

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday the state is pausing its efforts to reopen the economy after a recent surge in new reported coronavirus cases.

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Mississippi Bill Would Give Thousands a Chance at Parole

The Mississippi Legislature has passed a bill that could grant thousands of incarcerated inmates a chance at parole.

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Activist: 'We Need to Flood the Polls as We Flooded the Streets to Protest'

Calyn Stringfellow wants more young people to get politically engaged and to register and turn out to vote, hence the program she held in front of Jackson City Hall.

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Gov. Reeves Vetoes Jackson Water Bill, More Paving, Mask Requirement Ahead

Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed the “Jackson Water Bill,” a piece of proposed legislation that passed in both the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives with no opposing vote.

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Mississippi Mayor: ANTIFA Not Coming, COVID-19 Not a Hoax

In the Mississippi city where Elvis Presley was born, the mayor announced last week that masks would be required in public buildings and businesses starting Monday because of the COVID-19 ...

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‘Today I Feel Like a Mississippian’: State Flag Consigned to History in Bipartisan Vote

The contentious Mississippi state flag is officially no more today, consigned to history after a legislative supermajority voted Sunday to retire it for good.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big ...

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Hinds Leaders: Mississippi Flag Stands for ‘Hate, Torture, Murder, Rape’

Hinds County leaders issued a passionate plea yesterday, joining the growing call to change the Mississippi flag because of the Confederate emblem in its canton.

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Lobbying Grows Against Mississippi's Rebel-Themed Flag

University coaches and Christian ministers filled the Mississippi Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators to seize the moment and remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag while Americans are ...

Legislature Votes to Change State Flag

Pictures from the Mississippi State Capitol's Saturday deliberations over the state flag on June 27.

Protest at the Governor's Mansion, June 6, 2020

The Black Lives Matter Mississippi Protest at the Governor's Mansion on June 6, 2020, included ...

2020 State of the State Gallery

Newly elected Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves delivered his first State of State address on Monday, ...

Tate Reeves Gubernatorial Inauguration Gallery

Republican Tate Reeves is now the governor of Mississippi, presiding over a deeply red government ...

Election Night Watch Parties Nov. 5, 2019

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves held an election watch party at the Westin Hotel in ...

Neshoba County Fair

Mississippi candidates for statewide office pitched their case at the Neshoba County Fair on July ...

Mass Incarceration Rally

Citizens rallied against mass incarceration in Brandon, Miss., on July 29. Family and friends of ...

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

Neshoba County Fair 2018

Neshoba County—once the heart of the Choctaw nation—has a knack for being the crucible from ...

Chris McDaniel on Morning Joe

"Mississippi won't send a Dem to DC, says Chris McDaniel"

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

More Trump Rally Footage

More Trump Rally Footage

Trump Rally

Trump Rally

Lee Announces Candidacy

Jonathan Lee announces his candidacy for Jackson mayor. (Audio is muffled near the end.)

A Tea Party Chat: Excerpt

Central Mississippi Tea Party President Janis Lane questions giving women the right to vote. She spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave on June 14, 2012.