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With ICUs Full, MSDH Restarts System of Care

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor and dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, addressed the media Tuesday in a press event both familiar and dire, another warning from the ...

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JSU NSF Grant, MSU CYBERCOM Partnership and USM Center for Digital Humanities

The National Science Foundation recently gave Jackson State University political science professor D’Andra Orey a $509,000 multi-year grant for research exploring the intersection of race, exposure to trauma and politics ...

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Mississippi Supreme Court Extends Emergency COVID-19 Order

An emergency order extending the time for COVID-19 safeguards in all courts and giving judges discretion to postpone jury trials scheduled through Jan. 28 has been issued by Mississippi Supreme ...

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Medical Marijuana Advances With Mississippi Senate Vote

Mississippi senators voted Thursday to advance a bill that would create a medical marijuana program, sending it to the House for more work.

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Poor People’s Campaign Offers Free COVID-19 Testing as Cases Rise

COVID-19 infections continue to climb across the state, with the Mississippi State Department of Health reporting 8,204 new cases today along with 26 fatalities and continually increasing outbreaks across the ...

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Thousands Jailed Long Periods Before Trial in Mississippi

Thousands of people in Mississippi continue to be jailed for long periods while waiting to go on trial because they are too poor to afford bail, judges may deny bail ...

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Mississippi Senate OKs Revisions to 4 US House Districts

The Republican-controlled Mississippi Senate on Wednesday passed a plan to redraw the state’s four congressional districts, sending it to Gov. Tate Reeves for his expected approval.

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Medical Marijuana Proposal Moves to Mississippi Senate

A bill to create a medical marijuana program is headed for debate in the Mississippi Senate in coming days.

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Talamieka Brice’s Film Honors Her Children, Faces Brutal History of Race Violence

Talamieka Brice wrote, directed and illustrated “A Mother’s Journey,” a film that follows her process in addressing traumas of the past in a quest to seek healing.

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Mississippi Sets Patient Transfer Order Amid COVID-19 Surge

The Mississippi Health Department on Tuesday ordered all hospitals in the state to allow the transfer of critically ill patients, an effort to help people in rural areas receive care ...

Election Night Watch Parties Nov. 5, 2019

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

State Campaigns 2018

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

Governor Phil Bryant's Council McCluer High School Yearbook photos

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant doesn't talk about it much, but he attended a high school ...

The Mayoral Inauguration 2013

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's inauguration was held at the Jackson Convention Complex with almost 2,000 people ...