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Mississippi to File Arguments in Landmark Abortion Case

The Mississippi attorney general’s office is expected to file briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to outline the state’s arguments in a case that could upend nearly 50 ...

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‘Saturating’ Jackson, More Drug Operations: Governor Launches 'Capitol Safety Initiative'

In a significant increase to the State of Mississippi policing footprint in the capital city, the Capitol Police will now extend its jurisdiction over the Capitol Complex Improvement District, Gov. ...

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Analysis: Mississippi Might Have to Rethink Capitol Statues

Even as the nation reconsiders the public display of Confederate monuments amid a reckoning over issues of racial injustice, Mississippi—a state with a 38% Black population—still represents itself inside the ...

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Lumumba, City Council Members Sworn-in

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba lists past achievements of his office after Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Denise Owens swore him in for a second term at the Jackson Convention Complex ...

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Federal Appeals Court to Review Jim Crow Felony Voting Ban

A federal appeals court has agreed to review a Mississippi law that prevents people convicted of certain felonies from voting.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Medical Marijuana

Two prominent Mississippi physicians urged lawmakers Monday to put “guardrails” in place if medical marijuana is legalized in the state, warning that officials should be careful about making a product ...

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First Lady Jill Biden To Visit Jackson, Promote Vaccine Outreach

First Lady Jill Biden is on a tour across the south, along with other members of President Joe Biden’s administration, to promote vaccine awareness and outreach.

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State Senator Slams Voter Suppression Efforts at Black Voters Matter Rally in Jackson

Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Sen. Angela Turner Ford, D-West Point, said on July 19 that attempts to purge voter rolls in Mississippi risk disenfranchising many people.

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Analysis: New Laws Affect Alcohol, Elections and Autopsies

Several new laws take effect July 1 in Mississippi, including one that will allow home delivery of liquor, wine or beer from local stores.

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Business Leaders Discuss How New Flag Impacts State Economy

A prominent Mississippi business leader said Wednesday the decision to change the state's flag has removed a “significant impediment” to economic development in Mississippi.

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Reeves Supports Special Session To Reimplement Medical Marijuana

The question surrounding the reinstatement of Mississippi’s medical marijuana program may be drawing closer to an answer this week, after Gov. Tate Reeves announced his support for a legislative special ...

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Drag Racing and Stopping Traffic: City Adds Vehicle Towing Penalty for First Offense

Anyone who participates in drag racing in the Jackson city limits risks officials towing their vehicle, in addition to possible fines and jail time, a new ordinance indicates.

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Lumumba Wins Re-Election as Jackson Mayor; Two Freshly Elected to City Council

After garnering just shy of 70% of the votes in a field of five mayoral candidates, incumbent City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba emerged the winner and will serve ...

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Jackson Holds Municipal Election Until 7 p.m. Today As Water Woes Continue

Three independents, one Republican and one Democrat are on the ballot for today's Jackson mayoral election.

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Gov. Supports 'Will of Voters' on Issue of Medical Marijuana

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants legislators to put a medical marijuana program into state law after the state Supreme Court recently overturned one that voters approved.


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