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OPINION: Mississippi Community Leaders Support Removal of the Mississippi State Flag

"In Mississippi, the state flag is the most visible symbol of white supremacy. For many black Mississippians, the flag is traumatizing because it is a constant reminder of oppression."

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Governor Reeves Issues Statewide Mask Mandate, Delays School Reopenings to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced two new executive orders to delay public school reopenings in target counties and establish a statewide mask mandate in the ongoing fight against this unprecedented ...

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State Health Officer Issues Immediate Statewide Order

Today State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs MD, MPH, issued a statewide order for the Isolation of Individuals Diagnosed with COVID-19 effective immediately.

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Mayor Lumumba Signs Executive Order Closing Inside Bar Service and Continuing Limits on Social Gatherings

Citing the need for stronger action to stem the rise of COVID-19, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued an executive order closing bars to indoor guests and extending safeguards limiting social ...

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Governor Reeves Extends Safe Return and County-Specific Orders to Combat Rising Cases of COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the social distancing measures under the Safe Return and county-specific executive orders to continue combating the rising cases of COVID-19 across ...

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Governor Tate Reeves Announces His Appointments for the Mississippi Flag Commission

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his appointees for the Mississippi Flag Commission to redesign the new state flag: a civic leader, a tribal chief, and a business leader.

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Governor Tate Reeves Amends Safe Return Order to Combat Rising Cases

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his amended Safe Return order, establishing additional measures on social gatherings and events to protect public health as COVID-19 cases rise across the state.

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State Commission Seeks Flag Design Submissions

House Bill 1796 established a commission to redesign the Mississippi State Flag. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, which is providing clerical support for the commission, is now accepting ...

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Governor Reeves Issues Additional Social Distancing Measures for 13 Counties

Governor Tate Reeves has announced additional social distancing measures for thirteen counties identified as hotspots within our state to limit transmission around the communities and protect the health of all ...

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Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released a second amended executive order concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rally for Education Equity in Mississippi

On Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. Central, the Institute for Democratic Education in America is hosting a rally in downtown Jackson, Mississippi with the support of national organizations Journey ...

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