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The Mississippi auditor is demanding that two former community college employees repay nearly $1 million dollars to the state. Most of that is for public... [Read More]
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The Mississippi auditor is demanding that two former community college employees repay nearly $1 million dollars to the state. Most of that is for public... [Read More]
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The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and... [Read More]
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The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and... [Read More]
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UPDATE: 2.29 p.m. [Read More]
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McDaniel, Hyde-Smith support Kavanaugh; Espy says claims should be vetted.        ... [Read More]
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A Republican U.S. senator who's seeking re-election in Mississippi says she questions the timing of a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.... [Read More]
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A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi says a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a "made-up" scandal as the left... [Read More]
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About a half-dozen protesters disrupted a state budget hearing Monday by unfurling a banner accusing the Mississippi Department of Corrections of killing inmates. [Read More]
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Mississippi lawmakers are starting to look at agencies' budget requests for the coming year. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee is holding public hearings Monday. It's... [Read More]
Mississippi lawmakers are starting to look at agencies' budget requests for the coming year. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee is holding public hearings Monday. It's... [Read More]
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Mississippi legislators disagree on transparency in conducting business.        ... [Read More]
A Republican leader of the Mississippi House says the Legislature operates more transparently now than ever. But a longtime Democratic senator says the Legislature falls... [Read More]
A U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi says the state has been "begging for federal government scraps" for 100 years and is still "dead last." Republican... [Read More]
The Mississippi Supreme Court is affirming the governor's power to make midyear state budget cuts. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit in 2017... [Read More]
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Mississippi lawmakers will hold a single day of public hearings next week to start the months-long process of writing a state budget. Hearings are set... [Read More]
Mississippi's two U.S. Senate races will appear at the top of the November ballot. State election commissioners approved a sample ballot Monday, showing the regular... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump is traveling to Mississippi next week to campaign for a Republican seeking to finish the final two years of a U.S. Senate... [Read More]
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All three challengers are accepting two debate invitations for a U.S. Senate race in Mississippi, but it's unclear if Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith will take... [Read More]
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A state appeals court says a Confederate heritage group has no special status to try block the University of Mississippi from adding historical context to... [Read More]
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