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State port trying to land its biggest tenant

Posted 6/16/2016 in State

The state port is trying to land its biggest tenant.



Judge to hear arguments Monday over HB 1523

Posted 6/16/2016 in State

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday over challenges to a Mississippi law that could restrict access to same-sex marriage.



Protesters want to nix Confederate sign on Miss. flag

Posted 6/15/2016 in State

Protesters gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag a vestige of slavery and urged Congress to erase it.



Bryant among governors meeting with Trump

Posted 6/15/2016 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was among a group of Republican governors meeting with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.



Botulism traced to prison hooch sickens federal inmates

Posted 6/15/2016 in State

One of the largest American botulism outbreaks in decades is being blamed on inmate-brewed alcohol that sent 17 federal prisoners to hospitals in the past week.



Man held 11 years without trial will go to mental facility

Posted 6/14/2016 in State

A Mississippi man who has been jailed nearly 11 years without going to trial will be transferred to a state mental health facility, attorneys said Monday.



Second body of two missing workers recovered from gravel pit

Posted 6/11/2016 in State

Rescuers on Saturday recovered the body of a second man who disappeared in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi earlier this month.



Republicans defend display of Confederate imagery in Capitol

Posted 6/10/2016 in State

House Republican leaders have blocked a Democratic congressman from Mississippi from offering legislation to ban Confederate imagery from the House side of the Capitol complex.



Body of 1 of 2 missing workers found in gravel pit

Posted 6/10/2016 in State

Rescue crews found the body of one of two men missing in a landslide at a gravel pit in southern Mississippi early Thursday and used their hands to dig through mud and slush to free him from a piece of heavy equipment, a state official said.



Director: Miss. Health Department expects more layoffs

Posted 6/9/2016 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health has already laid off some workers in recent months because of state spending constraints and will cut more jobs after the new budget year begins July 1, the department's director told lawmakers Wednesday.



Miss. prosecutor sets up civil rights unit

Posted 6/9/2016 in State

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says there's more work to be done to guarantee the rights of citizens in Mississippi and nationwide.



Gunn attorneys: No need to understand speed-reading of bills

Posted 6/8/2016 in State

Attorneys for the Mississippi House speaker say it doesn't matter that bills were read aloud at a superfast pace during a legislative dispute.



Miss. auditor being called up for National Guard duty

Posted 6/8/2016 in State

State Auditor Stacey Pickering is being called to active duty in the Mississippi Air National Guard.



Equipment arrives to aid search of men trapped in landslide

Posted 6/7/2016 in State

Officials trying to recover the bodies of two men buried when a gravel pit caved in Friday say they hope heavier pumps will help dig out the men, who were buried under 10 to 12 feet of mud along with their equipment.



Applications submitted for 5 charter schools in Miss.

Posted 6/7/2016 in State

Five applications for new charter schools are moving forward in Mississippi after operators initially expressed interest in opening 14 schools.



Under the Capitol Dome: Analysis: Early voting could make you a liar in Mississippi

Posted 6/6/2016 in State

Mississippi lawmakers this year rejected a proposal to stop making liars of their fellow citizens, at least when it comes to early voting.



He's out there! Bigfoot hunters gather in Miss.

Posted 6/6/2016 in State

A group of people interested in learning more about the mythical creature Bigfoot gathered Saturday for the 10th annual Down South Bigfoot Rally.



Third federal court case seeks to block Mississippi LGBT law

Posted 6/4/2016 in State

A diverse group of gay, straight and transgender people have filed the third federal court challenge seeking to block a Mississippi law that lets clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.



Attorney: Miss. can't put up barriers to gay marriage

Posted 6/3/2016 in State

Mississippi cannot be allowed to create new barriers to same-sex marriage now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, an attorney argues in court papers.



Program will serve nearly 3 million free meals to needy kids

Posted 6/3/2016 in State

Almost 3 million free meals will be served to needy Mississippi children this summer.



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