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Taxpayer costs adding up in legal fight over Jackson airport

Posted 6/12/2018 in State

Lawyers have billed taxpayers more than $400,000 so far in a power struggle over control of the airport in Mississippi's largest city.



Gun ruling includes state history lesson

Posted 6/11/2018 in State

A Mississippi Supreme Court decision about guns in courthouses provided different perspectives from several justices, including a history lesson about gun rights from Justice Leslie B. King, the only African-American currently serving on the nine-member court.



No debate in GOP congressional primary runoff in Mississippi

Posted 6/9/2018 in State

Mississippi voters will not see a debate between two candidates before the Republican primary runoff in a congressional race.



Sherman picks up endorsement in Mississippi Dem Senate race

Posted 6/9/2018 in State

A Mississippi lawmaker who placed third in a U.S. Senate primary is endorsing one of the remaining candidates.



Mississippi high court: Judges can't regulate concealed guns

Posted 6/8/2018 in State

A majority of Mississippi Supreme Court justices ruled Thursday that some local judges were wrong to ban people with enhanced concealed-carry licenses from taking guns into courthouses.



Applications for 8 Mississippi charter schools move forward

Posted 6/8/2018 in State

Seven groups seeking to open eight charter schools in Mississippi have moved forward to the next phase in the application process.



Mississippi runoffs: 1 could be polite, the other combative

Posted 6/7/2018 in State

The Republican and Democratic campaigns heading into the June 26 runoffs for Congress and Senate are likely to have sharply contrasting tones.



Former Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway dies at 79

Posted 6/6/2018 in State

The City of Biloxi's longest serving mayor, A.J. Holloway, has died.



Mississippi primaries trim field for GOP-held Senate seat

Posted 6/5/2018 in State

Mississippi is holding party primaries Tuesday for a U.S. Senate seat held since 2007 by Republican Roger Wicker, who was endorsed months ago by President Donald Trump.



Analysis: Wicker pushes fight for cell service subsidies

Posted 6/4/2018 in State

If a U.S. senator and a public service commissioner get their way, many Mississippians will spend the next six months trying to prove how bad their local cellphone service is.



Fate of juke joint could become clear in coming weeks

Posted 6/4/2018 in State

The fate of an iconic Mississippi Delta juke joint could become clearer in coming weeks.



Crowded GOP primary for open US House seat in Mississippi

Posted 6/2/2018 in State

Casually dressed on a warm spring evening, potential voters piled fried catfish onto paper plates and settled onto rows of white folding chairs inside a community center in central Mississippi.



Actress Sela Ward's husband plays on her fame in Senate race

Posted 6/1/2018 in State

The husband of TV and movie actress Sela Ward is making his first run for political office in her native Mississippi, competing in a six-person Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate seat held by a Republican in a deeply conservative state.



Bryant eyes lottery, taxes on internet sales for road money

Posted 6/1/2018 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant told reporters Thursday that he's still exploring a special legislative session to provide more state money for Mississippi's roads and bridges.



Raytheon to invest $100M to expand Mississippi radar plant

Posted 6/1/2018 in State

A defense contractor announced Thursday that it will invest $100 million at its Mississippi plant to expand its ability to make and test military radars.



Lawyers seek outside takeover of Mississippi foster care

Posted 6/1/2018 in State

Lawyers asked a federal judge Thursday to appoint an outsider to take over Mississippi's foster care system, saying state government's latest attempt to fix the system's long-running problems has failed.



1 dies in Mississippi traffic accident on holiday weekend

Posted 5/30/2018 in State

One person has died in a wreck on Mississippi highways during the Memorial Day holiday period.



Mississippi sees low number of requests for absentee ballots

Posted 5/30/2018 in State

Mississippi's top elections official said Tuesday that a "disappointing" number of absentee ballots have been requested for the June 5 party primaries for U.S. House and Senate.



Analysis: Pay gap and cost of child care create obstacles

Posted 5/29/2018 in State

A new report reinforces what many Mississippi residents already know, but legislators don't often discuss: affordable child care is vital to the state economy.



Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punched

Posted 5/29/2018 in State

Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance.



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