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Possible takeover of Mississippi foster care system delayed

Posted 5/11/2016 in State

Advocates for children agreed to give Mississippi more time to improve the state's child welfare system under a deal presented Tuesday to a federal judge.



Another challenge filed to Mississippi gay marriage law

Posted 5/11/2016 in State

Another group is challenging a Mississippi law that will let workers cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to people.



Jury selection resumes in burning suspect's Louisiana trial

Posted 5/11/2016 in State

A man accused of burning a teen to death in Mississippi goes on trial Thursday in another case in Louisiana, where he is charged with using the debit card of a woman who was stabbed to death.



Court denies Southaven ex-mayor's attempt to overturn ruling

Posted 5/11/2016 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis has lost in court again.



Bill aims to bring out-of-state physicians to Miss.

Posted 5/11/2016 in State

A bill on Gov. Phil Bryant's desk could shorten the time it takes physicians licensed in other states to practice in Mississippi.



ACLU sues Miss. over 'religious rights' bill

Posted 5/10/2016 in State

The American Civil Liberties Union and a gay couple are suing the state of Mississippi over a law to allow workers to cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage as a reason to deny people services.


Under the Capitol Dome: Analysis: Lott pushes working relations across party lines

Posted 5/9/2016 in State

Mississippi Republican Trent Lott wasn't known for hugging Democrats and singing "Kumbaya" as U.S. Senate majority leader.


Same-sex couples become among first to adopt in Miss.

Posted 5/7/2016 in State

Same-sex couples across Mississippi are finalizing adoptions now that the state's ban on such adoptions has ended.



Miss. Gov.: Additional money will help ailing foster-care system

Posted 5/7/2016 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant told social workers and others at a conference Friday that his administration is committed to improving the troubled foster-care system.



Rapper uses flag and noose to protest Confederate month

Posted 5/6/2016 in State

A rapper draped herself in a Confederate battle flag and hung a noose around her neck during a performance to protest Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's proclamation of April as Confederate Heritage Month.



Mississippi Power: SEC investigating Kemper project

Posted 5/6/2016 in State

The federal agency tasked with protecting investors has opened an investigation into the estimated costs and schedule of Mississippi Power Co.'s overrun-plagued $6.7 billion Kemper County power plant being built in Mississippi.



Mississippi taxes lag $85M in April amid Revenue Dept. cuts

Posted 5/6/2016 in State

Mississippi tax collections fell more than $85 million short of expectations in April. Officials say that's partly because a Department of Revenue staffing shortage slowed the process of depositing checks.



Lott: Trump 'sucked all the oxygen' out of GOP opponents

Posted 5/5/2016 in State

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Wednesday that he will vote for Donald Trump for president, though he acknowledged he didn't expect the New York businessman to win the Republican nomination.



Bryant signs airport 'takeover' into law

Posted 5/5/2016 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill that gives suburbs and the state some control over the Jackson airport.



Health officials put 4 under home quarantine for measles

Posted 5/4/2016 in State

Mississippi officials are monitoring four residents exposed to measles in Tennessee.



Grammy museums director wants repeal of Mississippi LGBT law

Posted 5/4/2016 in State

After opening the only Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles in the Mississippi Delta, the museums' director Bob Santelli had planned to bring his 28-year-old son to visit the high-tech facility honoring the cradle of the blues.



No appeal to federal ruling against same-sex adoption ban

Posted 5/4/2016 in State

The deadline has passed for Mississippi to appeal a federal ruling against a state ban on adoption by same-sex couples.



Budget cuts slow handling of Mississippi income tax returns

Posted 5/4/2016 in State

A second round of midyear budget cuts took place just as the Mississippi Department of Revenue was swamped with thousands of individual income tax filings.



LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting

Posted 5/3/2016 in State

Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.



Mississippi seeks more computer science teaching in schools

Posted 5/3/2016 in State

Greene County School Superintendent Charles Breland sees the need for more Mississippians trained in computer science.



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