The Mississippi State Department of Health would lose its role in deciding whether a child can skip or delay a mandatory vaccination against measles or other diseases, under a proposal that awaits debate at the state Capitol.
As the 2015 elections approach, Republican leaders in the Mississippi Legislature appear to be reaching a consensus to spend more on K-12 education in next year's budget.
Mississippi's prison population, which has consistently ranked second in the nation per capita, has seen a decrease of almost 3,000 inmates in the last year.
Computer industry groups are joining Google's effort to block an investigation by Mississippi's attorney general.
The skies were already clouding over for an initiative meant to require higher funding of Mississippi's education system. But they're getting darker.
Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible.
A Louisville Democrat is now seeking election as District 35 state representative.
Legislators are wading deeper into determining what Mississippi students will learn and how they will be tested.
A state lawmaker who lost a contentious U.S. Senate primary last year said Thursday that he wants Mississippi to have a closed primary system that requires voters to register by party, but he thinks the lieutenant governor is blocking the way.
A civil suit was filed against Greenwood doctor by a local attorney, who was the purported target of a failed murder-for-hire scheme, is scheduled for trial on July 20 in Lowndes County.
Mississippi license plates and highway welcome signs proclaim the state as the Birthplace of America's Music, bowing to the state's blues heritage.
Lawmakers are pursuing multiple options to help special education students, as a reprise of last year's fight over vouchers for special education students looms.
First-time candidate David McRae said Tuesday that he's challenging Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch in this year's Republican primary.
A man who police say has been on the run since he escaped from a Mississippi jail 34 years ago was arrested Thursday in a small central Utah town, police said.
Mississippi has some of the worst rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the U.S., but public health officials brag that it ranks best in the nation for childhood immunization.
Mississippi House members overwhelming approved a pair of bills Thursday that may immunize members against controversy over Common Core State Standards, but could have little effect over what's taught in the state's public school classrooms.
Mississippi, which does not allow same-sex marriages, should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008.
Mississippi has not reached its full potential, but the state is in its best financial condition in recent history, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday during his State of the State address.
Job creation, schools, tax cuts and tourism are among the issues Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will discuss Wednesday during his annual State of the State address.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he wants to eliminate Mississippi's $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker, decrease the cost for a concealed-carry gun permit and revamp the school funding formula.
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