Madison attorney Vicki Slater launched her campaign as Democrat for Mississippi governor Thursday.
Mississippi is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it enforce an abortion law that had been declared unconstitutional by a lower court.
State officials say Mississippi's public schools will have another year to keep the high grades they have been given, even though test scores indicate lower ratings.
Mississippi legislators are working on early proposals to fund state government during the year that begins July 1.
Mississippi homeowners older than 65 could get a break on their property taxes under a proposal some lawmakers are pushing.
Authorities are still trying to figure out what happened to a north Mississippi woman in the last hour before she was found burned.
A DeSoto County lawmaker apologized Tuesday for saying that in the town where he used to be mayor, "all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.'
Does Google help criminals by allowing its search engine to lead to pirated music or by having its autocomplete function suggest illegal activities?
A Mississippi state senator trying to curtail investments in Iran says she's reworking the bill over concerns that it could hurt the state's ability to work with automaker Toyota Motor Corp.
Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency Sunday evening for northern portions of the state, but as of mid-morning today, no reports of dangerous weather had been confirmed in the Golden Triangle.
Mississippi legislators are approaching the midpoint of their three-month session, and they've whittled the list of issues to consider.
A Mississippi death row inmate has won a new trial after the state Supreme Court found Starkville Police Department investigators withheld evidence from prosecutors and defense attorneys that showed a key state witness lied.
The movement to allow Mississippi public high school students to graduate without passing four subject area tests continues to gain steam in the Legislature.
With the exception of five days in 2013, Dick Molpus has always been a big fan of Jon Stewart.
Some Mississippi senators haven't gotten an up-to-date vehicle safety inspection. Now they want other Mississippians to be able to forget about it, too.
Mississippi senators have voted to give $7,000 vouchers to a small percentage of special education students so they could go to private school or receive other education services outside the public schools.
Mississippi could create a 27-member commission to recommend new academic standards for its schools, under a bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday.
Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert is considering a bid for former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's vacant House seat.
With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.
Mississippi lawmakers are pushing bills that would require insurance companies to offer coverage for autism screening, diagnosis and treatment on health plans sold in the state.
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