Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona's Republican governor.
The Mississippi Senate on Thursday advanced a bill that supporters say is designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive.
Officials say a 65-year-old Natchez man has been arrested for reportedly flashing a badge and impersonating an officer after he rear-ended a driver in October.
The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.
Gov. Phil Bryant and others are extolling Mississippi as a national leader in using carbon dioxide to extract more oil from old oil fields.
A Mississippi man convicted in the death of a Dutch cyclist has died in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.
Mississippi lawmakers are moving ahead with a package of bills to restrict some labor union organizing and picketing practices.
A gay-rights group is asking Mississippi legislators to specify that a religious-practices bill won't open the way for discrimination if it becomes law.
Former Democratic Mississippi congressman Gene Taylor will stay on the Republican primary ballot opposing incumbent U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo.
The head of an educators' union is praising Mississippi lawmakers for moving forward with a teacher pay raise proposal, but he's asking them to do more.
A Mississippi House panel on Tuesday changed and passed a bill that says state and local government cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices.
The Mississippi Senate will consider a teacher pay raise plan that's different from a proposal already passed by the House.
Medicaid expansion is one of the biggest issues Mississippi lawmakers are failing to address this year, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus said Monday.
Lawyers for a woman facing the death penalty in Mississippi say the state isn't telling them enough about where it's getting execution drugs and how it plans to use them.
A Mississippi House panel will decide today whether to kill a religious-practices bill or keep it alive with or without changes.
The search continues for a missing Madison County toddler.
Residents living above an oil-rich shale formation that stretches across southwest Mississippi and Louisiana have been waiting on a boom for years. A steady trickle of drilling is already boosting the rural region's economy, and spending by two oil companies could make 2014 the year that many other locals finally cash in on the oil far beneath their feet.
First District Republican Alan Nunnelee is the only Mississippi congressman without a party primary this year. Saturday was congressional candidates' qualifying deadline in the state. Primaries are June 3, and the general election is Nov. 4.
Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Booneville, re-entered Mississippi politics Friday, declaring his candidacy for U.S. Senate.
James Meredith says it was "foolish" for anyone to leave a noose and a Confederate emblem on a statue of him at the University of Mississippi, the school he integrated in 1962.
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