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Politics Nov 06Republican wins competitive race for Mississippi governor
Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the hardest-fought Mississippi governor's race since 2003.
Politics Nov 01WATCH: Trump holds rally in Mississippi amid impeachment inquiry
In Mississippi, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood is locked in a tight contest with Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump. The president is traveling to Tupelo, Mississippi, for a rally Friday. Watch live here…
Nation Nov 01Judge won’t block Mississippi’s Jim Crow-era election system
Plaintiffs' attorneys said Mississippi's history of racially polarized voting means that candidates preferred by black voters must receive a higher share of the statewide vote to win a majority of House districts.
Nation Nov 01North Dakota governor wants more monitoring after pipeline leak
The pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) in the northeastern part of the state.
Politics Sep 28Democrats in South’s governor races hit hurdle: Impeachment
While Democrats in Washington charge ahead with an impeachment inquiry, their party's candidates for governor in Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana are doing all they can to steer the conversation away from Trump and toward safer ground back home.
Politics Jun 04Former Sen. Cochran draws bipartisan praise at funeral
Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.
Politics May 30Lawsuit calls Mississippi’s rules for choosing governors racist
In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other state office.
Politics May 30Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi dies at 81
When he won a Senate seat in 1978, Cochran became the first Republican since Reconstruction to win statewide office in Mississippi.
Politics May 24Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban
"Here we go again," U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order. "Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability." His new order stops the law from taking effect July 1.
Nation May 21Mississippi 6-week abortion ban heads to federal court
The federal judge hearing the lawsuit against Mississippi's 6-week abortion ban already struck down a 15-week ban last year.