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Health Jul 09Mississippi sees big virus outbreak in state legislature
Mississippi is seeing the biggest outbreak of COVID-19 among legislators in any state. At least 1 in 7 Mississippi legislators has tested positive.
Nation Jul 01Mississippi retires former state flag to museum
Mississippi officials are having a ceremony to relegate the former state flag to history. The gathering Wednesday comes a day after Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new law removing official status from the last state banner in the U.S.
Politics Jun 30WATCH: Mississippi governor signs bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag
The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday afternoon, just two days after legislators passed it. Amid protests over racial injustice, Mississippi was under increasing pressure to lose a symbol that many see as racist.
Nation Jun 28Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove rebel emblem from flag
Mississippi's House and Senate voted in succession Sunday afternoon to retire the flag, with broad bipartisan support.
Nation Jun 27Mississippi gov: I’d sign bill to remove flag’s rebel emblem
Mississippi lawmakers could vote in the next few days to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.
Nation Jun 13Mississippi faces reckoning on Confederate emblem in flag
The young activists who launched a protest movement after George Floyd’s death are bringing fresh energy to a long-simmering debate about a Confederate symbol — the rebel flag that white supremacists embedded within the Mississippi state flag more than 125…
Nation May 06Mississippi auditor finds Brett Favre paid from welfare funds for speeches he never gave
A Mississippi audit says a nonprofit group used more than $1 million in welfare money to pay former NFL quarterback Brett Favre for multiple speaking engagements — but he did not show up at the events.
Nation Apr 14DOJ takes church’s side in drive-in services vs. stay-at-home conflict
The Justice Department took the rare step on Tuesday of weighing in on the side of a Mississippi Christian church where local officials had tried to stop Holy Week services broadcast to congregants sitting in their cars in the parking…
Politics Mar 20Mississippi is latest state to delay elections amid pandemic
With Friday's announcement, Mississippi joins a number of other states that have postponed elections amid the global pandemic.
Politics Mar 10Espy will face Mississippi’s Hyde-Smith in Senate race rematch
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy were the final two candidates in a hard-fought special electionin 2018. Hyde-Smith defeated Espy in a November 2018 runoff.