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Nation Mar 11Mississippi governor signs bill banning transgender athletes from competing
Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports teams.
Nation Mar 08Mississippi’s capital city closer to resolving water service after winter storm
It's been three weeks since the majority of Jackson homes and businesses lost service during a winter storm that coated parts of the South in snow and ice.
Nation Mar 04Mississippi governor to sign bill limiting transgender athletes’ ability to compete
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he'll sign a bill to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams in the state’s schools and universities.
Nation Mar 03Water crisis continues in Mississippi, weeks after cold snap
Mississippi's largest city is still struggling with water problems, more than two weeks after winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the system.
Politics Nov 04Mississippi approves flag with magnolia, ‘In God We Trust’
It replaces a Confederate-themed flag that state lawmakers retired months ago as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice.
Politics Sep 18Mississippi justices reject broad absentee voting during pandemic
Mississippi law does not allow absentee voting by all people who have health conditions that might make them vulnerable to COVID-19. That's according to a ruling from the state Supreme Court on Friday.
Nation Sep 04No 7th trial for Mississippi man freed from prison in 2019
Flowers was convicted four times in the 1996 killings of four people at a furniture store in the north Mississippi city of Winona: twice for individual slayings and twice for all four killings.
Nation Aug 18Mississippi group narrows new flag design options down to five
A group recommending a new Mississippi state flag has chosen five final designs — three with a magnolia blossom, one with a magnolia tree and one with a shield that has wavy lines representing water.
Nation Jul 22Mississippi civil rights figure Charles Evers dies
Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a longtime figure in Mississippi politics, has died in Mississippi.
Nation Jul 14Confederate statue being moved at University of Mississippi
A Confederate monument that’s been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi is being removed from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus. It will be taken to a Civil War cemetery in a secluded part of campus.