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High court won't block Mississippi school disparity lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and pre...

Mississippi to increase lowest welfare payments in the US

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will increase the lowest monthly welfare payments in the nation under a bill signed into law Wednesday by the state's Republican governor. Mississip...

Mississippi rewrites 'confusing' COVID-19 scheduling script

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Health Department is rewriting a “confusing” script that employees and contractors read to people scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments by phone after a pr...

Mississippi governor set to sign transgender sports limit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is scheduled to sign a bill Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports teams. Missis...

Mississippi's capital city closer to resolving water service

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Running water has been restored to most parts of Mississippi's capital city, three weeks after the majority of Jackson homes and businesses lost service during a winter storm tha...

Mississippi gov will sign bill limiting transgender athletes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday he will soon sign a bill to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools...

Mississippi close to putting limits on transgender athletes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House voted Wednesday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools and universities. The bill heads to Repu...

Mississippi told to pay $500K to wrongfully imprisoned man

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge is ordering the state of Mississippi to pay $500,000 to a Black man who was wrongfully imprisoned more than 22 years and was tried six times in a quadruple murder case. ...

Mississippi Senate: Ban transgender athletes on female teams

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Transgender athletes would be banned from competing in girls' or women's sports in Mississippi schools and universities, under a bill that advanced in the Republican-controlled s...

Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs funding

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday gave the green light to long-debated flood control project in Mississippi. But the project still needs federal funding, and the start o...

Mississippi governor signing law for flag without rebel sign

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is set to sign a bill Monday that gives the state a new flag with a magnolia and the phrase, “In God We Trust," just over six months after legislator...

New Mississippi flag without rebel symbol being put into law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six months after Mississippi legislators retired the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, they are finishing the process of adopting a new flag with a ...

Professor sues Mississippi auditor in 'scholar strike' spat

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A tenured professor at the University of Mississippi filed a lawsuit Wednesday saying that state auditor defamed him by saying the professor should be fired for participating in ...

NFL honors Mississippi man freed after 22 years in prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The NFL says it is honoring Curtis Flowers, a Black man from Mississippi who was imprisoned more than 22 years and was freed in late 2019, months after the U.S. Supreme Court thr...

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter dies at 97

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education and improve race relations, has died. He was 97. Winter, who was go...