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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...

Home of civil rights icon Evers named as a national monument

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The historic home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers is now a national monument, the U.S. interior secretary and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation announce...

Faculty: Auditor demand on professor hurts academic freedom

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Faculty leaders at the University of Mississippi are expressing concerns about academic freedom after the state auditor demanded nearly $2,000 from a tenured professor who took p...

Appeals court: Mississippi school lawsuit may go forward

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed that Mississippi parents may pursue a lawsuit that says the state allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and predomi...

EPA says flood control project not subject to previous veto

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not object to a revised proposal for a massive flood-control project to pump water from parts of the Mississippi Delta, a regional a...

City repeals noise rule on only Mississippi abortion clinic

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state's only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound and banning...

Mississippi's new magnolia flag starting to fly after vote

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new Mississippi flag without Confederate images was flying in parts of the state on Wednesday, one day after a majority voters approved the design that has a magnolia encircled...

Mississippi approves flag with magnolia, ‘In God We Trust’

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will fly a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust,” with voters approving the design Tuesday. It replaces a Confederate-themed flag state lawm...

Engineers' report bolsters proposed Mississippi pump project

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of...