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 (AP) — Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state's only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound and banning...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

Mississippi justices: No broad absentee voting during COVID

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi law does not allow absentee voting by all people who have health conditions that might make them vulnerable to COVID-19, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

Decision day: Magnolia or shield for new Mississippi flag?

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A commission on Wednesday is choosing a single proposal to replace a state flag that Mississippi retired because the 126-year-old banner included the Confederate battle emblem th...

Artists want Mississippi flag with wide appeal, not division

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — It’s been two months since Mississippi legislators acted under pressure to retire the last state flag that included the Confederate battle emblem that's widely seen as racist. ...

Man gets new trial after discredited bite-mark testimony

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a man on death row deserves a new trial in a 1992 killing because his conviction was based partially on a dentist's bite-mark te...

Mississippi runs 5 state banner finalists up the flagpole

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is literally running some proposals up a flagpole as it searches for a new state banner. A commission that's working to recommend a new state flag w...

Mississippi flag designs: Would they make good tattoos?

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After mothballing its old Confederate-themed state flag, Mississippi could choose a new one with a magnolia, a shield with wavy lines representing water, or an “edgy” representat...

Relocated rebel statue causes athlete concerns at Ole Miss

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has put up a barrier to partially obstruct a Confederate monument after football players said they didn't want to see the rebel soldier statue while...