2 weeks ago
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Jackson has water again

People in Mississippi’s capital city can once again use tap water without boiling it first. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says Monday that boil water notices have been lifted. The notices were issued in parts of the city after workers replaced a broken water main in northwest Jackson on Friday and Saturday. The city originally estimated […]
3 weeks ago
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Mississippi Senate proposes education funding

State senators are offering a bill to fund public schools for the 2017-2018 school year, casting doubt if law makers will rewrite Mississippi’s school funding formula this year. The Senate Appropriations Committee amended House Bill 1502, adding back $2.2 billion to spend using the current formula. Earlier, House Speaker Philip Gunn had removed the money […]
3 weeks ago
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Blocking state flag amendment

A top Mississippi lawmaker is blocking an effort to punish universities that refuse to fly the state flag, a symbol that critics see as racist. The state House passed a bill earlier this week saying public universities could not receive certain tax breaks unless they display the flag. The bill was held for more debate. […]
3 weeks ago
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Deaton makes his first court appearance in Pratt, Kansas

A fugitive from Mississippi suspected in crimes across three states was in a Kansas court today. Alex Deaton made his first court appearance in Pratt County, Kansas. The judge read Deaton his charges, including one count of attempted first degree murder in the shooting of Riley Juel, a Pratt store clerk. Deaton is also charged […]
3 weeks ago
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Cutting tax breaks for state universities

Mississippi universities that refuse to fly the confederate themed state flag could lose proposed tax breaks, the latest twist in a long battle over a symbol critics see as racist. News 25’s Kendra Turley caught up with students at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Long Beach campus to see how they feel about the amendment. […]
3 weeks ago
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Senate Bill 2710: Prohibiting sanctuary cities

The Mississippi House is advancing a bill to ban immigration sanctuary policies. Senate Bill 2710 says cities, state agencies, and public colleges can’t prevent employees from asking someone’s immigration status. The bill would also authorize all Mississippi law enforcement officers to assist federal agencies by legally detaining illegal immigrants. The bill passed the House and now […]
3 weeks ago
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Divorce Amendment Passes

The Mississippi house unanimously passes an amendment that adds forms of domestic violence as grounds for divorce. The house previously killed two divorce law reform measures without a vote in Representative Andy Gipson’s committee. He worked with an anti-domestic violence group to come up with a measure introduced as an amendment yesterday. This measure makes […]
3 weeks ago
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Replacing statues that represent Mississippi in Washington

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant says he’d be willing to talk about replacing the statues that represent the state in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Currently, Mississippi is represented by statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate politician J.Z. George. Many would like to see other famous natives, such as Elvis, BB King or William […]
3 weeks ago
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Nissan Plant Employees Rally

Employees of a Nissan plant in Mississippi are banding together and demanding their company to give them the right to unionize. The rally took place in Canton, Mississippi on Saturday. Workers, politicians, and community members marched and chanted for the their company to provide a union. They believe the association will bring more job security, […]
3 weeks ago
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Mammogram Notification Bill Moves Forward

A bill aimed to help detect breast cancer or other complications earlier is moving forward at the state capitol. The Mississippi House Passed Senate Bill 2006, which would require mammogram providers to alert patients to dense breast tissue that may cause problems in the future. Currently, patients simply receive information about whether the test was […]