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Same-Sex Couples in Miss. Use County Chancery Courts To Have Marriages Acknowledged

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Same-sex couples living in the Magnolia State, but were wed elsewhere, are trying a new tactic to have their marriages acknowledged in Mississippi. Couples are taking their out-of-state marriage licenses to county chancery courts and having them documented as vital records.

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Head of Mississippi’s Largest Teacher Union Calls For Another Pay Increase

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The president of Mississippi's largest teacher organization says she wants to see lawmakers pass another round of pay raises for educators during the next legislative session. But state lawmakers are unsure whether they will be able to grant teachers another raise so quickly after giving them one earlier this year.

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Vote Buying Claimant Stevie Fielder: “I Was Not Paid to Lie”

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The conservative blogger from California who paid a Baptist minister from Meridian to tell his story about vote buying in the Republican Senate Runoff between incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and state Senator Chris McDaniel is in the state on a speaking tour. Reports also indicate that the blogger, Chuck Johnson has been subpoenaed by a Grand jury in Lauderdale County in conjunction with an investi

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Miss. Emergency Management Urges Preparedness Despite Slow Hurricane Season

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Meterologists with the National Hurricane Center are updating their forecasts to say that there is a less likely chance of storms hitting the U-S then previously predicted. But state emergency management officials worry the forecast could make some residents complacent in preparing for storms.

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Miss. G.O.P. Refuses to Hear McDaniel’s Challenge of the June 24th Election

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State Senator Chris McDaniel's legal team has until August 14, to file a legal challenge in state court if they wish to have any hope of overturning the results of the June 24th Republican Senate Runoff. G.O.P. officials say judicial review is the only way to ensure a “prudent” check of the party's election process.

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Meridian Man Changes Tune on Vote Buying Allegations

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A Meridian man who said he was paid two thousand dollars by incumbent Senator Thad Cochran's reelection campaign to buy African American votes during the Republican Senate Runoff in June, is changing his story. He now claims a Chris McDaniel campaign staffer was the one who actually paid him to make the allegations.

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Public Service Commission Delays Prudency Hearings Over Kemper Coal Plant

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The Mississippi Public Service commission has again delayed hearings on whether Mississippi Power should be allowed to pass some of the costs of its multi-billion dollar coal plant onto its customers. They will now make the decision after the Kemper County facility goes online in 2015.

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McDaniel Campaign Files Official Challenge Against June 24th Runoff Results

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State Senator Chris McDaniel is officially contesting his June 24th Republican Senate Runoff loss to incumbent Senator Thad Cochran. This comes nearly six weeks after the election, and the tea party backed candidate believes evidence of voting irregularities will show that he is the G.O.P.’s true nominee.

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State Audit Report Says $3 Million of Public Money Misspent, Misused

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Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering says the state recovered more than $1.5 dollars in misspent public funds during fiscal year 2014. Most of that money comes from prosecuting those individuals who committed embezzlement.

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Cochran, Childers Turn Eyes Towards November’s U.S. Senate Elections

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Politicking for Mississippi's U-S Senate Seat took Center Stage at this year's Neshoba County Fair. Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and his Democratic challenger Travis Childers asked resident's for their support come November's General Election.

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