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Mississippians React To Judges’ Ruling Protecting State’s Lone Abortion Clinic

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Some of Mississippi's top political leaders are trying to decide how to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that keeps the state's only abortion clinic open. The proprietor of the Jackson Women's Health Organization says the clinic will continue operating until a court order tells them otherwise.

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James Brown Biopic Not the Last Movie To Be Filmed in Miss.

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Get on Up-- the James Brown biopic which was filmed predominately in Mississippi -- is set to open this week. And efforts are underway to bring more major motion pictures to the Magnolia state.

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Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Whether Circuit Clerks Have Right to Redact Voting Records

Posted by Paul Boger on

A federal judge from Texas has given lawyers for conservative watchdog group True the Vote as well as Counsel for the state and the Mississippi Republican Party more time to file paperwork.

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Miss. Board of Ed. Sets FY 2016 Budget; Asks For 370 Million More

Posted by Paul Boger on

The Mississippi Department of Education is expected to ask lawmakers for a 14.5% increase in funding during the next legislative session. The budget includes a request to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program - or MAEP - for the first time since 2008.

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Governor Phil Bryant Says He’ll Prohibit Feds From Housing Immigrants in MS

Posted by Paul Boger on

Some of Mississippi's top political leaders have expressed conflicting viewpoints on whether Mississippi should provide refuge for illegal aliens being held at the U-S border with Mexico. Governor Phil Bryant and 2nd District Congressman Bennie Thompson have both written letters to President Obama on the issue.

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Coastal Residents Asked To Share Views, Priorities On Oil Spill Restoration

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Coastal residents are getting the chance to give their thoughts on how more than $350 million in BP oil spill recovery money should be spent.

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Doctors Push For Statewide Smoking Ban

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Thousands of Mississippi doctors want to convince legislators to put a statewide smoking ban on the ballot.

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Mississippians Remember September 11th Attacks

Posted by Lawayne Childrey on

Mississippians are showing their patriotism by remembering those who died in the September 11th terrorists attacks.

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Pascagoula Residents Express Concerns About Pollution From Industrial Neighbors

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Residents in a neighborhood next to an industrial area in Pascagoula say they’ve experienced medical problems due to pollution from neighboring plants. But the companies say they’re following environmental regulations.

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Mississippi Income Shifts Reflect National Trends

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Upper-income households in many parts of Mississippi have seen their incomes grow faster than lower-income households.

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