Republicans running for an open congressional seat in Mississippi are advocating cuts in federal spending and regulations.
The National Weather Service confirms six tornadoes hit Mississippi on Saturday. Tornadoes were reported in Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Rankin and Winston counties.
Thousands of Mississippi National Guard members are training for deployment, and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is pushing to ensure they know when to vote in upcoming elections.
Andy Leach was a silly 12-year-old boy with a contagious smile before relentless bullying pushed him to kill himself, his father says.
A Mississippi high school senior was jailed without bail Friday after the FBI charged him with threatening a school shooting over social media, but his defense lawyer says officials are misreading the student's dark humor.
Mississippi House leaders are proposing a new long-term plan to put hundreds of millions of more dollars into transportation, days after Gov. Phil Bryant ordered more than 100 locally maintained bridges to be closed because they are in dangerous condition.
Groups are expressing interest in opening 17 charter schools in Mississippi. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday accepted letters of intent from 16 potential school operators.
The most restrictive abortion law in the United States will remain on hold for at least several more months.
An estimated 20,000 poor parents in Mississippi will lose health coverage over five years under a proposal requiring Medicaid recipients work for their benefits, researchers at Georgetown University reported.
Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith made history Monday when she was sworn in as the first woman to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate, a milestone that strategists hope will propel the former agricultural commissioner and early President Donald Trump supporter when she faces a tough election in fall.
Mississippi's only abortion clinic is expanding its challenge of a state law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.
A new report on testing in Mississippi's public schools suggests that low-performing schools may spend so much time getting ready for high-stakes state tests that teachers don't teach new material for a significant portion of the school year.
A lawsuit against U.S. Senate appointee Cindy Hyde-Smith has been permanently dismissed. The Daily Leader reports Circuit Judge David Strong dismissed the case with prejudice April 3.
A Mississippi Democrat who was President Bill Clinton's first agriculture secretary officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Friday, saying he'll run in a special election to finish the term started by longtime Republican Thad Cochran.
Mississippi's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman has parental rights to a 6-year-old boy born to her ex-wife when the two were married, in a case watched by gay rights activists and groups aiding in vitro fertilization.
The Mississippi flag is "racially demeaning and hostile" because it contains the Confederate battle emblem, says a new federal lawsuit that seeks to ban one city from any public display of the state banner.
A second Democrat has entered the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, complicating party leaders' hopes that their voters would unify behind a single candidate for what is probably a once-in-a-generation chance to win an open seat in the Republican-dominated state.
Mississippi lawmakers are giving more teeth to the state's penalties for dogfighting. Senate Bill 2934 would make participation in dogfighting a felony offense, punishable by a fine up to $5,000.
Federal education officials say Mississippi won't have to restructure its system for assigning A-to-F letter grades to public schools.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday appointed a third-term state lawmaker to be the state's new agriculture commissioner.
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