Every January when the 174 members of the Mississippi Legislature convene in Jackson, there is much talk of bi-partisan cooperation and a desire to represent all Mississippians.
That's a question that has been bubbling just beneath the surface at The Mississippi University for Women for nearly four decades.
As so often seems to be the case, there is good news and bad news about how our state prepares its young people for the future.
Today in New Orleans, six Mississippians who are former felons will present a premise to a federal appeals court: It should not take an act of Congress to have your voting rights restored.
This week marked a historic event in Mississippi. Monday at 5 a.m., the Mississippi Lottery Corporation offered its first lottery games -- a group of four scratch-off tickets that featured prizes up to $100,000.
Today is Thanksgiving and, if we are entirely honest with ourselves, we will admit that aligning our attitude with the spirit of the holiday sometimes requires some real effort.
For almost 50 years, there's been a debate about whether or not marijuana is a gateway drug. More and more, public opinion suggests it isn't, even as studies continue to produce mixed results on the question.
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