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Mississippi governor halts rental assistance funds

Aug. 04, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi will soon stop accepting applications to a federal rental assistance program created during the COVID-19 pandemic to help people stave off evictions, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday. The Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program will not...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 04, 2022 01:54 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. August 2, 2022. Editorial: Reeves Digs A Deeper Hole Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves needed to explain why he “called the dogs off” the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation for being one of the top beneficiaries in the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 27, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

Tupelo Daily Journal. July 21, 2022. Editorial: Don’t move FBI office from Oxford The Federal Bureau of Investigation satellite office in Oxford should remain where it is. Moving it is illogical on several levels, the least of which being a waste of money on an...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Hospital system says it's hurt by lack of Medicaid expansion

Jul. 19, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A county-owned Mississippi hospital system that wants to put itself up for sale says one of its main financial challenges is the decision by the state's elected officials not to extend Medicaid to provide insurance coverage for the working poor. “Mississippi...

Judge won’t block law banning most Mississippi abortions

Jul. 05, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As attorneys argued about abortion laws across the South on Tuesday, a Mississippi judge rejected a request by the state’s only abortion clinic to temporarily block a law that would ban most abortions. Without other developments in the Mississippi lawsuit,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 01, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.; Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. __ ...

Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, state song

Jun. 30, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws take effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year. TEACHER PAY In the new budget year, teachers will receive raises that average about $5,100, and assistant teachers will receive...

Today in History: June 30, ERA expires

Jun. 30, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 30, the 181st day of 2022. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 30, 1982, the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expired, having failed to receive...

Mississippi Rep. Wright, a longtime educator, dies at 69

Jun. 17, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A longtime educator who won a special election to the Mississippi House in 2020 died Friday. Republican Rep. Joseph L. “Lynn” Wright of Columbus was 69. State Sen. Chuck Younger of Columbus told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that Wright had Lou...