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EPA says flood control project not subject to previous veto

Dec. 5, 2020 10:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not object to a revised proposal for a massive flood-control project to pump water from parts of the Mississippi Delta, a regional administrator for the agency says. That's significant because the EPA vetoed the Yazoo Backwater Project in...

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine discusses how the growing COVID-19 transmission issue means ICU beds at the medical center and throughout the state are full or approaching capacity and how front-line caregiver resources are becoming more strained, during a news conference at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi health advisory: Avoid gatherings to curb virus

Dec. 2, 2020 5:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi reported its single-day record of nearly 2,500 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as the state health department issued an advisory saying people should avoid social gatherings, including weddings, funerals, sporting events and in-person religious services. “Where we...

Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. Romero called for a nighttime curfew Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tucson to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

Dec. 2, 2020 12:17 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew...

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announces 13 additional counties that have qualified and met certain requirements to be placed under mask mandates with his

Reeves forgoes statewide mask mandate, adds 13 more counties

Dec. 1, 2020 6:31 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves instituted mask mandates in 13 more Mississippi counties Tuesday but chose not to implement the measure statewide, a week after several prominent health care leaders called on him to do so. During a press briefing, the Republican governor said he believes issuing...

Attorney confirmed as federal judge in south Mississippi

Dec. 1, 2020 3:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed a 37-year-old attorney who has been involved in Republican politics as a new federal district judge for the southern half of Mississippi. Taylor B. McNeel of Pascagoula was nominated this year by President Donald Trump, and he is the 228th federal...

State Superintendent Carey Wright, follows virus protocol and remains masked while speaking to lawmakers following a legislative hearing on distance learning and broadband for schools Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The impact of COVID-19 forced school closure statewide and use of the existing broadband system for learning proved to be taxing, especially in rural communities. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi schools receive computers for distance learning

Nov. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi schools are closer to overcoming the digital divide that quickly became evident at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said Monday. The state Department of Education has delivered about 325,000 laptop computers or tablets...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 25, 2020 2:37 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Nov. 24 The Greenwood Commonwealth on the need for another national coronavirus aid package: The pandemic has taken some of the joy out of the upcoming holiday season. It could be a real downer for some 12 million Americans if Congress does not work out its...

Mississippi counts nearly $90M in Zeta damages

Nov. 25, 2020 12:40 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Zeta left a trail of destruction and millions in damage in Mississippi when it came ashore Oct. 28, state officials said. The state has documented tens of millions in damage from the storm, which had 100 mph winds and 7 to 9 feet of storm surge, The Sun Herald reported. In...

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs implores the residents of Mississippi to social distance, avoid crowds, wear facemasks in public and resist travel to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends who do not live in the same residence, during a news briefing with other state health care leaders, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Gov. expands mask mandate to half of Mississippi counties

Nov. 24, 2020 5:34 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday that he is expanding his mask mandate to cover half of Mississippi’s 82 counties. Reeves had previously placed under the mandate 22 counties with the highest number of new cases of coronavirus in the state. “It's clear we...

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves adjusts his

Analysis: Politics infuse Mississippi governor's budget plan

Nov. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is using his state budget proposal to appeal to a conservative voting base. He's proposing a new $3 million “Patriotic Education Fund” because he says young people are being filled with ideas that undermine the belief in American greatness....