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If Roe falls, some fear repercussions for reproductive care

May. 23, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

If the Supreme Court follows through on overturning Roe v. Wade, abortion likely will be banned or greatly restricted in about half the U.S. states. But experts and advocates fear repercussions could reach even further, affecting care for women who miscarry, couples seeking fertility treatments and...

Reeves sets special election to fill House vacancy

May. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday set a special election to fill a state House seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, who resigned earlier this month. Williams-Barnes, 53, of Gulfport, took a job as Mississippi policy director for the...

Mississippi investigators and Capitol Police get new leaders

May. 18, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has a new director, and the state Capitol Police have a new chief and assistant chief. Gov. Tate Reeves and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell on Wednesday announced the hiring of the new employees in...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 18, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 17, 2022. Editorial: A Plan For Angry White Men Whenever a racially motivated crime attracts national attention, it’s not too hard to find a link that involves Mississippi. And sure enough, after this past weekend’s...

Mississippi revises eviction law that judge called 'absurd'

May. 15, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has revised its landlord-tenant law to give renters time to gather their belongings from a home before being forced to leave, after a federal judge ruled that the previous law was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills wrote in his...

Mississippi sues Favre, wrestlers, over welfare misspending

May. 09, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre and three former pro wrestlers along with several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 06, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. __ CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Oksana Markarova, Ukraine's...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 04, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Saggy pants and campaign finance There are some laws and ordinances that are never enforced. For example, in Oxford there is a local ordinance that says you cannot cheer at an Ole Miss football game unless...

Wirt Yerger Jr, 'Father' of Mississippi GOP, dies at 92

May. 03, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A private burial and memorial service was scheduled Wednesday for a man known by many as the father of the Mississippi Republican Party. Wirt Yerger Jr. died Monday at his home in Jackson, Wright and Ferguson Funeral Homes confirmed. He was 92. ...

Former leader of Black Caucus leaving Mississippi House

May. 02, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker who was a longtime leader in working to remove a Confederate symbol from the state flag said Monday she is stepping down to take a job with an advocacy group. Democratic Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes of Gulfport said her last day in the...