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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 08, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: Hard Questions For Entergy When you see half-mile long electric lines floating in the Mississippi River, as the New Orleans area did on Monday after Hurricane Ida stormed through, it’s a sure bet a...

The Latest: S Korea tops 1,000 cases for 57th straight day

Aug. 31, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases, approaching a daily record set last month just a day after officials cautiously expressed hope that infections may slow. The 2,025 cases reported Wednesday marked the 57th consecutive...

Mississippi Sen. Wicker says he has recovered from COVID-19

Aug. 31, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said Tuesday that he is feeling well, less than two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19. “To everyone who has asked, I have recovered fully from my bout with COVID-19, and I have a clean bill of...

Three senators test positive for COVID in breakthrough cases

Aug. 19, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senators said Thursday they have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, a high-profile collection of breakthrough cases that comes as the highly infectious delta variant spreads rapidly across the United States. Sens. Angus King,...

GOP Sen. Wicker of Mississippi tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 19, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, his spokesperson said Thursday. “Senator Wicker tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after immediately seeking a test due to...

Analysis: Mississippi senators split on infrastructure bill

Aug. 15, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two Republican U.S. senators agree on many issues, but they split on a proposal for the federal government to spend $1 trillion on highways, water systems, broadband expansion and other infrastructure projects. Sen. Roger Wicker was...

Board lets Amtrak move ahead with Gulf Coast passenger plan

Aug. 06, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A government agency turned down objections from freight railroads Friday and let Amtrak move ahead with procedural work to resume passenger train service between New Orleans and Mobile. The Surface Transportation Board dismissed objections from CSX...

Analysis: Wicker says Yazoo pumps would alleviate injustice

Jul. 25, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Installing massive pumps to drain water from the south Mississippi Delta would be a way to fight environmental injustice because the pumps would help low-income and minority residents whose lives are disrupted by flooding, Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of...