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US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

Jun. 09, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. ...

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

Jun. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. ...

Gov supports 'will of voters' on issue of medical marijuana

Jun. 07, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants legislators to put a medical marijuana program into state law after the state Supreme Court recently overturned one that voters approved. “I support the will of the voters. ... I think we will have a...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 05, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo; Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Energy...

Lawmakers discuss future of medical marijuana in Mississippi

Jun. 03, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The leader of the organization that sponsored the voter-approved Mississippi medical marijuana initiative that was recently blocked in court says the program should be changed and improved by the state Legislature — but not by too much. Medical...

Mississippi governor's chief of staff to lead MDOT

Jun. 02, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves' chief of staff has been appointed to lead the Mississippi Department of Transportation, The Mississippi Transportation Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to appoint Brad White as the executive director of the agency,...

Officers fill funeral for Mississippi trooper killed on duty

Jun. 01, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi state trooper who was killed on duty last week was determined from childhood to become a law enforcement officer when he grew up, his father said Tuesday during the trooper's funeral. John Martin Harris, 44, was struck and killed by a...

Ex-publisher nominated for Mississippi Board of Education

Jun. 01, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday that he is nominating a former newspaper publisher to the state Board of Education, to finish a term that ends in July 2024. Bill Jacobs of Brookhaven would succeed Jason Dean, who left the...

Mississippi reckons with ending pay boost for the unemployed

May. 31, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Katrina Folks says she has tried everything she can think of to find work since losing her job in September because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 39-year-old mother from Hattiesburg used to do data entry at a law firm, and she has health issues...

Mississippi trooper killed while conducting traffic stop

May. 29, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper killed while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 16 was identified Saturday. Col. Randy Ginn, director of the MHP, said in a statement that the agency mourns the loss of Trooper John Harris, who was killed...