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  State legislators disagree on need for statewide mask mandate

Governor Reeves first enforced a statewide mask mandate on August 4. The mandate remained in effect until the governor lifted it on Sept. 30.

  Petal alderman announces run for mayor

‘The American people deserve better’: Rep. Guest bashes Pelosi after she is reelected House Speaker

  Lawmakers react to Governor Reeves’ executive budget recommendation

  Congressman Steven Palazzo’s campaign fighting back against allegations

  Palazzo: Trump has ‘every right’ to continue to contest election

Miss. Rep. apologizes for comment suggesting Mississippi should ‘succeed from the union’

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  Projected Biden presidency could have big impact on immigrants in the Magnolia State

Miss. AG Lynn Fitch joins coalition to urge Supreme Court to reverse Pennsylvania mail-in ballot decision

Fmr. Mississippi politician signs letter calling on President Trump to accept election results

‘This is despicable’: Reeves blasts Cuomo for saying it’s ‘bad news’ Trump admin. will implement vaccine plan

Several leadership roles shuffled in Mississippi Senate

  State lawmakers weigh in on Joe Biden being declared president

  South Mississippians voice their support for medical marijuana

People across the Magnolia State are voicing their support for medical marijuana.

  Trump supporters protest in Jackson to ‘Stop the Steal’ of the presidential election

Republican Brian Flowers agrees; he ran for the U.S. House to represent Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District and lost to Bennie Thompson.

  Palazzo: ‘Relax and let (election) process run its course’

Mississippi’s 4th District congressman Steven Palazzo reacts to the declaration from news organizations that Joe Biden won the presidential election.

Miss. Republican leadership in Washington issue call for transparency in election count

Trump has pointed to delays in processing the vote in some states to allege with no evidence that there was fraud and to argue that his rival was trying to seize power.

AP declares Biden winner of presidential election

Mississippi’s Washington Republicans support Trump’s efforts to contest election

  Mississippi lawmakers weigh in on early voting discussions

Gov. Reeves rebukes idea of early, mail-in voting in Mississippi: ‘Too much chaos’

  Southern Miss students react to vote on new state flag

  Analysis: Mississippi U.S. Senate race

Cities fly new state flag after historic vote

A flag-raising ceremony for the new Mississippi state flag was held in front of Hattiesburg City Hall Wednesday.

  Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith secures second win against Mike Espy

Mississippians closely watched the race between Senator Hyde-Smith and Espy as it was a rematch between the two candidates.

Decision 2020: National, state and local election results

America is watching as ballots in several battleground states continue to be counted.

  Initiative 65 passes, allowing medical marijuana in Miss.

Mississippi joined a majority of the states in the country by legalizing the use of marijuana by those dealing with debilitating conditions.

Voters overwhelmingly kick Jim Crow voting law to the curb

Voters in Mississippi get rid of a provision in the 1890 constitution that supresses the Black vote.

NBC: ‘In God We Trust’ design approved for new Miss. state flag

According to NBC News, Mississippi voters approved Tuesday at the polls the "In God We Trust" design as the new state flag.

Miss. incumbents secure reelection in U.S. House

Steven Palazzo (R) ran unopposed securing the 4th Congressional District.

AP: Guest reelected to represent Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District

U.S. Rep. Michael Guest was first elected in 2018.

Decision 2020: What to know for Election Day

Mississippi voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to cast their ballots in the 2020 general election.

  Medical marijuana on today’s ballot

Mississippians will make the decision to include or not include medical marijuana in the state constitution.

  Rep. Guest hopes Trump will focus on economy in last days of campaign

Mississippi congressman Michael Guest hopes President Trump will focus on the nation’s pre-COVID economy as the presidential campaign comes to a close.

  Dr. Dobbs says Initiative 65 is ‘Wild West’ proposal for medical marijuana

Dr. Dobbs weighs in on Initiative 65

Most Mississippians plan to vote ‘yes’ on adopting a new state flag, survey finds

A survey out Tuesday found that most Mississippians plan to vote ‘yes’ on Mississippi Ballot Measure 3.

  Miss. voters could change the way state leaders are elected on November 3rd

Mississippians will vote on this item on November 3rd.

Trump holds 25 point lead over Biden in Mississippi, latest poll shows

A new poll shows that President Trump holds a sizable lead over Joe Biden in Mississippi a week before Election Day.

Sen. Hyde-Smith: I don’t expect any Democrats to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett

Sen. Hyde-Smith said she does not expect any Democratic senator to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett this evening.

  “Souls to the Polls” encourages Laurel residents to vote

A group of Jones County residents gathered this morning to remind residents to vote.

President Trump, Biden battle over COVID-19 vaccine in final debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden went head-to-head in Music City Thursday night at Belmont University.

  Medical marijuana politics heating up ahead of election day

Initiative 65 and the political back and forth is heating up ahead of election day.

President Trump gives Sen. Hyde-Smith a Twitter shoutout, labels Espy a ‘corrupt politician’

President Trump gave a Twitter shoutout to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Wednesday

Over 300 police chiefs come out in opposition of Initiative 65, call it ‘extremely problematic’

Members of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police have publicly announced their opposition to Initiative 65.

Mike Espy announces endorsement from former President Barack Obama

Espy said he is honored to receive the endorsement from the former president.

Trump campaign sends cease and desist letter after mailers state he supports Initiative 65

Initiative 65 proposes to amend the Mississippi constitution to allow qualified patients with medical conditions to use medical marijuana.

Hyde-Smith, Wicker join Ted Cruz in proposals against ‘packing’ the Supreme Court

The proposals are is in response to some Democrats who have threatened to expand the size of the Supreme Court.

Republicans should be ‘nervous’ about Hyde-Smith/Espy senate race, warns state GOP member

Don’t count out Mike Espy’s run for the senate just yet warns Henry Barbour.

Same names, some new dynamics in US Senate contest

Mississippi’s 2020 U.S. Senate race has the same top candidates as in 2018 — Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith and challenger Mike Espy.

  Fairley, Barnes face off in Covington School Board election

Two people are running for the District Five seat on the Covington County School Board.

  Wicker, Palazzo speak about day two of Barrett confirmation hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday hosted day two of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

  Mississippi lawmakers hear from doctors on what they’d like to see in next Medicaid tech bill

Mississippi lawmakers are considering what should be included in the next Medicaid tech bill that allows the program to be reauthorized every three years.

58,000 absentee ballots have been received in Mississippi

The secretary of state’s office says more than 91,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

Miss. governor responds to Biden’s claim that Harris is fit to serve as VP

Governor Tate Reeves responded to Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s tweet about Kamala Harris.

Miss. Legislature reappropriates more than $60M in Coronavirus Relief Funds

Mississippi was awarded a total of $1.25 billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds through the federal CARES Act.

Local Republican and Democratic leaders speak on vice presidential debate

Members from the Mississippi Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. campaign and the Forrest County Democratic Party made comments about Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate.

  Miss. Senate candidates discuss priorities in Washington

Hyde-Smith and Espy respond to uncertainty in next round of stimulus relief funding.

Poll: Most Americans think 2020 election is most important in their lifetime

The poll was conducted by surveying 6,547 adults.

  National attention on Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race

National attention is coming for the U.S. Senate race in Mississippi but will it make a difference in the outcome.

Lamar County sample ballot for 2020 general election

Here is the sample ballot showing Lamar County voters what they will see when they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to vote in Mississippi’s 2020 general election.

Perry County sample ballot for 2020 general election

Here is the sample ballot showing Perry County voters what they will see when they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to vote in Mississippi’s 2020 general election.

Marion County sample ballot for 2020 general election

Here is the sample ballot showing Marion County voters what they will see when they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to vote in Mississippi’s 2020 general election.

Wayne County sample ballot for 2020 general election

Here is the sample ballot showing Wayne County voters what they will see when they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to vote in Mississippi’s 2020 general election.

Jones County sample ballot for 2020 general election

Here is the sample ballot showing Jones County voters what they will see when they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to vote in Mississippi’s 2020 general election.

Jasper County sample ballot for 2020 general election

Here is the sample ballot showing Jasper County voters what they will see when they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to vote in Mississippi’s 2020 general election.

Covington County sample ballot for 2020 general election

Here is the sample ballot showing Covington County voters what they will see when they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to vote in Mississippi’s 2020 general election.

Forrest County sample ballot for 2020 general election

Here is the sample ballot showing Forrest County voters what they will see when they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to vote in Mississippi’s 2020 general election.

  New civil rights marker unveiled during 15th Mobile Street Fest

A new marker honoring the Pine Belt residents who filed a historic voting rights lawsuit against Forrest County 70 years ago was unveiled Saturday morning, during the 15th annual Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival.

Voter registration drive will be at Mobile Street Festival

A voter registration drive will be set up at the Mobile Street Festival in Hattiesburg on Saturday.

  U.S. Senate race in Mississippi: Just more than a month away from election day

The U.S. Senate race is a rematch between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy.

  Mississippi legislature works to move around unused CARES Act money before end of year

Mississippi is trying to divvy up the remaining CARES Act funds that haven't been distributed.

Sen. Wicker to Judge Coney Barrett: You will be an inspiration to my granddaughters

Wicker said that he is “delighted” with her nomination and that she shares a judicial philosophy that he appreciates.

  Mississippians react to first presidential debate: ‘I could only endure about 10 minutes’

Voters and political science professors react to the first presidential debate.

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy receives endorsement from Joe Biden

Mississippi Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy announced his endorsement from former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday.

  Miss. voters to decide on medical marijuana in November election

The medical marijuana portion of the ballot features two selections for voters to make.

  Senate candidate Mike Espy makes campaign stops in Hattiesburg, Laurel

Senate candidate Mike Espy made campaign stops in Laurel and Hattiesburg Saturday.

  Campaigning begins for the In God We Trust flag

What will be the state’s next flag? A lot of votes and steps have already been taken.

Sen. Hyde-Smith’s bill which would restore guidelines for abortion pills blocked by Democrats

The bill seeks to control the distribution of chemical abortion drugs and restore federal guidelines for the use of abortion pills.

Attorneys: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves properly vetoed parts of bills

The Mississippi attorney general’s office is arguing that Republican Gov. Tate Reeves acted within his constitutional powers when he vetoed parts of budget bills this year.

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day in the U.S.

Absentee voting begins in Mississippi

The Mississippi Secretary of State's office says there could be a record number of people voting through absentee ballot this year.