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Hyde-Smith backs access to breast cancer screening legislation

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced Tuesday that she is co-sponsoring a bill that would ensure access to breast cancer screenings for women in their 40s.

President Trump nominates Mississippi judge to U.S. Court of Appeals

  Forrest County Sheriff candidates speak at forum

  WCU co-hosts Mississippi Attorney General candidate forum

Funeral reflects bipartisan work of former US Sen. Cochran

Mississippi Capitol hosts funeral of former US Sen. Cochran

Mourners remember former US Sen. Thad Cochran in Oxford

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Remembering Senator Thad Cochran: Beyond the Politics

Lawsuit calls Mississippi’s way of choosing governors racist

Actor Jon Voight: Trump is the greatest president since Lincoln

Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

  Forrest County Sheriff candidates speak at forum

House speaker says Rep. McLeod should resign if domestic violence allegations are true

Mississippi heartbeat law banning most abortions heads to federal court

This organization is Mississippi’s only abortion clinic.

Miss. state representative arrested in George County

A Mississippi state lawmaker was arrested over the weekend on a charge of domestic violence-simple assault, according to the George County Sheriff’s Office.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

Killing of Biloxi officer sends shockwaves through Washington

Mississippi’s Congressional delegation honors fallen Biloxi police officer on Capitol Hill

  Columbia to hold special election on tourism tax

SNAP ban on drug felons to be lifted in Mississippi

Lawyers: Mississippi making abortion ‘virtually unavailable’

  Hattiesburg voters share opinions on 1% tax hotel and restaurant tax increase

Gov. Bryant signs first-in-the-nation foster care reform

The Children’s Promise Act (HB 1613) will provide concrete assistance to nonprofit organizations working on diverse problems around the state, including human trafficking, opioid addiction, and autism.

Although the Mueller report is out, ‘it isn’t over’ Van Susteren says

Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren says that Congress could call for their own investigations, but hopes that it's not for political gain.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

Sec. of State candidates Britton, Watson speak to Forrest-Lamar GOP Women

The two Republican candidates who hope to be Mississippi’s new Secretary of State campaigned in Lamar County Tuesday.

Governor Bryant signs teacher pay raise bill

This will give teacher’s in Mississippi a raise of $1,500.

  Hattiesburg mayor talks to residents about upcoming tax referendum

Hattiesburg residents will head to the polls April 23 to vote on whether the restaurant and hotel sales tax will increase by 1% to invest in the city’s parks and recreation facilities.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

  Lt. Gov. Reeves visits USM’s Dubard School

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves visited the Dubard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi Wednesday.

DECISION 2019: Lt. Governor candidates weigh in on teacher pay issue

Lt. Governor candidates Delbert Hosemann and Jay Hughes discuss teacher pay and their proposed solutions.

Tate Reeves officially kicks off gubernatorial campaign

He held a rally at Climate Masters, his family’s business, in Pearl.

  Kent McCarty shares plans for office

McCarty says his focus while in office is to make sure educators and administrators have a voice at the state capitol.

Mississippi teachers are in fighting mode after legislative session actions

Mississippi educators are organizing for action -- they're planning how to best get their voices heard following the most recent legislative session.

McCarty wins in House District 101 runoff

Kent McCarty won a Tuesday runoff to become the next representative for Mississippi House District 101.

AG candidate tours the Pine Belt

Attorney General candidate Andy Taggart was in the Pine Belt today as he continued his state-wide bus tour.

  Lamar County voters head to the polls for House District 101 runoff

Lamar County voters are headed to the polls Tuesday to decide who will be the next representative for Mississippi House District 101.

2nd woman recounts unwanted touching by Joe Biden

The allegations by multiple women could leave Biden appearing out of touch with his party as the Democratic presidential primary begins.

  Mississippi legislature works to strengthen human trafficking laws

Some human trafficking victims will soon receive protections under a new state law. And law enforcement says that's needed to better track down the people behind the crimes.

  Circuit Clerk clears confusion ahead of House District 101 runoff

There was a bit of confusion during last month’s House District 101 election. Many people either didn’t know where to vote or if they could vote.

Mississippi House and Senate pass $1,500 teacher pay raise

The measure will be rolled into regular paychecks and continue in future years.

  Lawmakers considering new budget proposals following improved revenue outlook

While there's been disagreements on specifics---there does seem to be a consensus at the State Capitol.That consensus is that the money will most likely go towards pay raises for teachers and state employees.

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

Candidate for Forrest County Sheriff reinstates campaign

A candidate running for Forrest County sheriff announced on Facebook that he has decided to reinstate his campaign.

  Support grows for I-14 expansion in Mississippi

The I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2018 is a strategic highway plan to connect three states starting in Odessa, Texas and ending in Laurel, Mississippi.

Bill banning abortions when fetal heartbeat detected heads to Governor

Senate Bill 2116 provides an exemption for cases of medical emergencies.

  Circuit clerk outlines process of purging voters from roll

The accuracy of registered voter rolls plays a vital role in elections every year.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren set to hold town hall at Jackson State

The events will be open to the public, and tickets can be reserved online.

Mississippi gov called ‘despicable’ for ignoring black rep

Rep. Karen Bass of California told reporters Friday that Republican Gov. Phil Bryant was petty to ignore Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson.

  Election for House District 101 heads to runoff

There are two candidates in the runoff election for the House District 101 seat.

Sen. Roger Wicker votes against Trump’s border emergency

Among the 59 U.S. Senators who voted Thursday to reject President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border was Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker.

  Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday.

  Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

Weeks of teasing an announcement are behind him, but O'Rourke now must prove whether the energy he brought to the Texas campaign will resonate on a much larger stage.

Ag commissioner says meat labeling law will help consumers

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson says a new law just signed by Governor Phil Bryant should protect you when you shop for meat.

Rep. Palazzo appointed to Naval Academy Board of Visitors

Rep. Steven Palazzo was selected to serve on the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy.

Runoff to determine House District 101 special election

A runoff will determine the winner of the House District 101 special election after no candidate received a majority of the vote on Tuesday.

Duck hunting season expansion measure signed into law

The legislation allows states to extend duck hunting season to Jan. 31 and schedule special hunts for veterans, military and youths.

Mississippi House passes fetal heartbeat abortion bill

The House on Monday amended and passed Senate Bill 2116 , which would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The House and Senate must work out differences in their respective bills before it moves forward to Gov. Phil Bryant.

Mississippi House ups ante on teacher pay; final sum unclear

A total of 20 Republicans broke ranks on a key House vote that kept alive a proposal to quadruple that original proposal, giving teachers a pair of $2,000 raises over the next two years.

  Voters head to polls Tuesday for House District 101 special election

Northern and central Lamar County will be voting in the House District 101 special election Tuesday.

Pelosi: Impeaching Trump ‘just not worth it’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is “just not worth it” even as some on her left flank clamor to start proceedings.

Trump reviving his border wall fight with $8.6 billion budget request

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

  Trump’s latest budget ignores deficits that have driven U.S. debt above $22 trillion

Treasury Department figures show a 77 percent spike in the deficit over the first four months of the budget year, driven by falling revenues and steady growth in spending.

  Manafort sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

He was convicted in August of eight felony counts for tax fraud and other financial crimes and faced up to 24 years in prison.

  North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

Dismantling parts of the long-range rocket launch facility was among several steps North Korea took last year amid diplomatic talks with the United States and South Korea.

Trump pushed staff to give Ivanka Trump security clearance, report says

President Donald Trump tried to pressure top aides to approve a security clearance for his daughter Ivanka Trump, according to a CNN report.

  Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said unequivocally that she is not running for president following her failed run in 2016.

List of qualified candidates for district attorney elections in the Pine Belt

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

List of qualified candidates for 2019 legislative elections in the Pine Belt

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

Perry County candidates for 2019 elections

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

Jones County candidates for 2019 elections

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

  Longtime Lamar County supervisor not seeking re-election

After 16 years on the Lamar County board of supervisors, Joe Bounds has chosen to not run for a 5th term.

Marion County candidates for 2019 elections

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

Jasper County candidates for 2019 elections

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

Forrest County candidates for 2019 elections

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

Lamar County candidates for 2019 elections

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

Covington County candidates for 2019 elections

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.

Wayne County candidates for 2019 elections

The primary election will be held on Aug. 6, 2019, and the general election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019.