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Legislature Struggles With COVID-19 Outbreak, Jackson Drive-Through Finally Opens

The Mississippi Legislature is grappling with yet another outbreak among its members, only a few short weeks into the 2021 session. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann announced on Thursday that two ...

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Brexit Leader to Head Mississippi Public Policy Center

Douglas Carswell, a leader of the Brexit movement and newly appointed government trade adviser in the United Kingdom, is now the head of a conservative think tank in the American ...

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Mayor Lumumba Extends Executive Order Closing City Hall, Non-Essential Offices

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba again signed an executive order extending the closure of city hall and non-essential city offices to the public through February 12.

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Mayor Lumumba Plans Public COVID-19 Vaccination to Encourage Participation

More City of Jackson leaders taking the COVID-19 vaccine when available may increase African Americans' participation percentage from a low of about 18%, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said at the ...

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OPINION: Making Government Surveillance Great Again in America’s ‘Radical City’

"Virtual policing means that 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, an all-seeing eye will be fixed on Jackson's majority poor and working-class residents."

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Mississippi Vaccine Appointments Fill Up as Demand Surges

The Mississippi Health Department said Wednesday that the state cannot take any more appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations because of a “monumental surge” in demand after Gov. Tate Reeves announced that ...

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OPINION: Mississippi’s Republican Cats Up Trump’s Authoritarian Tree

One of Mississippi’s senators and three of its congressmen chose to jump on the Trump bandwagon, objecting last week to final certification of the Biden-Harris presidential victory.

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Vaccinations Available for Elderly, Health Workers as COVID Surges in Mississippi

Mississippi’s COVID-19 vaccination surge is underway, but public-health officials say not all available appointments are being filled, and are calling for eligible Missisippians to take the opportunity to protect themselves ...

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Analysis: Health Care, Education, Incentives on 2021 Agendas

With the Mississippi legislative session just beginning, officials are starting to reveal their public policy wish lists, including proposals to increase teacher pay and improve the availability of health care ...

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Governor Tate Reeves Makes Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, Governor Tate Reeves made a statement in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine plan.

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'Zombie Law' Cited in Court Fight Over Mississippi Marijuana

Attorneys trying to block a Mississippi medical marijuana program say the state is using a “zombie law” about old congressional districts to defend how an initiative landed on the ballot.

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Mississippi Begins Vaccination of 75+ Population, Peaks With 3,255 New Cases of COVID-19

Mississippi has rapidly accelerated its vaccination availability schedule, with members of the general public aged 75 and up already receiving their first shots at Mississippi State Department of Health drive-thru ...

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Parole Reform, Pay Raises and COVID-19: 2021 Legislative Preview

In spite of the monumental work ahead of the Legislature, there is good reason to question the wisdom of holding the session now at all. With a two-thirds vote, the ...

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Mississippi Announces Vaccine Rollout for Those Over 65

Officials in Mississippi announced a plan Monday to streamline access to coronavirus vaccines for vulnerable populations in the coming weeks.

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Mississippi Legislators Set to Finalize Magnolia-Themed Flag

Mississippi legislators are beginning their 2021 session Tuesday and one of their first tasks will be to finish adopting a new state flag that voters approved, with a magnolia blossom ...

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