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  • Bush hails school reforms in Katrina anniversary visit story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:58 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans, where he was vilified for his administration's lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, to praise the city's comeback 10 years after the catastrophic storm.

  • Judge: Current execution drugs may break Mississippi law 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 8:08 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge said that he blocked executions in Mississippi because the sedatives the state plans to use don't align with what's required by Mississippi law.

  • Judge makes no ruling in suit over political mailers 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:52 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge is examining a request to keep hidden the origin of a political mailer that depicted the Madison mayor manipulating Madison County supervisor candidates with puppet strings.

  • Ex-President Bush to commemorate Katrina in Gulfport 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:07 pm

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will visit Gulfport on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Consultant aims to boost low-budget Democratic candidate 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 5:34 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A political consultant who has worked for Democrats in the Deep South says he's trying to generate support for Robert Gray, the truck driver who did not spend a dime and won the party's nomination for Mississippi governor.

  • Notable Mississippians join chorus to change state flag story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 9:55 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Jimmy Buffett, John Grisham, Morgan Freeman and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning are among famous current and former Mississippi residents asking the state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag.

  • Couples sue to overturn Mississippi ban on gay adoptions 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 7:04 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Susan Hrostowski remembers when Mississippi passed its law in 2000 banning same-sex couples from adopting children.

  • Candidate who didn't even vote wins Democratic nomination 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 4:43 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The 46-year-old truck driver who won the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor says he spent nothing on his campaign and knows nobody in politics. He didn't even vote in the primary.

  • Truck driver wins Dem nomination for Mississippi governor story has photos
    Updated: Aug-05-15 5:35 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has $2.8 million in his campaign fund, and his Democratic challenger in the November election is a truck driver who reported spending no money so far and who said he didn't even vote in Tuesday's primary.

  • Transportation candidates face deficit to maintain roads 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:31 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Here's the challenge for the five candidates running in Tuesday's primaries for two seats on Mississippi's Transportation Commission: Officials say Mississippi needs $400 million more each year to maintain current roads and bridges.

  • House speaker protested by flag supporters at Neshoba Fair 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:49 pm

    PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi - About two dozen people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag held the banner in silent protest Thursday as Republican state House Speaker Philip Gunn spoke at the Neshoba County Fair.