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Branning Looks Toward 2016

Updated: 08/29/2015 - Jenifer Branning won the Republican Primary for Mississippi Senate District 18 and says she's ready to get to work. There are no Democrats or independents vying for the job.
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Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama

Posted: 08/28/2015 - Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

Closing Alabama Licensing Offices Proposed

Posted: 08/28/2015 - Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier has outlined plans to close driver's license offices if the state legislature decreases the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's funding.

HUD Secretary to Visit Gulfport

Posted: 08/26/2015 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is coming to Gulfport, where he plans to privately tour the state port before a Thursday news conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Signs of Katrina Still Linger in Mississippi

Posted: 08/26/2015 - A decade after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi's coastal communities now have more people than before the storm, but areas closest to the water are still struggling to recover.

Anderson Defeats Denson for Second Term

Updated: 08/27/2015 - Incumbent Chief Phyliss Anderson has won her race for a second term in office as leader of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
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Choctaw Voters Deciding Chief's Race

Posted: 08/25/2015 - Choctaw voters hope a third time will be a charm Tuesday, as members try again to select a chief for the next four years.

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