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Sparse Turnout in Mississippi

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Turnout, or the lack thereof, was an issue during Tuesday's Mississippi primaries.

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Philadelphia Beer Sales Begin July 1

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Updated: 06/03/2010 - For a controversial issue for the city of Philadelphia, a new law that allows the sale of beer on Sundays from 12 noon till 10 p.m. passed with very little debate at Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting. The vote was 4 to 1.

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Sparks: No Preference for GOP Opponent

Updated: 06/02/2010 - Alabama's new Democratic nominee for governor, Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, says it doesn't matter to him who wins a Republican runoff for governor.

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Second District GOP Race in Limbo

Posted: 06/01/2010 - Hinds County will not report election totals Tuesday night, which means the outcome of the 2nd District Republican congressional primary will not be immediately known. Meridian's Bill Marcy is a candidate.

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Palazzo Wins District 4 GOP Primary

Posted: 06/01/2010 - Steven Palazzo has defeated Joe Tegerdine in south Mississippi's 4th District Republican congressional primary.

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No Crowds for Primary Elections

Posted: 06/01/2010 - Election officials say voters planning to participate in the primary elections in Alabama and Mississippi don't have to worry about long lines or crowds at the polls.

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Barbour Expands STEPS Program

Posted: 06/01/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour said the Mississippi STEPS program will expand this summer to subsidize youth jobs and aid entrepreneurs opening their own businesses.

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Teacher Fired over Prayer Gets Job Back

Posted: 05/28/2010 - In a turn of events, a Franklin County High School teacher is back on the job after being fired for leading her class in prayer.

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Nunnelee, Palazzo Lead in Campaign Cash

Updated: 05/27/2010 - Two state lawmakers running for Congress have collected more campaign cash than their opponents in next Tuesday's primaries.

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House, Senate Appoint Select Committees

Updated: 05/27/2010 - Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant have appointed select committees to look into the oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Committee Meets Again on School Consolidation

Posted: 05/25/2010 - Whether to consolidate schools is an issue about which many Mississippians have strong opinions. The question still remains whether it's going to happen.

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Bill to Honor Ingram Clears Congress

Posted: 05/25/2010 - Legislation to rename the Hickory Post Office for SGT Matthew Ingram, a Mississippi soldier who died in Afghanistan, is on its way to President Obama.

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Barbour Signs Abortion Funding Ban

Updated: 05/24/2010 - Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a new state law that bans public funding for most abortions under health exchanges that could be created under a federal health care overhaul.

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Homestead Exemption and Property Taxes

Updated: 05/24/2010 - Property taxes in Mississippi could go up, according to the Mississippi Association of Supervisors. Officials say the reason is lagging reimbursements for homestead exemption.

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Sessions Advises Against Pushing Kagan Hearings

Posted: 05/24/2010 - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says Democrats' push to start Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings on June 28 could cause a "train wreck."

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