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GOP Pushing for Vote on Voter ID

Updated: 08/05/2009 - As part of a three-day, statewide tour the leader of Mississippi's Republican Party made a stop in Meridian to announce a petition drive to put the issue of voter ID to a public vote.

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Tuscaloosa Businessman Joins 7th District Race

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Tuscaloosa businessman Eddison Walters has joined the crowded field of candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Artur Davis in Alabama's 7th Congressional District.

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Three in House District 65 Race

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Three candidates are in the special election for Alabama House District 65 to represent Choctaw, Washington, and Clarke counties.

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Man Found Competent for Trial

Posted: 07/29/2009 - A federal judge has ruled Steven Joseph Christopher competent to stand trial on charges of making threats on the Internet to kill Barack Obama.

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Committee Approves Sotomayor Nomination

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice.

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Official: "Alabama Tuition Plan Can Be Saved"

Posted: 07/28/2009 - An official of Alabama's pension program says the state can likely save the financially ailing prepaid college tuition plan with much cooperation.

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Cochran to Vote Against Sotomayor

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Sen. Thad Cochran said he will vote against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Locals React to Pickering Lawsuit

Updated: 07/17/2009 - Local political watchers react to a lawsuit filed against a woman who allegedly broke up the marriage of former congressman Chip Pickering.

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Governors Meet on Gulf Coast

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Leaders of about half of the U.S. states and territories are gathering on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this weekend for the National Governors Association summer convention.

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Wife of Chip Pickering Claims He Had Affair

Updated: 07/16/2009 - The estranged wife of former Mississippi Third District Cong. Chip Pickering claims in a lawsuit that he had an affair that ruined their marriage.

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Hood Claims Barbour's Partial Vetoes Improper

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Mississippi's Democratic attorney general says the governor, a Republican, violated the state constitution by vetoing parts of two budget bills.

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Jones Takes Oath of Office, Begins Term

Updated: 07/10/2009 - The newest member of the Mississippi House of representatives was sworn in Friday, and immediately went to work in a special session.

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PSC Chair Outlines Agency Needs

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Mississippi Public Service Commission chairman Lynn Posey says it would cost the state less than $250,000 a year, if the PSC were allowed to hire three new staff members.

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McCoy: "No Resolution on PSC Staff"

Posted: 07/08/2009 - House Speaker Billy McCoy says Mississippi lawmakers are nowhere close to agreeing on budgets for the state's utility regulators.

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New Mayor, Aldermen Meet in Philadelphia

Updated: 07/08/2009 - Newly-elected Mayor James Young didn't waste any time getting right down to business at his first board of aldermen meeting in Philadelphia.

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Barbour Calls Special Session

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Gov. Haley Barbour has called a special session so Mississippi lawmakers can finish budgets for state utility regulators.

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Barry Appointments

Updated: 07/07/2009 - At her first council meeting, Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry appointed a new chief administrative officer and a new city attorney.

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