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NAACP Objects to Post-Annexation Ward Lines

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Meridian-Lauderdale County NAACP has filed a protest with the U.S Department of Justice of Meridian's voting wards for the 2009 municipal elections.

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Appeals Court Upholds Ike Brown Conviction

Updated: 03/02/2009 - A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Noxubee County Democratic chairman Ike Brown for violating the rights of white voters.

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President Speaks to Congress

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Defense and foreign policy were a small part of President Obama's first address to Congress, which focused on the economic crisis.

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Harper on President's Agenda

Updated: 02/24/2009 - Mississippi's Third District Cong. Gregg Harper said a lot of disagreement remains between Republicans and Democrats.

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Norwood to Run for Mayor

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Lauderdale County District 4 supervisor Joe Norwood, a Democrat, said Wednesday he will run for mayor of Meridian.

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Marcy Welcomes Competition

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Bill Marcy was the first to make known his intentions to run for mayor of Meridian in October 2008. Since then, several have entered the race. Marcy said he welcomes the competition.

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Barry Makes Candidacy Official

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Republican candidate Cheri Barry officially kicked off her campaign for mayor of Meridian Wednesday.

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House Panel Delays Alabama Photo ID Bill

Posted: 02/11/2009 - An Alabama House committee has delayed action on a bill to require voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls.

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Analyzing Meridian Politics

Updated: 02/10/2009 - With the long-time mayor of Meridian not running for a fifth term, what will it mean for this year's election?

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Smith Schedules News Conference

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Meridian's mayor has called a news conference for Tuesday to announce his intentions for this year's municipal elections.

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Senate Approves Voter Roll Bill

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill giving the secretary of state the authority to purge voter rolls in some counties.

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Wicker Says Democrats' Bill Ineffective

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi says the Democrats' version of a stimulus bill has a per-job cost of between $100,000 and $300,000, a cost that's hard to justify.

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Senate Removes Voter ID Exemption

Posted: 02/04/2009 - The Mississippi Senate has reconsidered and changed a voter identification bill that it originally passed in January.

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Mississippi Bill Status Report

Posted: 02/03/2009 - The Associated Press took a look at the status of selected bills so far in the Mississippi Legislature.

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Alabama Governor Seeks Tax Credits, Ethics Changes

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Gov. Bob Riley's State of the State speech Tuesday was a pep talk about how Alabama emerged from economic troubles during his first year in office in 2003. Then he outlined a plan for doing it again in 2009.

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GOP Lawmakers Get Creative

Posted: 02/03/2009 - In the Mississippi House of Representatives, every committee is chaired by a Democrat. So House GOP members tried to bypass committee chairmen and garner enough support for voter ID, the Child Protection Act, outside counsel accountability and forced unionization.

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Initial Campaign Disclosure List Had Errors

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann released a list of state elected officials who failed to file campaign finance disclosure reports in a timely manner. But the initial list contained some errors.

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