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Alabama Voters to Make Choices Tuesday

Updated: 02/29/2016 - Alabama voters will decide Tuesday their choices for president, Congress, candidates for the state board of education, the public service commission and judicial posts.

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Justices Take No Action on Mississippi Student's Appeal

Updated: 02/29/2016 - The U.S. Supreme Court is staying out of an interesting free speech debate in Mississippi about the power of school officials to discipline students for things they write or say away from school.

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Partisan Rift in Mississippi House to End

Posted: 02/26/2016 - Mississippi House members say they've agreed to resume work after partisan tensions stalled business for most of Thursday and Friday.

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Hosemann Asks Supreme Court to Rewrite Ballot Ruling

Updated: 02/26/2016 - The Mississippi Supreme Court late Friday declined to overturn its ruling that Chicago businessman Willie Wilson be added to Mar. 8 Democratic presidential primary ballot. However, absentee ballots won't be at issue.

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Confederate Heritage Month Proclamation

Updated: 02/25/2016 - Proclamations in Southern states marking Confederate Heritage Month have been commonplace for years. But this year it's drawing more criticism with the controversy surrounding the Mississippi state flag.

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Shelby Facing Four GOP Challengers

Posted: 02/25/2016 - Five-term Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby faces off Tuesday with four challengers in the Republican primary.

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After Recount Reading Bill Fails Senate

Posted: 02/25/2016 - A requirement for third-graders to score higher on a reading test, which officials initially said had passed the Mississippi Senate by one vote, actually failed.

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Obama Appoints Anderson to Education Post

Posted: 02/24/2016 - President Barack Obama has named Chief Phyliss Anderson of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

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Alabama Committee Approves 'Innocence Commission' Bill

Posted: 02/24/2016 - A Senate committee has approved a bipartisan bill to create an Alabama Innocence Inquiry Commission to review capital murder convictions. The bill sponsor said there have been high-profile cases of death row inmates who have been exonerated.

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Leading GOP Candidates to Campaign in Alabama

Posted: 02/24/2016 - The Alabama secretary of state's office says three leading Republican presidential candidates will visit Alabama before next week's Super Tuesday primaries.

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Senator Bans Cellphone Use During Meetings

Posted: 02/23/2016 - The chairman of the Senate Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency Committee, John Polk, announced at the beginning of a meeting Tuesday that people could not use electronic devices or stand too close to senators.

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