Posted: 03/04/2014 - A memorial service honoring the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Wednesday at the Word and Worship Church.
Posted: 03/04/2014 - The Mississippi Senate Education Committee advanced a plan Tuesday to give teachers a $1,500 raise this July, followed by another $1,000 a year later.
Posted: 03/04/2014 - A divided three-judge federal appeals panel has ruled that businesses don't have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP's 2010 oil spill to collect settlement payments.
Posted: 03/04/2014 - A Mississippi House panel has advanced a bill that says state and local government cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices.
Updated: 03/04/2014 - A Mississippi House panel will decide Tuesday whether to kill a religious-practices bill or keep it alive with or without changes.
Posted: 03/03/2014 - Mar. 1 was the qualifying deadline for candidates seeking office in Mississippi races for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Posted: 03/03/2014 - The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus chairman says Medicaid expansion is one of the biggest issues lawmakers are failing to address this year.
Updated: 03/03/2014 - The Mississippi Senate will consider a teacher pay raise plan that's different from a proposal already passed by the House. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants to see whether February tax collections were weak or strong before deciding whether to seek a new, larger revenue estimate for the coming year.
Updated: 03/01/2014 - Alabama senator seeks Common Core opt out for schools.
Posted: 03/01/2014 - Former DeSoto County state senator Guerieri dies.
Updated: 03/02/2014 - The trial of a former Meridian police officer who was abruptly fired last year is set for this week.
Posted: 02/28/2014 - Travis Childers, a Democrat who served just over two years in Congress, says he's running for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi.
Updated: 02/28/2014 - Longtime Democratic congressman, Gene Taylor, who lost his seat in 2010, is running again but this time as a Republican.
Posted: 02/28/2014 - Proponents of increased highway funding in Mississippi will probably be waiting until 2016.
Posted: 02/28/2014 - Legislation providing for the display of the Ten Commandments in Alabama's public buildings is getting closer to clearing the legislature.
Posted: 02/28/2014 - The Alabama Senate has approved an education budget that would fund a one-time bonus of 1 percent for public school employees and add 250 teachers in middle schools.
Posted: 02/28/2014 - Mississippi county tax collectors and deputy tax collectors could be in line for pay boosts up to $6,500 a year.
Posted: 02/27/2014 - A Mississippi House panel is proposing changes that might neutralize concerns about whether a bill could lead to discrimination against gay people.
Updated: 02/27/2014 - The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block the state's plan to start using a voter identification law.
Posted: 02/27/2014 - The Jackson City Council will meet Monday to set the date for a special election to replace the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
Updated: 02/27/2014 - Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants attorneys to study Senate Bill 2681, called the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act.