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Mississippi Adopts Tests with Emergency Contract

Posted: 09/18/2014 - The state Board of Education has approved an emergency contract that means Mississippi's public school students will take tests this year designed by a multi-state group to evaluate student mastery of the Common Core standards.

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Brown Says New Law Doesn't Apply to Him

Posted: 09/18/2014 - Longtime Democratic political operative Ike Brown says a new Mississippi law doesn't apply to him because he believes it can't be retroactive.

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Alabama in National Medicaid Project

Posted: 09/18/2014 - The National Governors Association says Alabama, Nevada and Washington will participate in a year-long project to examine ways to spur changes in how states pay for Medicaid and other health care services.

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Lawyer Won't Say If Judge Will Resign

Posted: 09/18/2014 - A lawyer for an Alabama federal judge isn't saying whether the judge will step down over his arrest in a domestic violence case.

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ECCC Recognizes Constitution Day

Updated: 09/17/2014 - Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, set aside to remember the signing of our nation's founding document.

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Former State Senator Dies at 81

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Former Mississippi state Sen. Vince Scoper of Laurel has died of esophageal cancer. He was 81.

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Starkville: No Insurance for Same-Sex Partners

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Some aldermen in Starkville say they didn't have full information about insurance options when they voted on employee health insurance a couple of weeks ago.

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Childers Says Cochran Wrong on Women's Pay Legislation

Updated: 09/17/2014 - Democratic senatorial candidate, Travis Childers, criticized Republican Sen. Thad Cochran for voting to block a bill to pay women and men the same amount for doing the same jobs.

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Cong. Sewell Calls for Judge to Resign

Posted: 09/17/2014 - U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama's 7th District says a federal judge from Montgomery should resign because of his arrest on domestic violence charges.

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More Districts Join MAEP Lawsuit

Updated: 09/16/2014 - The issue of adequate funding for public education in Mississippi could end up in court or on a ballot, depending on who you ask.

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Sales Tax Collections Driving Mississippi Revenue

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Mississippi is one of 10 states most reliant on sales taxes as a share of revenue and may be particularly susceptible to an ever-widening income gap dragging down state tax revenues.

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Grand Jury Hears Cochran Photo Case

Updated: 09/12/2014 - The case of a Pearl man accused of taking a photo of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife in a nursing home has been presented to a grand jury.

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Poplarville Election Ends in Tie

Posted: 09/11/2014 - The race for board of alderman in Poplarville between Glenn Bolin and Stephanie Bounds proves the importance of a single vote.

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