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  1. Ocean Springs architect Bruce Tolar to be honored with national award Thursday in DallasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Ocean Springs architect Bruce Tolar will receive the 5th annual Michael Barranco Award during the 2015 Congress for New Urbanism in Dallas. The award is named in honor of Jackson, Miss., architect Michael Barranco, who was killed in a car crash in 2011.

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  2. 3 storylines to follow as elite players gather for annual...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Madison Central's Leroy Buchanan, front right, leaps past Starkville's Josh Skinner while trying to make a layup in the first half of their MHSAA Class 6A boys' championship basketball game in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, March 14, 2015. Players travel today top Montgomery, Ala., the first practices are tonight, and the games will be played Friday night at Alabama State's Acadome.

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  3. U.S. Marshals honor Josie Wells with procession back to MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    The U.S. Marshal Service conducted a procession Thursday to carry the body of slain Deputy Marshal Josie Wells from Louisiana back to his native Mississippi, according to WLBT in Jackson. Wells was a graduate of East Central High School and the son of former Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Obie Wells.

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  4. House Speaker Philip Gunn compares phase out of state income tax to goat farmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Backed by members of the House Republican Caucus, House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, outlines a proposed individual tax elimination during a news conference at the Capitol in Jackson on Feb. 24. The income tax cut would occur over a 15-year period beginning in fiscal year 2017, and will only take place if there is a three percent growth in each fiscal year. JACKSON, Mississippi -- House Speaker Philip Gunn says Mississippi would never lose money under a long-term proposal to phase out the state income tax.

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  5. Memorial for ex-speaker of Mississippi House Tim Ford set for TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    This Dec. 11, 2003, file photo shows retiring Mississippi House Speaker Tim Ford, right, sneaking a peek at his likeness as he speaks with Ken and Mary Foose of Jackson, Miss., following ceremonies honoring Ford's tenure in Jackson. Ford, a former speaker of the Mississippi House, died Friday at his home in Oxford.

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  6. Gunn touts plan to phase out Mississippi personal income taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Backed by members of the House Republican Caucus, House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, outlines a proposed individual tax elimination during a news conference at the Capitol in Jackson Tuesday. The income tax cut would occur over a 15-year period beginning in fiscal year 2017, and will only take place if there is a three percent growth in each fiscal year.

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  7. Death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning wins new trial in killing of Starkville womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    JACKSON, Mississippi -- A Mississippi death row inmate has won a new trial after the state Supreme Court found police investigators withheld evidence from prosecutors and defense attorneys that showed a key state witness lied Willie Jerome Manning was sentenced to death in the 1993 slayings of 90-year-old Emmoline Jimmerson and her daughter, 60-year-old Alberta Jordan. Police and prosecutors say the women were beaten and had their throats slashed.

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  8. Students would no longer have to pass subject area tests to graduate under bill passed by HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    House Education Committee Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon, presents House Bill 385, which bans use of a Common Core-related test, wiping out high school exit exams in biology and U.S. history, and pushes the state Board of Education to adopt standardized tests published by the ACT organization in House Chambers. JACKSON, Mississippi -- Mississippi public high school students would no longer have to pass four subject-area exams to graduate under a bill moving forward in the Legislature.

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  9. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, others, support Google investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    In this file photo, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood speaks before the Mississippi Economic Council's annual Hobnob in Jackson. Hood says a suit against him by Google should be dismissed.

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  10. Mississippi to receive $33 million from Standard & Poor's settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood speaks at a news conference with U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Stephanie Yonekura, left, Attorney General Eric Holder, second from left, Acting Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery, and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, right, at the Department of Justice on Tuesday in Washington. Standard & Poor's is paying about $1.38 billion to settle government allegations that it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

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  11. Should childhood immunizations be required to attend Mississippi...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Rep. John Moore, R-Brandon, says he doesn't know whether there is enough support for House Bill 130 which if passed would allow parents or guardians to get a certificate saying they have conscientious objections to certain vaccinations for their children Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. JACKSON, Mississippi -- Mississippi has some of the worst rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the U.S., but public health officials brag that it ranks best in the nation for childhood immunization.

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  12. Mississippi's Batson Children's Hospital plans $150 million expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant applauds as he looks into the gallery after acknowledging a state business leader during his State of the State address to lawmakers, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Bryant says the state has not reached its full potential, but is in its best financial condition in recent history and touted the state's decreasing unemployment rate while calling on Congress to alter the federal health overhaul law to restore payments to hospitals for uncompensated care.

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  13. Mississippi House passes bills that essentially renames Common CoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, responds to Jackson Democratic Rep. Adrienne Wooten's line of questioning to Education Committee Chairman John Moore, R-Brandon, over proposed legislation that would remove references to Common Core from Mississippi law and replace them with the words Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards, during floor debate in House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The bill passed and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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  14. State of the State: Read the full text of Gov. Phil Bryant's speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Using a teleprompter to see his speech notes, Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says the state has not reached its full potential, but is in its best financial condition in recent history during his State of the State address to lawmakers Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 in House Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Bryant touted the state's decreasing unemployment rate and called on Congress to alter the federal health overhaul law to restore payments to hospitals for uncompensated care.

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  15. Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Mississippi Supreme Court Judge Randy Pierce questions an attorney during oral arguments over whether the state should grant a same sex divorce without declaring that state constitution or law violates the U.S. Constitution, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. The full court listened to arguments that Mississippi should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008.

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  16. State of the State: Both sides of the aisle react to Gov. Phil Bryant's agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Rep. Nick Bain, D-Corinth, listens as Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant gives his State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Bryant touted the state's decreasing unemployment rate and called on Congress to alter the federal health overhaul law to restore payments to hospitals for uncompensated care.

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  17. What will Gov. Phil Bryant talk about in Wednesday evening's State of the State address?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    In this photo taken on Dec. 30, 2014, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant discusses his 2015 legislative agenda with The Associated Press, in the Sillers Building overlooking the Capitol in downtown Jackson, Miss. Bryant is promoting his "Taxpayer Works Agenda" for Mississippi's 2015 legislative session, including an income-tax cut for people with low to moderate earnings, a boost in tourism advertising, scholarships for community college students and a pay raise for Highway Patrol troopers.

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  18. State Sen. Michael Watson of Pascagoula files bill to repeal Common Core, form advisory boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Republican Sens. Michael Watson, right, of Pascagoula, and Tony Smith, left of Poplarville,, greet their colleague Chris McDaniel, of Ellisville, in the Senate Chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, prior to the start of the new session. McDaniel returns to serve after failing in his effort to unseat U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.

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  19. Should Mississippi stay on daylight savings time year-round? Check out bills lawmakers have filedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Sen. Angela Hill, R-Picayune, files a bill in Senate chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., that would require a public notice and comment period before the department of health and department of agriculture would sign any memorandum of agreement in relation to the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Lawmakers face a deadline Wednesday to make requests for general bills and constitutional amendments to be drafted.

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  20. Mississippi racial beatings: Sentencing set for 10 involved in series of hate crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Mississippi Press

    Amelie Hahn, braves cold weather as she holds a poster memorializing the 2011 rundown death of James Craig Anderson in front of the federal courthouse in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Two of the men charged in the series of 2011 racial beatings that resulted in Anderson's death were expected at a change-of-plea hearing.

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