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  1. Average US price of gas steady at $2.91 per gallonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 9 | Seattle Times

    U.S. gas prices remained steady over the past two weeks and an analyst says the pump price may start to drop later this month. The price in the San Francisco Bay Area was even higher while the city with the lowest average was Jackson, Mississippi at $2.51 per gallon.

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  2. Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in campRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. "It's great," said Lewis, who spent the past three years with New England.

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  3. Sewage plant separate from Jackson, Mississippi being soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Officials representing several Mississippi cities and counties are seeking to build a wastewater plant independent from the state's capital. The Clarion Ledger reported Friday the West Rankin Utility Authority wants to construct the plant and end a decadeslong partnership with Jackson, which would cut off over $3 million in annual revenue to the city.

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  4. Mule Train commemoration a reminder of lingering povertyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2018 | Seattle Times

    In this June 25, 1968 photograph, people walk beside wagons of the mule train of the Poor People's Campaign as it makes its way down First St. N/W., past the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Civil rights activists are gathering in Marks, Miss., Saturday, May 12, 2018, to remember an effort 50 years ago that brought attention to entrenched poverty in the Mississippi Delta.

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  5. Jackson schools 'lack possibility of success,' says reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | Seattle Times

    An education nonprofit has determined that the organization of the Jackson, Mississippi, public school system does not lend itself to student success. The Clarion Ledger reports that interim superintendent Freddrick Marray's reorganization of Jackson Public Schools last May left the district with "little possibility of success in meeting its system wide goals," according to a report by the Council of Great City Schools.

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  6. Suit: Mississippi flag's rebel symbol 'racially demeaning'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Seattle Times

    This June 23, 2015 file photo, shows the state flag of Mississippi at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, April 4, 2018, says the Mississippi flag is "racially demeaning and hostile" because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. 149 comments

  7. Activist Lewis honored decades after civil rights arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Seattle Times

    In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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  8. This week's passagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Delvonn Heckard, 47, the Kent man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray last year on allegations of sexual abuse decades ago - prompting other accusations to come to light, leading to Murray's resignation - was found dead early Friday of an apparent drug overdose in an Auburn motel. The cause and manner of his death are pending.

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  9. Cop suspended amid rebel flag dispute at civil rights museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Seattle Times

    An African-American police officer says he was fired, then rehired and suspended, after a verbal confrontation with people carrying Confederate-themed flags outside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Wardell Jackson told The Associated Press the confrontation happened Saturday, and that he was fired Monday from the Mississippi Capitol Police and re-hired Wednesday.

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  10. Post-Katrina debt cleared for 4 southern collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Three historically black universities in New Orleans and one in Mississippi will see about $330 million in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump. Dillard University, Xavier University and Southern University at New Orleans and Tougaloo College, just north of Jackson, Mississippi, borrowed the money in 2007 from the federal Department of Education as they struggled to deal with crippling blows dealt by Hurricane Katrina.

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  11. Mississippi lawmaker displays unloaded gun during debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Mississippi state Rep. Charles Young holds up an unloaded pistol during a debate in the state House chamber on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Young, a Democrat from Meridian, says he was making a point about the hypocrisy of laws and rules about where people may carry guns.

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  12. Blast of cold air to sink temperatures across the Deep SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | Seattle Times

    Forecasters say a mix of sleet and freezing rain could coat highways in parts of north Georgia as an arctic blast is expected to also sink temperatures below freezing in parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The north Georgia mountains could see light freezing rain by Sunday morning.

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  13. Medicaid up for big debates at Mississippi Capitol in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2017 | Seattle Times

    In this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, House Medicaid Committee Republican members, from left, Chris Johnson of Hattiesburg, Sam Mims of McComb, Jason White of West, listen as Rep. Omeria Scott, D-Laurel, foreground, questions a health care association director during a Medicaid hearing, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi legislators in 2018 are expected to bicker over Medicaid, a government health insurance program that consumes a large portion of the state budget and covers about 1 in every 4 residents.

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  14. Teen fatally shot in apparent Mississippi home invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | Seattle Times

    Hattiesburg Police told WDAM-TV the 17-year-old died Justin Woodland after apparently being shot by the homeowner Sunday night. Authorities say no charges are being filed against the homeowner and the case will be presented to a grand jury.

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