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50 min ago | Sunherald.com

Lawmakers vow new effort to measure budget results

In 1994, the Legislature passed a plan requiring agencies to collect data measuring their performance under five-year strategic plan.

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5 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

Miss. Department of Education wants $1 million to investigate school cheating

The Mississippi Department of Education's new budget includes a request for $1 million to focus on cheating in the public schools.

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8 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Miss. sales tax holiday starts after midnight

Mississippi's sales tax holiday starts Friday at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday at midnight.

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15 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Miss. death row inmate challenges rape conviction

In declining to set an execution date for Crawford in March in a separate capital murder case, the Supreme Court said it decide the appeal of previous rape conviction first.

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17 hrs ago | MetaFilter

"Crack Mississippi, and you crack the whole South."

In 1964, less than 7% of Mississippi's African Americans were registered to vote, compared to between 50 and 70% in other southern states.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Herald Gazette

The struggle to vote in Mississippi: 2014 and 1964

Mississippi recently held a statewide election in which for the first time a "Voter I.D." was required before being allowed to vote.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania says charges were filed Wednesday against 29-year-old Alberto Julio Garcia of Gulfport, identified several days ago as a person of interest in the slaying of Ja-Naya Thompson.

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Examiner.com

Chamber of Commerce seeks to dominate Republican politics

The United States Chamber of Commerce has been traditionally viewed as the lobbyists in Washington for Big Business.

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Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Karl Rove, African-American

Mississippi Business Journal

David Dallas: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington

The McDaniel campaign may yet have their day in court to plead foul play in Mississippi's Republican Primary, but that seems an unlikely route for Chris McDaniel to have the chance to represent the people of Mississippi in the United States Senate.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Tea Party, Haley Barbour, US Governors

University Business

9 of 15 Miss. community colleges to raise tuition

Tuition at Mississippi's junior and community colleges will increase by an average of about 4 percent this fall, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Welfare Drug Testing

LAW IN MISSISSIPPI. 16 WAPT'S TIFFANEY BRADLEY ATTENDED THE HEARING, AND EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENS NOW.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

National Review Online

Clarification re Mississippi Mud

In a cordial phone call with me Tuesday regarding my column this week called " Barbour's Mississippi Mud ," Henry Barbour, Mississippi's Republican National Committeeman, clarified several points.

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Sunherald.com

Chinese aim for big Asian carp catch in Miss.

That's Mississippi's approach to invasive Asian carp, a pesky fish the state is trying to turn into a job creator by catching and exporting it to China.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Public speaks on Mississippi welfare drug tests

More than a dozen people spoke during a hearing to gather feedback about the state law.

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Sunherald.com

Arguments set in US lawsuit over Miss. voter rolls

U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas of Texas will be in Jackson to hear arguments by True the Vote organization.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Hearing set on state's welfare drug-testing law

The state law was supposed take effect July 1 but was delayed after advocacy groups chided the agency for not holding a forum about how the measure might affect the poor.

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National Review Online

Quin Hillyer: Barbour's Mississippi Mud

To be clear about exactly what in Barbour's conduct does and doesn't deserve a rebuke, and to take care of some housekeeping with regard to journalistic ethics, please forgive a bit of personal backstory.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Who will win Mississippi's Distinguished Young Women program this week? Meet the contestants

Thirty-five of the state's brightest young ladies will be in Meridian this week to represent their county in the Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi 2015 Program.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 7/20/2014

BIG RIVER Minot State University 7/18-7/23/2014 Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.

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The Mississippi Press

Black voter participation in GOP primary not a step backward

Back in 1995 in the film "The American President," Michael Douglas delivered a speech answering a rival that for many defined the cynical, hardball nature of politics in our country when he said that his opponent was "interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who's to blame for it.

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