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White House removes Gulfport judge’s name from consideration for Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Sul Ozerden’s confirmation to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has been short-circuited. The White House decided to remove the Gulfport judge’s name from consideration for that post.

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

State lawmakers want legislative session suspended

  Mississippi lawmakers considering transgender athlete policy

  Palazzo re-elected for 6th term, Espy to face Hyde-Smith once again for U.S. Senate

Miss. Democrats say House Republicans are trying to confuse voters on marijuana ballot

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s presidential primary vote county-by-county

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Miss. House passes alternative medical marijuana initiative to be listed alongside original

  Meet South Mississippi’s Congressional candidates

Presidential Candidate Field Guide 2020

Danny Glover stumps for Bernie Sanders in Jackson

Joe Biden attends New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson

Bill says Mississippi could check for voters’ US citizenship

Senator Bernie Sanders cancels campaign stop in the Capital City

Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has canceled his stop in Jackson.

  President Trump holds leads against Biden, Sanders in latest Mason-Dixon poll

A new poll is giving some insight into how some voters are feeling about the presidential candidates.

  State Health Officer says coronavirus may be ‘pandemic scenario of our generation’

"This is something we have been anticipating and planning for for well over a decade," said Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

Joe Biden bringing actress Vivica A. Fox to campaign event in Jackson

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is possibly coming to Jackson this weekend.

  Bloomberg campaign explains importance of Miss. in presidential election

Report: President Trump donating quarterly salary to help fight coronavirus

Congressman requests $100M in fisheries disaster assistance to be allocated to La. after record-setting opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway

Miss. lawmaker Bennie Thompson says President downplaying potential impact of coronavirus

  Waveland Mayor Mike Smith becomes Republican

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

SPECIAL ELECTION: Unofficial results show Dr. Demetropoulos as Pascagoula’s new mayor

All of the votes have been cast and the unofficial results are in, showing a win for Singing River Health’s Dr. Steve Demetropoulos.

  Pascagoula mayoral candidates face off in forum ahead of special election

With less than a week until next Tuesday’s special election for Pascagoula’s mayor, the three candidates vying for the spot made another push for votes Thursday morning.

  Pascagoula mayor candidates discuss their platforms ahead of special election

A special election happening next week in Pascagoula will determine who will be mayor of the Flagship City.

Proposed bill could change the Mississippi state flag

A proposed bill aims to change the current state flag in Mississippi.

  ‘You don’t replace those people that easily': Morton businesses still struggling six months after ICE raids

The shelves are beginning to get a bit empty and there is still a need for money to help with bills until families can find another source of income.

  Considering potential impacts of the USMCA trade deal for Mississippi

Mississippi experts weigh in on potential impacts of the USMCA deal.

  US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement will have little impact on Mississippi ports, officials say

A positive impact of that will be felt across the Magnolia State, though less so at ports in South Mississippi.

Prayer for the Prisons rally happening Thursday at State Capitol

According to the flyer, this will be “a community wide gathering of discussion, prayer, and call for action for the prison crisis in Mississippi.”

Breakdown of Impeachment Trial

Impeachment trial in Senate began Tuesday.

State senator wants to amend the Mississippi constitution

Bill to abolish electoral college in gubernatorial elections was introduced by state senator David Blount.

Candidates qualify for federal offices in 2020 election

Wednesday was the last day for federal candidates in Mississippi to qualify for the primary election.

  Inauguration Day: Tate Reeves is sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor

Tate Reeves is officially sworn in as the state's 65th Governor.

  Tate Reeves officially becomes 65th Governor of Mississippi

Tate Reeves was officially introduced as Mississippi’s 65th Governor on Tuesday.

Inauguration 2020: Tate Reeves to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor Tuesday morning

Due to rain, the ceremony will now be held inside the State Capitol in the House chamber.

Chief Justice Randolph wants to add mental heath and veteran courts to state system

State Supreme Court Justice Mike Randolph of Ocean Springs was the special guest speaker Friday morning at a special meeting of the Gulf Coast Business Council.

  From the Coast to the Capitol, Michael Watson sworn in as Secretary of State

With his wife and three children by his side, Michael Watson became Mississippi’s 36th Secretary of State on Thursday.

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December

  2020 Mississippi Legislative Session begins, attention turns to prison reform

The 2020 Mississippi Legislative Session kicked off Tuesday amid high tensions within the state prison system.

  Gov. Bryant says blame falls on inmates for violence in state prisons, not his administration

"The inmates are the ones that take each other’s lives. The inmates are the ones that fashion weapons out of metal."

Qualification deadline approaching for Pascagoula mayoral election

If you want to be Pascagoula’s next mayor, the deadline for qualifying is quickly approaching.

Analysis: Hosemann says he’s ready to work as Lt. Governor

Mississippi’s incoming lieutenant governor is setting an ambitious agenda for his first year in office.

  Churches and others respond to Christianity Today editorial saying that Trump should be removed from office

The magazine editorial is sparking a strong social media reaction.

‘God bless Miss.’: Jim Hood thanks Magnolia State as he wraps up final term as Attorney General

Attorney General Jim Hood issued a note of thanks to Mississippians on Thursday.

  High school students watch history play out during impeachment proceedings

Wednesday’s impeachment proceedings on Capitol Hill turned into a learning experience for students at Long Beach High School.

  Mississippi lawmakers respond to House impeachment vote

After the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump in a historic vote Wednesday night, several Mississippi lawmakers immediately responded.

  Mississippi Congressional leader react to latest in the impeachment process

Mississippi Congresssional leaders weigh in on impeachment latest.

  Gov. Phil Bryant attends White House summit on child care and paid leave

Support for working families was a main topic discussed at the bipartisan panel Thursday, with first daughter and senior presidential adviser Ivanka Trump catalyzing these conversations.

  Governor-elect Tate Reeves discusses 2020 legislative session

Reeves will be sworn in as Governor on January 14th.

  Two men say they want to be Pascagoula’s next mayor

So far, two men say they’ll throw their hats in the ring for Pascagoula mayor after the current mayor was elected as the state’s Public Service Commissioner for the Southern District.

  Pascagoula native ready to tackle statewide issues as Secretary of State

Mississippi’s next Secretary of State is from the Gulf Coast and has big plans to move the Magnolia State forward.

Republican Governor-elect Tate Reeves announces new web portal to hire team members

Governor-elect Tate Reeves is hoping Mississippians from all backgrounds will apply for positions in state government.

Trump defends an unlikely target: Joe Biden

Trump is responding to North Korea calling the former vice president and Democratic candidate a “rabid dog”

  Mississippi College Professor of Law explains how the impeachment process works

Impeachment has been in the headlines for weeks, but we're breaking down what that actually means.

Mike Espy makes it official, announces bid for U.S. Senate

Mike Espy launched his campaign for U.S. Senate Tuesday.

  Governor-elect Tate Reeves talks future of his administration, vision for the state

The governor-elect is in the process of putting together a transition team to help create his vision for the state.

  Newly-elected Mississippi Republican leaders have some policy differences

While all the statewide elected positions are going to be held by Republicans, not all of them see eye to eye on some of the big issues.

  Coast Republicans celebrate state election sweep

GOP leaders in the area believe South Mississippi will see the benefits of the election results.

  Republican Tate Reeves elected new Mississippi governor

The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion will continue to house a republican as Tate Reeves is declared the winner of the gubernatorial election.

  Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell wins Public Service Commissioner for Southern District

In the battle of the Gulf Coast, Pascagoula Dane Maxwell has defeated former Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran for Public Service Commissioner Southern District.

AP declares Michael Watson wins Mississippi Secretary of State

A Gulf Coast native is now serving in a statewide office as Michael Watson is elected Mississippi Secretary of State.

  Scott DeLano wins against Dixie Newman for District 50 Senate seat

Scott DeLano has won the special election for the Senate District 50 seat over Dixie Newman.

Lynn Fitch defeats Jennifer Riley Collins to become Mississippi’s next Attorney General

Mississippi’s two-term state treasurer is earning a promotion to attorney general.

Delbert Hosemann to become Mississippi’s next Lieutenant Governor

Republican Delbert Hosemann has defeated upstart Democrat Jay Hughes to become Mississippi's next lieutenant governor.

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

To use our interactive map, click on any county in Mississippi to see how the vote breaks down between the four gubernatorial candidates.

Mississippi governor’s race most competitive in years

Hood, Reeves and two lesser-known candidates are competing on Tuesday’s ballot to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

Some issues, heavy voter turnout reported at polls

Election Day is underway and some precincts are reporting long lines and a few issues.

  Political party offices make last-minute push for votes ahead of Election Day

With just a few hours until the polls open in South Mississippi, campaign volunteers spent Monday reminding people to do their civic duty.

ELECTION DAY: Who’s on the ballot, where to go to vote, district maps, and more

Tuesday is Election Day and it’s a big year for Mississippi residents. Numerous statewide offices will be voted in on Nov. 5.

  Jim Hood makes last-minute campaign stop in the Mississippi Delta

Hood says his polls show him up by 4% in the race, with 12% of voters undecided.

Secretary of State: Be cautious of misleading letters ahead of election

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office is warning voters of misleading letters being sent ahead of Tuesday’s general election.

  Several factors will impact Mississippi’s general election

The elephant in the room ahead of Tuesday’s general election is the state’s method for choosing statewide elected officials

Dixie Newman leads in District 50 Senate race going into special election

Going into the re-vote for the District 50 Senate seat race between Scott Delano and Dixie Newman, Newman leads with 126 votes.

Nonpartisan group offers free rides to election polls

Mississippi M.O.V.E. is offering residents in the Gulfport, Jackson and metro Hattiesburg areas free rides to the polls to cast their ballot in the 2019 General Election.

  WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at campaign rally for Tate Reeves

Vice President Mike Pence was on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Monday lending his name and voice in support of Tate Reeves.

  Mississippi’s race for Attorney General will be history-making

The race for Attorney General is set to make history, no matter the outcome.

Pres. Trump makes stop in Tupelo ahead of Miss. Governor race

Days before Mississippi’s gubernatorial election, President Donald Trump will be in Tupelo for a rally.

  3 On Your Side: Voting Reminders

We're on your side with what you need to know before you cast your ballot in the general election.

  Public Service Commissioner candidates make final push before Election Day

Election night is now just around the corner and many candidates are making their final pushes. One race that is heating up is the race for Public Service Commissioner.