From the Wire
- Mississippi Supreme Court Rejects Zoning for Costco StoreA unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court says a suburb acted improperly in rezoning property for what would be Mississippi's first Costco store.
- Tuition to Rise 4 Percent on Average at Mississippi SchoolsMississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall.
- Mississippi GOP Hopefuls Decry Federal Spending, RegulationsRepublicans running for an open congressional seat in Mississippi are advocating cuts in federal spending and regulations.
- Report Lauds Mississippi Preschool Quality, Knocks SizeA new report says Mississippi's state-funded preschool program, though small, continues to score well on quality measures.
- Mississippi Sending Election Reminders to Military MembersThousands of Mississippi National Guard members are training for deployment, and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is pushing to ensure they know when to vote in upcoming elections.
- Supreme Court Strikes Down as Vague Part of Immigration LawThe Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced.
- GAO Says EPA Violated Spending Law on Pruitt's Privacy BoothAn internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt to make private phone calls in his office.
- Governor Vetoes Change in Parole Supervision FeesGov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill that he says would cause a financial hardship to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
- Trump Pardons Scooter Libby, Says He Was 'Treated Unfairly'President Donald Trump issued a full pardon Friday to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, suggesting the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney had been "treated unfairly" by a special counsel at a moment when the president himself faces an ...
- Dems: Block Corporate Tax Cuts, Put Money in TransportationDemocratic leaders in the Mississippi Legislature say the state should block corporate tax cuts and put money into fixing highways and bridges.
- Tightest Abortion Law in US on Hold for Several More MonthsThe most restrictive abortion law in the United States will remain on hold for at least several more months.
- Mississippi House Leaders Unveil New Transportation ProposalMississippi House leaders are proposing a new plan that could put hundreds of millions more dollars into highways and bridges.
- Groups Seek to Open 17 Charter Schools in MississippiGroups are expressing interest in opening 17 charter schools in Mississippi. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday accepted letters of intent from 16 potential school operators.
- Trump Says 'Missiles Coming' Against Syria, 'New and Smart'Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to Syria's suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people.
- Ryan Won't Run for Re-Election as GOP Worries About MidtermsRepublican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, his office announced Wednesday, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall.