From the Wire
- New Mississippi Law Lets Electric Co-ops Offer InternetMississippi's 25 electric cooperatives now have legal authority to offer high-speed internet service.
- Mississippi Asks Judge to Throw Out Mental Health LawsuitMississippi officials are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging how the state runs its mental health system, but the U.S. Department of Justice, in papers filed last week, urges the judge to reject both of the ...
- Mississippi Agencies: Shutdown Could Spark Worker FurloughsMississippi's welfare and child protection agencies could have to begin furloughing state employees without pay because federal welfare money has been interrupted by the federal government shutdown.
- Terry BurtonRepublican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton was hospitalized after suffering a stroke Thursday and his family is requesting privacy, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said in a statement.
- Trump, Congress Leaders Reach Deal to End ShutdownYielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall ...
- Trump Associate Stone Arrested, Faces Obstruction ChargeRoger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel's Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home Friday on charges that he lied to Congress and obstructed the probe.
- Sens. Hyde-Smith and Wicker Vote to Continue ShutdownA splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday.
- Officials Favor New Operator for Mississippi ZooOfficials in Mississippi's capital city are choosing a new operator for the Jackson Zoo.
- Former Mississippi State Rep. Bobby Shows Dies at 80Bobby Shows, a former member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, has died.
- High Court Lets Military Implement Transgender RestrictionsThe Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.
- As Proponents Rally, Mississippi School Choice Outlook MurkyIt's unclear whether Mississippi lawmakers will seek to expand charter schools or public subsidies for private schools, even as proponents press for action.
- Kamala Harris Opens Presidential BidKamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday.
- Kermit DavisMississippi's Kermit Davis is getting another crack at a big-time men's basketball coaching job nearly 30 years after the lowest point in his career.
- Mississippi Graduation Rate Hits New Record of 84 PercentMississippi is graduating a greater share of its students in four years than ever before, with 84 percent of public high school seniors earning their diplomas on time last year, the Mississippi Department of Education said Thursday.
- Nissan to Cut Up to 700 Contract Workers in MississippiNissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it's cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales for vans and Titan pickup trucks that it makes there.