From the Wire
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87 WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
$6M to Mississippi Groups to Respond to Domestic Violence Mississippi organizations will split more than $6 million from the federal government to respond to domestic violence, U.S. attorneys Chad Lamar and Mike Hurst said Thursday.
Group OKs $15M for Mississippi Coast Restoration Projects A Mississippi group has approved four projects to restore coastal areas damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday.
Mississippi Absentee Ballot Rules Challenged Amid Pandemic Voting rights groups filed papers Thursday asking a federal judge to temporarily lift some limitations in Mississippi’s absentee voting process. They said doing so would ease some safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mississippi Auditor Targets Professor Over 'Scholar Strike' Critics say the Mississippi auditor is wasting time and threatening academic freedom by investigating a tenured professor who participated in two-day "scholar strike” designed to bring attention to police brutality and other issues of social injustice.
Senators Seek Highest Civilian Honor for Till and His Mother Congress should give the nation’s highest civilian honor posthumously to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, a Republican and a Democratic senator said Wednesday.
Heath Hinton There aren’t two things Heath Hinton wanted more since April than the chance to walk again and watch Southern Miss football. This past week, he got to do both.
Mississippi Extends Mask Mandate, Eases Other Virus Rules Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is extending a statewide mask mandate through the end of September, saying Monday he believes it is helping slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Hurricane Sally Slows, Gathering a Deluge for the Gulf Coast Hurricane Sally, a plodding storm with winds of 85 mph, crept toward the northern Gulf Coast early Tuesday as forecasters warned of potentially deadly storm surges and flash floods with up to 2 feet of rain and the possibility of ...
Slow-Moving Hurricane Sally Carrying a Deluge to Gulf Coast Hurricane Sally, one of a record-tying five storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, closed in on the Gulf Coast on Monday with rapidly strengthening winds of at least 100 mph and the potential for up to 2 feet of rain ...
Analysis: Mississippi Ballot Will Have Candidates and Issues Mississippi residents will vote on people and issues in the Nov. 3 general election. The ballot will list candidates for president, U.S. House and Senate and state Supreme Court.
Woman Opens First Mississippi Clinic Dedicated to Trans Healthcare When Gulf Coast native Stacie Pace decided to open her own clinic, the nurse practitioner carefully considered one question: Whose healthcare needs were not being met? The answer, she concluded, was transgender people in Mississippi, who are estimated to number ...
US Marks 9/11 Anniversary at Tributes Shadowed by Virus Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as a new national crisis—the coronavirus pandemic—reconfigured anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances.
Schools That Are Mostly Black, Latino Favor Starting Online Districts where the vast majority of students are white are more than three times as likely as school districts that enroll mostly students of color to be open for some in-person learning, according to an analysis conducted by The Associated ...
Rapper Genesis Be's Long Battle Versus the Confederate Flag The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New York City stage, her body draped in a Confederate flag and a noose hung around her neck, was a long one.