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Computer science education bill gains momentum, passes committee hurdle

A bill championed by C Spire that would give all 463,000 elementary, middle and high school students in Mississippi access to computer science curriculum passed a key legislative hurdle Tuesday with House Education Committee approval of HB 1165. The bill by Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, to bring computer science education to the state’s 884 public and charter K-12 schools ...

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Mississippi reps win; Espy to face Hyde-Smith

Mississippi held party primaries Tuesday to choose nominees for a U.S. Senate seat and four congressional seats: U.S. SENATE Mike Espy won the Democratic nomination, easily defeating two challengers. He will face Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Libertarian candidate Jimmy Edwards in November. Hyde-Smith is an ally of President Donald Trump. She was appointed to serve temporarily when Republican Sen. ...

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Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins Mississippi, 3 more states

Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened Biden’s path to the nomination. Biden again showed strength Tuesday with working-class voters and ...

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Dems in Mississippi primary seek candidate to disrupt Trump

Voters in Mississippi’s Democratic presidential primary Tuesday were choosing between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, with some saying they see Biden as the best bet to unseat President Donald Trump and others saying they want big changes promised by Sanders. “Anybody who can beat Trump, I’m voting for him,” said retired federal government employee John Walters, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Reeves must do more than build on the past

Running for governor, Tate Reeves touted the successes achieved over eight years with Phil Bryant as governor and himself as Lt. Governor. “All of these (good) things don’t just happen,” Reeves told the Delta Business Journal. “It happens because conservative public policy works. I’m running for governor to continue to invest in our priorities and to continue to make Mississippi ...

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Thompson endorses Biden for President as Mississippi primary nears

Mississippi’s only Democratic congressman said Thursday that he’s endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president, days ahead of the state’s presidential primary. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. He is the only African American member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation. Mississippi’s population is about 38 percent African American, and black voters make up a ...

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Mississippi governor appoints coronavirus prep committee

The top public health official in Mississippi will lead a committee to prepare the state for coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday. Reeves appointed a preparedness and response planning committee to be led Dr. Thomas Dobbs, a physician who leads the state Department of Health. » READ MORE: Few Mississippi businesses untouched by concerns about COVID-19 virus Dobbs said no ...

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Mississippi legislators whittle list of bills under deadline

Mississippi legislators on Tuesday faced their first major deadline of the 2020 session. It was the final day for House and Senate committees to consider general bills filed in their own chamber. There is a later deadline for first consideration of spending and tax bills. Here’s a look at the status of selected bills: ALIVE WELFARE VERIFICATION — Senate Bill ...

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Bill says Mississippi could check for voters’ US citizenship

Mississippi’s top elections official told lawmakers Tuesday that he wants the power to check whether registered voters in the state are also U.S. citizens. A senator who opposes the bill called it “radical” and said it could disenfranchise thousands of citizens. Republican Secretary of State Michael Watson took office in January. He is pushing for a bill that would give ...

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Joe Biden to visit Jackson on Sunday

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be coming to a Sunday service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, an official said Tuesday. Jerlen Canada, communications director for New Hope, said the church, located at 1555 Beasley Road, expects to get an itinerary from the Biden campaign by Thursday, though Biden is expected to arrive in time for the 9:30 a.m. ...

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