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Candidate: Woman reporter needs chaperone to cover him

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says he would not let a woman journalist follow him while campaigning unless she was accompanied by a male colleague — and now he’s trying to raise campaign money based on that because he says the “liberal media” are attacking …

In Mississippi, Republican concern rises over a U.S. Senate runoff that should have been a romp – The Washington Post

JACKSON, Miss. — A U.S. Senate runoff that was supposed to provide an easy Republican win has turned into an unexpectedly competitive contest, driving Republicans and Democrats to pour in resources and prompting a planned visit by President Trump to boost his party’s faltering candidate. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith stumbled …

Emails show outside group’s influence on Mississippi’s ‘religious freedom’ bill – The Washington Post

The Alliance Defending Freedom helped write, promote and argue for the bill, which a federal court recently struck down. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a powerful Christian legal advocacy group, played a key role in helping Mississippi’s legislature and governor write, promote and legally justify HB 1523, the controversial “religious freedom” …

Miss. interracial couple evicted from RV park

TUPELO, Miss. — A Mississippi RV park owner admits evicting an interracial couple in late February because of the color of the husband’s skin. “Me and my husband, not ever in 10 years have we experienced any problem,” said Erica Flores Dunahoo, who is Hispanic and Native American and whose husband, a …

Pricey tea a growing niche crop in US, even Canada

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — After Hurricane Katrina wiped out his timber 11 years ago, Jason McDonald wanted a crop less susceptible to Mississippi’s potentially powerful storms. Low maintenance was also a priority. “I didn’t want to be a cattle farmer and chase down cattle at 3 or 4 in the …