YP – Biden, Sanders to stump in Mississippi ahead of primary

WLOX – Joe Biden bringing actress Vivica A. Fox to campaign event in Jackson

Joe Biden bringing actress Vivica A. Fox to campaign event in Jackson

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will be in Jackson this weekend, his campaign confirmed.

Actress Vivica A. Fox will be joining him for a ‘Get Out The Vote’ event on March 8th at a location in the city that has yet to be announced.

Thompson jabbing at Bernie?

WJTV – Gov. Reeves creates coronavirus steering committee

YP – Gov. Reeves appoints Anderson new head of MDHS

WLOX – Sexual orientation, gender identity could be added to Miss. hate crime laws

Sexual orientation, gender identity could be added to Miss. hate crime laws

Senate Bill 2424 was one of several bills to survive Deadline Day in the Mississippi state legislature.

The Human Rights Campaign and others have pushed for the legislation in past sessions with no luck.

The bill would add disabilities, sexual orientation and gender identity to our state hate crime laws.

It would put the state law in line with the federal law.

Ribbon cut on new Ag Museum Children’s Barn and Multipurpose Center

DAILY LEADER – Doty bills pass state Senate, go to House

Several bills either authored or amended by Sen. Sally Doty, R-Brookhaven, passed the Mississippi Senate Tuesday and will now go to the House for consideration.

SB 2511, authored by Education Chairman Dennis Debar Jr., addressed the critical teacher shortage in Mississippi by revising requirements for entrance into teacher education programs. Doty amended the bill on the floor to include specific language for licensure of teachers at the Mississippi School of the Arts who have advanced degrees in artistic disciplines.

“With MSA’s specialized classes in the arts, their teachers have had numerous issues getting through the licensure process, even though they are overly qualified,” Doty said. “I appreciate Chairman Debar supporting my amendment.”

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN – 3 Republicans to challenge Palazzo in 4th congressional district primary

Republican candidates for Mississippi's 4th District Congressional seat are clockwise from top left Carl Boyanton, Samuel Hickman, incumbent Steven Palazzo and Robert Deming III.Four men are hoping their message will be stronger than their opponents’ in Mississippi’s Republican primary for the District 4 Congressional seat on March 10.

Incumbent Steven Palazzo, businessman Carl Boyanton, lawyer Robert Deming III and Samuel Hickman are hoping voters choose them to represent them at the nation’s capital.

No Democratic candidates filed for the office.

Navy leaders praises Wicker’s SHIPS Implementation Act

YP – Wicker, Klobuchar reintroduce BENEFIT Act

YP – Sen. Hyde-Smith gets Interior Sec. commitment to fix Vicksburg National Military Park