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Yazoo Pumps proposal released with new research, but concerns over wetlands and cost remain

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a new proposal for the Yazoo Pumps, but skepticism remains around environmental and fiscal impacts.

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Analysis by Bobby Harrison
The old state flag with the Confederate battle emblem isn't dead just yet

During the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers must ratify the new state flag. Despite the controversy surrounding replacing the old flag, there is good reason to believe the ratification of the new flag will be nothing more than a formality.

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Ep. 134: An early look at the 2021 legislative session

Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender join editor in chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss which big issues lawmakers could consider during the 2021 legislative session that will begin in January.
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Mississippi Today team searches for higher education reporter

If you are a journalist with a deep curiosity about how the higher education system really works in Mississippi — from the sociological factors that influence a student’s decision on whether or not to enroll, to the political influence of the Institutions for Higher Learning (IHL) governance of our state’s colleges and universities — you might be the reporter Mississippi Today seeks to create a new state higher education beat.  

This one-year position is made possible through our partnership with Open Campus.

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Cases as of Sunday, November 29

New cases: 1,845 | New Deaths: 27

This is the second highest number of new cases ever reported in a day. The average number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is also above 1,000 for the first time in three months — and up 93% since its all time-low on    October 3.

View the data trends, updated daily, here.
All data and information reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Inside the Huddle with Archie Manning and Rick Cleveland has been postponed until a later date.

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