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Publisher’s Note | Placing Faith in Things That Matter

A mom and daughter smile at each other as they prep Easer eggs and cakes

We should probably call this my annual Easter publisher’s note because I’m always writing one of these right before Easter Sunday. Next year, I might send y’all a recorded Easter speech, much like the ones I grew up giving. This year, I’m tasked with creating four Easter baskets for my niece and three nephews, and […]

Senate Medicaid Expansion Plan Could Cost State More to Cover Fewer People

Kevin Blackwell with Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann looking at him

Medicaid expansion plans that could cover tens or hundreds of thousands more Mississippians have now passed both the state Senate and House, but with key differences that could affect who is eligible—and whether expanded Medicaid becomes available to anyone. Unlike the House version, the Senate’s proposal requires the federal government to approve a work-requirement waiver […]

Person of the Day | Elbert Hilliard: Longtime Department of Archives and History Leader

An older man in a light grey suit poses beside a woman in a green top

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Elbert R. Hilliard, who led the Mississippi Department of Archives and History from 1973 to 2004 and established a grant program to preserve courthouses and other historical buildings, has died. He was 87. Hilliard started working for the department in 1965 and became its fifth director in 1973. After retirement, he […]