MISSISSIPPI

immigration

This Mississippi Chicken Plant Just Held a Jobs Fair to Replace Workers Snatched Up by ICE

“To be honest, the plant can’t move without them,” said one applicant, a veteran of Koch plants.
Gaby Del Valle
8.13.19
immigration

The ICE Raids in Mississippi Have Made Life Nearly Impossible for Families: "I'm Afraid to Leave My House"

For the roughly 680 arrested last week at seven chicken plants across central Mississippi, the trouble is just beginning.
Gaby Del Valle
8.12.19
immigration

“Thank You For Taking Care of My Daughter”: Ordinary Mississippians Are Helping Families Shattered by Mass ICE Raids

“The kids were tired. They were sitting alone on the side of the road. I was like, ‘This is crazy.’”
Gaby Del Valle
Mimi Dwyer
8.9.19
SEXISM

Mississippi Republican Won’t Let Female Reporter Cover His Campaign. It Might Look Like an Affair.

Larrison Campbell wanted to shadow state Rep. Robert Foster on the campaign trail and report from his car — a pretty standard request
Emma Ockerman
7.11.19
Abortion Rights

So-Called "Heartbeat Bills" Are a Lie, and Doctors Want You to Stop Calling Them That

The science behind laws banning abortion after a fetal "heartbeat" is detected is inaccurate.
Emma Ockerman
6.5.19
abortion

“Here We Go Again:” This Judge Blocked Another Mississippi Abortion Ban and He's Tired

Judge Carlton Reeves previously blocked Mississippi's 15-week ban.
Carter Sherman
5.24.19
politics

Drug Addiction Used to End Political Careers, but That's Finally Changing

Around the country, candidates for local office are opening up about their histories of drug use.
Nick Keppler
4.4.19
abortion

Republicans are latching onto "heartbeat" abortion bans to take down Roe v. Wade

But so far in 2019, at least 13 state legislatures have introduced bills to outlaw abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
Carter Sherman
3.28.19
she's running

Mississippi finally has a woman in Congress

More women than ever ran for political office this cycle. Sign up for our newsletter following them.
Carter Sherman
11.28.18
midterms

Democrats tried to turn Cindy Hyde-Smith into Mississippi's Roy Moore. It didn’t work.

Some key differences between Roy Moore and Cindy Hyde-Smith kept Democrats from replicating Doug Jones’ success.
Carter Sherman
11.28.18
midterms

Democrats are hoping Mississippi’s Senate race will be a Roy Moore repeat

Democrat Mike Espy may have a real shot at victory in Tuesday’s runoff election, after his opponent, Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, decided to joke about attending a “public hanging.”
Carter Sherman
11.26.18
abortion

"As a man, who cannot get pregnant": Federal judge strikes down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Judge Carlton Reeves is so over the state of Mississippi.
Carter Sherman
11.21.18
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