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A federal judge has appointed an expert with more than 40 years’ experience to oversee Mississippi’s effort to provide more mental health care in community settings rather than in mental hospitals. State legislators are also working to evaluate and change how care is provided. But problems in Mississippi’s mental health care system did not happen …

A federal appeals court said Friday that it will not reconsider its ruling that Mississippi’s law banning most abortions after 15 weeks is unconstitutional. The 2018 state law remains blocked and Mississippi’s only abortion clinic remains open. The owner has said the clinic d oes abortions up to 16 weeks. Mississippi is likely to ask …

Mississippi residents’ lives in 2019 were disrupted by a large-scale immigration raid and prolonged flooding in the Delta. People mourned the deaths of two longtime elected officials, and voters chose a new governor. A look at top stories of the year: » Federal agents raided seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi on Aug. 7, arresting 680 …

Mississippi’s incoming lieutenant governor is setting an ambitious agenda for his first year in office. Republican Delbert Hosemann will be sworn in Jan. 9, along with most of the other statewide elected officials. That’s two days after the legislative session begins and five days before the current lieutenant governor, Republican Tate Reeves, will be inaugurated …

Elections usually end when the calendar says they should, but sometimes they go into overtime. In one Mississippi Senate race on the Gulf Coast, a Republican primary that started in August won’t be resolved until the Nov. 5 general election because a judge ordered a new round of voting in a few precincts. In another …

A federal judge is taking charge of Mississippi’s mental health system, saying that attorneys for the federal government have proved the state isn’t doing enough to serve people outside the confinement of mental hospitals. “The United States has met its burden and shown that despite the state’s episodic improvement, it operates a system that unlawfully …