Open primary initiatives filed in state

By WYATT EMMERICH,

JACKSON — Back in the ’80s, the Mississippi Legislature passed an open primary law just like the one in Louisiana. For reasons no one understood, the U.S. Justice Department would not approve Mississippi’s law but did approve Louisiana’s.

 
 
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Obituaries

SCOBEY — James Robert Womble, 85, of Scobey, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, at his home.