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Luke Ramseth
Politics reporter . Cyclist and skier. Previously . Get in touch: lramseth@gannett.com or cell/Signal 601.317.7476
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Luke Ramseth Apr 21
He got into a great college the old-fashioned way. He dreamed big, worked hard
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Henry Fuhrmann Apr 19
As standards editor at , I fielded the occasional request to print a fully spelled-out F-word. I would say, "Sorry, the big bosses aren't going to go for that, but if it's the president or the pope next time, let's talk." Welp …
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Sarah Fowler Apr 19
'I want to live': Fox 40 anchor moving to Philadelphia to fight aggressive cancer via
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Justin Vicory Apr 19
"Nobody drives Big Bertha like that. Nobody." Woman "steals" her truck back after spotting it being driven around town by a shop employee.
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Emily Wagster Pettus Apr 17
APNewsBreak: governor signs bill authorizing specialty license plate with "Stennis flag" -- proposed alternative state flag without the Confederate battle emblem.
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Giacomo Bologna Apr 16
Last month I wrote a series of stories on rural health care in Mississippi after a woman died from what appeared to be an asthma attack. They were pretty depressing. This month, I wrote a hopeful story. Good luck, .
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Luke Ramseth Apr 12
Whoa: Mississippi Judge Carlton Reeves likens Trump attack on judiciary to KKK, Citizens Council via
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Ian Lovett Apr 12
Few places have been hit harder by the country's rising suicide rate than Utah. Yet, when a string of suicides began in Herriman, the town ducked the subject. "We don't talk about the hard stuff," one parent said. Read my story:
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Luke Ramseth Apr 12
"As the old saying goes, 'You don’t know what you don’t know.' And right now, we don’t know much about gifts to elected officials," writes in a guest column after our lobbying stories.
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Luke Ramseth Apr 12
5 key takeaways from our public office/private gain stories looking at Mississippi university lobbying
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Luke Ramseth Apr 12
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The Democrat in the lt. governor race, Jay Hughes, isn't so sure. He pushed for the flag's removal as an Oxford alderman. Now? He says redesigning flag is "a question of whether and how it is affecting economic growth," won't be an issue in his campaign.
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Luke Ramseth Apr 12
Gubernatorial candidate Jim Hood offers full endorsement of redesigning Mississippi's state flag in a new statement to me. "A large number of Mississippians believe our flag alienates and hurts people. A symbol should unite — not divide." Read:
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Luke Ramseth Apr 12
WaPo takes on the case of Belhaven's mysterious mashed potatoes
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Luke Ramseth Apr 11
JPD officers allegedly brutally beat and killed Mario Clark. Four cops were fired. Then came the threatening messages to Clark's family. And silence from city and police officials. Strong reporting from , and photos:
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Geoffrey Pender Apr 11
ICYMI: Here's our first story: Mississippi lawmakers receive hundreds of thousands in gifts from state universities. See links at bottom of story to the entire package.
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Luke Ramseth Apr 11
While reporting on lobbying by public universities, and I examined gift laws here and around the country. Turns out Mississippi is among a dwindling number of states with virtually no lobbyist gift-giving restrictions. Our look at the issue:
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Luke Ramseth Apr 11
Forrest City's police chief said Holly Springs never called to check Sgt. Roderick Brown's background. If they had, they would've learned an investigation showed he tried to extort sex from women while on duty.
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Luke Ramseth Apr 11
I asked the leading candidates for Mississippi governor and lieutenant governor where they stand on redesigning the state flag and removing its Confederate battle emblem. Not many strong opinions, one way or another.
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Clarion Ledger Apr 10
Lawmakers are getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in free gifts — tickets to football games, fancy steak dinners and hunting trips. And it's not from big corporations. It's from state colleges and universities.
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Luke Ramseth Apr 10
"Last year, the state's three largest universities showered officials with $58,000 in freebies — about three times more than Mississippi Power, Entergy and electric co-op lobbyists gave out combined."
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