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Lumumba Holds Money Edge Over Yarber

Chokwe A. Lumumba's fundraising committee remains in the money lead, the latest information from the Jackson city clerk's office shows.

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Top Contributors (Totals Before the April 15 filing deadline; updates at jfp.ms/mayormoney14)

The top contributors for both candidates in the Jackson mayoral runoff.

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Jackson Mayoral Runoff: The Issues

A look at where the Jackson mayoral runoff candidates stand on some of the most important issues.

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Lumumba: Advocate, Son

While canvassing door to door in south Jackson last week, mayoral hopeful Chokwe Antar Lumumba would take a few moments in between visiting with Ward 6 residents to talk about ...

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Yarber: Risk and Reward

Mayoral hopeful Tony Yarber bounces from person to person, hugging matronly women, receiving firm handshakes of support from old men and listening as people talk about their connections to him.

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Using the KKK to Fight Abortion Rights

Groups such as the Ashburn, Va.-based Radiance Foundation have used ads to cast abortion as akin to genocide of African American children. Others are crying foul play.

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Two Approaches to ‘Human,’ LGBT Rights

Gov. Phil Bryant signed SB 2681, the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" that many fear is license to discriminate against gays and lesbians, and runoff elections for Jackson mayor are right ...

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Neighbors Saving Precinct 1

The Jackson Police Department has taken some heavy blows in recent conversations concerning Jackson—even as crime in the city has been on a steady decline over the last three years, ...

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Yolanda Singleton

Yolanda Singleton, the promoter for Xperience Jxn Entertainment, has a singular vision for audiences in the metro area.

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Rains Highlight Need for Sewer Fixes, Flood Reduction

Recent flooding has highlighted the urgency to address Jackson's longstanding problems with flooding as well as its aging sewer system that led to a roughly $400 million EPA consent decree.

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TEDx Jackson and The Children's Collaborative

On Nov. 6, Jackson attorney, developer and Jackson Chamber of Commerce board member David Pharr will host TEDx Jackson, the first TED conference in Mississippi.

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Wolves of the Day: Jackson Zoo Wolf Pups

The Jackson Zoo's red wolves Kanati and Taladu had a litter of eight healthy pups March 30.

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Yarber, Lumumba Battle for South Jackson

South Jackson's rough-and-tumble reputation is a source of both neighborhood pride and, if you watch local TV news, sometimes, embarrassment.

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Lamar Liddell

Jackson Hotshots Superintendent Lamar Liddell has worked for the Bureau of Land Management in Jackson for 17 years out of his 29-year firefighting career.

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Community Meetings and Events

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum hosts an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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Documents Shed More Light on Lumumba Mural Removal

The city received "numerous, relevant telephone calls," related to a painted tribute to late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba before its removal a week ago.

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Juniper Wallace

When Juniper Wallace, a wife and mother of three, heard that the Fish Tale Group Theatre wanted to perform "The Laramie Project" in Jackson, she knew she wanted to be ...

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Hank Aaron

On Tuesday, April 8, much of the sports world took time to "Hail the King" for the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron hitting his 715th home run and surpassing the ...

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New Mississippi Abortion Ban Empty, Unscientific?

A female Mississippi senator is questioning a 20-week abortion ban that awaits signature from Gov. Phil Bryant, saying the bill is not grounded in medical fact.

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