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'Horrified' Activists Rally Against Natchez Migrant Facility

Immigrants rights activists protested against the Trump administration's decision to open immigrant detention facilities in Mississippi outside the U.S. District Court court building in Jackson on July 12, 2019.

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OPINION: The 'Illegal' Immigrants

There is a great deal of confusion about what an "illegal" immigrant is. The need to revamp our immigration laws and the policies on enforcing those laws is glaringly obvious.

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Opinion: Men, Punishing Women and Reporters for #MeToo is Not the Answer

Rep. Robert Foster says he denied a woman reporter equal access to his campaign because he does not want people to think he's having an affair. Many of his supporters, ...

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New Council Leadership, LFA Fellowships and Remembrance at City Council

The Jackson City Council held elections for a new council president and vice president at the July 9 council meeting.

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Lumumba Endorses Jody Owens for Hinds District Attorney

Jody Owens has "demonstrated a commitment" to making Jackson better, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said during a live WMPR 90.1 radio broadcast of Coffee and Conversations with Wanda Evers on ...

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What Mississippi Voters Want

We asked Mississippi voters which issues they want candidates to talk about. From potholes, to poverty, to higher teacher pay and help with college, here’s what they told us.

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Homeless Center Tells Local Critics It ‘Isn’t the Problem’

Poindexter Park Neighborhood Association Vice President Sheila Harper says the planned Jackson Resource Center could make things worse by "segregating" services for homeless populations, the mentally ill and those suffering ...

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OPINION: Tuning in to Tate Television

"(Tate) Reeves is dead-set against insuring uninsured Mississippians. Why is he opposed to 'Obamacare expansion?' Lately, Reeves won't give a reason. He's just against it."

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Will a Court Force Mississippi to Change on Mental Health?

In a 2017 report, ProPublica identified more than 100 cases in which Mississippians with mental illnesses were spending long periods in jail waiting for a bed or evaluation from the ...

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Prison Breakouts a Result of 'Mass Incarceration,' Mississippi Orgs Say

Three prison inmates may not have escaped last week if not for Mississippi's "mass incarceration problem," a group of civil-rights organizations said in a press statement on Friday.

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Mississippi Voter Information Guide

Today is the last day to register for party primaries for all statewide Mississippi offices, which will be on Aug. 6. Either mail your form in today or register in ...

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West Jackson Residents Resist Homeless Center, Citing Community ‘Integrity’

Jackson City Council Roundup for June 27, 2019

Some west Jackson residents say they fear that a planned resource center for the homeless could make things worse by "segregating" services for homeless populations, the mentally ill and those ...

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ACLU Leader Steps Down to Focus on Attorney General Race

Jennifer Riley Collins, the Democratic candidate in Mississippi's race for attorney general, is now a full-time campaigner after she stepped down from her role as head of the American Civil ...

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Joe Biden's Praise for Segregationists Spans Decades

As a liberal Democratic senator before segregationists switched to the GOP, Joe Biden's friendships extended to not only conservatives, but notorious racist Dixiecrats like former Sen. Strom Thurmond of South ...

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‘The Lady’ Who Hit Mississippi’s Glass Ceiling

For all of her success, Evelyn Gandy could not break Mississippi's highest glass ceiling; twice, she lost bids for governor against less-qualified men.

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