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Raising a Women's Movement

Despite what state leaders like Gov. Phil Bryant say about how great Mississippi is for women, a coalition of female advocates, business owners and lawmakers say the state has a ...

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Cedric Morgan: ‘Citizen-Friendly’

Cedric Morgan wants to bring his tech savvy and management skills and become the next Hinds County circuit clerk.

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Vikki Mumford: ‘Preserving Our History’

Vikki Mumford talked to the Jackson Free Press about why she is running for Hinds County circuit clerk for a third time.

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Zinn Touts Jackson Ties in Home Stretch

Going into the final two weeks before a runoff election for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, Walter Zinn is emphasizing his time spent working for the City of Jackson.

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Yarber: Infrastructure Red Tape Hurts Black Cities

Mayor Tony Yarber feels like he's between a rock and a hard place when it comes to addressing Jackson's failing infrastructure.

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The Jackson Free Press Wins 7 SPJ Awards

The Jackson Free Press has won seven southeast regional Society of Professional Journalists, including five first-place prizes.

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Mr. Zinn and Mr. Whitwell Want to Go to Washington

Walter Howard Zinn and Quentin Whitwell, both former Jackson residents, are two of the 13 men competing in a May 12 special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alan ...

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Fly, Fight, Win: The JFP Interview with Dr. Valerie Short

In keeping with the spirit of the U.S. Air Force's motto "Aim High" Dr. Valerie Adream Smartt Short has set her sights on the state's highest office.

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Trouble in Mississippi

Look at Mississippi under Republican grass-eater rule in both the governor's mansion and state Legislature. A lopsided tax system that favors corporations and the rich has contributed to one of ...

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Charles Graham: Hoping for Balance

The Jackson Free Press talked to Charles E. Graham about his vision for the office of secretary of state on one of his days off the campaign trail.

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Salt-and-Pepper'

We can't remember too many times Barbour so loudly told fellow Republicans to embrace diversity with in its ranks, and he helped birth the divisive "southern (race) strategy" of targeting ...


School Funding Trickery Hurts Future Generations

Believe it or not, the Mississippi Legislature's refusal to adequately fund public schools and its attempt to derail a proposed constitutional amendment to require such funding isn't about differing philosophies ...

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City Starts Long, Slow Process of Seeking Help for Street Repairs

Even without the emergency declaration he sought, Mayor Tony Yarber's administration is moving forward with applying for state and federal money to fix Jackson's crumbling infrastructure.

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More Fallout Over MAEP Funding Court Battle

Ironically, the same cadre of Republican leaders who unilaterally pushed through 42A are lambasting Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd for what they say is usurping the Legislature's authority ...

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Despite Emergency Snub, City Working on Infrastructure

The City of Jackson is moving ahead with plans for massive infrastructure upgrades despite the city council's snub of Mayor Tony Yarber's request for a civil-emergency proclamation earlier this week.


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