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UPDATE: Run-off Issues: What Candidates Support, Believe; Vote Today Until 7 p.m.

Two spots on the November ballot are up for grabs today, as Mississippians head to the polls for a run-off election.

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Low Turnout Expected for June 26 Run-Off Election, Secretary of State Predicts

The run-off election on June 26 likely will have low turnout, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said at a press conference on June 21.

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City's Financial Consultant, Michelle Thomas, Hints at Plans for Jackson

At its June 19, 2018, meeting, the Jackson City Council officially confirmed Michelle L. Thomas as the city's temporary financial consultant. She also offered suggestions for how to get the ...

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Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Wants Recall of Troops from Border

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking Gov. Phil Bryant to recall the Mississippi National Guard from the U.S.' southern border and refuse to send more troops.

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MDOC Re-Entry Symposium Addresses Hurdles, Solutions for Returning Citizens

The parking lot of Christ United Methodist Church in northeast Jackson looked like the rear of any prison in the state this morning—lined with white Mississippi Department of Corrections vehicles ...

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'Thinking Out of the Box': The JFP Interview with Howard Sherman

Howard Sherman won the most votes (about 31 percent) on June 5 in the Democratic primary for Sen. Roger Wicker's Senate seat.

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'I Don't Mind Long Odds': The JFP Interview with David Baria

David Baria knew he was fighting an uphill battle when he decided to run for U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker's long-held Senate seat. Baria's first challenge, however, is securing the Democratic ...

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EDITORIAL: Dear Mississippi Politicians, Criminal Justice Reform Is More Than Rhetoric

This week the Mississippi Department of Corrections will host a re-entry symposium in Jackson, a necessary step to re-engage stakeholders involved with the criminal justice system, from lawmakers and mental-health ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: America, We Must Stop De-humanizing Our Children

As a child in the 1960s and 1970s, I was a bit of a freak of nature in my hometown of Philadelphia, Miss. You could call me sensitive or soft-hearted, ...

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Run-Off Blues: Inside the Playoff to Challenge Roger Wicker

Democratic U.S. Senate contenders David Baria and Howard Sherman share a common interest in basketball, at least for campaign metaphor purposes.

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UPDATED: Public Works Eyeing Private Contractors

In Public Works Director Bob Miller's short time as the highest-paid city official in Jackson, he has had to sway the city council on a growing number of occasions to ...

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Hiring Ex-offenders: Mixed Statewide Results

Matthew Riley has been on the road a lot lately. As the state re-entry coordinator, Riley visited all 82 counties in Mississippi in the past nine months in search of ...

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Whit Hughes: 'Ready to Fight' in Congress

In a recent interview with the Jackson Free Press, Whit Hughes did not veer far from the established Republican line his mentor Haley Barbour made popular—low taxes, scant regulations (including ...

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White Supremacy Protesters Burn Confederate Flag Near Governor's Mansion

The charred remains of a replica Confederate Flag and a Mississippi flag lay on the sidewalk outside the Mississippi Governor's Mansion Monday afternoon in protest of white supremacy.

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UPDATED: Rep. Thompson Returns Sherman Donation; Will Endorse Baria

David Baria and Howard Sherman have both donated to federal election campaigns. Baria has donated to strictly Democratic campaigns, while Sherman has donated to Republicans and recently, Democrats.

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