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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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On Pothole Patrol in South Jackson

Hazardous road conditions, many of them routinely unmarked, have caused a number of issues in Jackson, including a Jackson Public School bus getting its tire stuck in a pothole in ...

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Jody Owens Nets Endorsements for District Attorney: 'A System Changer'

At a Monday press conference, legislators, community organizers and elected officials held campaign signs as they filled the steps behind Jody Owens in support of his bid to become the ...

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Hood to Appeal Fetal 'Heartbeat' Law Ruling, Citing 'Duty'

On Friday, State Attorney General Jim Hood will appeal U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves ruling that struck down Mississippi's recently passed fetal "heartbeat" law to a higher court, ...

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Reeves' Kemper Bill Let Mississippi Power Shift $1 Billion to Customers

Mississippi Power's gambit to build a first-of-its kind "clean coal" plant in one of the poorest counties in Mississippi failed, but not before state ratepayers helped finance its construction to ...

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Death Rates Rise for Mississippi Children and Teens

Mortality rates for Mississippi's teens and children have risen in the past nine years, a report that the Annie E. Casey Foundation published on Monday found.

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Honoring Southern Soul and Scholars, Pothole Accountability, Gay Pride at City Hall

Lee King, executive producer of the Farish Street Heritage Festival, preached the importance of Jackson becoming the birthplace of "southern soul" because of its rich history as a center for ...

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