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Candidate Questionnaire: William 'Bo' Brown (House District 70)

The Jackson Free Press emailed questionnaires to each candidate in the House District 70 race. The answers are the candidates' verbatim responses, with no edits whatsoever.

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Candidate Questionnaire: Delbert Hosemann (Lt. Governor)

The Jackson Free Press emailed questionnaires to each candidate in the lieutenant governor's race. The answers are the candidates' verbatim responses, with no edits whatsoever.

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Candidate Questionnaire: Jay Hughes (Lt. Governor)

The Jackson Free Press emailed questionnaires to each candidate in the lieutenant governor's race. The answers are the candidates' verbatim responses, with no edits whatsoever.

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Conference Aims to Boost Black City Leadership

African Americans must look to city leaders in the absence of supportive leadership from the state and national government, Jackson Ward 4 Councilman De'Keither Stamps said at a July 17 ...

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Hood: Governors Can’t Do Their Job and Follow the ‘Billy Graham Rule’

Republican candidates who say they cannot be alone with women who are not their wives are “ridiculous,” Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said in a fundraising email sent to supporters ...

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Black Woman Accuses Dem Leader of Ignoring Her Governor Run

Velesha P. Williams, an African American woman from Jackson who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Mississippi, says party Chairman Bobby Moak will not "respect or acknowledge" ...

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USM Professor Studying HIV Stigma, MSU Fulbright Scholar and Delta State Paleontology Grant

As part of an HIV awareness project, Susan Hrostowski will work with students in USM's Master of Social Work program to interview people with HIV about their experiences with people ...

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Reeves' 'Ready to Work' Plan Caps Tuition for Some, Adds K-12 Coding

In front of a crowd of enthusiastic college educators, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announced his plan to make Mississippi a "Ready to Work" state.

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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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Stamping Out HIV Stigma in Mississippi

Alecia Reed-Owens and Linda Dixon Rigsby discussed HIV stigma and discrimination at Refill Cafe's Friday Forum on July 12.

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MDFA Landmark Purchases, Free Indoor Tracks for Seniors at YMCA and TAP at Beau Rivage

The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration recently purchased the Sun-n-Sand Motor Hotel and the Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in downtown Jackson, and plans to raze the Sun-n-Sand.

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Belhaven/Woz U Partnership, MSU Teacher Training and JSU Professor Venezuela Trip

Belhaven University is partnering with Woz U, a computer coding school that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launched in 2017, to offer an online computer-coding and software-development course at the university.

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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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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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Jackson Attorney to Represent Flowers in Possible Seventh Trial

A Jackson-area civil rights attorney is vowing to represent an African American man after a prosecutor accused of racial bias said he plans to try him a seventh time for ...

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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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New Tougaloo President and USM School Ground-Breaking in Africa

Carmen J. Walters became the 14th president of Tougaloo College on July 1. She is the second female president of Tougaloo after her predecessor, Beverly Wade Hogan, who held the ...

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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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