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Tuition, Rooms, Meals to Increase at All Public Universities in Mississippi

The costs of tuition, room and board, and meal plans at Mississippi's public universities are rising in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Poor People's Campaign Seeks a 'Moral Revival' in State, Nation

Dozens of Mississippians gathered at the state Capitol on Monday, May 14, in coordination with more than 40 other Poor People's Campaign rallies throughout the country.

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Blake Thompson

Mississippi College trustees on Monday said they had chosen Blake Thompson to lead the 5,000-student Baptist-affiliated institution.

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Divided Supreme Court Rules for Businesses Over Workers

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests.

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Three Mississippi Names Added to US Law Enforcement Memorial

The state's U.S. senators say the names of three Mississippi officers have been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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Public Works on Manholes: Unaware of Other Uncovered Ones in Jackson

A Jackson Academy senior died after her vehicle hit a manhole and flipped upside down on Ridgewood Road near Venetian Way on Thursday, May 17.

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Afroman to Settle Suit Filed Over Mississippi Assault, Song

Musician and rapper Afroman is settling a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance.

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Next Generation Harvey and HOYO at USM, and Common App at MSU

The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab recently purchased three new patient simulators using a donation from USM benefactors Chuck and Rita Scianna.

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Brandon Mitchell and S.W.A.P.'s "Amazing" Return

For Jackson gospel group Brandon Mitchell & S.W.A.P., a little discouragement has helped pave the way for a greater source of encouragement on their sophomore album, "Amazing."

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Gunman Opens Fire in Texas High School, Killing Up to 10

At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said.

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Trump to Deny Funds to Clinics that Refer for Abortion

The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule banning federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, or sharing space with abortion providers.

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Mississippi Proposes Rules to Govern Legal Sports Betting

The state Gaming Commission on Thursday proposed rules to govern sports books at Mississippi's 28 licensed casinos.

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Encouraging Mississippians to 'Think Again' About Mental Illness

It was a blistering morning, but people from state government, nonprofit and advocacy organizations gathered at the Capitol to launch a public-health campaign, encouraging Mississippians to "think again" about their ...

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Hope, Sadness at JPD Service Honoring 17 Officers Killed Since 1893

In the sweltering Wednesday heat, the Jackson Police Department put on its annual Police Memorial Service to honor and commemorate the 17 JPD officers who have died in the line ...

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Trustees Give Final Approval to University Tuition Increases

Trustees of Mississippi's eight public universities are giving final approval for tuition increases next fall.

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Zack Shannon

Historically, Delta State University has fielded one of the top baseball teams at the Division II level. Last season, the Statesmen reached the Division II NCAA College World Series behind ...

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Hawaii Volcano Erupts from Summit, Sends Huge Plume into Sky

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit before dawn Thursday, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky.

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Trump Reimbursed Michael Cohen as Much as $250,000 for Unspecified "Expenses"

President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to ...

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Midtown Celebration

Since Midfest's start in 2014, the street festival and block party has been focused on celebrating what the midtown area has to offer, showcasing local businesses and the creative talents ...