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Arielle Dreher

News Reporter Arielle Dreher is working on finding some new hobbies and adopting an otter from the Jackson Zoo. Email her story ideas at Follow her on Twitter at @arielle_amara. She attended Azusa Pacific and Columbia universities.

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An (Almost) Full House at Mississippi Legislature, Must Still Replace Moore

The House of Representatives is one member shy of a full house, after a series of retirements and resignations in the off-season.

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Addressing the Civil Rights Movement Today

Clayborne Carson has studied the life and works of Martin Luther King Jr. more than most, and in his estimation, the Civil Rights Movement would have gone on just as ...

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Guns Part of 'Non-violent' Movement in Mississippi Due to White Resistance

The formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Civil Rights veteran Charles Cobb Jr. said, was one of the pivotal ways the state has changed the country.

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New JPS Board Inspects Contracts, Demands Data and Accountability

The atmosphere got tense in the Jackson Public Schools boardroom on Tuesday night as board members drilled question after question at contractors helping the school district with its corrective action ...

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A Legal Battle for Same-Sex Parental Rights

Christina and Kimberly could not get married in Mississippi in 2009. Same-sex marriage was illegal at the time and would be legal until 2015, so the couple went to Massachusetts ...

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UPDATED: The Fallout of the Ayers Settlement

Three of Mississippi's historically black colleges and universities—Alcorn State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State—had a lot to gain back in 1975 when Jake Ayers filed a lawsuit against the ...

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Silent Protesters Will Greet Trump at Opening of Mississippi Museums

The Mississippi chapter of the NAACP and a Hinds County Democratic committee are calling for Trump's surprise plans to visit to Jackson this weekend to be cancelled.

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UPDATED: Trump May Be in Jackson for Civil Rights, History Museums' Opening

This weekend, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will open their doors—and President Donald Trump might make an appearance.

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JPS Better Together Commission Will Secure Contractor This Month

The Better Together Commission will issue a request for proposal today in its search for an independent contractor to study Jackson Public Schools for about 10 months in 2018.

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Non-Partisan Group: Fly Stennis Flag Instead of Official State Version

A new grassroots group of Mississippians is advocating for replacing the controversial Mississippi flag for urging residents to fly a different one themselves.

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