R.L. Nave

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On Punishment

An attorney friend put it best when she told me that equality and progress can't just mean taking the same broken system that victimizes black and brown folks and applying ...

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An Open Letter to Our Teachers

I don't doubt for a second that there are bad teachers who just show up to collect a paycheck, but I can't recall ever having a teacher who I didn't ...

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Jackson Eyes Federal DOT Grants

Mayor Tony Yarber hopes Uncle Sam can help the City of Jackson with some of its infrastructure challenges.

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The Tough Work After LGBT Marriage

Married on Saturday, fired on Monday. Rob Hill, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign of Mississippi, said the scenario is a real possibility and fear of LGBT people and ...

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Zinn Touts Jackson Ties in Home Stretch

Going into the final two weeks before a runoff election for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, Walter Zinn is emphasizing his time spent working for the City of Jackson.

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City Looks to Fill $700 Million Infrastructure Funding Gap

Several shiny new pieces of recently purchased heavy equipment rumbled through the streets of downtown Jackson this morning.

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Yarber: Infrastructure Red Tape Hurts Black Cities

Mayor Tony Yarber feels like he's between a rock and a hard place when it comes to addressing Jackson's failing infrastructure.

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JPD Remembers Fallen Police, Stresses Trust Building

After hoisting a crisp new American flag above Jackson police headquarters, Jackson's top law-enforcement officials remembered officers who've fallen in the line of duty.

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Defining Effective School Discipline in JPS

On May 6, Jackson Public Schools seemed to be suffering from a split personality. That morning, at Wingfield High School in south Jackson, education advocates and school officials hailed the ...

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Siemens Water Meter Work Could Resume Within Weeks

Work could soon resume on the Siemens water-meter installation project, a top Jackson public-works official said May 7.

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Commish OKs $13 Million First-Year Sales Tax Plan

The commission in charge of Jackson's special sales tax plan approved spending approximately $13 million.

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Mr. Zinn and Mr. Whitwell Want to Go to Washington

Walter Howard Zinn and Quentin Whitwell, both former Jackson residents, are two of the 13 men competing in a May 12 special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alan ...

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