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Mississippi Official Defends Own Comment About 'Woke' Voters

Mississippi's top elections official says he thinks people are doing a “hatchet job” on him over comments he made in a television interview about “woke” and “uninformed” voters on college ...

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Conservation Groups Sue Engineer Corps Over Yazoo Pumps

A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the ...

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Letter to Biden Says ‘Trump’s Racist Raid’ Caused Damage to Immigrants, He Must Reverse

A letter to President Joe Biden is demanding action to address the plight of immigrant workers in the wake of the August 2019 federal raid of food-processing plants in six ...

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Justices to Hear Mississippi Marijuana Initiative Arguments

The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that challenges the state initiative process and seeks to block development of a medical marijuana program.

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Analysis: Mississippi Unlikely to Ease Its Election Laws

Mississippi legislators imposed no new limits on the election process during their recently ended session, but this state already had some of the strictest voting laws in the U.S.

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‘This Is Not an Entitlement Program’: Ballot Initiative Seeks to Expand Medicaid Coverage

Hundreds of thousands of Mississippians could receive expanded Medicaid coverage from the newly created Ballot Initiative 76, which would expand Medicaid coverage to those under 138% of the federal poverty ...

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Lumumba Wins Mayoral Primary, Two Ward Seats Head to Run-Off on April 27

With 13,735 votes for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba in the Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday, he won the Democratic nomination and heads to the June 8 general election to face ...

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Mississippi and Secret Service Work on Cybercrime Task Force

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch said Tuesday that her office has established a partnership with the U.S. Secret Service and in-state law enforcement agencies to investigate financial crimes that occur ...

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‘Figure Pulled Out of the Sky’: Mayor Swipes at Council for Approving $500,000 for Deputies

Putting $500,000 into the hands of the Hinds County Sheriff's Department to put deputies in the capital city is "fiscally irresponsible," Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba told the Jackson Free Press ...

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Analysis: Mississippi Capitol Actions Have Real-Life Impact

The first bill legislators passed and the governor signed this year has had an easy-to-see impact. House Bill 1 put the design of the new magnolia-themed state flag into law.

Mississippi 2020 Election Lines, Continued

Voters across the metro gather to cast their ballots for the Nov. 3, 2020, election.

Mississippi 2020 Election Lines

A gallery of the 2020 Election Lines that JFP staff experienced on the morning of ...

Legislature Votes to Change State Flag

Pictures from the Mississippi State Capitol's Saturday deliberations over the state flag on June 27.

Protest at the Governor's Mansion, June 6, 2020

The Black Lives Matter Mississippi Protest at the Governor's Mansion on June 6, 2020, included ...

2020 State of the State Gallery

Newly elected Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves delivered his first State of State address on Monday, ...

Tate Reeves Gubernatorial Inauguration Gallery

Republican Tate Reeves is now the governor of Mississippi, presiding over a deeply red government ...

Election Night Watch Parties Nov. 5, 2019

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves held an election watch party at the Westin Hotel in ...

Neshoba County Fair

Mississippi candidates for statewide office pitched their case at the Neshoba County Fair on July ...

Mass Incarceration Rally

Citizens rallied against mass incarceration in Brandon, Miss., on July 29. Family and friends of ...

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

Chris McDaniel on Morning Joe

"Mississippi won't send a Dem to DC, says Chris McDaniel"

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

More Trump Rally Footage

More Trump Rally Footage

Trump Rally

Trump Rally

Lee Announces Candidacy

Jonathan Lee announces his candidacy for Jackson mayor. (Audio is muffled near the end.)

A Tea Party Chat: Excerpt

Central Mississippi Tea Party President Janis Lane questions giving women the right to vote. She spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave on June 14, 2012.