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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Gov. Reeves, Denial Ain’t a River in Mississippi

"Gov. Tate Reeves has done precisely the wrong things to quell this virus. He could have led his party and supporters in Mississippi instead of sheepishly kowtowing to the extremists."

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UMMC Health Leaders: COVID-19, Nursing Shortages Threaten Crisis Standard of Care

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, called on Gov. Tate Reeves to reinstate the ...

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Special Election Runoff Will Fill Seat in Mississippi House

Two candidates will compete in runoff Tuesday to fill a seat in the Mississippi House.

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Griffis Certified as Winner of Mississippi High Court Race

Mississippi election commissioners on Friday certified that Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland won a Supreme Court race in the central part of the state.

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Analysis: Politics Infuse Mississippi Governor's Budget Plan

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is using his state budget proposal to appeal to a conservative voting base. He's proposing a new $3 million “Patriotic Education Fund” because he says young ...

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OPINION: Black Women Have Shown Us The Way; We Must Keep Feet on The Gas

"With strong progressive Black female political figures such as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams leading the way, Black women are poised to take this new decade by storm."

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Mississippi Mental Health Agency Getting New Leader in 2021

The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health will retire Jan. 31 as the state continues to face a federal court order to improve community-based services.

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Jackson Repeals Noise Rule on Only Mississippi Abortion Clinic

Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state's only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound and banning protesters from approaching ...

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Lee and Lewis in Ward 2 Runoff; Archie Blasts Broadband Inequity, Homeless Drop-off

The special election to the City of Jackson's Ward 2 council seat will proceed to a runoff after no candidate met the 50% vote majority required to win in the ...

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Deadlines Set in Lawsuit Over Mississippi Medical Marijuana

The Mississippi Supreme Court is setting deadlines for attorneys to file arguments in a mayor's lawsuit that questions the legitimacy of the medical marijuana initiative that voters approved by a ...

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

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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.