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Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state's only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound and banning protesters from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

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City Launches Online Building Permit Platform, Ward 2 Special Election Today Till 7 p.m.

People seeking building permits in Jackson can now do so online with a new platform Jackson’s Department of Planning and Development developed.

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Mississippi Governor Proposes Phasing Out State Income Tax

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that the state should phase out its individual income tax by 2030 to attract new residents and businesses that could boost economic growth.

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Hailing Biden and Harris Win, Jackson City Council Calls for Unity

With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris projected as the winners of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, members of the Jackson City Council Tuesday congratulated them and urged for unity ...

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Gov. Reeves Would Defy Nationwide COVID-19 Lockdown: ‘We Will Certainly Fight’

Gov. Tate Reeves signaled today that he would refuse to participate in a nationwide lockdown if the incoming Joe Biden administration called for such a measure, promising instead defiance and ...

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Mississippi’s Third Coronavirus Spike Is Here

Mississippi’s brief reprieve from the rest of the nation’s dire wave of COVID-19 is now firmly over, with last week’s early warning signs replaced with blaring sirens out of schools, ...

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Mississippi Lawmaker Apologizes for Tweet About Secession

Rep. Price Wallace of Mendenhall apologized Wednesday for a social media post advocating secession from the United States after Democrat Joe Biden became president-elect.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Joy and Pain of Fighting for U.S. Democracy

Donald Trump is just one man. The real threat is the terrifying number of Americans who dote on him no matter what he does. His supporters are often described as ...

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Don’t Lose Hope: State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers on COVID-19

Dr. Paul Byers sat down with the Jackson Free Press on Nov. 4 to discuss the Mississippi State Department of Health's approach to the COVID-19 crisis, now in the early ...

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