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War Against Potholes: The City Battles Nature, Resources

To people in Jackson, who have to battle blown tires, crooked front-end alignments and nearly drowned children, the distinction between potholes, sinkholes and utility cuts are meaningless.

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Sen. Horhn to Seek Yes or No Vote in Legislature on State Flag Change

State Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson, said he will file a bill asking lawmakers to take an up or down vote to keep or change the Mississippi state flag, the last ...

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High-Speed Chases, Airport Takeover on Council Agenda Tonight

In the past two weeks, a number of people have made political hay out of Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes' remark about throwing bottles and bricks at suburban cop cars ...

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Is UMMC Mississippi Products' Unnamed Contractor?

Records indicate that the University of Mississippi Medical Center may be the mystery contractor Jonathan Lee won't name.

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How Many Hotels Can Downtown Support?

For close to eight hours every day, a tower crane soaring above Jackson swivels and pivots like the minute hand of a clock gone a little haywire.

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Growing Up Lumumba

On a flight from Detroit to Washington, D.C., in 1977, a young lawyer named Chokwe Lumumba saw something he'd never seen before: a flight-attendant crew consisting of three black women.

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Bomp, Bomp: Law & Order and the Race for Hinds County District Attorney

It's hard to tell whether Robert Shuler Smith, the top prosecutor in Hinds County, is confident he'll coast to a third term as district attorney—or if he's scared out of ...


Death of Choctaw Activist Rexdale Henry in Neshoba Jail Prompts Private Autopsy

A private autopsy is under way for Rexdale W. Henry, a 53-year-old man found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Miss., on July 14.

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Stonewall, Jackson and the Little Moments that Matter Most

I've had more encounters with police in the three and a half years I've lived in Mississippi than ever before in my life.

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Hosemann's Office: No Voter ID Needed

Up until recently, a Mississippi citizen looking for voting information on the secretary of state's website might have been confused.

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James Anderson Hate Murder Fallout Continues

Sarah Adelia Graves and Shelbie Brooke Richards, who are white, pleaded guilty in federal court in Jackson to charges associated with the murder of James Craig Anderson, a black man ...

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Supreme Court: Stallworth Does Not Have to Register as a Sex Offender

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled today that a Jackson pastor, who was convicted of a sex crime in another state but had the conviction expunged, does not have to register ...

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Yarber's City Shakeup Targets JRA, Judge

Mayor Tony Yarber's city shakeup continues as he has moved to terminate a municipal judge and is likely to appoint several new members to the Jackson Redevelopment Authority.

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Silencing Our Fear of Youth

This issue is all about uplifting black boys, but it's hard to empower black boys when we are so invested in constantly tearing them down.

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Chokwe Lumumba Center Opens with Ferguson Talk

Last night, the Chokwe Lumumba Center for Economic Democracy and Development opened to the public with its first public event: a town hall meeting about protests in Ferguson, Mo. sparked ...

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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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Report: Meridian Prison Still a ‘Cesspool’

New information about a troubled private prison raises questions about a Jackson company that has a contract to provide medical care and the possible role of a local judge.

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Stalemate at the Jail

The inability to come to a consensus over fixing Raymond Detention Center was again thrust into the spotlight recently following a scathing report of a Hinds County grand jury that ...

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Rebel Land: A Racial History of Oxford and Ole Miss

“I saw years of work of digging out of this hole covered back up. I felt quite disgusted, and there are still some feelings there of discontent even today.”

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James Covington Drops Out of House 65 Race

James Covington, who appeared to be headed for a Democratic runoff with businessman Chris Bell, says he is ending his candidacy for Mississippi House District 65.