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Parole Reform, Pay Raises and COVID-19: 2021 Legislative Preview

In spite of the monumental work ahead of the Legislature, there is good reason to question the wisdom of holding the session now at all. With a two-thirds vote, the ...

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The Most Intriguing of 2020

Thinking of a recent year as eventful as 2020 would be quite the challenge. Nevertheless, the Jackson Free Press chose a handful of Mississippians who have made headlines this year, ...

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'We Have Forgotten Who We Are': Denial and Death in Mississippi Hospitals

Health-care professionals, including hospitalists and clinicians, have spoken to the Jackson Free Press about the persistent denialism coming from the public as well as political leadership.

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Chicks We Love 2020

This year's Chicks We Love package showcases a number of influential women who do their part to bolster the city that we call home.

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Crossroads 2020 Film Reviews

This year's Crossroads Film Festival allows participants to stream any of the event's 18 films on their own time through the festival's end on Dec. 15. Read our writers' reviews ...

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Let the People Decide: Hoping for Equality in Voting

In addition to the 18 films being offered during the Crossroads Film Festival, the event will also include a handful of panel discussions.

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Crossroads 2020 Film Festival Moves to a Virtual Platform

Despite the lack of people going to movie theaters because of COVID-19, Crossroads Film Society remains determined to put on a successful film festival, but this year it will look ...

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‘Dear Johnny Reb,’ an Anti-Love Letter to Confederate Memorials in Mississippi

In his recent short film, "Dear Johnny Reb," Jacksonian Philip Scarborough and a group of native Mississippians lament the damage that these statues have wrought through their immobility.

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2020 Election Issue Espy v. Hyde-Smith, Westbrooks v. Griffis

On the Nov. 3 ballot, the presidential election headlines a contest that includes the long-awaited Senate rematch between former U.S. Rep. and Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy and incumbent U.S. Sen. ...

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Seth Power: Advocating for Mississippi and Celebrating Milestones in Life and Music

In the last year, Seth Power has released two albums, and multiple radio stations have played his single, “I Do.”

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Young Influentials 2020

Time and time again, members of the under-40 group in Jackson demonstrate just how successful Mississippians can be with a little ambition, creativity and perseverance. Take a look at this ...

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Policing Mental Illness: The Death of Mario Clark and the Need for Alternatives

One in four killings in police officers' hands involved someone with mental-health issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center, based in Arlington, Va., reports.

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Best of Jackson: Legal

During times as tough as these, no one needs the hassle that can come with searching for an appropriate legal counsel for whatever needs we may have.

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Talking Health Care With Mike Espy

Of all the issues separating Mike Espy from his opponent, Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, their approach to health care may represent the starkest divide.

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Museum Directory, Current Hours & COVID Precautions

Browse the following list to see which museums catch your interest and their respective opening statuses.