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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.

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Jackson’s Batches of Green Patches

Venturing out and embracing nature may be just the mental reprieve we have been needing, and the capital city has options aplenty for residents and visitors alike to peruse.

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Break Out Your Earbuds: Jackson-based Podcasts

If you are searching for something new to listen to during your lunch break or on long drives, look no further than this list of podcasts featuring Jackson metro residents ...

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‘Young King’ Looks toward New Horizons

Christopher Windfield says he grew up in some of the worst neighborhoods of Jackson. He grew accustomed to having family and friends involved in street activities.

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Lonely Farewells on the Front Line of Coronavirus

For many Mississippians, coronavirus metrics are numbers on a screen. For the many health care workers who spoke to the Jackson Free Press, it is the cadence of their lives, ...

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In the Spirit of Medgar: State Flag Came Down the Week Slain Hero Would’ve Turned 95

When the signature of Gov. Tate Reeves put an end to the 126-year reign of the former Mississippi flag with the Confederate emblem on June 30, it was two days ...

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Losing Queenyanna: Could Quicker Response Have Saved Her Life?

Queenyanna Davis would have been 6 years old on June 23, but she was murdered. She attended Watkins Elementary School in Jackson.

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Guys We Love 2020

June is the month we all show appreciation to the fathers in our lives who have shown us support and love over the years. In celebration of Father's Day, the ...

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Rad Grads 2020

This month, students across the globe graduated from their colleges or universities. These graduates have spent countless hours studying, giving presentations and otherwise working hard to earn their degrees so ...

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‘We Have Not Met Our Peak’: Dr. LouAnn Woodward on UMMC’s Battle Against COVID-19

LouAnn Woodward spoke to the Jackson Free Press about the breakthroughs in testing and treatment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as well as the state's larger coronavirus strategy.

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Amazing Teens 2020

While COVID-19 has forced school closures, the Jackson Free Press is still recognizing some of the rising stars of the Jackson metro through our annual Amazing Teens issue.

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Easter Family Fun: Character Cornhole

I am sure many of you have children who have been home from school for too long and are getting antsy for something to do. Well, with a little creativity, ...

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