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City’s Water Crisis: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

At its Aug. 20 meeting, the Jackson City Council passed an ordinance to allow administrative hearings for water-and-sewer bill complaints. The City will hire a hearing officer to consider evidence ...

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‘Hispanic Project’ Seeded Dangerous Poultry Jobs

In the mid-1980s, Shannon Evans took a job at a rural poultry plant in Mississippi. There, she witnessed a parade of slime-soaked horrors, including amputations.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Media: Horse-Race Election Reporting Signifies Nothing

It is vital to stop treating elections like a fun, two-sided thrill ride, which (usually male) political reporters and campaign strategists love—and they're getting paid either way, even if your ...

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Mississippi Sex Traffickers Target Children, Homeless LGBT Kids

Young people in Mississippi are among the most vulnerable targets and least visible victims of trafficking, the executive director of Mississippians Against Human Trafficking said.

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Reducing City's Health-Care Costs Is Priority for Jackson City Council

Rising health-care costs prompted the Jackson City Council to focus on ways it can help at its Aug. 22 budget meeting.

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ICE Raids 'Fire From Our Hellish Past,' Rights Leader Says in Canton

Daisy Martinez fought back tears as she told an audience at a Mississippi church, including Rev. William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign, about her mother Maria, an undocumented immigrant ...

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Mississippi House Speaker Gunn Doubles Down on Call to Change State Flag

During his appearance at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club, a Rotarian asked Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn about his view on changing Mississippi's state flag, which bears Confederate imagery ...

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OPINION: Has the Heart of America Changed? Justice for Emmett Louis Till Now.

"As the U.S. Department of Justice investigates Emmett Till's murder and Carolyn Bryant Donham's confession, we must do everything in our power to make our voices known and demand that ...

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Hood Criticizes 'Legal Corruption,' Pushes for Medicaid, Mental-Health Reform

On the heels of Tate Reeves' victory in the Republican runoff for Mississippi governor, Democratic nominee Jim Hood emphasized the urgency of health-care reform for Mississippians at the Jackson Medical ...

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Hood Vows to 'Prosecute' on Issues as Reeves Wins GOP Gov Nod

Just moments after Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves clenched the Republican nomination for governor in Tuesday night's runoff, his Democratic opponent in the November general election vowed to mount a ...

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OPINION: Abandon Political Labels and Work Together

Either way that you lean, when it comes to politics, there is much bickering and fighting that I personally believe is unnecessary, similar to two young siblings fighting over who ...

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Under Reeves, Mississippi Now the Last State With No Equal-Pay Law

Under Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Mississippi became the only state without an equal-pay law. Three equal-pay bills died this year in the Mississippi Senate, where Reeves has significant say over ...

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Men and Corporate Donors Dominate in GOP Runoff for Governor

More than $3 million has flowed to the two candidates in Mississippi's Republican primary runoff since July 27—and the bulk of that money came from political action committees, corporations and ...

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Jackson Opts for Hearings for Water-Bill Complaints

Residents now have a new process for appealing their water bills after the Jackson City Council passed an ordinance at the Aug. 20 meeting to allow administrative hearings for water- ...

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OPINION: Put Your Thoughts and Prayers Into Common-Sense Gun Legislation

Many lawmakers in this country on the local, state and federal levels have been slow to speak about guns. Even though there have been many mass shootings in the U.S., ...

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