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Mississippi House Shake-Up Ahead

With four open seats and four special elections ahead, the Mississippi House of Representatives can expect a shake-up in the coming months, ahead of the 2018 legislative session.

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Patching Potholes: A Metaphor for Jackson

Running a city for a four-year (or sometimes shorter) term is an admittedly daunting task, with the transfer of political strategies, staff and power.

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Will Vote'

The odds of the Senate voting on health-care legislation are slim at this point.

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‘Great for Grove Park’

A couple of weeks ago, I watched in amazement during an acrimonious Jackson City Council debate regarding a proposed partnership with the Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity & Urban League ...

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5th Circuit Must Rule on Petitions, Issue Mandate Before HB 1523 Becomes Law

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will have to decide whether to hear plaintiffs' petition to re-hear their case against House Bill 1523; the law does not go into ...

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A Plea to My Fellow Evangelicals: Call Out Trump

After several days of prayerful consideration, I realized that the potential positives of the Trump administration do not justify the many other actions that go against the teachings I hold ...

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'I Love It'

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out his email chain with Rob Goldstone on July 11, which appears to confirm that Russian officials offered to pass on incriminating information about Hillary Clinton ...

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New Council Leaders Laud ‘Brand-New Era’ for Jackson

With a new mayor riding into Jackson with a strong mandate, returning city council members are predicting that much can change for the capital city—in a good way.

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Pride Month Is Over, But the Fight Isn’t

It is interesting that the three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which lifted the injunction blocking HB 1523, did so in June during the last week ...

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To Avoid Funerals, Mississippi Drug Summit Targets Opioid, Heroin Addiction

Attorney General Jim Hood believes he has been to several funerals of people this year who have died from opioid overdoses, but said today that no one talked about the ...

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Residents to Vote on Additional Funds for Hinds County School District

Hinds County voters will vote this August for additional funds to improve schools in the Hinds County School District.

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Plaintiffs Fighting House Bill 1523 Ask Full 5th Circuit to Re-Hear Case

Twelve Mississippians have asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear their case against House Bill 1523, now law, in front of all the judges.

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Tillman, Priester Voted to Lead City Council, Lumumba Announces Appointees

Jacksonians crowded into City Hall today, leaving no standing room, at the first city council meeting with the newly elected mayor and council body.

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Data: Mississippi Kids Rely on Medicaid; Many in Rural Areas Supporting Trump

A majority of Mississippi kids rely on Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program for health care in the state.

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Finding Great U.S. Journalism

Trump is waging a constant battle with what he considers the purveyors of "fake news," while those same news outlets struggle to keep up with the stream of misinformation and ...


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