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Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released a second amended executive order concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rally for Education Equity in Mississippi

On Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. Central, the Institute for Democratic Education in America is hosting a rally in downtown Jackson, Mississippi with the support of national organizations Journey for Justice Alliance, Center for Popular Democracy, and local organizations One Voice, and Our JPS.

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Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee Calls on Leaders to Repeal and Replace Mississippi State Flag

The Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee is calling upon Gov. Tate Reeves, Lieutenant Gov. Delbert Hosemann, and the Mississippi Legislature to immediately halt the use of white supremacist, Confederate symbolism on the official state flag.

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Mayoral Executive Order Amending the City of Jackson Police Department's Use of Force Policy

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an executive order amending Jackson Police Department's use of force policy.

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OPINION: Mississippi Community Leaders Support Removal of the Mississippi State Flag

"In Mississippi, the state flag is the most visible symbol of white supremacy. For many black Mississippians, the flag is traumatizing because it is a constant reminder of oppression."

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Three Charged in $180 Million Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

An indictment against three individuals for their alleged involvement in various schemes to defraud Medicare, TRICARE, and private insurance companies, and their conspiracy to launder the proceeds has been unsealed today.

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Mayor Lumumba Issues Statement in Support of George Floyd Demonstration and Black Lives Matter Movement

“Today, as we all pause to commemorate the life of George Floyd, I extend my heartfelt sympathies to his family and loved ones. I stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all of those engaging in civil disobedience against police brutality and the abuse of black bodies across the country and around the world."

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Health Officials to Release Names of Long-term Care Facilities With COVID-19 Outbreaks

After reviewing the recent Hinds County Chancery Court ruling regarding the release of possible protected patient information, the Mississippi Attorney General’s office has recommended that the Mississippi State Department of Health release the names of current long-term care facilities that have COVID-19 outbreaks.

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WIC Benefits Soon Available Through EBT Cards

The Mississippi State Department of Health Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is transitioning from a direct distribution food system to a retail food system via an electronic benefit transfer card.

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Governor Tate Reeves Launches Back to Business Mississippi Website to Help Small Businesses Recover from COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.

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