Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Women’s Group Honors Evelyn Gandy: ‘A Giant in Mississippi Politics’

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—The first thing Jennifer Ingram Johnson wanted to do after she registered to vote in the early 1990s was visit Evelyn Gandy at...

Water Tampering to Bring Penalties, City of Jackson Promises

Water customers have been cutting the wires to their meters or destroying them to purposely prevent the city from reading the meters, Bob Miller,...

Jackson Marks Mom’s Equal Pay Day: ‘We Are Worth Equal Pay’

Kristian Stamps, 13, wants to become a crime scene investigator when she grows up. Kristian, the daughter of Ward 4 Councilman De'Keither Stamps, said...

Striving to Empower Women Voters

Rapper and activist Genesis Be was sitting at least a dozen rows back from the stage on May 26 at the Mountainfilm Festival in...

The Fight for Family Goes On

Baby Owen reached his tiny hand across the counter, his blue eyes meeting Hinds County Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn's, as he wrapped his thumb...

Black Voting Strength at Stake in Republican Request to 5th Circuit

JACKSON—Mississippi Republican leaders are fighting a ruling to increase black voting power in a gerrymandered state Senate district that meanders about 100 miles from...

Medical Marijuana Program on 2020 Ballot in Mississippi

JACKSON—Medical-marijuana advocates have hit the magic number required to get the issue on the Mississippi ballot in time for the 2020 elections. Jamie Grantham,...

AG Candidates Praise ‘Heartbeat Bill,’ Anti-LGBT Laws, Tort Reform

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—About 50 people showed up at a venue that would seat 1,200 on Wednesday night to hear Republican candidates explain why voters should...

Mississippi Mental Health Lawsuit Poses Concerns for Civil Rights

As a mental-health lawsuit claiming a violation of the civil rights of mentally ill Mississippians moves forward, Joy Hogge has in mind "a young...