Saturday, December 15, 2018

Jackson Free Press

Mike Espy Files to Run Against Hyde-Smith in 2020 Rematch

On his 65th birthday, Democrat Mike Espy filed Friday morning to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by incumbent Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith...

Bloomberg Gives $1 Million for Jackson Art; Talks 2020 Plans, Stop-and-Frisk

The small-statured, thick-accented former billionaire mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, descended upon Jackson on Nov. 29 to announce a $1-million public-art grant,...

Mike Espy Came Closer to Senate Seat Than Any Dem Since...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy did not win his bid for U.S. Senate in Tuesday night's special election, but he came closer than...

Judicial Run-off: Black Women Lead Hinds Circuit; Bryant Choices Bomb

Hinds County voters had a harder decision to make than most on Nov. 27, with six judicial seats up for grabs alongside the hotly...

EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘Tis the Season for Kindness

One day, I was sitting at one of the computers at church when my friend walked over and handed me something."I saw this and...

End Near for Racist Politics in Mississippi?

When U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith took the microphone on a chilly Nov. 2 in Tupelo, Miss., she could not possibly have known what lay...

‘They Want a Roe Test Case’: 15-Week Abortion Ban Moving Forward

For eight months, the nation's toughest abortion bill hung in limbo. The 2018 Mississippi Legislature sent the Gestational Age Act, called HB 1510, to...

LiveBlog: 2018 Run-Off Coverage From the Jackson Free Press

Coverage from JFP reporters, poll problems, headlines and returns for Tuesday, November 27, 2018. (Retweets of candidates or opinion pieces are not endorsements.)

UPDATED: Election Night Watch Parties

UPDATE: Nov. 27 watch parties are listed below.Today is Election Day, which means two things: voting and watch parties. Here are watch parties with...

Absentee Voting Lawsuit Unfolding on Day of Mississippi Run-off Election

Three individuals and the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP brought a civil-rights suit against the State for absentee-ballot issues ahead of the U.S....