Saturday, September 22, 2018

Jackson Free Press

Kavanaugh ‘Lied Under Oath’ About Pickering, Former U.S. Senator Says

As U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh struggles amid allegations of sexual misconduct, newly released emails bolster claims that he misled U.S. senators in...

City Settles Yarber-Era Sexual Harassment, Pay-to-Play Lawsuit

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously (5-0) at the Sept. 11 meeting to settle a longstanding sexual harassment lawsuit against former Mayor Tony Yarber...

Hyde-Smith Declines Invite to Mississippi’s First U.S. Senate Debate in 10...

Exactly 10 years and one day after the last time Mississippi voters had a chance to watch their top-tier U.S. Senate candidates debate, Millsaps...

McDaniel: Black Mississippians Begged for ‘Government Scraps’ for 100 Years

OXFORD, Miss.—The 38 percent of Mississippians who are black voters have been "begging for government scraps" for 100 years, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel,...

Bucking Conventional Wisdom, David Baria Touts Pro-Roe, Liberal Platform

In his first general election campaign ad, Mississippi Democratic House Minority Leader David Baria positioned himself as an unapologetic liberal in his bid for...

Mississippi Sets 1-Day Hearing to Start State Budget Process

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers will hold a single day of public hearings next week to start the monthslong process of writing a...

OPINION: Time to Give Mississippians Access to Medical Marijuana

Given the current crisis associated with widespread opioid abuse, dependence and deaths, Mississippi’s leaders must find an effective and safer alternative to prescribing narcotic...

Historic Victory for Espy in Mississippi Is ‘Not An Illusion,’ George...

Democrat Mike Espy could be the next U.S. senator from Mississippi, renowned conservative columnist George Will wrote in a Sept. 5 piece in the...

Kavanaugh and a Mississippi Judge: Did Nominee Mislead Congress on Pickering?

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears to have been more involved in President George W. Bush's 2003 nomination of then-U.S. District Judge Charles...

Release JPD Officers’ Names in 72 Hours, Task Force Recommends

The rise in officer-involved shootings under Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, now at nine, and the lack of transparency thereafter posed an issue for the...