Thursday, September 19, 2019

Jackson Free Press

EDITOR’S NOTE: Media: Horse-Race Election Reporting Signifies Nothing

Did you know that something earth-shattering happened in the Republican runoff for governor last week? It was far beyond two men trying to prove...

Mississippi Sex Traffickers Target Children, Homeless LGBT Kids

While poverty, under-education, drug addiction, and lack of family structure place children and young adults at risk for sex trafficking, "any kid who has...

Reducing City’s Health-Care Costs Is Priority for Jackson City Council

JACKSON — Rising health-care costs prompted the Jackson City Council to focus on ways it can help at its Aug. 22 budget meeting.Ward 2...

ICE Raids ‘Fire From Our Hellish Past,’ Rights Leader Says in...

CANTON, Miss.—Daisey Martinez fought back tears as she told an audience at a Mississippi church, including Rev. William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign,...

Gunn Doubles Down on Call to Change State Flag

During his appearance at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club, Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn devoted his time to discussing the 2019 legislative session,...

Hood Criticizes ‘Legal Corruption,’ Pushes for Medicaid, Mental-Health Reform

JACKSON—On the heels of Tate Reeves' victory in the Republican runoff for Mississippi governor, Democratic nominee Jim Hood emphasized the urgency of health-care reform...

Hood Vows to ‘Prosecute’ on Issues as Reeves Wins GOP Gov...

JACKSON—Just moments after Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves clenched the Republican nomination for governor in Tuesday night's runoff, his Democratic opponent in the November...

OPINION: Abandon Political Labels and Work Together

During this election season, politicians left and right are campaigning tough. Since our primary elections, things have heated up even more with the runoffs....

Under Reeves, Mississippi Now the Last State With No Equal-Pay Law

As a 3- and 4-year-old child, Cassandra Welchlin would get up early in the morning and walk with her mother to work, waving at...