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Recent bill could be contributing to increase in vagrancy

A bill authored by a North Mississippi lawmaker likely has increased panhandling in the capital city.

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Special Olympics hosts fundraiser

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

The Children’s Defense Fund recently released nine policy changes that could help lift 5.5 million children across the country out of poverty.

If all goes according to plan, contractors could begin repaving yet another section of North State Street by mid-August.








Measles

Need any more proof that Mississippi did the right thing by being strict on requiring childhood vaccinations?



Gerrymandering

As an increasing number of lower courts rule against election lines drawn for partisan purposes, the situation begs for the U.S. Supreme Court to provide guidance as to what’s legal and what’s not.


Rising suicide rates

America’s rising suicide rate, up 35 percent since 2000, deserves more attention than it’s been getting. A recent report in The Washington Post suggests that pursuing policies that help the working class might help.





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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.