Crisis Averted: Jackson Mayor, Council Allow Waste Management Six Months of Trash Pickup

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba in a mask, blue suit and no tie, addressing a wall of reporters

Waste Management Inc. will continue to pick up trash for six more months with the City going through another round of contract procurement during that period, ending a standoff between Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and the Jackson City Council, at least for now. Today, the city council decided to dismiss the case it had brought on Monday, Sept. 27, and provide a service continuity after the current Waste Management contract lapses at midnight tonight.

Political Ideologies Predict Science Denial in America’s War Against COVID-19 Vaccines

Crowd of protestors holding up a giant American flag

In the U.S., polling on intent to get vaccinated shows a massive political divide. Counties that went for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election show higher vaccination rates than counties that went for Donald Trump. Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Committee’s summer meeting cheered the fact that the U.S. didn’t meet Biden’s July 4 vaccination goals for the country.