City of Ridgeland Signs Library Contract, Averting Ridgeland Library Shutdown
The City of Ridgeland has signed a standalone contract with the Madison County Library System and sent a third-quarter payment that had previously been withheld. The payment averted a potential library shutdown and ended, for now, the long-running dispute between the library board and the city administration that began at the beginning of this year.
Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Emotional Intelligence Needed in Reproductive Rights Discussion
Hattiesburg, Miss., native Virginia Sciolino writes that when having discussions centering abortion and women’s reproductive rights, emotional intelligence and empathy is needed to break barriers and to challenge systemic disparities. We should “come into conversations with an emphasis on empathy, boundaries, mutual care and respect,” she writes.
MBI Will Not Release Names of Mississippi Police Who Shoot People, Negating Transparency Efforts
Jackson police officers shot at least four people between January 2021 and July 2022, but the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will not release their names.