The Mississippi Free Press asked a court on Monday to hold that Mississippi House Republican Caucus meetings must be open to the public under the Open Meetings Act. Last year, the full Mississippi Ethics Commission rejected the Mississippi Free Press’ argument and declared that the Legislature is not a “public body” under the law.
As the Magnolia State continues to lead the nation in stillbirth rates, the Mississippi State Department of Health is aiming to save 124 babies’ lives yearly through a partnership with a nonprofit program and its Count The Kicks app. Stillbirths are also called fetal deaths, meaning the death of a fetus between 20 weeks of […]
It’s been hard not to notice the rise in COVID-19 cases lately. And while few are expressing the alarm of past waves, some politicians on upcoming ballots are trying to channel the anti-public health fervor of 2020 and 2021 into votes this fall. “Let me say it again – there will be no mask mandates, […]
Jackson Parks and Recreation Director Ison Harris Jr. has resigned after eight years with the department, Mayor Chokwe Lumumb’s office announced in a statement on Sept. 8. It’s the second resignation of a leading city official in the Mississippi capital this month after Public Works Director Khalid Woods resigned on Sept. 4. “Mr. Harris handled […]