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To Gate or Not to Gate?new

Jackson residents could erect gates to their neighborhoods, and still have the city pay for their streets, under a proposed ordinance.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  06-02-2011  |  Housing & Development

NAACP President: Segregation Still a Problemnew

NAACP President Derrick Johnson's spoke during a community meeting in Jackson, Miss.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  04-05-2010  |  Race & Class

Stanford Needed Regulation, Hood Saysnew

Mississippi's Attorney General Jim Hood blames the lax attitude of the Bush administration to scandals like Stanford Financial, which has deep ties in the state.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  03-27-2009  |  Crime & Justice

"Evacuees Face Confusion," "BellSouth Looting Competitors?" and ""Booting Delinquents"new

AltWeeklies Award - News Story (1500 words or less)
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  04-21-2008  |  Media

Los Cuentos Chinos: Immigration Myths and Realitiesnew

How do immigration tall tales size up to the truth?
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  02-22-2008  |  Immigration

Au Naturale, Or No?new

Lampkin Butts, president of Sanderson Farms in Laurel, Miss., said his company and the Truthful Labeling Coalition want the USDA to crack down on the "100 percent all natural" label, claiming competitors are increasing profits by weighing down its poultry products with additives.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  01-17-2008  |  Science

A Recovery For the Rich?new

Thanks to Gov. Haley Barbour, federal Hurricane Katrina recovery money is benefiting the rich on the Mississippi Gulf Coast more than the poor, advocates for low and moderate-income housing say.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  09-13-2007  |  Disasters

Beware of 'Liar's Loans'new

A significant majority of homeowners paying off high-interest loans are minorities.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  09-13-2007  |  Civil Liberties

Abused Girls Sue Statenew

In a lawsuit brought against the State of Mississippi the Southern Poverty Law Center has alleged physical and sexual abuse at the Columbia Training School.
Jackson Free Press  |  Brian Johnson and Adam Lynch  |  07-25-2007  |  Crime & Justice

Will Spanking Return to Jackson Public Schools?new

If some school board members have their way, it just might.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  07-11-2007  |  Education

Melton Accuses, Councilman Objectsnew

Mayor Frank Melton accused Councilman Marshand Crisler of being the target of an FBI probe -- Crisler says Melton is just trying to shift the blame.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch and Matt Saldana  |  06-28-2007  |  Crime & Justice

Hood Sues State Farmnew

The Mississippi attorney general has sued State Farm for failing to live up to its agreement to covery Hurricane Katrina damage.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  06-14-2007  |  Disasters

Crime Plan: More of the Samenew

Mayor Frank Melton's crime plan presents no means of funding any of its proposals, and the mayor's reliance on secret cameras has raised the concerns of civil liberties advocates.
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  06-14-2007  |  Crime & Justice

Jackson's Budget Crisis Deepensnew

City Council voted to reduce the salaries of two rejected department heads; meanwhile, the state auditor has asked for budget documents.
Jackson Free Press  |  Brian Johnson and Adam Lynch  |  05-31-2007  |  Policy Issues

The Blind Giant: Insurance Companies Play by Their Own Rulesnew

Insurance companies are pulling out of Mississippi even as they improperly deny insurance claims. Can the state make the insurance industry play fair?
Jackson Free Press  |  Adam Lynch  |  05-14-2007  |  Disasters

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