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Running the Marriage-Equality Gauntletnew

In a small, gothic New Orleans courtroom that could have been a set from the TV series "Game of Thrones," judges and attorneys discussed the legality of marriage equality in the Deep South.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  01-20-2015  |  LGBT

Education Funding Center of State Budget Fightnew

The Mississippi Legislature does not officially convene until January, but the two parties are already wrangling over how to spend the state's money.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  12-19-2014  |  Education

Mississippi’s Education Enigmanew

The quality of education in Mississippi is falling behind the rest of the nation with only 61 percent of students graduating from high school on time and two-thirds of kindergarteners not ready to learn how to read.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  11-24-2014  |  Education

HRC Campaign Seeks to Bridge Faith and LGBT Advancementnew

The Human Rights Campaign has started an initiative to advance public education and engagement of LGBT issues through advertisements, door-to-door efforts, and communication through mail and phone calls.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  11-14-2014  |  LGBT

MAEP Opponents Complain About Program They Helped Implementnew

Many people who don't support the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which aims to support schools across the state with necessary resources, believe the formula is faulty. But few go beyond that in their explanation.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  11-02-2014  |  Education

Pro-Cochran PAC Sheds Light on GOP Primarynew

Recent federal-campaign finance reports shed new light into spending that took place in the final days of the grueling Republican primary in June.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  10-24-2014  |  Elections

A Legal Marriage Under Attacknew

Nick and Jessica Fulgham, who married Sept. 18, received a wave of public backlash when American Family Radio, an anti-gay organization based in Tupelo, broadcast news of their marriage after it happened.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  10-09-2014  |  LGBT

Too Little Too Late?new

State Sen. Chris McDaniel's election challenge has been going on for nearly four months, but the hopeful politician hasn't gotten his way so far.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  10-09-2014  |  Politics

Faulty Senate Race Calls for Election Changenew

The 2014 U.S. Senate race pinned two sides of the Republican Party against each other in a heated primary that presented more possible problems with Mississippi's election law than it did focus on issues facing the state and solutions in either the Mississippi Legislature or the U.S. Congress.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  09-18-2014  |  Elections

Mississippi Public Broadcasting Blocks Abortion Filmnew

Mississippi Public Broadcasting Executive Director Ronnie Agnew decided to replace PBS' "POV" documentary series "After Tiller" with other programming due to its controversial nature.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  09-11-2014  |  Media

Mississippi Sued for Underfundng Schoolsnew

Angered by the state's failure to fully fund the state's public schools, several Mississippi districts filed a lawsuit.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  09-04-2014  |  Education

Mississippi Primaries: Open or Not?new

Party primaries in Mississippi are considered "open," even though the state's election code states that "no person shall be eligible to participate in any primary election unless he intends to support the nominations made in the primary in which he participates."
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  08-22-2014  |  Politics

Who Would Jesus Deport?new

Religious leaders, political figures and hyperbolic talking heads have yet to reach a consensus on the Bible's application to the issue of immigration in the United States.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  07-31-2014  |  Immigration

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad GOP Race for U.S. Senatenew

The clock is ticking for Sen. Chris McDaniel's senatorial campaign to file a challenge to the U.S. Senate race run-off election results after the Mississippi Republican Party certified Thad Cochran's win Monday night. McDaniel's challenge comes after numerous allegations of fraudulent activity.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe and Donna Ladd  |  07-10-2014  |  Politics

Using the KKK to Fight Abortion Rightsnew

Groups such as the Ashburn, Va.-based Radiance Foundation have used ads to cast abortion as akin to genocide of African American children. Others are crying foul play.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  04-17-2014  |  Race & Class

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