From the Wire
- Candidate Backtracks After Saying Office is 'A Man's Job'Malcolm Johnson, a Democratic man running for office in Mississippi, says he wasn't criticizing all women—just one—when he said being county supervisor is "a man's job."
- Trump Blasts 4 Congresswomen; Crowd Roars, 'Send Her Back!'Donald Trump turned a campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of four Democratic congresswomen of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out.
- Jackson Should End Penalties on People Who Beg for Money, ACLU SaysThe American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is asking 16 cities in the state to eliminate local laws that penalize panhandling.
- Mississippi: Election Lawsuit is Not About Voting RightsAttorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans' voting rights.
- Waller Follows 'Billy Graham Rule’ Like Foster, He SaysFormer Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr., a man running for Mississippi governor, says he also won't meet alone with a woman who isn't his wife, even in a professional setting, repeating the sentiment of fellow Republican candidate Robert ...
- Candidates: Mississippi Should Focus on Vocational EducationRepublican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he's proposing the state spend $100 million to try to improve job skills. Reeves said the single largest expense would be $75 million to community colleges for workforce training.
- Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday Includes School SuppliesNews outlets report school supplies are officially on the tax exemption list for the holiday, which is on July 26 and 27. All clothing, footwear and school supplies under $100 can be purchased minus the 7% state sales tax.
- Weakened Barry Still Poses Flood, Tornado RisksEven though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north.
- Analysis: Charter Board Could Face School Closure DecisionMississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board could have to make a decision on closing some charter schools in coming months, as the state's first two charter schools complete their initial five-year contracts.
- R. Kelly Facing Sweeping New Federal Sex Crime ChargesSinger R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on a sweeping federal indictment that accuses him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity ...
- Labor Secretary Acosta Resigning Amid Epstein Deal ScrutinyLabor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein , who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
- Trump Gives Up on Bid to Have Citizenship Question on CensusJust a week after insisting that he was "absolutely moving forward," President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year's census.
- Tropical Storm Barry Threatens a Long, Slow DrenchingBuilding toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in what could be a long, slow—and epic—drenching that could trigger flooding in and around New Orleans.
- As Dems Debate Busing, a Mississippi School DesegregatesThe small Mississippi Delta town of Cleveland serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past.
- New Orleans Area Braces for First Hurricane of the SeasonThousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New ...