Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:17 GMT
We have details on a high speed chase that happened late last night in Hinds County. Just before midnight, Hazelhurst Police initiated a pursuit with the driver of an SUV. That chase lasted for severalMore >>
Hazlehurst police say 22-year-old Miketwon Jordan entered the Circle K demanding money. More >>
The Tempe City Council unanimously approved a very inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance Thursday night.
It's the fourth city in the state to do so and not one person raised any objections.
"We are open for business," said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. "We don't discriminate. We're a fabulous community and I think you see that over and over."
Tempe joined Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff by adopting an anti-discrimination ordinance that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
The ordinance also includes military status.
"It protects people in Tempe as it relates to discrimination in housing, employment and bidding contracts with the city of Tempe," said Councilman Kolby Granville.
It also includes areas of public accommodation.
"So, if you come into a restaurant in Tempe and somebody says you're not welcome here, well, in fact, you are," Granville said.
Those who violate the ordinance face a $1,500 fine, if they aren't willing to learn from their mistake.
"There's a mediation process and a discussion process, because for us, the important thing is not to punish, but, to generate understanding," said Granville.
The nation's largest LGBT civil rights group, Lambda Legal, praised Tempe and said equality for all in America starts city by city.
"Frequently, local communities come together first and start to understand there's a problem with discrimination and that discrimination against groups of people is really terrible for the social fabric," said Jennifer Pizer, senior counsel for Lambda Legal.
Granville said he's looking forward to learning what the future holds, when it comes to equality in Arizona.
"What I would say to the other cities, the other 100-plus something cities in the state of Arizona, let's see who's No. 5," said Granville.
There are a few exemptions to Tempe's ordinance, including religious organizations.
It will go into effect in about 30 days.
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Friday, August 22 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:00:08 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:00:11 GMT
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young. (Photo by Charmaine Schmemund)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute forMore >>
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:03:30 GMT
University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in theMore >>
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world's most feared diseases.
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:20 GMT
Southern Miss athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session. TheMore >>
The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.More >>