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Othor Cain, a Jackson, Miss., radio host, regarding his criticisms of Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s lack of action regarding the city’s decades-old water problems, which have been recently exacerbated by heavy rains and problems at a water treatment plant. Critics of Lumumba argue that the mayor has failed to provide clear leadership while his supporters believe he deeply cares for Jackson and inherited extensive problems from previous city administrations. (Associated Press — Sept. 30, 2022)