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$40 Million in New Funding from BP Settlement Announced
Ten projects on the Mississippi gulf coast are receiving a nearly $40 million boost from the state's settlement from the 2010 BP oil spill.
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11/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Protesters are calling for Hyde-Smith's resignation
Some Mississippians are petitioning and protesting for U.S. Senator Cindy-Hyde Smith's removal from office. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports from a rally outside Hyde-Smith's Jackson office.
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11/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Greenwood Student Wins Prestigious Award
40,000 students apply for a competitive scholarship every year. Two are chosen, and this year, one of them is from Mississippi.  
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11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
National Trans Awareness Week honors victims of hate crimes in Mississippi
LGBTQ advocates are raising awareness about violence and discrimination against transgender individuals in Mississippi. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on National Trans Awareness Week.
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11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Communities Work to Help Greenville High School Player's Family
Today Mississippians are coming together to honor a student athlete who passed away last week after he was injured on the football field. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports.
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11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Espy focuses on healthcare in final campaign days
Mississippians are thirteen days from choosing who will represent them in the U.S. Senate. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on a candidate forum in the capital city.
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11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
History Behind Senator's Controversial Remarks
A Mississippi's senators comments have drawn outrage from some quarters and continued support from others. MPB's Desare Frazier takes a look at the history of the remarks.
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11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Absentee ballots for U.S. Senate race are now available
Mississippians are now voting by absentee ballot in the U.S. senate runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy. But, some say the quick turnaround is difficult for those traveling during the holidays or living out-of-state. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports.
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11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
An alliance in Mississippi is fighting hunger on college campuses
At least thirty-six percent of university students are food insecure, meaning they don't have reliable access to nutritious food. Colleges and universities in Mississippi are partnering to feed more students they say are missing meals.
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11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
Senator Side-steps "Public Hanging" Questions
Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is under scrutiny after joking about attending a public hanging. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.
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11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
Miss. Senator Criticized for "Public Hanging" Comment
A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."
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11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Hyde-Smith agrees to debate Espy
A debate between the two candidates running to permanently succeed retired Senator Thad Cochran is one step closer to happening. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.
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11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
U.S. Senate Race Goes Down to Wire with Runoff
Mississippi's U.S. Senate race heads down to the wire as the two candidates prepare for a runoff election.
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11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Continental Tire Plant opens new facility to develop hundreds of employees
A new tire manufacturing plant in Clinton is expected to add 2500 jobs to Mississippi's economy. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on a new training center to develop new employees.
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11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
First ever food Pantry for Veterans opens in Mississippi
The VA Medical Center in Jackson is opening a food pantry for veterans, the first of it's kind in Mississippi.
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11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Hyde-Smith and Espy Advance to U.S. Senate Runoff
U.S. Senate candidates Cindy Hyde Smith and Mike Espy are heading to a runoff.
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11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker Wins Another Term in Office
Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker returns to Washington for another term after defeating a democratic state legislator.
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11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
2018 mid-term election could see record breaking voter turnout
Experts are predicting record high numbers of voters casting ballots in today's mid-term election. But as MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, a chance for rain could mean fewer voters visiting the polls.
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11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Black Voters Matter initiative ramps up in Mississippi
Get-out-the vote initiatives on college campuses are ramping up in the last days before the November mid-term election.
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11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Party Leaders Rally Troops Ahead of Election Day
As Mississippians prepare to cast ballots tomorrow, state party leaders say there's a lot on the line. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.
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11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM