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Ole Miss Faculty Senate Votes No Confidence in College Board
University of Mississippi’s Faculty Senate voted no confidence in the state’s College Board and its process for hiring the new chancellor last night. At the first College Board meeting since Chancellor Glenn Boyce's appointment, the board president refused to discuss the matter.
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10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Continental Tire Celebrates Grand Opening
A multi-national company is celebrating the completion of its one-thousand acre plant in Mississippi.
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10/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Eligible Mississippians Can Begin Enrolling in Medicare
Enrollment is underway for Medicare nationwide and in Mississippi. There's help to get through the process.
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10/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Major Party Candidates for Gov. Face-Off in Second Debate
Two of Mississippi's major party candidates for governor faced-off in a second debate in less than a week.
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10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Has Highest Rate of Gonorrhea
The rates of STDs are rising across the country at an alarming rate according to the Centers for Disease Contro and Prevention. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on the rate of gonorrhea in Mississippi.
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10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Attorneys Await Ruling on Election Law Called Discriminatory
A federal judge could rule at any time on a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's election law. Some hope the ruling will come before the November 5th election.
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10/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Reeves and Hood Vie for Governor in First Debate
Mississippi's two major party candidates for governor traded barbs and talked about the clear differences between them in their first debate of the campaign season.
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10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
FEMA Assistance Available For Mississippians
Mississippians who received damage to their homes from storms during February and March are eligible for disaster assistance. MPB’s Alexandra Watts goes door to door with federal officials in the Delta as they spread the word.
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10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Charter School Survey Yields Some Mixed Results From Parents
A new survey that measures what some Mississippi parents know about charter schools shows mixed results.
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10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Dems Hold Hearing About Expanding Medicaid Ahead of Nov. 5
Mississippi Democrats are working to keep Medicaid expansion on the minds of voters ahead of the November elections.
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10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Delta School Goes From F to A Grade
An elementary school in the Mississippi Delta went from a failing school to an A-rated one – all in the span of a year. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports.
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10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
5th Circuit Ct. of Appeals Hears 15 Week Abortion Ban Case
Mississippi's law to ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is in the hands of justices with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Federal Judge Approves Racial Profiling Lawsuit Agreement
A federal judge has approved a lawsuit agreement over racial profiling by a sheriff's department that puts unbias policing policies in place.
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10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Protests Expected Over College Board Hire For Ole Miss
Some University of Mississippi students say there'll be more protests over the newly appointed chancellor. Some students and faculty express frustration over appointment.
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10/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
22 hurt in parachute training at Mississippi military base
At least 22 soldiers have been injured as hundreds parachuted onto a Mississippi military base during a night training exercise.
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10/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
U.S. Attorneys in Miss. Part of Multi-State Violent Crime Summit
Mississippi is part of a multi-state effort to combat violent crime. U.S. attorneys say collaboration among law enforcement is the key.
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10/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
HUD Sec. Ben Carson Promotes Revitalizing Distressed Areas
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is in Mississippi promoting a program designed to revitalize distressed communities.
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10/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Jackson City Council to Consider Controversial Ordinance
Jackson's City Council is expected to vote on a controversial ordinance today that would place a buffer between protesters and the state's only abortion clinic.
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10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
Health Dept. Urging People Not to Vape Due to Recent Death, Illnesses
Mississippi's Department of Health is urging people not to vape following a recent death in the state.
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9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
Miss. Delegation Expresses Its Opinions on Impeachment Inquiry
Members of Mississippi's Congressional Delegation are expressing their views on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
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9/27/2019 12:00:00 AM