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Miss. Part of National Effort to Combat Robocalls
By the first of next year Mississippians may see a sharp drop in robocalls according to the state's attorney general. Mississippi has joined 50 other attorneys generals to fight robocalls.
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8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
Rep. Candidates for Gov. Debate Ahead of Runoff
Mississippi's two GOP candidates for Governor go head to head in their only debate ahead of Tuesday's primary runoff.
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8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
Jim Hood Wants to Lower State Tax on Groceries
Families pay more for groceries because in Mississippi’s sales tax also applies to food purchases, but the Democratic candidate for governor wants to lower – or even eliminate the tax. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on what Jim Hood’s plan means for Mississippians.
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8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
Fannie Lou Hamer Subject of New Website for K-12
A Mississippi Voting Rights Activist is the subject of a new website coming online to educate students about the Civil Rights Movement. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.
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8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi is reducing the amount of deaths caused by drunk driving
Fewer Mississippians are dying in alcohol-related motor-vehicle crashes, according to a new report.
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8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Commissioner Calls Broadband Statewide Top Priority
A Mississippi public service commissioner is aggressively promoting expanding broadband statewide. He says it's a necessity to make the state competitive.
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8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
A commission wants to drop the state required history exam
An education commission wants to eliminate one of the state's required exam. As MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, it's in response to a growing concern of how much time students spend on mandatory testing.
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8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
Miss. Moms Join Nationwide Call For Gun Control Legislation
Mississippi mothers are speaking out against gun violence, joining a nationwide effort to urge Congress to pass gun control legislation.
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8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke visits Miss. town targeted by raids
Immigrant families affected by the recent ICE raids in Mississippi say they are still looking for answers.
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8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Juuls, Vaping in State Called Epidemic
Vaping among Mississippi youth is growing at an alarming rate according to a non-profit organization. Now they're working with schools to educate families about the dangers.
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8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Students reach all-time high on state tests
Mississippi students are outpacing the nation in learning gains, according to recently released statewide test results.
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8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Baby dies at a Brandon daycare, Health dept. takes immediate action
The state department of health is issuing an emergency suspension at a child care facility in Brandon after a baby boy died.
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8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Investigators looking at raided companies
Investigators continue to look into the companies caught up in a series of raids by U.S. immigration officials in Mississippi a week ago. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.
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8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Sixth-grader just wants migrant father home
Immigration lawyers in Mississippi are volunteering their time to offer advice to families caught up in a series of raids by federal officials last week. MPB's Ezra Wall spoke to one girl whose father is still in custody.
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8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
'We are in a religious crisis,' Miss. faith groups tell head of Homeland Security
The head of Homeland Security discusses white supremacy and its role in domestic terrorism across the country at a forum in Jackson.
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8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Foster backs Waller in GOP runoff for Mississippi governor
The candidate eliminated from the Republican primary for Mississippi governor is endorsing former state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. for the party nomination.
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8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Hundreds apply for vacant Koch Foods jobs
Setbacks at a Mississippi poultry plant could leave one small town reeling. MPB's Ezra Wall reports on the impact of recent immigration enforcement raids and how a company is struggling to regain its balance.
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8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
An anti-abortion rights policy group is looking at enacting more restrictions in Miss.
The debate over abortion rights continues in Mississippi and nationwide. Advocates on both sides of the issue say they’re standing their ground.
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8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
USDA Disaster Aid Approved for Mississippi Farmers
Help is on the way for farmers in Mississippi who have been affected by rain, flooding and freezing conditions. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on what the US Department of Agriculture is offering for more than half the counties in the state.
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8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Volunteers help reeling migrant families make ends meet
As MPB's Ezra Wall reports, migrant workers left without jobs are turning to volunteer organizations to help them make ends meet.
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8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM