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Report Says Substance Abuse Among Teens Decreasing
This week's report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says there's been a decrease in substance abuse among teens in Mississippi. But as MPB's Jasmine Ellis reports experts say the picture on the ground is different.
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6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Some Schools Receive Summer Reading Grants
Some children in Mississippi struggling with their reading will have additional resources to help them over the summer.
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6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Advocates Working to Help Incarcerated Women and Girls
Advocates in Mississippi are working to help women and girls who have been incarcerated. Supporters are hosting a clemency campaign this Saturday in Jackson.
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6/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Advocates Hosting a Camp for Children with Sickle Cell Disease
Mississippians living with sickle cell disease say the illness could lead to many complications such as sudden excruciating pain, organ damage, and stroke. Advocates and survivors are hosting a camp for children living with the condition in the state.
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6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi foster care system fails many measures
Mississippi's foster care system still isn't meeting standards set in a court decree, although the state and those suing disagree what that means.
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6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Delta Flooding Impacting Local Businesses
The quarter of a million acres of farmland underwater in the Delta is not only affecting farmers, but small businesses in the region. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how businesses are struggling in the wake of the flooding.
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6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Hosts Medicaid Hearing
Mississippians impacted by Medicaid are having some of their concerned addressed. A hearing was hosted by the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus yesterday.
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6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Officials Cracking Down on Telemarketers Posing as Charities
Officials in Mississippi are taking additional steps to protect residents from telemarketers posing as charities.
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6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
As homework moves online, millions lack home internet
Nearly 3 million students in the U.S. face struggles keeping up with their studies because they don't have home internet access.
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6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Advocates Pushing for Legalized Medical Marijuana
Advocates for medical marijuana are pushing to have it legalized in Mississippi
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6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Advocates Helping Homeless Veterans in Rural Areas
Advocates are working to help homeless Veterans in rural areas of Mississippi.
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6/7/2019 12:00:00 AM
Father of Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson dies
Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson's father has died. News outlets report the death was the result of an altercation with Simpson County Sheriffs.
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6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
Senator Spearheads Erecting Statue of African American Leaders
A Mississippi state senator is spearheading an effort to erect a monument at the capitol honoring African American political leaders. There are few statues statewide recognizing African American's achievements.
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6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
Experts Address the Effect Poverty has on Black Families
Experts are addressing the effect poverty has on Black families and their ability to generate wealth.
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6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
Senator Thad Cochran Honored at Multiple Observances
Memorials to honor the life of the late Senator Thad Cochran culminated with the second of two funerals in Jackson. The beloved senator leaves behind family, friends and colleagues who say he's left an indelible impression upon their lives.
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6/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Agencies Train for Future Natural Disasters
The Mississippi National Guard and other partners are preparing for the possibility of another natural disaster.
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6/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Judge urged to force mental health changes in Mississippi
The U.S. Justice Department tells a federal judge that Mississippi provides too few mental health services in the community and holds too many people in state hospitals.
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6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
More students pass Mississippi reading test on second try
Almost 3,000 more Mississippi third graders passed a toughened reading test on the second try in May, cutting the number of students in danger of not advancing to fourth grade.
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6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Honoring the Life of Senator Thad Cochran
More than 300 family, friends and admirers gathered at the Mississippi State Capitol for the first of two funerals for the late Senator Thad Cochran.
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6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Vision Problems Might Cause Reading Trouble for Third Graders
Third grade children in Mississippi might be struggling with reading due to vision problems.
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6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM