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Tax Revenue Estimate Boosts State Coffers for Legislative Session
Mississippi's state budget is on the upswing due to an increase in tax revenues according to the state economist. Lawmakers talk about what it means for the 2020 legislative session.
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12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Ground breaks for a new medical facility for sick children
Mississippi will soon open its first-ever pediatric skilled nursing facility for children with chronic illnesses. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports from its groundbreaking ceremony.
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12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Morton Church, Community, Cope with Immigration Raid Fallout
Mississippi communities pool resources to help undocumented immigrants cope with fallout from the August Ice raids. Hear how one town is managing relief efforts.
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12/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Hypertension Rates Among African Americans High
African Americans are at high risk for stroke if they suffer from hypertension, according to the Jackson Heart Study. Here's what Mississippians can do to lower their risk for heart disease.
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12/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Dept. of Archives and History Approves Plan to Relocate Confederate Monument at Ole Miss
A confederate monument standing in the heart of Ole Miss' campus is one step closer to being relocated. As MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, current and former students are talking about the issue.
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12/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi faces family trauma issues
Nearly thirteen percent of people in America have faced multiple childhood traumas, that's according to the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
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12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Trump Impeachment Hearing from House Judiciary Committee, Day 2
The House Judiciary Committee is taking up public impeachment hearings, continuing this morning.
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12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Physicians are promoting COPD prevention in Mississippi
At least 185,000 people in Mississippi have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease , according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. As MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, medical experts are raising awareness and promoting prevention.
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12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
No Change for State Despite New Federal SNAP Rules
Mississippians won't see any changes for single people receiving food stamps in the state despite new federal guidelines.
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12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
A task force decides on a plan in case the state board of education removes the history exam
The Mississippi board of education is still deciding whether to eliminate the U.S. History end-of-course exam. But, as MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, an education commission is recommending an option should the test go away.
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12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
Congressional Delegates' Opinions on Impeachment Along Party Lines
Members of Mississippi's Congressional Delegation are sharing their opinions on the president's impeachment inquiry as the process continues. Opinions fall along party lines.
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12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Should felons have the right to vote?
A group of six felons is pushing to have their right to vote in Mississippi restored. Their federal appeals case could change the law.
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12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
PEER: MS Child Protection Services Turnover Too High at 30 Percent
An annual review of Mississippi Child Protection Services shines a spotlight on the agency's struggle to keep qualified staff including caseworkers.
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12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Black Churches Work To Fight HIV
More than half of people diagnosed with HIV in the south are African American. The Mississippi Delta is home to some of the highest infection rates in the state -- and the country. There is still a lot of stigma around having HIV and AIDS here, but -- as MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports -- some of them are finding support in what may seem at first like a surprising location.
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12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Holiday Spending, Controlling the Urge to Splurge with Credit Cards
This holiday season a Mississippi financial analyst is advising credit card owners to think carefully before they pull out that plastic to pay for gifts. The average Mississippian has nearly $8,000 in credit card debt.
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12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
High Rates of HIV in the Mississippi Delta Result in Increased Outreach
Almost a year ago, President Trump pledged in his State of the Union address that his administration would eliminate the transmission of HIV by 2030. It’s a goal that public health advocates have long sought. Almost 40 years into the epidemic, the medications work better and people with H-I-V are living longer. But there are particular challenges in places like the Mississippi Delta.
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12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
How to identify a good charity
Mississippi is among the top 3 states in the nation for charitable donations per capita. That's according to the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi. Today is giving Tuesday, so make sure your donations are going to the right place.
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12/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
Health Insurance Enrollment Through ACA Underway
Enrollment has ticked-up in Mississippi for those who get their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. There's less than two weeks left to sign-up.
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12/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
State Auditor critical of spending habits in Miss. public schools
A recent report finds that Mississippi is spending less of its budget inside the classroom than almost every other southern state.
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12/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Tips for Safe Online Shopping
More than 75 percent of U.S. consumers shop online according to a recent NPR poll. Shopping online can have some of the best deals, but it can also have some of the worst traps.
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11/27/2019 12:00:00 AM