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Governor Signs Most Restrictive Abortion Bill in Nation
Mississippi now has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill into law yesterday. The new law will be challenged in court.
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3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mississippians Impacted by Flooding can Apply for Help
Governor Phil Bryant is asking for a federal disaster declaration to help Mississippians affected by weeks of flooding.
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3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
Lottery Board Nominee, Senator, Questioned About Fundraiser
A nominee for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board and a state senator face questions about the potential appearance of a conflict of interest over a fundraiser.
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3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Experts Looking to Improve Medical Responses in Rural Areas
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the First Responder Network are collaborating to help rural first responders save lives and protect communities through mobile broadband access.
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3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Miss. Senator Disagrees with Federal Court Order to Redraw District
A Mississippi senator disagrees with a federal appeals court ruling to redraw his district. A U.S. District Court judge had ruled the design dilutes the black vote.
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3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
Catholic Diocese of Jackson Apologizes to Sexual Abuse Victims
Victims of sexual abuse in Mississippi are receiving an apology from the Catholic Diocese of Jackson. The diocese also released the names of clergy accused of sexual abuse yesterday.
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3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
Elizabeth Warren Makes Stop in Mississippi Delta
Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts made several campaign stops in Mississippi as part of her visit to the South. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how she hopes her proposed housing bill will benefit the Mississippi Delta.
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3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Jackson for Town Hall
Healthcare, student debt and gun violence are some of the many questions Mississippians posed to Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren at at town hall meeting in Jackson. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.
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3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
New Clinic Opens to Help Victims of Sexual Assault and Other Forms of Violence
Victims of sexual assault or other forms of violence in Mississippi now have another place to receive care.
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3/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
@Issue on Think Radio: Monday, March 18
At Issue Today: a Federal court says Mississippi must re-draw one legislative district. Plus, reaction as the abortion-related "Heartbeat Bill" moves ahead. And more discussion on teacher pay. As always, the show is full of calls from listeners like you!
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3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Senators Debate Requirements in School Safety Bill
Mississippi legislators in the Senate take issue with some requirements in the school safety bill passed by the House.
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3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Suicide Rates on the Rise Across the US Especially Among Veterans
On average about 20 current or former service members die by suicide each day according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Opponents of Heartbeat Bill Rally Outside Capitol
Opponents of a Mississippi bill that would create one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation rallied outside the state capitol ahead of a Senate vote on the issue.
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3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Weeks of Rainfall Causing Record Flooding in Parts of Mississippi
Almost half of Mississippi's counties are being affected by rising floodwaters pushing hundreds of thousands of acres of agricultural farmland underwater.
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3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Report Says Bullying is a Major Problem Among Teens
Bullying is a major problem among teens in the U.S. according to a recent report from Pew Research Center.
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3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Evers Home Becomes National Monument
The Mississippi home of a slain civil rights leader became a national monument Tuesday as President Donald Trump signed a bill establishing the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson.
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3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Bill To Speed Up Evictions Headed to Gov.
A Mississippi bill that would speed up the process of evicting tenants who don't pay their rent is headed to the governor's office.
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3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Experts say Kidney Disease is on the Rise in Mississippi
Mississippi ranks first in the nation for the number of individuals dying from kidney disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
App Created to Help Mississippi Teens Struggling with Acts of Violence
Students in Mississippi struggling with thoughts of suicide--or in a home where there is domestic violence-- can now turn to local and national resources for help.
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3/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
@Issue on Think Radio: Monday, March 11
At Issue today: we welcome Democratic State Rep. Robert Johnson, who fills in for Brandon Jones. As always, Republican Austin Barbour is here, and the panel is moderated by MPB's Desare Frazier.
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3/11/2019 12:00:00 AM