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Annual Event Links Homeless Veterans with Services
An annual event sponsored by the Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center is working to connect Mississippi's homeless veterans with services they desperately need.
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9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post
Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone."
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9/22/2018 12:00:00 AM
Advocates Partner to Increase Affordable Care Act Coverage
Mississippi Healthcare Advocates are sharing information ahead of this year's enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, to reach as many people as they can.
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9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
Ole Miss Alumnus Ed Meek under fire for Facebook post
Black students at the University of Mississippi are asking school officials to condemn a Facebook post by alumnus and prominent donor Ed Meek.
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9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi education board delays letter grade rankings
Mississippi's state Board of Education balked Thursday at approving A to F ratings for schools and districts until October, citing discontent with the proposed ratings.
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9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Family Acceptance and LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention
September is suicide prevention month and Mississippi mental health advocates are working to combat suicides among LGBTQ youth. Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer youth, want to be accepted.
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9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Researchers with MIND Center Gear-Up for Dementia Research
Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are in the midst of preparing for a research project they hope will break new ground in the study of Dementia.
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9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Why Aren't As Many HBCU Grads Giving Back To Their College?
Some historically black colleges and universities in Mississippi are facing a financial downward spiral. School officials say they need their alumni to donate now more than ever. But as MPB’s Ashley Norwood reports, less than 10 percent of students graduating from black public colleges in Mississippi are giving back.
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9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Delta Communities Work to Provide Arts Classes
For some kids in the Mississippi Delta, arts classes are a luxury. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how some Delta communities are coming together to foster a new generation of musicians, dancers and artists.
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9/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Protesters Briefly Disrupt Legislative Budget Hearing
Protestors interrupted a legislative budget hearing to protest recent deaths at Mississippi prisons. Once they were escorted out it was back to budget business.
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9/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Advocates Say New Census Data Shows Gender, Racial Pay Gap Persists
New data from the U.S. Census has advocates in Mississippi speaking out about the gender and racial wage gap.
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9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Senate candidate: Mississippi begs for 'government scraps'
A U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi said Friday that the state has been "begging for federal government scraps" for 100 years and is still "dead last." Republican Chris McDaniel made the comment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in a segment from Oxford, Mississippi.
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9/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Health Advocates Question Cost of Proposed Medicaid Work Plan
As Mississippi's Division of Medicaid waits for a decision on it's work requirement application, health advocates wonder what the projected cost will be to the state.
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9/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Protestors Demand More Information About the Deaths of 16 Inmates
A group of protestors are calling on the Mississippi Department of Corrections to share what they know about the deaths of 16 inmates in their custody.
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9/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi Culture Benefits Economy
Clarksdale’s Delta Blues Museum spends every day teaching its visitors about how Mississippi music changed the world. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how new funding will help carry the message even further.
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9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Eudora Welty is first to be honored on Mississippi writers trail
Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writers trail.
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9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
ACLU Study Offers Roadmap to Reduce Incarceration by 50 Percent
A newly released report offers ways Mississippi can reduce its prison population by half.
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9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Youth Suicide Prevention Week, Know the Warning Signs
Mississippi mental health advocates and families are speaking out about youth suicide prevention. Some of the signs can be confusing.
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9/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
MDOT Clarifies New Law that Leads to Bridge Closures
Mississippi Department of Transportation Officials are hoping to end confusion over a new law that's resulted in the closure of more bridges.
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9/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Governor Signs Bill Sending Spill Money to the Coast
A new law guarantees hundreds of millions in funding is headed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM