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Elected Officials Switch to Republican Party

Posted by Kobee Vance on

Eight elected local officials in Mississippi have made the switch to the Republican party. Democrats are expressing concern about the party's increased influence on the state.

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Advocates Promote Medical Marijuana Initiative

Posted by Desare Frazier on

Advocates for making medical marijuana legal in Mississippi are working to educate people ahead of a referendum on the November ballot.

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One Lake Project gets attention after Major Flooding

Posted by Kobee Vance on

The One Lake project could alleviate flooding in hundreds of homes, but opponents say it could harm communities further south.

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Residents Return Home After Record Flooding

Last Updated by Kobee Vance on

After record flooding in Mississippi, residents are returning to their homes to check the damage.

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Mississippi Inmates Moved Out of Unit 29 at Parchman

Posted by Kobee Vance on

Mississippi is moving more inmates out of a state prison rocked by deadly violence

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Mississippi Residents Can't Return to Flooded Homes Yet

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Record flood levels in Jackson are starting to recede, but many residents won't be able to return home for several days.

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GALLERY: Pearl River Flood 2020

Last Updated by Barin von Foregger on

Images from central Mississippi showing the flooding from the swollen Pearl River south of Ross Barnett Reservoir. (Images from AP, MPB)

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Mississippi Sees "Brain Gain" with Immigrants

Posted by Kobee Vance on

College-educated immigrants are moving to Mississippi at higher rates, but they may still face roadblocks.

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Jackson flood evacuees say they are anxious to return home

Last Updated by Ashley Norwood on

As many as 1,000 homes are flooded in Mississippi and hundreds of residents still remain displaced after the swollen Pearl River crested on Monday. While the river crested just under 37 feet and short of the expected worst-case-scenario MPB's Ashley Norwood talks to residents in the capitol city who say they are anxious to see the damage.

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Mississippi gave $2M in welfare money to wrestler's group

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The state of Mississippi gave more than $2.1 million in federal welfare money to a ministry run by former pro wrestler Ted DiBiase Sr. He was known in the ring as "The Million Dollar Man" and is the father of a man indicted on charges of embezzling federal welfare money from the state.

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