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U.S. Attorneys Form Human Trafficking Council with DOJ Support

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Two U.S. attorneys in Mississippi are leading the formation of a statewide human trafficking council.

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Mississippi is ramping up its opioid awareness campaign

Posted by Ashley Norwood on

September is National Recovery Month and states are trying to reduce the number of deaths caused by opioid overdose. In a new report, health officials are recommending some practical tips- a few of which are already underway in Mississippi.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, September 10

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State Republicans promote unity ahead of general elections in the fall, but Democrats say they're ready to take advantage of party disharmony. We'll hear from an expert on food insecurity in Mississippi. And industry advocates want to get the regulations straight on plant-based meat products

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Rep. Show United Front as Fall Election Campaign Season kicks-Off

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Mississippi Republicans are banding together to show a united front as the Fall election campaign season swings into high gear.

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Mississippi Brings Awareness to Food Insecurity, Hunger

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Around 16 percent of Mississippi households are food insecure, and Governor Phil Bryant is declaring September as Hunger Awareness Month. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on how state and local groups are bringing awareness to hunger.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, September 9

Posted by Tom Wright on

The Department of Marine Resources launches a major fish restocking effort on the Gulf Coast - how is wildlife doing there after a major freshwater inundation? Also, advocates for medical marijuana announce a milestone in their effort to get legalization on the ballot. And, charter schools supporters celebrate a win in court.

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Reaction to Miss. Supreme Court Charter School Decision

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Mississippi advocates on both sides of the charter school funding issue are reacting to a recent state Supreme Court decision that leaves charter school funding in place.

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Gulf Coast Agency Awarded $2 Million to Combat Youth Homelessness

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A federal grant is providing money to a Mississippi Gulfcoast agency to combat youth homelessness. They're relying on the input of young people who have been homeless to help.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, September 5

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A federal judge declares a takeover of the state's mental health care system. We'll hear reaction to the stunning announcement. Bill Waller refuses to endorse Tate Reeves for governor - is this the break Jim Hood needs? We'll hear analysis. And, a Book Club interview with author Rick Cleveland.

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Federal Judge: Mental Health System Requires Oversight

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Mississippi's mental health system is in need of oversight. That's the decision just reached by a federal judge.

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