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Mississippians React to New Justice Department Policies on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Mississippians are reacting to new rules from the U.S. Department of Justice recognizing same-sex marriages in federal courtrooms, prisons and other parts of the justice system.

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Hope Lodge to Comfort Cancer Patients in Miss.

Posted by Lawayne Childrey on

"We have actually done a needs assessment and found that there are many cancer patients who come to Jackson without the means to get a room. There are many of them who actually sleep in their cars or have to try find lodging with other guest or family members and what we want to do is alleviate that particular economic concern."

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Study: Medicaid Coverage ‘Gap’ 40% Of Total Uninsured in Mississippi

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

Coverage gap exists because the state did not expand Medicaid.

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Miss. Adopts New Law to Fight Concussion in Student Athletes

Posted by Lawayne Childrey on

"As I kept on hitting my vision began to blur, my head began to throb and I knew something was wrong. At that very moment I went into a coma. My coma lasted for 18 days but to me it was as if I was in a coma for five months because I don’t remember five months of my life."

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Miss. Leaders: More Can Be Done To Fix Race Relations

Posted by Paul Boger on

Some of Mississippi's top elected officials believe more needs to be done to improve race relations in the state, but as MPB's Paul Boger reports both sides have different opinions on how to reach that goal.

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Mississippi Police and Firefighters Call For Increased Death Benefit

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

Supports say the increase is needed to help the surviving family members.

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Open Carry Still Up for Debate in Mississippi

Posted by Paul Boger on

Members of Mississippi’s legal community are still debating the merits of Open Carry-Gun laws nearly six months after the Supreme Court found the policy to be constitutional. MPB’s Paul Boger reports opponents of Open Carry say the law is dangerous while supporters believe it’s an inherent right.

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Medicaid Director: Expand Managed Care

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

Critics of managed care say the savings are misleading.

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Congressional Delegation Has Mixed Reactions to State of the Union

Posted by Paul Boger on

Mississippi's Congressional Delegation has mixed reactions to the President Obama's fifth State of the Union Address. MPB's Paul Boger reports some members of the delegation believe the Presidents proposals may not be good for the Magnolia state.

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LeFlore County School District Seen As Example For More District Consolidation

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

Some lawmakers want to speed up the rate of consolidations.

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