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Gov Approves Two Laws Aimed At Improving Criminal Justice System

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Two bills aimed at improving Mississippi's criminal justice system will soon take effect statewide. MPB's Paul Boger reports on the changes to the state's legal system.

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State To Add 60 New State Troopers

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60 additional state troopers will soon be patrolling Mississippi's roadways. MPB's Paul Boger reports the state is nearly 150 troopers short of what officials at the Department of Public Safety believe to be ideal.

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SpaceX to Test Components of Raptor Methane-fueled Rocket Engine At Stennis

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Commercial space-flight company SpaceX will soon start testing parts of its planned methane-fueled rocket engines at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.

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Mississippi Board of Ed. Okays Contract Employees

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Starting this fall, Mississippi teachers will learn ways to improve their teaching techniques in the classroom. MPB's Paul Boger reports part of the plan includes instruction to better implement the state's new common core standards.

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MS Coast Marks Changes Four Years After BP Oil Spill

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Four years after the BP oil spill, how has the Mississippi coast changed?

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‘If You’re Buying, We’re Selling’ Stickers Appearing in Mississippi Business Windows

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The stickers are a reaction to the Religious Freedom restoration Act.

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Mississippi Fishermen Say Spill Still Hurting Seafood Industry

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"Post-BP, they're not catching near the amount of volume they used to, and that's a great concern, because the fuel and expenses are still very high."

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Music Is Helping Change Lives of Those Living With Memory Loss, Dementia

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Music is changing the lives of some nursing home residents in Gulfport. MPB’s Evelina Burnett reports on a program that uses familiar songs to bring comfort and inspire memories.

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Study Finds Higher Depression, Anxiety Among Oil-Spill Workers

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Workers who did clean-up work after the BP oil spill appear to have higher rates of depression and anxiety.

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Pit Bull Attacks Revive Debate Over Banning The Breed

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Both sides of the debate say dog fighters are at the root of the problem

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