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Algae takes toll on coastal beaches

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People on the gulf coast of Mississippi are being warned not to touch the water. From Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Ezra Wall has more.

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Authorities Looking for Escaped Inmates

Posted by Jasmine Ellis on

Two inmates are still on the run after escaping from a Mississippi prison over the weekend. A third inmate was caught this past Saturday after escaping from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, July 8

Posted by Tom Wright on

A new advocacy group pushes for immediate improvements on Mississippi roads - we'll speak with one of its organizers Also, we'll look at a troubling report on costly rents across the state - they're hitting our poorest neighbors hardest. And, a call for memorabilia from Mississippi's long Prohibition era.

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Presidential Candidate Michael Bennet Visits Delta

Posted by Alexandra Watts on

Mississippi is attracting another Democratic presidential hopeful fighting to keep his spot on the national stage. Senator Michael Bennet spoke with students in the Mississippi Delta. MPB's Alexandra Watts was there.

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New Campaign Highlights Poor Road Conditions

Posted by Jasmine Ellis on

Twenty seven percent of Mississippi's rural roads are rated in poor condition, according to a report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. And as MPB's Jasmine Ellis reports advocates are using social media as a tool to highlight poor road conditions.

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Analysis: Mississippi candidates split on school vouchers

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Candidates for Mississippi governor are split on the question of continuing school vouchers. "Under the Captiol Dome" analysis from the Associated Press.

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Port has fewer maritime jobs after expansion; agency says OK

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A Mississippi Gulf Coast port has fewer maritime jobs now than it did before a $570 million restoration and expansion project funded by a federal grant.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, July 3

Posted by Tom Wright on

Advocates and makers of plant-based meat alternatives file suit against the state as a new meat-labeling law takes effect. You have just a few days left to register to vote in state primary elections - we'll tell you how to do it. Also, fireworks safety tips and a traffic warning from the Highway Patrol, ahead of the July 4th holiday.

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Plant-Based Food Advocates Challenging New Law

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Advocates for vegan foods in Mississippi are challenging a new law banning the use of meat-based terms on plant-based food products.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, July 2

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A children’s advocate explains why a law taking effect now is so useful in battling child trafficking. The governor promotes Mississippi’s Space Coast with new commercial and military initiatives. And we talk with some of the stakeholders in a new neighborhood campaign by Habitat for Humanity.

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