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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, September 4

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Low pay and poor working conditions have led to severe prison guard shortages across the state - will lawmakers do anything about them? Also, a push to widen wine sales in grocery stores. And a musical benefit for Operation Shoestring is set for this month.

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Increasing Corrections Officers' Pay Top Priority

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Despite a raise this year, low salaries are making it difficult to hire Mississippi corrections officers.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, September 3

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The ICE raids in August hit chicken processing plants across the state. Now, the immigrants arrested face legal hurdles and uncertain futures. Also, a federal health official discusses the campaign to stop veteran suicides. And a call out to participants of the Jackson Heart Study: your services are needed once again.

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Judges Hear Immigrant Cases Involving ICE Raids in State

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Federal judges in Mississippi are hearing criminal cases back to back in U.S. District Court in Jackson, due to the recent ICE raids in six cities at food processing plants.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, August 30

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Protesters demand a federal probe of church settlements with two Mississippi men; they alleged sexual abuse at their Catholic grade school. Immigration raids in Mississippi this month draw protests from a well-known civil rights leader. Also, 14 years after Katrina and with a new hurricane aiming for Florida, FEMA is pushing preparedness.

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Poor People's Campaign Leader Speaks Out About ICE Raids

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A human rights organization is in Mississippi to speak out against the recent ICE raids and support those working to help immigrant families.

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Catholic sex abuse survivors call for federal action in Mississippi

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Catholic sex abuse survivors are calling for a federal investigation after three black men in Mississippi claim they were molested by a priest when they were adolescents.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, August 29

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Jim Hood promotes Medicaid expansion as the next phase of the gubernatorial campaign begins - it's going to be a key point of election debate. A new partnership focuses on expanding dairy access for needy families. We'll hear about a state literacy summit coming up next month. And those stories and a Book Club interview with author Minrose Gwin.

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Expanding Medicaid Campaign Issue for Dem. Candidate for Gov.

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A day after Mississippi's party primary run-off elections, the Democratic candidate for governor is on the offensive, talking about expanding Medicaid.

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Partnership Brings Milk to Mississippi Families

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A grant and partnership between The Mississippi Food Network and The Dairy Alliance is bringing fresh milk to families in the state. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports.

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