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Advocacy Group Launches Housing Discrimination Project

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

The Mississippi Center for Justice is launching a new statewide project to combat unfair practices in housing.

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Education In Legislature’s Focus Ahead of Deadline

Posted by Jeffery Hess on

The unexpected failure of one bill could have big consequences.

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Healthcare Advocates Are Asking Lawmakers For More Funds For Mammograms

Posted by Paul Boger on

Uninsured women in Mississippi are half as likely to be screened for breast cancer than others in the state. MPB's Paul Boger reports healthcare advocates are pushing lawmakers to support a bill that would provide additional state funding for low-income and uninsured women to receive mammogram's.

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Civil Rights Icon James Meredith Says Youth Should Be Focus

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Mississippi civil rights icon James Meredith says more needs to be done to help the state's youth.

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Miss Legislature Prepared to Extended DNA Testing

Posted by Paul Boger on

The Mississippi senate is set to debate a bill that would allow law enforcement to take DNA samples of those arrested for violent offenses. MPB's Paul Boger reports state officials believe the collection of DNA would help bring an end to unsolved crimes while at the same time exonerate those wrongfully convicted.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Rush To Meet A Crucial Deadline

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

Dozens of bills are being passed by both chambers.

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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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