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House Bill Seeks To Track Ammunition Sales

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

A bill introduced in the Mississippi House would require Sellers to record the personal information of people buying ammunition.

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Mississippi Auto Workers Head to Detroit to Call for Union

Posted by Paul Boger on

Auto workers and community leaders are again calling on Nissan to allow employees the chance to vote on wether or not to unionize here in Mississippi. MPB's Paul Boger reports workers are using the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to protest what they see as threats and intimidation from Nissan.

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Speaker Gunn: Time To Raise Teacher Pay

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

The speaker of the Mississippi House is strongly re-stating his call for a pay raise for all Mississippi teachers. Teachers have not received a pay raise in seven years.

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Sales Tax Increase Could Solve Jackson’s Infrastructural Woes

Posted by Paul Boger on

Residents of Jackson will head to the polls Tuesday, to decide if a one percent sales tax will be an efficient way to raise money to fix the city's infrastructure. MPB's Paul Boger reports the proposed tax is seeing widespread support.

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Stennis Test Stands Face Scrutiny

Posted by Evalina Burnett on

Two test stands at Mississippi’s Stennis Space Center have been under scrutiny lately by NASA’s own inspector general.

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State Sees Drop in Youth Smoking; Adults Smoking Rates Still High

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Fifty years after a pivotal report on smoking in America, Mississippi still has many adult smokers -- but youth smoking has dropped.

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Taskforce Focuses On Mississippi Teacher Shortage

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

A Mississippi task for is getting closer to making recommendations aimed addressing the state's teacher shortage. MPB's Jeffrey Hess reports that 48 districts are considered critical shortage areas.

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Mississippi’s Largest Business Group Affirms Support For Common Core

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

MEC president says standards are needed

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Can Mississippi Make the Grade With GED’s New Overhaul?

Posted by Lawayne Childrey on

Mississippians who want to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma may find the course work tougher and a lot more expensive. MPB's Lawayne Childrey reports starting this year the test is receiving an overhaul.

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Shelters Open For Those Fleeing Cold

Posted by Sandra Knispel on

Shelters across the state remain open as long as the arctic cold spell lingers in Mississippi.

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