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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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Groups Opposed to Drilling Off Miss Coast Have Day in Court

Posted by Paul Boger on

Two groups opposed to drilling off of Mississippi's coast are awaiting a judges decision on whether the state can proceed with plans to lease parts of the Mississippi Sound for natural gas drilling. MPB's Paul Boger reports the groups claim the state did not investigate the full impact drilling would have on the state's tourism industry.

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Mississippi 2014 Legislative Session Begins Today

Posted by Jeffrey Hess on

The 2014 legislative session officially begins at noon today at the capitol in Jackson. MPB's Jeffrey Hess has a preview of what could be some of the front burner issues facing lawmakers.

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Miss Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Drunk Driving This New Year’s Eve

Posted by Paul Boger on

Hundreds of law enforcement officials in Mississippi will be on patrol tonight, looking to keep drunk drivers off the state's roadways. MPB's Paul Boger reports officers and private organizations are doing everything they can to help Mississippians safely enjoy their New Year's celebrations.

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Christmas Tree Recycling Brings New Uses To Old Trees

Posted by Evelina Burnett on

Programs throughout Mississippi are putting old Christmas trees to good use by turning them into mulch for gardens and ball fields, as well as new homes for fish.

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Miss. May See Short Fall In Education Funding In 2014

Posted by Paul Boger on

Mississippi's Adequate Education Program may once again see a short fall in funding this upcoming fiscal year. MPB's Paul Boger reports state education officials are trying to persuade legislators to ramp-up the programs budget.

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Major Concerns Over Mississippis Ability to Respond to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Posted by Lawayne Childrey on

While there is plenty of room for improvement, State Epidemiologist, Thomas Dobbs says Mississippi is already close to making measurable progress on a number of issues including healthcare associated infection reporting.

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For the First Time, Mississippi Will Fund Pre-K

Posted by Paul Boger on

For the first time in Mississippi's history, the state will provide funding for pre-k educational programs.

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Health Care Enrollment Growing In Mississippi

Posted by Jeffery Hess on

Enrollment picking up ahead of first deadline

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