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State to Be National Model for Keeping Families Together

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Mississippi is earmarked to be the nation's model for a new child welfare law focused on keeping families together.

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Moms in Mississippi are breastfeeding at a rate lower than any other state

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Breastfeeding in public is now protected by law in all 50 states. But, as MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, protected or not- almost half of moms in Mississippi aren't breastfeeding.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, July 30th

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On today's show: Find out why Mississippi doctors say people who get vaccinated are less likely to contract hepatitis. Then after Everyday Tech, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi will be inducted into the University's Hall of Fame. And, we'll hear about a southern artist known best for his notable blue dog series.

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Civil Rights Legend to be Inducted into Ole Miss Alumni Hall of Fame

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Civil Rights Trailblazer James Meredith will be inducted into the University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame during the October homecoming.

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Vaccinations show a dip in hepatitis infections in Mississippi, doctors say

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Advocates are recognizing World Hepatitis Awareness Day by encouraging people to get vaccinated. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, July 27th

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On today's show: We'll hear the latest as the Lt. Governor responds to the Attorney General's request regarding a frontage road project. Then find out why advocates and officials say a job could keep ex-offenders from committing new crimes. And Mississippi's tax-free weekend offers opportunities to save. Will shoppers take advantage?

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Customers, Retailers anticipate Mississippi Tax Free Weekend

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Mississippi is kicking off its annual sales tax holiday. State officials say they don't expect to benefit from the tax break, but as MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, they hope it's a perk for retailers and customers.

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Lt. Gov Maintains No Political Pressure About Road, Letter Proves That

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Mississippi's Lieutenant governor continues to say he didn't pressure the state department of transportation into building a road near his home.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, July 26th

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On today's show: Find out how aggravated cruelty charges for a Mississippi couple are raising questions about how lenient the state laws may be. Then we'll hear from advocates fighting against human trafficking, as the waiting list for the state's only shelter for victims grows longer. And in our book club, hear from author George Malvaney on his story of perseverance and redemption.

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Advocates Say State Laws Too Lax on Animal Cruelty

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Advocates working to prevent animal cruelty say Mississippi laws are too lenient.

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