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Mississippi needs Medicaid expansion

Oct 18, 2012

In the Oct. 10 article, “Bryant: Federal health law hurts Miss. economy,” Gov. Phil Bryant repeated his opposition to expanding Medicaid.

As health law director for the Mississippi Center for Justice, I know...

Attorney General Jim Hood announces formation of the Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium

Oct 17, 2012

Jackson, MS-Attorney General Jim Hood announced that his office has created the Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium to assist homeowners who are struggling as a result of the foreclosure crisis. The...

State icons honored as justice champions: Evers-Williams, Winter draw standing ovations at dinner

Oct 03, 2012

It was like honoring royalty as a sellout crowd of 600 people gathered in downtown Jackson to say “we love you” to two Mississippi icons.

It was a night to show love for a woman of courage, Myrlie...

Evers, Winters: Mississippi Moving Forward, But ...

Oct 03, 2012

Few eyes were dry when Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Jackson civil-rights hero Medgar Evers, stood in front of 600 people in downtown Jackson Thursday night and declared her love for Mississippi and for her...

Bill Stallworth and Reilly Morse: Public resources should be shared by all citizens

Sep 04, 2012

In late August 2005, one day before an obscure tropical depression formed over the Bahamas, almost 3,000 Coast residents turned out to protest state plans to drill offshore for oil and gas.

Within a...

Review of Port of Gulfport plans points up to more problems

Aug 23, 2012

GULFPORT -- The state port is spending more than $560 million to expand its West Pier, where four current tenants will operate, but has not secured long-term leases with those tenants, according to a review ordered...

Panama Canal's growth prompts U.S. ports to expand

Aug 20, 2012

BALTIMORE — The four cranes rise grandly over the port here, 14 stories high. Just off the boat from China and now being prepared for operations, the $40 million machines are part of this city’s gamble that when...

Groups may help save homes: homeowners could prevent foreclosures with consortium's aid

Jul 17, 2012

Hundreds of Mississippi homeowners could escape foreclosure with the help of the state's partnership with nonprofits and with the companies blamed for creating the nation's mortgage crisis footing the bill.


Dialogue needed to quell HIV fears

Jul 11, 2012

Today is national HIV testing day, and there us no better time than today to find out your HIV status. Mississippi has the sixth highest rate of HIV in the nation in 2009, and there are nearly 10,000 people who are...

State GOP vow to help repeal health care law

Jun 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — Mississippi's Republican lawmakers vowed Thursday to join GOP leaders in an effort to repeal the nation's health care law - despite a Supreme Court ruling to keep it in place.

"Only a full repeal...