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Mississippi Center for Justice Honors Stephen J. Pollak

Jun 14, 2012

The Mississippi Center for Justice is delighted that Stephen J. Pollak joined us as our 2012 Mississippi on the Potomac honoree. His distinguished career reflects a lifelong commitment to public service. He served as...

Charges against parent dropped

Jun 04, 2012

GREENVILLE — Four misdemeanor charges against Rita F. Morgan, the parent arrested Dec. 20 for an altercation with Greenville Public School District Police Officer LeShaun McWright, were dismissed in municipal court...

Feinberg made few mistakes, but 10,000 Gulf oil spill claimants shortchanged, audit says

Apr 25, 2012

Former BP claims czar Kenneth Feinberg sufficiently paid or properly denied more than 98 percent of the 574,000 claimants who sought compensation for Gulf oil spill-related losses, according to an analysis by an...

Two years after the oil spill, Gulf Coast residents dealing with legal and health issues

Apr 25, 2012

It was two years ago today the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 people and spewing more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, a federal judge in New Orleans is considering a proposed...

Charter schools not affordable

Apr 19, 2012

The problem with charter schools, particularly charter schools not limited to failing school districts, is that Mississippi simply cannot afford them.

Private school enrollment is not publicly tracked, but the...

Crowd lobbies at Miss. Capitol against small loan rate bill

Apr 02, 2012

A small crowd gathered at the Capitol today to speak against a bill that would nearly triple the maximum interest rate on small loans.

Under House Bill 1396, finance companies could charge 99 percent interest...

BP settlement, milestone for some victims, a setback for others

Mar 21, 2012

Denise Spivacke Haralson and her husband, Larry, figured that they almost had their money. They had settled Mr. Haralson’s claims against BP for the losses he suffered as a construction worker in the economic slump...

Investors appear confident in BP settlement figure

Mar 19, 2012

BP's estimate that it will pay $7.8 billion to settle thousands of Gulf oil spill claims has reassured investors even as lawyers for plaintiffs emphasize that the figure may be low.

The settlement between BP...

BP: The case of the century

Mar 19, 2012

The Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 caused the world’s largest offshore oil spill. It has also led to a mammoth legal action, as tens of thousands of plaintiffs – and the US government – fight for compensation...

Deep South is 'epicenter' of HIV epidemic in America

Mar 12, 2012

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and to honor it here in Mississippi, we need to dedicate ourselves to doing more to provide access to health care, housing and employment for people with HIV/...