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Reilly Morse: Let's have fairness for all in short-term lending

Feb 14, 2015

If ever there were a case for a national response to a consumer problem, it is in the realm of payday lending. These abusive short-term loan stores populate nearly every strip of storefront of nearly every main...

Mississippi needs relief from payday lenders, consumer advocates say

Feb 14, 2015

New federal regulations could put breaks on industry that has found ways around state rules

Consumer advocates say they are relying on the federal government to loosen the grip of payday lenders on Mississippi...

Expungement clinic to be offered

Jan 08, 2015

The Mississippi Center for Justice will hold an expungement clinic at the Center for Community and Economic Development/Delta State on Jan. 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help those in the Delta clear their arrest...

Wishes for change in 2015

Dec 23, 2014

"Be the change." Those are three such simple words, yet so powerful. Gandhi's call for each of us to just go become the change we want to see around us is truly the first step to creating stronger communities and...

Pre-Law Magazine names UM Law Clinic as one of nation’s most innovative

Dec 17, 2014

OXFORD, Miss.–The University of Mississippi School of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative was recognized by preLaw magazine as one the nation’s top 25 most innovative law school clinics.

PreLaw magazine recently...

Vietnamese fisherman shares challenges facing the industry

Nov 28, 2014

MISSISSIPPI SOUND (WLOX) - A network of community groups hosted an event this past week, calling attention to the challenges facing commercial fishermen. The annual outing is called Come Fish off My Boat.

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Whose insurance covers oil spills?

Nov 25, 2014

When you think of oil spills like Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon – which hit the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 – images of oil-slicked birds are probably some of the first that come to mind.

But wildlife aren’t...

Graphic novel teaching history at Leflore schools

Nov 20, 2014

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Leflore County High School is using a graphic novel based on the life of U.S. Rep. John Lewis to help teach civil rights history.

The school received a donation of more than 500 copies...

Law enforcement looks to educate, recruit during Pathways2Possibilities

Nov 19, 2014

BILOXI, Mississippi -- Law enforcement agencies have perhaps the largest presence at the Pathways2Possibilities career expo going on this week at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Convention Center.

No less than...

Analysis: Judge likely will overturn gay marriage ban

Nov 13, 2014

If U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves doesn't grant the preliminary injunction sought against Mississippi's gay marriage ban, it will surprise most of the people in his courtroom on Wednesday.

Reeves...

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