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Mississippi businesses feel impact of BP court battles

Nov 05, 2013

BP and attorneys representing some of the businesses who say they were hurt by the 2010 Gulf oil spill were back in court this week. MPB’s Evelina Burnett reports on how the ongoing legal battles are affecting...

Students create rap video on health care act

Nov 04, 2013

"I wonder if he were me and I were you would you believe in healthcare? A better welfare?"

Shelby's Students Involved in Community Change program are rapping about positive things in their lives in order to...

South Mississippi native Reilly Morse to head Justice Center

Oct 30, 2013

Coast attorney Reilly Morse has been named president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit Mississippi Center for Justice. Morse, currently managing director, begins his new job Nov. 1. Founding president and...

Our View: Center for Justice and Women’s Fund — 10 years of making a better Mississippi

Oct 11, 2013

The Mississippi Center for Justice and the Women’s Fund of Mississippi launched 10 years ago this year with missions so daunting they could have left the leadership of both organizations wondering “Where do we start...

Paheadra Robinson on Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Sep 18, 2013

Paheadra Robinson is interviewed by Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Karen Brown about predatory lending ahead of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hearing in Itta Bena, Miss. She discusses the predatory nature...

Mississippi still has $872 million to spend from $5.5 billion in Katrina recovery funds

Sep 12, 2013

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn't spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm.

The remaining $872...

Town Hall meeting set for Miss. senate District 28 residents

Sep 12, 2013

State Sen. Sollie B. Norwood is sponsoring a healthcare Town Hall meeting for residents of his senate District 28 on September 19th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Metro Event Center of the Metrocenter Mall.

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Teague: BP needs to honor its compensation agreement

Sep 07, 2013

Over the past year, BP has made several challenges to the court-approved settlement program established to compensate those who suffered medical injuries and economic losses as a result of the April 2010, BP oil...

REILLY MORSE: Let the public see PEER's report on port

Sep 04, 2013

Community and business leaders should join Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes' call to demand that the PEER Committee release its report on the State Port at Gulfport as written when it meets next week.

Do not be...

Editorial: Developments at the state port continue to be underwhelming

Sep 04, 2013

Tuesday's announcement of the state Port at Gulfport having recruited a couple of "prospective" customers was a weak attempt to put a positive spin on what really amounts to a nonevent. Especially considering the...

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