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Port at Gulfport could have deals for two new tenants, director says

Sep 03, 2013

BILOXI -- The Port of Gulfport could have deals with two new tenants within six months, the port's executive director said Tuesday. News of the prospective tenants was revealed in a status report on the $570 million...

Paheadra Robinson featured in the Jackson Free Press

Aug 15, 2013

Even with her smooth, tenor-like voice, smart pinstriped suit, and soaring stature of at least 6 feet in heels, Paheadra Robinson is not as intimidating as some attorneys can be. She is poised, humble and...

Shirking responsibility in the Gulf

Jul 31, 2013

BILOXI, Miss. — IF you don’t live near the Gulf Coast, you may have the impression that the area has fully recovered from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the largest environmental disaster in American...

Martha Bergmark

Jul 29, 2013

Martha Bergmark stands among the state's "10 Women of Vision" as part of the Women's Fund of Mississippi's 10th anniversary celebration. She carries on the work that began for her parents in the Civil Rights Movement...

Oil-spill claims saga: BP keeps paying, corruption probe continues

Jul 19, 2013

Here’s a law-school exam question: A court-supervised multibillion-dollar pollution settlement leads to serious allegations of corruption. A federal judge appoints a former FBI director as “special master” to...

Recovery advice for N.J. from a Katrina veteran:

Jul 15, 2013

Recovery advice for N.J. from a Katrina veteran: As rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy stretch into their eighth month, we on the Gulf Coast offer our support and sympathy to thousands of New Jerseyans still...

Student debt crisis deepens

Jul 12, 2013

For many Americans, economic forecasts can seem a lot like Chicken Little, constantly screaming that the sky is falling. But for college students and recent graduates dependent on federal financial aid to fund their...

Mississippi's Secretary of State moves to enforce voter ID law

Jul 10, 2013

With unseemly haste following the Supreme Court's recent nullification of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Mississippi's Secretary of State has moved to enforce a new voter identification law that will...

Bryant: Medicaid special session starts Thursday

Jun 25, 2013

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is calling lawmakers into special session at 10 a.m. Thursday and asking them to do in less than four days what they didn't do in three months. He wants them to...

Remembering Medgar Evers – and carrying on his fight for civil rights

Jun 12, 2013

On this day, 50 years ago, I was a white teenager in Jackson,Mississippi, absorbed most of the time with the typical concerns of childhood. But I vividly...

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