MIssissippi

 

  Need to Know: April 19, 2013: Mississippi Savings

A program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college – and teach them about banking and money along the way.

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Photo: Under siege once again

The historic Civil War city of Vicksburg, Miss., is now inundated with water from Mississippi River flooding.

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Photo: The high point

No new serious flooding expected from the mighty Mississippi.

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AIDS in the Bible Belt

Why the Deep South is ground zero for the domestic AIDS epidemic.

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Profiles from the recession: Riding the bus in Natchez, Miss.

A new and improved public transit system –funded with stimulus dollars — helps the poor get to work in rural Mississippi.

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  Need to Know, September 3, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Record spending on political campaigns. An experimental jobs program in Mississippi. And the true cost of the federal bank bailout.

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One step forward: A jobs program provides hope for the unemployed

Need to Know travels to Mississippi to see whether an experimental jobs program there can deliver hope to the unemployed.

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Mississippi mayor leads charge against obesity epidemic

The adult obesity rate in Mississippi is the highest of any state. But one small-town mayor has made strides in improving the health of his community.

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