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Nation Mar 05Some Mississippi residents still without water after three weeks
Fewer than 5,000 water customers were still without service Friday afternoon in Mississippi's capital city of Jackson. Public Works Director called the development "positive progress."…
Nation Mar 03Water crisis continues in Mississippi, weeks after cold snap
Mississippi's largest city is still struggling with water problems, more than two weeks after winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the system.
Nation Feb 25Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks in the South
Cities across Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi are still grappling with outages that crippled health care facilities and forced families to wait in line for potable water.
Politics Jan 22Brexit leader to head Mississippi public policy center
A leader of the Brexit movement is now the head of a conservative think tank in the American South. Carswell was a member of Parliament in Britain for 12 years.
Education Sep 09Teacher deaths from COVID-19 raise alarms as new school year begins
Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school year. A teachers’ union leader worries that the return to in-person classes will have a deadly impact across the U.S.
Economy Sep 03Some Americans unlikely to quailfy new $300 federal jobless benefit
The administration rolled out the new $300-a-week benefit, using money from a $44 billion disaster relief fund, after Congress and the White House failed to agree to extend the $600 payment. Yet because of a raft of restrictions and bureaucratic…
Nation Aug 05Mississippi’s only federally recognized Native American tribe bears brunt of state’s outbreak
COVID-19 has ripped through Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian families. Almost 10% of the tribe’s roughly 11,000 members have tested positive for the virus. More than 75 have died.