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Mississippi Working to Expand Hospital Capacity for Virus

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that hospitals in the state have about 3,000 beds, and projections show that almost 400 more beds will be needed when the state reaches ...

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Mississippi Churches Take Services Online, into Parking Lots

Some Mississippi houses of worship are offering online services during the coronavirus pandemic. Others are inviting people to sit in vehicles outside the sanctuary to have socially distant prayer and ...

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Bilal Qizilbash and His Nonprofit Feed Homeless at Smith Park

Bilal Qizilbash and his team, who work under the banner of R U Hungry?, started reaching out to the homeless population in parks, under bridges and bus stops across the ...

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Outbreak: Mississippi Gets Disaster Declaration to Speed Aid

Mississippi on Sunday become the latest U.S. state declared a major disaster area by President Donald Trump amid the new coronavirus outbreak, giving the state access to more federal assistance ...

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Court Revives Suit Over Mississippi School Funding Disparity

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly black and predominantly white schools.

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Mississippi Withholds Some Health Prep Info About Virus, Including Ventilators

Mississippi residents are unlikely to find out how many ventilators are available in the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic because the Health Department is withholding that information.

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A Record 10 Million Sought US Jobless Aid in Past 2 Weeks

Combined with last week's report that 3.3 million people sought unemployment aid two weeks ago, the U.S. economy has now suffered nearly 10 million layoffs in just the past few ...

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Mississippi Alters Probation Check-in Because of Virus

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is temporarily stopping in-person check-ins for people on probation, parole, house arrest or other forms of community supervision as part of an effort to control ...

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Trump Nominates Mississippi Judge for 5th US Appeals Court

Cory Wilson, a judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals, is being nominated to serve on a federal appeals court that handles cases for Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, the White ...

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Second Mississippi Rep Resigns Over Pension and Pay Dispute

Republican Rep. Billy Andrews of Purvis is resigning as of Tuesday because he will not be able to collect his state government pension while serving in the state House.

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Mississippi Businesses Shift Production During Pandemic

As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products.

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Analysis: Virus Upends Mississippi Budget Writing Process

The coronavirus pandemic has scrambled most of the planning that Mississippi budget writers have done the past few months, leaving uncertainty about how a shaky economy will affect tax collections.

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Trump Adds 30 Days to Distancing Guidelines, Gives Up on 'Reopening' By Easter

President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S.

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E.J. Nolen

First they came for the hand sanitizer. Then the disinfectant. Then the toilet paper. By Friday afternoon, customers were accosting sales representative E.J. Nolen in the back parking lot of ...

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UK's Johnson Tests Positive for Virus, Deaths Soar in Spain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major country to test positive for the coronavirus that has sickened more than a half-million people worldwide.