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As Mississippi Debates Abortion, Maternal Mortality Remains High

In Mississippi, pregnant women already die at higher rates than in most of the country, and the state is near the top in infant mortality.

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USM NASA Research, MSU Tree Campus, Millsaps/UAB Nursing Program

Witold Fuchs, a third-year polymer science doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi, is partnering with NASA to design a carbon fiber composite material and test using it to ...

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Tommy Stevens

College athletes are using a rule the NCAA passed in 2006 that allows players who have graduated to transfer to a different college team. One player to take advantage is ...

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JPD Missing Person Alert

The Jackson Police Department has released a missing person report for a man named Fredrick Funchess.

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Mayor Hosts 'Slow Roll with the Mayor!' Bike Ride to Push a 'Multimodal City'

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba announced a bicycling event called "Slow Roll with the Mayor!" during a May 20 press conference.

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'I Am Pissed Off': Mississippians Rage Against Abortion Bans

Opponents of abortion bans nationwide held #StopTheBans rallies across the country on Tuesday.

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City Update: Siemens Investigation Moves Forward, Bridge Closure, JPD Accreditation, Local Heroes

Ward 3 Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes removed his glasses as Council President Melvin Priester Jr. of Ward 2 announced the body would be going into an executive session—its second ...

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Mississippi Six-Week Abortion Ban 'Smacks of Defiance,' Federal Judge Says

U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves did not rule on whether or not he will block Mississippi's six-week abortion ban in federal court today. He said he will issue a ...

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Vishwesh Bhatt

Vishwesh Bhatt, who has worked as executive chef at the Snackbar restaurant in Oxford for 10 years, recently received the Best Chef South designation during the James Beard Foundation's annual ...

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Chipper and Coco, Your CBD Store and B&B Theatres at Northpark

Jackson native Ann Somers and her husband Bob Potesky opened a new pet store called Chipper and Coco at The District at Eastover on Wednesday, May 15, across from Fine ...

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Activists Warn Against 'World's Largest Pellet Mill' in Mississippi

Enviva says it will bring jobs and millions in revenue to an ailing local economy by building the world's largest wood pellet plant in George County, but environmental groups warn ...

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Mississippi Republicans Vote Against LGBT Civil Rights Bill

U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, a Republican who represents Mississippi's 4th District, hearkened back to some familiar hyperbole on Friday as he blasted the Democratic-controlled Congress for passing the Equality Act.

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Teachers Vent Frustrations and Share Ideas at Hughes Townhall

On the penultimate day of Mississippi's 2019 legislative session, state leadership dropped an amended version of an appropriations bill for state construction projects on lawmakers just 23 minutes before asking ...

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'Blood Was Spilled On These Grounds': JSU Remembers Gibbs and Green

Jackson State University hosted the 49th-annual memorial ceremony and wreath-laying for James Green and Philip Gibbs on May 15, 2019, to commemorate the tragedy that took place outside Alexander Hall ...

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JSU Alum Honored at Howard University, and Summer Camps at USM and Tougaloo

Tougaloo College will host a five-day Performing Arts Summer Camp for middle- and high-school art, choral, band, orchestra and theater students June 17-21.

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Matt Wallner

University of Southern Mississippi outfielder Matt Wallner, a Preseason Conference USA Player of the Year and finalist for the Ferriss Trophy, and his team have plenty to play for this ...

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Reporting in on Medicine and Jackson

Jackson's health-care industry is one of the area's largest employers. So many new things happen in it each year that it's hard to keep up with.

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UMMC Empowering Through Base Pair

The Base Pair initiative, which has been around for 27 years, started with a simple question: "How can the sole academic medical center for this state help advance science education ...

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Bringing the ’80s and ’90s to Offbeat

When Phillip "DJ Young Venom" Rollins, owner of midtown-based business Offbeat, started seeing more people wear the vintage clothing he grew up with, he had an inspiration: He wanted to ...

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Get Fit, Eat Grilled Cheese, More

Something is always happening in Jackson, so each issue of BOOM updates you on some of the new developments in the Jackson metro area. Here are some of the recent ...

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