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Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Miss. this November

JACKSON — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippians won’t have to show photo identification when they go to the polls Nov. 6. Republican Hosemann has said it many times before, but he issued a statement repeating it Tuesday because his office had received questions. Voters in November 2011 approved a state constitutional amendment that would require people to ...

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH — Former Delta State employee sues over firing

JACKSON — A former Delta State University employee has sued the school claiming it illegally discriminated against her by firing her because she has breast cancer. The suit was filed this month in Hinds County Circuit Court. Roseann Buck was hired in 2010 as executive director of the Bologna Performing Arts Center. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in May ...

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Amazon crash takes down Netflix and Mississippi Business Journal, among thousands of others

As noted by The Daily Beast, Amazon isn’t just an online shopping destination. Apparently, it controls the whole Internet. Amazon, it turns out, is one of the Web’s biggest cloud-based service providers, and a temporary outage Monday affected some of its star clients, including Netflix, Reddit, Flipboard, Pinterest, Fast Company, The Daily Beast, and yes, the Mississippi Business Journal, which ...

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Developers say they're marketing Clay County site

WEST POINT — Economic developers say a new 1,100-acre industrial site in Clay County is already being marketed to potential industries. The parcel is 3 miles east of U.S. 45 Alternate, north of West Point. It’s the first preplanned megasite in Clay County. Officials with the Link, the economic development agency that recruits industry in Clay and Lowndes counties, say ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Medicaid would cost state $95 million by 2025

Expanding Medicaid to take in more than 300,000 of Mississippi’s uninsured working poor would cost the state about $95 million a year by 2025, though the federal government would be injecting from $800 million to $1 billion in Medicaid payments into the state’s economy annually. That’s a key conclusion reached in an analysis of a possible Medicaid expansion in Mississippi ...

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