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Survey results show divide over health insurance exchange

JACKSON — The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) says a survey has found that 51 percent of Mississippi consumers have positive views of a health insurance exchange and over 62 percent believe that the resulting expansion of private insurance would lead to economic growth. “Mississippi truly has unique challenges when it comes to health care. […] [...]

Agency ranks high in study of emergency preparedness

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has received an eight out of 10 possible points for emergency preparedness in a Robert Wood Johnson’s Trust for America’s Health recently released report. Mississippi is one of only five states to receive eight points. Other states include Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin. According to […] [...]

FNC report finds improving liquidity in for-sale market

by MBJ Staff Published: December 14,2012

Tags: acquisition, home, house, land, liquid, liquidity, property, purchase, real estate, residence, residential, sale, sell, study

OXFORD — Liquidity conditions in the nation’s residential for-sale market are generally improving, according to a report released by mortgage technology company FNC. The report, built from FNC’s For-Sale-Observations Database that captures more than 60 percent of the for-sale market, indicates the median asking price among for-sale properties is up 8.6 percent since January and […] [...]

Hosemann touts voter ID study, releases proposed rules

JACKSON — More than 98 percent of Mississippi voters who cast ballots in the general election have one form of acceptable photo identification included in Mississippi’s constitutional voter ID law, according to a survey conducted by Edison Research. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced the findings of what what he believes to be the largest […] [...]

Researchers exploring micro-algae as alternative fuel

HANCOCK COUNTY — Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi are participating in an international research project aimed at turning marine micro-algae into fuel. “All the oil we are pumping out of the ground, what was it? Most people think dinosaurs.  No. It was all marine micro algae,” said Dr. Donald Redalje, professor in the […] [...]

Study: State lags in employment for young adults

by Associated Press Published: December 4,2012

Tags: employee, employer, employment, job, study, unemployment, work, worker, working, young adult

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Young adults in Mississippi were less likely to be employed in 2011 than their peers in other states, according to a national study. A Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation said 51 percent of 20- to 24-year-olds in Mississippi had jobs in 2011. That’s the lowest employment rate in […] [...]

I-69/269 study’s release delayed until 2013

by Associated Press Published: November 30,2012

Tags: blueprint, corridor, infrastructure, interstate, study, tavel, tourism, tourist, trade, traffic, transportation, vacation, visitor

DESOTO COUNTY — The public gets to ride the preparation trail for six additional months for DeSoto County’s long-awaited Interstate 69/269 International Trade Corridor study, launched in 2010 and now slated for completion by June 30, 2013. The pivotal blueprint — intended to guide development for decades along the route through DeSoto County — originally […] [...]

Architectural firm to conduct feasibility study for La. arena

by Associated Press Published: November 29,2012

Tags: architect, architecture, arena, city, community development, concert, contract, feasibility, government, municipal, municipality, sports, study

JACKSON — A Mississippi consulting firm will conduct a study to determine the feasibility for the city of Monroe, La., to construct a new arena with the possibility of a four-star hotel near it. The News-Star reports the city council approved the $95,000 contract with Jackson-based M3A Architecture to allow the consulting firm to begin […] [...]

Report: State ranks near top in U.S. in antibiotic use

by MBJ Staff Published: November 26,2012

Tags: antibiotic, disease, drug, health, health care, illness, medical, medicine, prescription, public health, report, sick, study

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Research revealed during “Get Smart Week” shows that California joined Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington as the five states with the lowest antibiotic use in the nation in 2010. “Get Smart Week” is a national partnership launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote the appropriate use of […] [...]

Lab lands grant to examine effects of BP oil spill

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory is receiving funding to support an enhanced multi-state research program examining effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. The award is among 19 grants out of 629 letters of intent announced recently by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. Approximately $20 million will […] [...]

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