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Study finds Mississippians love dogs; cats not so much

by Published: January 17,2013

Tags: cat, dog, pet, pet ownership, study, veterinarian, veterinary

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, which revealed that Mississippi ranks sixth for dog ownership with 45.2 percent of households owning a dog. In 2006, which was the last time the AVMA put together the sourcebook, Mississippi made the bottom 10 list of […] [...]

Study: Capital City’s pension plan one of worst in U.S.

JACKSON — Sixty-one key cities across America, including Jackson, have emerged from the Great Recession with a gap of more than $217 billion between what they had promised their workers in pensions and retiree health care and what they had saved to pay that bill, according to a report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The […] [...]

Scientists studying rooftop gardens on Coast

GULFPORT — Horticulture scientists at Mississippi State University are studying and recording the effects of the coastal climate on rooftop gardens in Gulfport. When they learned the eight green roofs at the Armed Forces Retirement Home were struggling to survive, Christine Coker and Gary Bachman, both horticulture scientists at MSU’s Coastal Research and Extension Center, […] [...]

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

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

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

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 […] [...]

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