Archive | November 14th, 2012

UPDATED: Sorry, gov — Mississippi takes first steps to join Affordable Care Act

November 14, 2012

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  The very thing Gov. Phil Bryant had hoped not to see occurred Wednesday: Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney submitted the state’s plan for a health insurance exchange to the federal government, moving the state closer to participation in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Chaney calls his submittable a blueprint for a free market exchange […]

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(VIDEO) Astronaut Fred Haise talks about Apollo 13, the Space Shuttle and the Infinity Space Center

November 14, 2012

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Biloxi native and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise spoke to a group of technology and financial leaders in Jackson today at the annual Innovate Mississippi Conference on High Technology. While famous for his role in the survival and rescue of the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, Haise tells MBJ-TV he has more affinity for the Space […]

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Tupelo’s North Mississippi Health Services wins Baldrige Award

November 14, 2012

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North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo is one of four organizations selected nationwide as recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. It won in the health care category. The award was announced today by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. This is […]

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SHOCKING: Mississippi considered a poor state

November 14, 2012

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Fuller picture of poverty: 49.7M poor people in US A different way of calculating America’s poor by taking into account medical costs and work-related expenses finds a higher total than the government’s official count. This measure is aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty. It found there are 49.7 million poor people in the […]

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Poll: Is Global Warming real?

November 14, 2012

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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the global warming debate is alive and well again. If, indeed, global warming is beginning to take its toll, it would be of major significance to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You can weigh in with your opinion here. …

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