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PHIL HARDWICK — Mortgage process illustrates solving pandemic economy not simple

It will be a sad and desperate time in a few months when millions of laid-off homeowners receive foreclosure notices. Add to that, the thousands of renters and commercial leaseholders who will face eviction. Is this a problem that can be solved now? And who will solve it? One idea is to simply call a timeout. Consider how a timeout ...

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MONDAY — Mississippi reports 100 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,738 total with 51 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,738 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 100 newly identified cases on Sunday morning. Mississippi has had 100 or more new cases five of the last six days. There have been 51 total deaths (8 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older ...

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Outbreak: Mississippi gets disaster declaration to speed aid

Mississippi on Sunday become the latest U.S. state declared a major disaster area by President Donald Trump amid the new coronavirus outbreak, giving the state access to more federal assistance to confront the pandemic. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he has asked Trump to issue a major disaster declaration for Mississippi because of the coronavirus, in order to ...

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Analysis: Reeves gets his Katrina with challenge of virus

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves was a first-term state treasurer when the state was rocked by a massive and expensive disaster with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He worked with then-Gov. Haley Barbour to shape the short-term response and long-term recovery. Now just a few months into his own time as governor, Reeves is in charge of Mississippi’s response to the coronavirus ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Trump changes tune, but will his followers?

Personal freedom stands as the most liberal innovation of human civilization. How ironic that it stands as a key political manifesto of today’s conservative movement in America. Adopting the mantra that limited government empowers personal freedom, conservative groups for the past two decades have been promoting the need to tear down what they see as over-reaching government authority. Donald Trump became their ...

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SUNDAY — Mississippi reports another record 183 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,638 total with 43 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,638 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 183 newly identified cases on Sunday morning. There have been 43 total deaths (8 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, ...

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SATURDAY — Mississippi reports 97 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,455 total with 35 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,455 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 97 newly identified cases on Saturday morning. There have been 35 total deaths (6 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, ...

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Mississippi withholds some health prep info about virus

Mississippi residents are unlikely to find out how many ventilators are available in the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic because the Health Department is withholding that information. The state health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, said this week that Mississippi has plenty of ventilators available, but officials are concerned about the demand increasing in coming weeks as more people test positive ...

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FRIDAY — Mississippi reports record 181 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,358 total with 29 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,358 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 181 newly identified cases on Friday morning. There have been 29 total deaths (3 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, ...

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Special election delayed to fill a Mississippi House seat

A nonpartisan special election to fill a Mississippi House seat is being delayed by two months because of concerns about the coronavirus. Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday that June 23 is the new date for the election in District 88 in parts of Jasper and Jones counties. If a runoff is needed, it will be July 14. The original date ...

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