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Governor's bipartisan faith-based event was inspirational
Watching Gov. Phil Bryant host a crowded bipartisan, multi-racial and faith-based event at the Governor's Mansion on March 8 that included Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams was an intriguing experience.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
The Washington Post
IG: Coast Guard falling short on Deepwater Horizon recommendations
In a review last year, federal auditors could only confirm that the agency had implemented less than 10 percent of the 549 proposals that came in response to the Gulf Coast disaster, which was the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Mourners laud Jackson Mayor Lumumba
Mourning mixed with celebration and commemoration Saturday in Jackson for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, the civil rights activist who led the city to a new vision.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Mississippi delegation votes for flood insurance overhaul
It's not unheard of but it isn't often that Mississippi's House members agree on something.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Nunnelee is lone Miss. incumbent without primary
Saturday was congressional candidates' qualifying deadline in the state. Primaries are June 3, and the general election is Nov. 4. Longtime Sen. Thad Cochran of Oxford is challenged in the Republican primary by two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville and Thomas Carey of Hernando.
Taylor to challenge Rep. Palazzo as a Republican
Who says you can't teach an old Blue Dog any new tricks? Former Congressman Gene Taylor, who spent more than two decades representing Mississippi's 4th Congressional District as a Democrat, announced Friday that he intended to try and regain his old seat by running against Rep. Steven Palazzo as a Republican.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Air Line Pilot
ALPA, Intl. FastRead
The National Mediation Board certified a representation election yesterday among JetBlue pilots, and today the Board sent the election notice and the voting period for March 25-April 22. In yesterday's message to JetBlue pilots, Capt.
The Miami Herald
APNewsBreak: Childers enters Senate race in Miss.
Travis Childers, a conservative Democrat who served just over two years in Congress before being defeated as Republicans grabbed the House majority in 2010, said Friday that he's running for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi this year.
Homeland grilled on Abu Dhabi travel clearance
WASHINGTON, Feb 27, : US lawmakers questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday over a new federal program that allows airplane travelers arriving from Abu Dhabi in the Gulf to bypass domestic screening when they land in the United States.
Food & Water Watch Exposes USDA Inspection Staffing Shortages
On February 10, Food & Water Watch sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to investigate the staffing deficiencies at the Food Safety and Inspection Service brought about by a questionable policy to hire temporary meat and poultry inspectors instead of full-time permanent inspection personnel.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
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Supes discuss grant solutions for ditch
Supervisor Preston Billings remains concerned about the Eastgate ditch project. Billings called a special meeting on Monday to discuss possible solutions about two projects that he has been working on.
Mississippi Business Journal
Delta State University establishes racial reconciliation conference
Delta State University has established a racial reconciliation conference, entitled "Winning the Race: A Conference on Diversity and Community".
Air Line Pilot
ALPA News Release
ALPA Urges House Homeland Security Committee to Exercise More Oversight and Approval of Future Preclearance Facilities Overseas Potential 2nd site in Dubai would further tilt an unlevel playing field for U.S. carriers and their workers WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l , in a letter to House Committee on Homeland ... (more)
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Reaction to the death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba
I have known Mayor Lumumba since 1974. One of the reasons I was so public about my support for the mayor, was that I believed once people got to know the real Chokwe Lumumba they would find him to be an extremely bright, caring and humble individual.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
DHS Cancels Plan For License-Plate ...
Amid rising privacy concerns, senior Homeland Security leaders say they didn't know about proposal to develop new database system.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Thompson will speak at Job Corps graduation 2/18/2014
By John Howell Sr. Congressman Bennie Thompson will speak in Batesville Friday at the Finch-Henry Job Corps Center's winter graduation to be held at Batesville Junior High School Auditorium.
Federal Computer Week
ICE license plate-reader solicitation canceled
In the face of mounting privacy concerns, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson directed Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to cancel a solicitation seeking a private vendor to build a national license plate recognition system.
Farm bill wins vote of state delegation
Mississippi's congressional delegation -- one Democrat and five Republicans -- all voted for passage of the new Farm Bill, a huge piece of legislation ensuring program direction and the federal government's policy role with virtually every crop, plus federal nutrition assistance, where most of the money will be spent.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Feb. 20. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION - The Mississippi Association of International Educators to hold conference.
The Washington Post
Homeland Security cancels plans for license-tracking system
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday canceled a plan by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to seek a national license plate tracking system.