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February 05, 2024
They vowed to fix water woes and save cities millions. But a Times investigation found the deals racked up debt and left many worse off than before.
January 22, 2024
Hospitals keep rural Mississippi communities’ residents and economies alive. When they close, it can be devastating.
December 29, 2023
Research shows input costs – for livestock, fertilizer, pesticides, fuel and other needs – have climbed 70% since 1970 when adjusted for inflation. Land is also more expensive due to higher demand, making it harder for newer farmers to buy in.
December 28, 2023
The state ignored or was unaware of allegations of jailhouse rape, brutal beatings and corrupt acts by sheriffs and their deputies, even when there was ample evidence to examine.
‘These people were never given the chance to catch up’: Inside the diabetes belt of rural Mississippi
December 20, 2023
A lack of specialists coupled with some of the lowest social determinants in the country leave regions like the Delta prone to late detection of diabetes and a high rate of amputations.
December 13, 2023
In Mississippi, all but two of the 200 skilled nursing facilities – those licensed to provide medical care from registered nurses – would need to increase staffing levels under federal regulations the Biden administration proposed in September, according to data analyzed by Mississippi Today, USA TODAY and Big Local News at Stanford University.
December 04, 2023
Inside Issaquena County, Miss., where just 42 adult residents have at least a bachelor’s degree.
Mississippi jailed more than 800 people awaiting psychiatric treatment in a year. Just one jail meets state standards.
November 13, 2023
Mississippi Today and ProPublica have been reporting on county officials’ practice of jailing people with mental illness, most of whom haven’t been charged with a crime, as they await treatment under the state’s civil commitment law.
October 24, 2023
The statewide nonprofit joins four U.S. newsrooms in exploring changes in rural workforce development as part of an editorial collaboration from the Institute for Nonprofit News’ Rural News Network.
October 17, 2023
Thousands more Mississippians are poised to lose Medicaid coverage amid a statewide health care crisis — nearly half of the state’s rural hospitals are at risk of closure, according to one report.
September 14, 2023
As unwinding continues for the next several months, the burden on the state’s already crumbling health care infrastructure grows. One report puts nearly a half of the state’s rural hospitals at risk of closure.
July 27, 2023
How Mississippi Jails People for Mental Illness: In Mississippi, many people awaiting court-ordered treatment for mental illness or substance abuse are jailed, even though they haven’t been charged with a crime.
June 23, 2023
One fired college president warned his former peers: “Watch your back.”
June 13, 2023
Based on a new Mississippi Today/Siena College poll, being anti-abortion may not be the key electoral issue that politicians – especially Republican politicians – have believed it to be.
June 07, 2023
Katrina-era regulations limit repairs to homes in Pascagoula to 50% of their value, resulting in many homes being condemned.