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Floodwaters Threaten Towns In Illinois, Missouri

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Floodwaters that bedeviled Iowans for the past week have flowed out of the state and are now threatening Mississippi Rivers towns in Illinois and Missouri.

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Boy Scouts Tornado Safety

Updated: 06/18/2008 - The Boy Scouts of America has a long-standing tradition for teaching young boys safety and responsibility. Its annual camp started this week at Camp Binachi.

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Hosemann Pursues 'Business Court'

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Forty-five thousand cases were filed in Mississippi's court system in 2007. Mississippi's secretary of state wants to create a new court system for businesses to alleviate some of the pressure.

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Tuesday Storm Reports

Updated: 06/18/2008 - Thunderstorms rumbled across east Mississippi Tuesday afternoon.

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Mall Mulls New Policy

Updated: 06/17/2008 - Bonita Lakes Mall is looking into ways to deal with problems attributed to unsupervised youngsters.

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Expansion Begins at Meridian High School

Updated: 06/17/2008 - It has been over a year since Meridian voters approved a $19.5 million school bond issue. Work has now started on one of the biggest parts of that plan.

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Medicaid Solution Still Uncertain

Posted: 06/17/2008 - The Mississippi Division of Medicaid is recommending cuts to Gov. Haley Barbour in case an agreement is not reached to fund a $90 million shortfall.

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College Tuition Hike Expected

Updated: 06/17/2008 - The state College Board could give its final approval to increasing tuition from 3.5 percent to 5.1 percent at the state's universities.

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`Academic Freedom' Issue On BESE Panel Agenda

Posted: 06/17/2008 - The topic of academic freedom and what teachers can teach about scientific topics is on the agenda for a committee of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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NOAA: New Orleans At Risk From Cat. 2 Hurricane

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Despite a massive effort to repair and upgrade flood defenses since Hurricane Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says storm surge could pour over levees in New Orleans if a strong Category 2 or higher hurricane strikes the city.

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Panda Habitat Damaged By China Quake

Posted: 06/17/2008 - At least 80 percent of the habitat for giant pandas in China's earthquake-hit province was destroyed or damaged.

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China: Floods Kill 63 This Month

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Soldiers scrambled to shore up soggy levies with sandbags Tuesday in southern China as forecasters warned that more heavy rain in the central region could trigger flooding on the country's second-longest river.

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Weather, Costs Could Cause Record Texas Ag Losses

Posted: 06/17/2008 - In the past month, the world's largest contiguous cotton patch has endured blast furnace-like conditions as unseasonably high temperatures and strong winds have sucked moisture from soil and whipped plants with blowing sand.

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Supervisors Fight Over Computers

Updated: 06/17/2008 - County supervisors exchanged words Monday night over whether or not they should give up their computers.

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Group Seeks Emergency Protection For 32 Species

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Environmentalists are seeking emergency protection for nearly three dozens rare plants, animals and insects under the Endangered Species Act, saying all are at risk due to habitat destruction and other threats.

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American Red Cross: Disaster Funds Are Depleted

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The American Red Cross said on Monday that its Disaster Relief Fund is wiped out and it's being forced to borrow money to help flood victims throughout the Midwest.

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Feds: 26 Levees Could Overflow If Sandbags Fail

Posted: 06/16/2008 - The federal government predicts that 26 levees could potentially overflow along the Mississippi River if the weather forecast is on the mark and a massive sandbagging effort fails to raise the level of the levees.

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