Mississippi is one of the poorest and unhealthiest states in the nation, and its residents will face some of the highest premiums under a health insurance exchange, an online marketplace that will be run by the federal government.
Beginning Tuesday, some Mississippians can sign up for new health insurance policies on the state's federally-run health insurance marketplace.
Forty state attorneys general, including Mississippi's Jim Hood, co-signed a letter this week imploring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue more-stringent regulations on electronic cigarette advertising, ingredients and sales by Oct. 31.
1. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY