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Participation in the 2010 Census is far from admirable along the Coast.

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Mississippi Katrina ‘Wind v. Water’ Case Settled Out of Court

A Mississippi couple and the insurer they were suing over hurricane damage to their coastal home from Hurricane Katrina have settled their closely-watched case out of court. The terms were not disclosed.
Nearly 800,000 U.S. TV households ‘cut the cord,’ report says

Make no mistake: The big cable, satellite, and telco carriers are still sitting pretty with more than 100 million TV subscribers. Nevertheless, a new report claims that more and more viewers are
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Biloxi has approved a traffic plan to better control the flow of vehicles if local roadways become congested with spring break crowds this weekend.
JACKSON, MS (WLOX) – Governor Haley Barbour has released new details on exactly how and when Mississippi will join the State of Florida’s lawsuit over health care reform.

Better Business Bureau Director Bill Moak said that often in the act of giving to veterans, it’s the emotion that causes donors to act before they think about giving.
Free clinic opens in D’Iberville

D’IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) – A clinic offering free help to meet healthcare needs on the coast held a grand opening Sunday. The D’Iberville Free Clinic celebrated its newly renovated location off Big Ridge Road.
The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) today released a national comparison of state and local budgets that highlights the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana�s revenue and spending levels.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been responding to almost any natural disaster around the country, be it a contained three-county flood, or a catastrophe of near-epic proportions like Hurricane Katrina. …
FINANCE – Market Sector, NEWS, National/International News, REAL ESTATE – Market Sector State�s non-current loans still high
Among states with 5,000 to 20,000 movers, Mississippi was No. 6, with 4.44 percent more people moving in than out. Vermont was No. 1 at 16.67 percent.
Colorado doesn’t see any hurricanes, but Atlantic and Gulf coast states pay close attention to CSU’s annual hurricane forecast, which was issued Wednesday.
Getting the word out about recovery and money is behind the new partnership between the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Knight Foundation nonprofit agencies.
At the Philadelphia Daily News, Wendy Ruderman, center, and Barbara Laker celebrate their investigative reporting Pulitzer with Managing Editor Pat McCloone, left, and Executive Editor Michael Days. (Sarah J. Glover / Philadelphia Daily News / April 13, 2010)
Online sites win journalism firsts at Pulitzers

ProPublica, in an historic first for online journalism, won a coveted Pulitzer Prize on Monday for investigative reporting about controversial deaths at a New Orleans medical center following Hurricane Katrina.
  BY: Kathleen Johnson
                                                                          Katrina Relief Director

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