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State To Add 60 New State Troopers

60 additional state troopers will soon be patrolling Mississippi's roadways. MPB's Paul Boger reports the state is nearly 150 troopers short of what officials at the Department of Public Safety believe to be ideal.

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?

As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president's moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia's national pastime.

The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
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