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YP – AG Fitch, DPS Commissioner Tindell launch “Be the Solution” campaign to fight human trafficking

Leaders from industries and politics across the state gathered on Monday to be a part of the “Be the Solution” campaign. The effort is aimed at bringing awareness, services, and an end to human trafficking in Mississippi.

“With a problem as big as human trafficking, it takes everyone doing their part,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “The Attorney General’s Office is committed to putting the full force of our resources behind putting traffickers out of business and recovering victims who have been forced to live out their very worst nightmare day after day. We conduct undercover operations statewide, and they start with a tip. Together, we can be the solution.”

Speakers in partnership for the campaign included Jim Richards of KLLM, Attorney General Lynn Fitch, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell, Hal Miller with the Mississippi Trucking Association, and remarks by Hailey, a survivor of human trafficking.

MS Senate holds Medical Marijuana hearings

YP – Wicker, Hyde-Smith to Interior Secretary: Hold Lease Sale, Disclose Plans for OCS Leasing Program

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) are calling on the Biden administration to conduct lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and to provide answers on the future of the federal offshore leasing program.

The Mississippi Senators joined colleagues in sending Interior Secretary Deb Haaland a letter that also questions the timing of future sales and status of the development of the 2022-2027 National Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program, as required by law.

“As we approach 100 days past the scheduled date of the ‘paused’ Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257 and in light of the recent ruling of the U.S. Western District Court of Louisiana against the Department of the Interior’s (Department) ongoing review of the federal leasing program, we write to compel the Department to conduct Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257, originally scheduled for March 17, 2021,” the Senators wrote.

Governor, First Lady host lunch for new MHP cadets

MSDH daily COVID-19 reporting – For 3 days

WXXV – MS Public Service Commission approves water system

Ms Public Service Commission Approves Water System

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved the acquisition of 26 water and wastewater systems in Mississippi.

Great River Utility Operating Company will serve about 6,800 connections across the state. Great River is a division of Central States Water Resources, one of the 15 largest investor-owned utilities in the United States.

This will be Central States Water Resources first time providing utility services in Mississippi.