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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mississippi

Medicaid expansion – an investment worth making

Mississippi is, for a number of reasons, the unhealthiest state in the union. And with that condition, there’s poverty and the effect it has on paying for health care. News Editor Jonathan Scott looks into one option – expanding Medicaid – that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to helping the needy in the state. (May 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Public health: A positive return on investment

Mississippi Public Health Association Executive Director Charles “Buddy” Daughdrill writes a guest column to remind all that April 1-7 is National Public Health Week and to point out the value of a strong public health system to the community as a whole. (April 2, 2013, Page 4)

Menu measure offers food for thought

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Senate Bill 2687, concerning menu-labeling of food we purchase and eat, in relation to Sunshine Week and its slogan, “Open government is good government.” (March 15, 2013, Page 4A)

First lady’s obesity campaign not political

Politics comes into play when people like and approve the president and first lady. However, there are times when politics shouldn’t be a part of it, and Editor Don Whitten writes that one of those times is when first lady Michelle Obama pushes her campaign to end childhood obesity. (March 4, 2013, Page 4A)

Sequestration – finding some middle ground

Webster’s definition of sequestration seems a bit different than what’s being talked about these days. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a “political economy” definition and the wide range – depending on who you believe – of possible effects of sequestration. (February 27, 2013, Page 4)

Is ‘budgeting’ not a word in Washington?

You have to live within a budget. Schools have to go by a budget. Cities and counties have budgets. But what about Congress? So wonder Editor Don Whitten as he writes about the lack of budgeting talks and progress in Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2013, Page 4)

Charters not the ‘school choice’ Mississippi deserves

Anne White Foster writes a guest column about school choice, charter schools and public school education in Mississippi. (February 15, 2013, Page 4A)

Income level determined by education, field

Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds writes a guest column showing that the field of work you choose and the amount of education you receive are some of the biggest factors in determining income level. (February 4, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Deirdre Cooper Owens writes to urge state legislators to expand the number of Mississippians eligible for Medicaid, a move she says will help the state economically as well as in health care. (January 30, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Retired Lafayette County educator James E. Herod passes along information about teacher certification and his take on charter schools. (January 29, 2013, Page 4)

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