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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Washington

Federal government not very popular these days

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at research numbers that show that people do not have a very favorable opinion of the federal government, regardless who which party they belong to. The interesting thing, Whitten notes, is that the feeling is different at the state and local levels. (April 24, 2013, Page 4)

Responding to the Boston Marathon tragedy

Editor Don Whitten writes about the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, asking the questions most readers are probably asking these days and wondering how we will respond to the deadly act of terrorism. (April 17, 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)

Looking at speeding cops, lawmakers and taxes

Editor Don Whitten offers some answers and opinions about recent questions he’s received, touching on subjects such as why cops seem to speed a lot, why so many laws are introduced but not passed each year, how taxes are collected on lotteries and Ole Miss football recruiting. (February 11, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Rob Winkler writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and to say that no one is calling for the government to “disarm all citizens.” (January 31, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Lena L. Ward writes to say that Mississippi lawmakers need to stay away from making changes to the public employees’ retirement system (PERS) in Mississippi and concentrate on creating more jobs within the state. (January 21, 2013, Page 4)

Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

Making new memories of 9/11

Sept. 11, 2011, will go down as one of those iconic days that no one forgets. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks remembers where he was and his thoughts of that day, and then encourages us to get involved with this Sunday’s Day of Service and Remembrance to create new, positive memories of 9/11. (September 9, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

David Smith writes to take note of the ongoing conflicts between politicians with one side seeming to oppose the other regardless of the issue, and he urges all to drop their rigid ideology and work for the good of all. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)

Fundraising 101: Have an irresistible product

There’s no doubt about one thing the Girl Scouts have learned to do better than their Boy Scout counterparts – pick items to sell for fundraising projects. News Editor Jon Scott has seen both sides, from his days selling flares as a Boy Scout to his current father role in selling Girl Scout cookies, and said there’s no doubt which one does the best. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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