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Oh, happy day – when the campaigning is over

Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about turning her political volume down – and possibly off – this election season because of all of the games that seemed to be being played these days. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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    Wouldn’t It Be Great?

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

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      How many politicians did you hear from?

      Mitt called. So did Nancy and Rick and even the guv. Editor Don Whitten writes about his weekend  talking – no, make that listening – to politicians via the magic of robo calls. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Let’s hear from women on the birth control issue

        Local columnist Deidra Jackson has seen and heard lots of men talking about birth control and contraception and says it’s way past time that we hear from women who know more about the issue and whose opinions should carry the most weight. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          David Robinson writes to relate a more pleasant dog-candidate story, while Blake Robertson writes to praise Oxford and organizers of the recent biking competition for their event. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

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            Campaign trail can be treacherous

            The biggest obstacle for local candidates going door-to-door isn’t the homeowners, but rather their pets. (August 8, 2011, Page 1)

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              Candidates, if you’re not sincere, voters will say ‘no’

              When strange men start knocking on her door, local columnist Deidra Jackson knows it must be election time. Jackson takes a look at the door-to-door campaigning and offers a few tips to those who are out to sway those who’ll be voting in upcoming elections. (July 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                Post-election note

                Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a general letter to candidates who’ve contacted him via various forms of communication during the campaign season, and tells them why it’s so important that their goal is to work for the good of the people. (November 3, 2010, Page 4)

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