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Sunday, April 26, 2015

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All politicians need is some Play-Doh

City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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    How large will field get in 1st District race?

    The addition of Henry Ross to the ballot last week raised the number of candidates for the vacant 1st Congressional District representative position to 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the field and what’s ahead for candidates and voters. (March 16, 2015, Page 4)

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      Let’s hope our leaders will actually lead

      With President Obama giving his State of the Union speech Tuesday and Congress moving along with its work, we are hopeful that we can see a bipartisan effort to effect changes that will help the country as a whole. (January 19, 2015, Page 4)

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        ‘Eggs and Issues’ event popular, informative; how about more?

        Monday’s “Eggs and Issue” breakfast with local legislators drew a capacity crowd at the Oxford Conference Center, and we thank our lawmakers for coming to update their constituents about what’s going on in Jackson early in the 2015 session. We’d encourage more events and visits like Monday’s to bring even more information to the voters and to provide valuable feedback. (January 13, 2015, Page 4)

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          Lawmakers know we’re watching; they’ll be listening, too

          Our view, with midterm national elections last fall and statewide elections coming up this year, is that our state and national lawmakers will be a little more attentive to our needs in upcoming sessions. We urge all to watch what’s happening in Jackson and Washington D.C. and let your senators and representatives know how you feel about pending legislation. (January 5, 2015, Page 4)

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            Democracy: It works is you work it

            Local columnist T.J. Ray, in the wake of last month’s elections, stresses that the men and women we elect to Congress are there to serve us, and he calls on citizens to hold their elected officials accountable so that democracy will work. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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              Let’s hope 114th is a ‘do-something’ Congress

              It’s our view that the 113th Congress earned its low approval ratings and our hope that the 114th Congress that convenes in January bucks that tradition and starts working together for the good of the country as a whole. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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                Supreme Court justices’ visit special opportunity

                It’s exciting to hear about the upcoming visit by not one, but two, sitting members of the United States Supreme Court. We applaud the efforts it took the bring justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan to the LOU community, and encourage those who can attend the even to do so. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Let’s simplify the garbage can issue

                  There is a proposal to change the ordinance about when garbage cans must be removed from the curb after pickup, but we feel it’s still a step from being as simple as it should be. Our view is not to set a time limit on retrieving your trash cans, but rather to set a specific time — say, midnight on the day your trash is picked up. (October 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Ineptocracy

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray noticed a new word — ineptocracy — recently, and decided to look into possibilities about its origin and meaning. (September 4, 2014, Page 4)

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