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Editorials

A ‘yes’ vote is a vote for Pascagoula’s future

Pascagoula voters will cast ballots Tuesday on a 2 percent tax on prepared food. The tax would raise much-needed money for bike paths, ball fields, soccer fields and the skate park. We, along with businesspeople such as Scranton’s Restaurant owner Richard Chenoweth, urge Pascagoula voters to support this tax, which would fall largely on out-of-town visitors.

Other Opinions

Anti-Catholic rhetoric of campaign is disgusting

Donald Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon’s comments on Facebook about Catholics and Hispanics are offensive. Despite calls for me to “chill,” I won’t allow slurs against my faith to be justified by irrelevant and off-point debates about illegal immigration. And there’s more.

Editorials

Lawmakers can and should bring Mississippi foster care out of dark

We know there are serious flaws in the system meant to protect Mississippi’s children. The relatively new Child Protective Services is a step in the right direction. But there remains a veil of secrecy over CPS, youth courts and parental-rights hearings. State Rep. Richard Bennett and state Sen. Sean Tindell say they’re committed to lifting that veil, an effort we are solidly behind.

Charlie Mitchell

Doctors’ advice: It’s time to opt in to Medicaid expansion

Mississippi should listen to the Mississippi State Medical Association, which recently said the state should drop its rejection to expand Medicaid. The expansion Congress approved as part of the Affordable Care Act is intended to help working people. Gov. Phil Bryant still says no, arguing that the expansion would bankrupt the state.

Videos

Biloxi Shuckers pitcher makes strong return after brother's death

Biloxi Shuckers pitcher Brandon Woodruff has pitched well after his brother's death, and hit his first home run in his first game back.
John Fitzhugh Sun Herald
Biloxi Shuckers pitcher makes strong return after brother's death 2:28

Biloxi Shuckers pitcher makes strong return after brother's death

Quality Bakery tries to get back to work after Katrina 0:41

Quality Bakery tries to get back to work after Katrina

Coast pays last respects to Biloxian Jerry O'Keefe 0:52

Coast pays last respects to Biloxian Jerry O'Keefe

Relive Gulfport's thrilling win over nationally-ranked Petal 2:17

Relive Gulfport's thrilling win over nationally-ranked Petal