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.
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.
The Clinton Foundation does critically important work around the globe. But to avoid the potential for ethical conflicts, Bill Clinton should step down and Hillary Clinton should cut all ties. Now. Not later.
Proxima b, the newly discovered planet, could revel signs of life. The planet, at 25 trillion miles away, is the closest habitable planet to Earth. If it turns out to be a nice place, we could end up moving there.
Mississippi’s decisions to cut off food stamp benefits early for some and not to expand Medicaid are not smart moves. Meanwhile, federal dollars continue to pour into other states and Mississippi is losing out on opportunities for economic growth.
Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. offers his insight on the importance of Mississippi’s energy assets and powering the state’s economy through renewable energy resources fueled by a thriving forest-product industry.
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.
The photograph makes The Woman in the Silver Mercedes look like a lunatic: wide-eyed, grinning with mouth agape, hands raised with palms facing outward, both middle fingers extended toward a group of angry cyclists. And it’s a photo that, without a doubt, she’s now sorry she ever posed for.
The Wilks brothers have been buying up land in the West and reportedly have closed access to local residents for hunting and recreation. Now, they’ve apparently purchased 172,000 acres of timberland in Southern Idaho.
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.