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Everyone benefits by ending our criminal approach to drug use

Opioid Overdoes. Drug Addictions. Lives Torn Apart. Those are the headlines today. These are terrible problems in our society and I think they have been caused in part because we don’t treat drug use and drug addiction as public health crises. Whenever we hear the word “drug,” our first response is, “let’s get law enforcement on this.” Instead, I think we should be calling public health officials.

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Hyde-Smith a serendipitous choice for U.S. Senate as trade war with China looms

Serendipity is a word with an unusual history. It derives from an Italian translation of a 14th century Persian fairy tale. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, serendipity was coined by English author Horace Walpole who had stumbled upon a “fairy tale called ‘The Three Princes of Serendip.’” Walpole said the three princes “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”

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Cities should be wary of cracking down on homesharing

The digital age has given working people a new power: the ability to use their own property to make money. For instance, you no longer have to be a big taxi company to make money giving rides to others. You can become an Uber driver and use your own car to boost your income. You no longer have to be a giant hotel to benefit from tourism. You can rent out your home on websites like AirBNB. This is called homesharing.

Local pilot killed in small plane crash

Diamondhead Fire Chief Jerry Dubuisson describes a private plane crash that happened Friday, June 22, 2018. The plane took off from Diamondhead airport and hit a power line and crashed.