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  Consider This: Permanent Daylight-Saving Time

The state legislature is back in session and will be dealing with some significant challenges over the coming months.

  Consider This: Memorial Day

This Monday, Memorial Day recognizes the men and women who were also on the frontlines.

  Consider This: 2020 Census

There is something happening right now that is very, very important especially for Mississippi.

  Consider This: Thank You, Nurses

Each year we celebrate this group of healthcare providers during National Nurses Week.

  Consider This: Senior Salute

If you have a high school senior in your family, you know they are missing out on many rituals that have been around for decades.

Consider This: Be smart with reopening

Governor Reeves will most likely not extend the shelter-in-place order in its entirety next week, but instead implement a plan for a strategic, gradual return.

  Consider This: Sync the state and federal tax deadlines

Having a separate deadline for state and federal tax filings is confusing and could create an extra burden for Mississippians who are already suffering.

  Consider This: Support Local

One of the things we can do during this crisis is support our local businesses. There are local businesses facing their biggest challenge ever and if we expect them to return to operation after we get through this, we must support them now.

  Consider This: Shelter in Place

Let’s all do our part and help flatten the curve as quickly as possible.

Consider This: Coronavirus impact

As we are all dealing with the impact of the coronavirus and adjusting and adapting our lifestyle, the word that best describes this situation is surreal.

Consider This: Presidential Election Date

In 2015, when Delbert Hosemann was Secretary of State, he pushed to move Mississippi’s Presidential election date to Super Tuesday.

  Guest Editorial: Rep. Ronnie Crudup speaks on upcoming election

As the new decade has begun and election season is upon us, let us not get caught up in the same old politics as usual.

  Consider This: Build One Lake

It’s time to build One Lake.

Guest Editorial from C Spire

Text FUTURE to 50457 or visit to support the bill mandating computer science in every public school.

  Consider This: Wine in Grocery Store

Mississippi has an antiquated system when it comes to purchasing wine.

  Consider This: Jackson Public Schools

There is still much, much work to do at JPS, but it’s refreshing to see that Dr. Greene, his team, the board and community stakeholders are working together to move the school system in the right direction.

  Consider This: Time to build a new prison

Convicted criminals don’t need resort amenities, but they deserve to have a mattress and clean water… basic human rights.

  Consider This: Jackson – Here we go again

2018 had just ended and 84 people in Jackson were dead from homicides.

  Consider This: Public Safety Corrections Issues

When a new administration takes over in state leadership, it’s common that some people leave their appointed posts.

  Consider This: Tornado Warnings

The Voice is one of the top shows on TV and people want to see their shows. I get it, I watch the Voice every week and missed the final performances as well.

  Consider This: Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Staying on the same schedule year-round just makes sense.

  Consider This: Shad White

Shad White is Mississippi’s State Auditor. He was appointed to that position by Governor Bryant in 2018 and was elected to the post for a full-term last month.

  Consider This: No Landfill in Madison County

The city is hopeful this annexation plan will put a halt to the landfill plan.

  Consider This: Moving Forward

Congratulations to the candidates who were elected this week to serve for the next four years. The sweep at the statewide level by Republicans and the Republican gains in the house and senate only boosted the supermajority numbers that were already in place.

  Consider This: Real Time Crime Center

Earlier this year when a Jackson pastor was killed in front of his church, Governor Bryant committed to help the city with funding for a real-time crime center.

  Consider This: Public Records Access

Mississippi has some of the weakest public records regulations of any state in the country.

  Consider This: Vaping / Cigarettes

Many people are calling for the elimination of vaping products since many people have now died, their deaths believed to be caused by vaping.

  Consider This: Choosing the Governor

If you talk to people who manage political campaigns, most will tell you the governor is someone you want to like.

  Consider This: Power of Pink

It’s October and through our annual Power of Pink campaign, we are working to bring more attention and awareness to breast cancer and what you can do to increase the chances of beating the disease.

  Consider This: Jackson Convention Center

Jackson just can’t get out of its own way. Just when it seems the city is making progress, a new issue appears.

  Consider This: Support the Sanderson Farms Championship

The Sanderson Farms Championship is underway

  Consider This: Safety on the Water

If an accident happens, the chances of surviving are much, much better for the person who is wearing a life jacket

  CONSIDER THIS: Vote Tuesday

If you didn’t vote in the primary election, you can vote Tuesday in either party runoff.

  CONSIDER THIS: Revamp the Driver License Program

Whether Watson wins or Democratic challenge Johnny Dupree fills the seat, putting the Mississippi Driver License program under the Secretary of State office deserves strong consideration.

  CONSIDER THIS: Stop Juuling

If you’re not familiar with the Juul product, it is one of the most popular e-cigarettes and looks like a flash drive or electronics charger.

  CONSIDER THIS: Hemp Agriculture

Agriculture is the biggest industry in Mississippi.

  CONSIDER THIS: Making Wise Choices

As we celebrate Independence Day this week, it’s an appropriate time to remind everyone of the importance of doing your homework to understand the positions of the candidates.

  CONSIDER THIS: The National Anthem

WLBT returned to what was once a daily tradition on TV and radio stations across the country when the Star Spangled Banner played at sign-off of the broadcast day.

  CONSIDER THIS: Taking Back Our Streets

WLBT is in downtown Jackson so every day we get to see firsthand the challenges facing the capital city, but also the many improvements taking place.

  Consider This: Jackson Airport Decisions

Carl Newman, former CEO of the Jackson Airport, did an impressive job improving airport operations over the four years he spent in that position.

  Consider This: Our State Flag

Some of the candidates for statewide office are putting forward the idea that its past time to change our flag.