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Consider This: Mississippi Highway Patrol Interstate Response
The Mississippi Highway Patrol can’t respond to incidents in cities with populations greater than 15,000.
Consider This: Time for a Third Political Party
With two dominant parties, the gridlock and animosity will continue and that’s bad news for all of us.
Published January 14, 2021 at 6:55 PM
Consider This: God Bless America
What happened this week is a low point in our country.
Published January 7, 2021 at 6:09 PM
Consider This: Holiday Giving
This has been a tough year for a lot of people.
Published December 17, 2020 at 9:15 PM
Consider This: Jackson’s Real Time Command Center
Jackson is now rated one of the most dangerous cities in America.
Published December 10, 2020 at 7:37 PM
Consider This: Listen to Health Officials
This week Mississippi hit a new record for COVID cases in one day.
Published December 3, 2020 at 10:15 PM
Consider This: Crisis at the Medical Examiner’s Office
There is a crisis at the Medical Examiner’s office at the Mississippi Crime Lab.
Published November 19, 2020 at 8:55 PM
Consider This: Ballot Initiatives
Congratulations, Mississippi, on making our state a better place. Job well done.
Published November 5, 2020 at 11:36 PM
Consider This: Crime in Jackson
There have been more murders in Jackson in 2020 than any year in history.
Published October 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM
Guest Editorial: Mike Hurst states Jackson is experiencing 'an historic epidemic of violence’
He says at this rate, Jackson could potentially witness 128 murders by the end of the year.
Published October 22, 2020 at 5:50 PM
Consider This: Statewide Ballot Measure
Let’s get another albatross off our backs. When you go to the polls on November 3rd, vote “Yes” on Ballot Measure 2.
Published October 15, 2020 at 9:46 PM
Consider This: State Flag
In less than five weeks, you get to determine if this flag becomes our new state flag.
Published October 1, 2020 at 9:39 PM
Consider This: Fix The ABC
Like many things in Mississippi that need to be updated to reflect the world of today, the ABC is one of those.
Published September 24, 2020 at 6:39 PM
Consider This: Medical Marijuana Initiative
In November, you will have the opportunity to vote for or against a medical marijuana proposal.
Published September 17, 2020 at 8:18 PM
Consider This: Stand Up For Local Victims
If you care about Jackson, get up, speak up, take action, and do something to stop the killing.
Published September 10, 2020 at 9:58 PM
Consider This: Parking Meters
It is one small accomplishment, but remember, you must figure out all the small pieces before you can finish the entire puzzle.
Published September 3, 2020 at 9:39 PM
Consider This: Police Funding
Some cities, including Jackson, are seeing an increase in crime as criminals become more emboldened - putting an increased demand on the police force.
Published August 27, 2020 at 10:07 PM
Guest Editorial: Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann
"We will return to normal life and we will continue to build a better Mississippi."
Published August 20, 2020 at 7:55 PM
Consider This: The New Flag Design
If you give us a crappy option, there’s a good chance you’ll be working on the next design starting the second week of November.
Published July 16, 2020 at 8:34 PM
Consider This: Wear Your Mask
The spread of the virus will not slow down unless we all work together to make it happen.
Published July 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Consider This: Maximize the Opportunity
With this albatross off our back, we can now create a new welcome mat for our state.
Published July 4, 2020 at 11:52 AM
Consider This: Leadership
When companies face challenging decisions, it takes strong, steady leadership to navigate those situations and come out better on the other side.
Published June 25, 2020 at 5:48 PM
Consider This: It Must Happen
Our state is being held back and it will only get worse if we do not quickly replace our state banner.
Published June 23, 2020 at 5:52 PM
Guest Editorial: Andy Taggart on the state flag
Retiring the current flag isn’t about erasing history, but putting it where it belongs — in classrooms and museums — places where people can learn about the flag and its role in our state’s history
Published June 12, 2020 at 9:26 AM
Consider This: Moving Forward on the Flag
If you want to see a new flag now, contact your state legislator, especially if that person is a Republican. They need to hear from you.
Published June 10, 2020 at 8:25 PM
Consider This: Change the Flag
Mississippi is the only state that still has a Confederate emblem as part of its flag.
Published June 5, 2020 at 7:21 AM
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.
Published May 28, 2020 at 8:39 PM
Consider This: Memorial Day
This Monday, Memorial Day recognizes the men and women who were also on the frontlines.
Published May 21, 2020 at 10:56 PM
Consider This: 2020 Census
There is something happening right now that is very, very important especially for Mississippi.
Published May 14, 2020 at 9:39 PM
Consider This: Thank You, Nurses
Each year we celebrate this group of healthcare providers during National Nurses Week.
Published May 7, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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.
Published April 30, 2020 at 5:22 PM
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.
Published April 24, 2020 at 12:26 AM
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.
Published April 16, 2020 at 10:07 PM
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.
Published April 9, 2020 at 4:36 PM
Consider This: Shelter in Place
Let’s all do our part and help flatten the curve as quickly as possible.
Published April 2, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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.
Published March 19, 2020 at 9:41 PM
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.
Published March 5, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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.
Published February 28, 2020 at 3:31 PM
Consider This: Build One Lake
It’s time to build One Lake.
Published February 20, 2020 at 7:45 PM
Guest Editorial from C Spire
Text FUTURE to 50457 or visit ourMSFuture.com to support the bill mandating computer science in every public school.
Published February 13, 2020 at 6:26 PM
Consider This: Wine in Grocery Store
Mississippi has an antiquated system when it comes to purchasing wine.
Published January 30, 2020 at 4:36 PM
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