Back-scratching with ad dollars tough to limit

A timid attempt was made last year to keep elected officials from spending your money to tell you what a great job they’re doing. It didn’t get far. A small band of lawmakers is trying again. The situation looks better.

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Stealing spotlight from Attorney General Jim Hood

I was barely awake Friday morning when the first of several texts came in sharing the disgusting video.
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Can’t beat old hand-written family recipes

There’s something about a cook’s collection of recipes that’s just really personal.
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Economic numbers effectively pad Trump’s first “State of the Union”

STARKVILLE – Even the harshest and most ardent critics of America’s first reality show star to be elected to the U.S. presidency have to take an honest look at the nation’s economy after his first year in office and marvel at President Donald Trump’s performance.
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Plenty of blame to go around for all

ROLLING FORK — The ridiculously silly passion play in Washington that recently consumed this nation and inspired others to wonder if we had lost our collective minds (pretty much), is nothing more or less than the inevitable result of the strident mindlessness partisanship that now is the alpha and omega of all things political in this land.
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PSC must continue to say “no” to Kemper

The final hearings for the failed Kemper power plant are under way at the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC). The billion dollar question is: Does this failed project deserve a billion dollars from the ratepayers of Mississippi? The answer from the PSC should be a resounding “NO!” but don’t expect this. When you are caretaking “Other People’s Money” vigilance becomes lax.
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Day of reckoning awaits all who ignore online sales tax issue

STARKVILLE – Like the old Fram oil filter commercial promised, we can pay now or pay later – but I’m not talking about oil filters. I’m talking about foregone sales tax revenues. Mississippi taxpayers are facing future pain at the state and local levels if current policies don’t change.
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There’s a mouse in the house: Part 2

When I saw the little mouse sitting on the edge of the trash compactor drawer at 6:15 Monday morning, I wondered if it was the one I had let go from the trap in the front yard a couple of weeks ago.
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A filthy, glorious night of soccer

I wore my boots to work Monday because of the heavy rain falling at sunrise and guessing I would be traipsing through thick mud by Monday night when the weather was supposed to clear. I was right.
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Education funding plan eases problems for lawmakers, not schools

A modified method of distributing state revenue to local public school districts will have little impact on school quality.
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