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Our View: Police, residents have shared responsibility in fighting crime

Posted 12/2/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Thursday afternoon, Columbus city and police department officials held a press conference at the municipal complex to address the crime situation in the city, most notably a surge in homicides this year.



Our View: Shall we go a wassailing?

Posted 12/1/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

While Christmas itself is a fixed date on the calendar, there is no real consensus no when the "Christmas Season" begins.



Our View: Public servants in the eye of the storm

Posted 11/30/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The first weather sirens split the air in our area early in the afternoon Tuesday and continued intermittently into the evening as a series of storms, some of which spawned tornadoes, moved through the state, the Golden Triangle and into Alabama.



Our View: A better approach to economic development

Posted 11/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For too long, bringing economic development to our state has been a one-side negotiation.



Our View: Dak still winning for MSU fans

Posted 11/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It was during the Dallas Cowboys game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 13 as a television camera focused to a shot of Cowboys' rookie quarterback Dak Prescott sitting on a bench as the Dallas defense was on the field.



Our View: The fire of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day

Posted 11/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today is Thanksgiving and, if we are entirely honest with ourselves, we will admit that aligning our attitude with the spirit of the holiday sometimes requires some real effort.



Our View: Downtown is a source of pride and optimism for Columbus

Posted 11/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The news that a pair of local developers have purchased two historic downtown buildings is a promising sign for Columbus and proof that the transformation of one of our city's greatest asset will continue to build on the progress we have seen in recent years.



Our View: Needed: more young talent in public service

Posted 11/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Parker Wiseman is an anomaly.



Our View: 'Special' relationships lead to a better society

Posted 11/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday's Unified Egg Bowl reminds us of how far we have come in our understanding of the disabled, particularly those who suffer from mental disabilities.



Our View: We honor those who served

Posted 11/11/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.



Our View: Dollars and sense in criminal justice system

Posted 11/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. But in the case of our criminal justice system, it may also be the mother of compassion.



Our View: Janet Reno

Posted 11/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The death of Janet Reno on the eve of the presidential election is particularly poignant.



Our view: Seeking the better angels of our nature

Posted 11/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, two days before the 2016 presidential election, we make a prediction with full confidence: On Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls and select the second least popular president in our history.



Our View: The unseen costs of war

Posted 11/4/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

"Outlandish." That's how Judie G. Holmes described the number of active duty and veteran military suicides in the United States when speaking with the Columbus Exchange Club on Thursday.



Our View: Ensuring success of the amphitheater

Posted 11/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As construction of the multi-million dollar Terry Brown Amphitheater begins in earnest near the Riverwalk, it brings with it great promise.



Roses and thorns: 10-30-16

Posted 10/30/2016 in Dispatch Editorials



Mississippians' generosity on display yet again

Posted 10/28/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many things that Mississippi is known for, both good and bad. Of those distinctions, we find what might appear, at first blush, to be paradoxical: Mississippi is known as one of the poorest states and yet it is also known as one of the most generous.



Our View: Not all government-subsidized housing is created equally

Posted 10/27/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

A new $7 million housing development under construction on Yorkville Road might be considered cause for optimism.



Our View: Breast cancer is everyone's fight

Posted 10/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As National Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, we are encouraged by the progress we have seen in this fight.



Our View: MUW's choices are a tribute to unsung heroes

Posted 10/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Often when a name goes up on a building, it honors a politician or benefactor.



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