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Our View: Keeping city clean is everyone's job

Posted 4/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Saturday, newly-elected Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones will lead a clean-up day in his ward. Staging areas are planned at Lee Park and Sims Scott Park and residents are urged to participate in cleaning up trash throughout the ward. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.

 

 

Our View: Mission to Mars?

Posted 4/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Americans who go to Mars and beyond will someday be called astronauts.

 

 

Our View: Bryant backs another Lost Cause

Posted 4/6/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law HB 1523, which is widely-regarded as state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people.

 

 

Our View: Plymouth Bluff: The

Posted 4/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each spring, Columbus celebrates its Spring Pilgrimage, an opportunity to reflect on the city's past, primarily through tours of the city's oldest homes and the history they represent.

 

 

Our View: A special Saturday

Posted 4/1/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are 40 remaining Saturdays in 2016, including tomorrow. Yet not all Saturdays are created equal.

 

 

Our View: In the name of the church ...

Posted 3/31/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Mississippi legislative session is drawing nigh to its merciful end. We will soon be subject to a new set of laws -- some good, some bad and, this being the Mississippi legislature, some patently stupid, even offensive.

 

 

Our View: Simmons incident troubling on several levels

Posted 3/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The act has been committed. The judgments will follow.

 

 

Our View: Lots to crow about

Posted 3/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a saying: "It ain't bragging if it's true."

 

 

Our View: High schoolers exploring possibilities

Posted 3/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It was a simple idea and simple event. But what we saw left us inspired.

 

 

Our View: Falcons bring celebration home to their fans

Posted 3/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As midnight approached on the evening of March 12 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, a celebration broke out on the court.

 

 

Our View: Tax cut plan puts Mississippi on a dangerous path

Posted 3/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Two weeks ago, the Mississippi Senate, at the behest of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, passed a bill that will reduce state revenue by a whopping $577 million over the next 15 years by eliminating the franchise tax on business and the two lowest income tax brackets for residents.

 

 

Our View: Spring's arrival should not be ignored

Posted 3/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As we learned in school, the date of the start of the seasons are determined by science.

 

 

Our View: Lady Bulldogs tell the story of the women's game

Posted 3/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many differences between men's and women's college basketball, but on almost every level, the gap is closing.

 

 

Our View: Secrecy is the enemy of trust

Posted 3/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, several media outlets, including The Dispatch, were denied the chance to attend a review of the ballots cast in the Ward 5 city council runoff.

 

 

Our View: Financial literacy should be part of the educational process

Posted 3/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

At first blush, it seems like an oxymoron, but anyone who has experienced poverty for any significant amount of time will tell you: It's pretty expensive to be poor.

 

 

Our View: Guns and the illusion of safety

Posted 3/9/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi may soon run out of new places to carry guns.

 

 

Our View: City's failure is the process, not the person

Posted 3/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Stop us if you've heard this one: When the appointments are made to city boards, it is important that those choices are made ethically and fairly because to do otherwise erodes confidence in our city government.

 

 

Our View: Majority rule should be tempered by fair deliberation

Posted 3/2/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

If you ask the average American what form of government we have here in the U.S., the response would most likely be "a democracy."

 

 

Our View: Choose competence

Posted 3/1/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, voters go to the polls to decide who will represent Ward 5 on the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Common sense and crime

Posted 2/27/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

If a tree falls in Columbus, does it make a sound? The answer is yes. In fact, apparently it can be heard as far away as Tupelo.

 

 

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