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Senator takes wise stand

By SID SALTER,

STARKVILLE — The social media hysteria, threats of political retribution, and withering criticism of Mississippi senior U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s vote in favor of a resolution of disapproval for President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 national emergency declaration aside, Wicker’s vote was the right one.





Game show host steps up

By JACK RYAN,

Alex Trebek is best known for hosting the popular TV game show “Jeopardy!” for the past 35 years. But with his announcement this week that he has Stage IV pancreatic cancer, Trebek can do a world of good by becoming the face of a disease that has the highest mortality rate of all cancers.


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PERS is on a ruinous cycle

By TIM KALICH,

Mississippi’s state employees are griping because they again may not get an across-the-board raise. Schoolteachers are griping because the raise they may get is less than they believe is deserved.

One of the main factors, though, holding down their pay is the steadily rising cost of what it takes to provide them with their pensions.


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