Gay Stephens Bennett
A new rule proposed by the Trump administration would make patients aware of the negotiated prices between insurance companies and health care providers.
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.
At last! No truer headline can ever be found than “Judge: Police deserve respect” in the Feb. 28 edition of The Columbian-Progress. After weeks of reading articles beating down our town’s police department, we found satisfaction that others recognized that a police force in any town is to be respected.
Earlier this year, President Trump signed into law The First Step Act, a first step toward criminal justice reform. The goal is to reduce the sky-high U.S. incarceration rate, which is five times higher than other developed countries in the world.
Mississippi is home to some impressive manufacturers, from huge ships at Ingalls on the Gulf Coast to high-end stoves at Viking Range in the Delta.
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.