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BILL CRAWFORD — Senior housing among growing needs for affordable housing

So, my conservative friends, what is the ideological difference between a tax subsidy for the wealthy and a financial subsidy for the poor? We hear concerns from some conservatives about corporate welfare where the tax code benefits select corporate interests, but not so much about tax code welfare for the wealthy. My question arises from a study by the Center ...

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USM joins newly formed $94 million Ocean Exploration Institute

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is joining four other nationally renowned ocean science institutions to form The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI). USM’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE), Ocean Exploration Trust, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Rhode Island will work with NOAA’s Office of ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — State population trends make healthcare issue big

Reckon conservatives will listen when two conservative, pro-capitalism columnists say healthcare is a big issue in Mississippi? Both Wyatt Emmerich and Sid Salter have conservative views and come from the owner side of newspapers where capitalism prevails. Both recently wrote powerful columns about the need to address healthcare issues in Mississippi. Emmerich wrote about Medicaid expansion and pointed to a ...

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Tupelo’s CDF looking to build on another successful year

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Taking the mantle of chairman of the Community Development Foundation for 2019-2020, retired gastroenterologist Dr. Sam Pace said he looks forward to his role to spread the message of CDF. “I got involved after I retired, and as a practicing physician, a lot of times you really don’t get a chance to ...

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TODD SMITH — Twitter voices are largely younger, more educated, Democrat

Social media has become our virtual backyard, a go-to place to catch up on news, stars, media personalities politicians, entertainers, sports and so much more. Varied audiences from around the world tune in. So, whose voices make up Twitter users? To examine this question, Pew Research Center recently conducted a national survey of nearly 3,000 U.S. adult Twitter users who ...

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Cooper Tire sales increase, profits decrease in first quarter

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal FINDLAY, Ohio • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s sales increased in the first quarter of the year, but saw its profits drop from the same time a year ago. The company on Monday said sales totaled nearly $619.2 million, a 2.9 percent gain over the $601.5 million it recorded during the first quarter of ...

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Southern Craft Stove + Tap opening in Tupelo’s Fairpark Tower

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Southern Craft Stove + Tap is bringing craft beer, fire-roasted pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more to downtown Tupelo in the recently completed Fairpark Tower building. The grill and bar, which opened in Oxford in 2017, will be occupying a 5,900-square-foot space on the first floor of the building. Plans filed with ...

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McDonald’s to hire more than 4,700 in Mississippi this summer

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal McDonald’s and its independent franchisees across Mississippi are expecting to hire approximately 4,740 restaurant employees to better serve customers this busy summer season. McDonald’s provides a signature education and career advising program, Archways to Opportunity. Eligible after 90 days and 15 hours a week, restaurant employees have the chance to earn a high school ...

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MDA leading business development mission Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a multi-sector business development mission to Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands from June 18–25. Mississippi companies interested in expanding or initiating trade in these markets are invited to participate. “By participating in MDA’s business development mission to Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands, Mississippi businesses will have ample opportunities to forge mutually beneficial relationships in ...

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Ashley Furniture investing $29 million in solar energy

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal ARCADIA, Wis.– Ashley Furniture Industries) has committed to a multi-phase effort to reduce the company’s energy footprint. Ashley, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, has selected 10 of its largest U.S. facilities to receive solar installations this year as part of the first phase of the initiative. Construction on the first solar array in Romeoville, ...

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