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  • WLOX Editorial: Sports betting in Mississippi

    WLOX Editorial: Sports betting in Mississippi

    Thursday, May 17 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-05-17 16:39:39 GMT

    Legal sports betting is on the way to Mississippi. A federal law that outlawed sports betting everywhere except for a few states including Nevada was just struck down by the U.S.Supreme Court; and rightfully so. Whether you agree or not with any kind of gambling, the old law was plain unfair to other states.

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    Legal sports betting is on the way to Mississippi. A federal law that outlawed sports betting everywhere except for a few states including Nevada was just struck down by the U.S.Supreme Court; and rightfully so. Whether you agree or not with any kind of gambling, the old law was plain unfair to other states.

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  • WLOX Editorial: Now is the time to prepare

    WLOX Editorial: Now is the time to prepare

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:57:32 GMT

    Mississippi Emergency Management hits the nail on the head in reference to the 2018 Hurricane season. "It only takes one." Each year we watch the tropics and for the most part, South Mississippi remained untouched over the past several years. Even when Hurricane Nate hit us last year, the damage was minimal and there were no deaths in Mississippi related to the storm.

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    Mississippi Emergency Management hits the nail on the head in reference to the 2018 Hurricane season. "It only takes one." Each year we watch the tropics and for the most part, South Mississippi remained untouched over the past several years. Even when Hurricane Nate hit us last year, the damage was minimal and there were no deaths in Mississippi related to the storm.

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  • WLOX Editorial: We expect a lot from the American medical community

    WLOX Editorial: We expect a lot from the American medical community

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 11:41 AM EDT2018-05-09 15:41:30 GMT

    In less time than it takes you to get ready for work each day, another person will die of an opioid overdose. On average four to five Americans die every hour in this epidemic. There is no doubt that the prescription medications that are designed to relieve human suffering are far too often killing people. People who often become addicted, overdose and die. Now we hear of major efforts to limit the prescriptions, to better train doctors, pharmacists and patients. 

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    In less time than it takes you to get ready for work each day, another person will die of an opioid overdose. On average four to five Americans die every hour in this epidemic. There is no doubt that the prescription medications that are designed to relieve human suffering are far too often killing people. People who often become addicted, overdose and die. Now we hear of major efforts to limit the prescriptions, to better train doctors, pharmacists and patients. 

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