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Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:24:32 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
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According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was takenMore >>
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was taken to jail. Police say Sam Edward Yu is charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 21-year-old is from Montgomery, Alabama.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
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The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Housing Commission presented recommendations after a 16-month process of roundtable discussions and regional housing forums. The BPC Housing Commission members include former HUD Secretaries Martinez and Cisneros and former Ginnie Mae Presidents Robert Couch and Ronald Rosenfeld. A central theme conveyed in the commission's report is the reduction of the government's role in housing finance to that of a catastrophic backstop. The report is intended to re-establish the prominence of the national housing policy debate as the housing markets begin to heal from the great recession.
Congressman Randy Neugebauer (TX-19), Chairman of the House Financial Services subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, commented on the announcement by stating:
"It is vitally important that Congress work in a bipartisan fashion to reduce the federal footprint in housing finance by creating space for private capital. The Bipartisan Policy Council's Housing Commission has put forth some serious initiatives and I appreciate their work. I look forward to discussing these reforms as my subcommittee seeks to create a sustainable housing finance system."
As the housing markets show definitive signs of recovery, the unveiling of the Commission's report is timely. The BPC recognizes that a healthy, stable housing market is essential for a strong economy and a competitive America.
RiskSpan's Jones found the BPC event and discussion integral to the ongoing debate regarding the long term housing recovery. Jones said: "The efforts of the Housing Commission are to be commended. It is critical to ensure that taxpayers are not exposed to unnecessary risk and therefore we support the findings of the commission as it relates to reducing the government's role in single family housing finance."
As the industry moves forward in the debate of the government's role in housing, RiskSpan will continue to support efforts to create transparency in the mortgage markets and provide insight and analysis on critical issues of housing finance.
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