Yearly Archive: 2014

Oct 13 2014

Back to Basics

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, it’s a good time to reflect on the historical impact of young people who were willing to risk their lives to register Black people to vote in Mississippi. As a result of their courage and their sacrifice many people, today not only in Mississippi but across …

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Oct 12 2014

Why Is Jesus Forgiving?

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive,” wrote author C.S. Lewis. Think of a time when someone deliberately hurt you. Then, multiply your pain 10,000 times. You might be able to relate to how God feels when faced with a world of people who have sinned against him. Ultimately, …

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Oct 12 2014

Discipline Questioned: U.S. Department of Education Announces Voluntary Resolution

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Tupelo Public School District in Tupelo, Mississippi, to ensure nondiscrimination in the district’s disciplinary system for students. OCR’s investigation revealed that black students had been disproportionately subjected to discipline at every stage in the district’s …

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Oct 11 2014

Let Them Eat Tips: Marriott’s push to get guests to subsidize its crummy pay for the people who clean hotel rooms is a disgrace.

Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America’s exploitative, low-wage economy couldn’t get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy — along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: “Let them eat tips.” Marriott International supports the political notion that America is divided between a few noble “makers” (like them) and a mass of …

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Oct 11 2014

Tax Benefits

For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds – or thousands – of dollars in tax savings. Have I captured your attention? Find out if your …

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Oct 10 2014

PTISD accepts mediation

On the evening of Thursday, October 2 the Pine Tree Independent School District (PTISD) Board of Trustees voted in favor of a mediated settlement to conclude litigation over construction issues related to its middle school. After fruitless efforts to attach responsibility for assorted structural defects in the school the PTISD, in 2013, sued multiple companies …

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Oct 09 2014

Conference slated

Approximately 500 East Texans who work with the elderly will receive training next week at the 23rd Annual Regional Education on Aging, Caregiving & Healthcare (REACH) Conference at Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview on October 8-9 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Conference is hosted each year by the Area Agency on Aging …

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Oct 08 2014

Ebola: Fight the Disease, not the Victims

The spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa is a global health emergency. Countries around the world must join together to mobilize the resources, build the isolation units, supply the needed medicine, doctors, nurses and support personnel needed to isolate and treat those afflicted, track down and monitor those who might have been in …

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