Area News

Two Weeks Trapped: A Trip Through Trial, Terror, Tragedy, And Triumph

In the summer, people are more prone to outdoor adventures, physical activity, and just soaking up the sun while it’s warm outside. While June might be the month of the highest ice cream production and consumption in the United States, in Thailand, it’s monsoon season. You’ve doubtlessly been reading about this story in the news…

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Avoid Roadway Disasters by Preventing Trailer Sway

Imagine purchasing a brand-new travel trailer with the hope of utilizing all summer long, only to completely destroy it a few minutes after hooking it up to your truck. This devastating situation just happened to a couple in Silverdale, Washington. Sadly, 20 minutes after the couple purchased their new trailer, it was destroyed. According to…

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Resurrecting Old Insurance Model May Limit Who Gets Covered and How Well

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service A new health insurance option awaits consumers this fall. Proponents say it will offer lower premiums and relief from increasingly expensive Obamacare policies sold in the so-called individual market.  That’s the place where people who don’t have employer or government-sponsored insurance turn when they need coverage. It’s no…

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Defining Conservatism in Mississippi

Conservatism is a word I’ve heard a lot since moving here to take the position as CEO of Mississippi’s conservative think tank, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. It seems almost everyone considers himself a conservative. I’m discovering the word has lost some of its meaning, though. It has become interchangeable with the GOP or…

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Man From Four Attackers, Sherlock IRL

Celebrities have a history of erratic behavior, the worst of which is well documented and plastered over media platforms worldwide. It’s unfortunately rare to hear about noble or — dare we say — heroic behaviors. This past week, one celebrity saved someone’s evening from what was certainly heading in the wrong direction. The best part?…

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Chile to Become First Country in the Americas to Ban Plastic Bags

Chile is making history as it is set to become the first South American country to completely ban the use of plastic bags. The law was unanimously approved by Congress and will be enforced within a year for retailers and within two years for smaller businesses. Before being fully enforced, retailers will be allowed to…

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Finding Shipwrecks: New Technology Leading to Massive Underwater Discoveries

Approximately 675 shipping containers are lost at sea every year. Though these continuers typically carry very important and valuable goods, everything from nonperishable foods to luxury pieces of art, rarely does a loss of cargo contain any 800-year-old items or billions of dollars worth of treasures.  According to Express, an 800-year-old “Made in China” label…

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MDWFP Celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) wants you to mark your calendar for National Fishing and Boating Week June 2 -10, a national celebration of fishing and boating.  June 2 and 3 are designated as “Free Fishing Days” in Mississippi, and any person may sport fish without a license. In addition, daily…

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Could Your Job Be Causing You Stress and Hair Loss?

If you want to pay rent and keep gas in your car’s tank, then you need money. In order to get that money, you need to work. We all look at jobs as a necessity, but is yours actually doing you more harm than help? If you notice your hair thinning or falling out altogether,…

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