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    YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION

YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION

Agencies embrace community initiative with heart and action “Pay it forward” … “Thank you for your service” … “Practice random acts of kindness” … we’ve all heard these and similar exhortations, and perhaps we’ve even tried to live by them. In a society where civility seems to take a back seat to being first, best, and loudest, most of us likely would welcome a little kindness. Welcome to The Kindness

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    THROUGH THE LOOPHOLES: TALES OF POISON PILLS AND MAGIC BEANS

THROUGH THE LOOPHOLES: TALES OF POISON PILLS AND MAGIC BEANS

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion ACA is under attack as advocates tout short-term, low-value policies Call me an old guy, but the nuns who taught me in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary and high school taught me a hardline approach to obeying the law. “Duck and cover” was not a Civil Defense exercise—it was a way of life when an angry nun beelined toward my desk. Cherry picking destroys insurance pools,

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    COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER “TAKES ON” AN ENTIRE STATE

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER “TAKES ON” AN ENTIRE STATE

Mississippi Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary The winner of this year’s Rough Notes Company Community Service Award occupies a somewhat unique place among previous winners. Many who have been honored since the Award was launched almost 20 years ago have focused on “giving back” to their local communities. It is their business associates, friends and neighbors who have supported them through the years, and they want to return the favor

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    ABILITY FROM DISABILITY

ABILITY FROM DISABILITY

Taking the “dis” out of disability “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight with no vision.”  —Helen Keller From the time he was a small child dealing with hearing loss, Rick Poplin instinctively drew upon a “life vision” to succeed despite his difficulties. When his grandmother discovered that he was reading lips in the third grade, she saw to it that he was evaluated. The diagnosis: nerve

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The voices of EXPERIENCE

Two long-time agency veterans share their wisdom “Old-timer” … “golden ager” … “senior citizen” … these and other appellations are frequently used to describe people who have attained a certain age. In our youth-obsessed society, little credence is given to the deep experience and hard-won wisdom accumulated over a lifetime of work and family, triumph and heartbreak, challenges met and obstacles overcome. In this article we’ll meet two veterans of

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