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Police funding boosts are vital

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Local residents first got word of the Pilgrim’s Pride closures and the impact they would have on the livelihood of hundreds of plant workers and poultry growers. Then this week, we learned that almost 50 local job positions would be eliminated as Weyerhaeuser Co. indefinitely closes its Simsboro wood mill.

In the face of many jobs losses and the toll they will inevitably take on the area’s economy to bring more job losses, some are undoubtedly wondering: Why are our police still getting local and federal money thrown their way?

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