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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: The Epiphany or the True Test It had been a turbulent afternoon, with thundestorms, a power outage and a makeshift dinner of water, canned meat and two slices of bread. Later, after da...
Aug 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groups poised to play in BESE races
The elections for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education around the state could become expensive if the slate of so-called reform candidates from 2011 face serious challenges this go aroun...
Aug 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marble Poisoning
Raging Moderate by Will Durst It's a race to the outside. Avoid the middle like the plague. The goal is to not be one with the pack. Even the most conservative of Republicans knows they have to mov...
Aug 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stand up for rural postal delivery
By Marie Powell, mariep@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news ...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Next governor will face bad reviews of public schools
Louisiana’s public schools have been ranked among the worst in the nation in yet another comprehensive study, and the quality of the K through 12 education system continues to stain the state’s ima...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Election season has gone from quiet to weird
I’m not sure when it finally occurred to me that this election season had become one of the strangest in recent memory. Maybe it was a few months ago when I learned about the lineup in House Distri...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax dollars at work to finance new parking lot at Northwestern
Sometimes we ask or wonder if we, the taxpayers, are getting a bang for the bucks we send to Baton Rouge and Washington D.C. Louisiana spends millions of dollars each year on local projects. Some o...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t sneer at Trump’s chances
Raging Moderate By Will Durst Yeah, I hear what you’re saying. “For all you political comics, Donald Trump must be a dream come true. Manna from heaven. Slam-dunking from a step-ladder. Swimming in...
Aug 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bond Commission approves $215 million for projects
BATON ROUGE, LA - The State Bond Commission approved $215 million for projects statewide and approved more than $29.3 million in savings at its August 20 meeting, according to State Treasurer John ...
Aug 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Self-financing becoming trend this election cycle
It’s not unheard of to have a self-financed candidate in a major Louisiana campaign. But to see seven statewide candidates, including one incumbent and a regional officeholder, dipping into their o...
Aug 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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