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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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Storms and rainfall cause $7 million in damages to crops
BATON ROUGE, La. – Severe storms and excessive rainfall that resulted in the Red River flooding during the spring and summer caused an estimated $7 million damage to agriculture in northwest Louisi...
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fear and neglect at the ballot’s bottom
By Jeremy Alford Like Alice going down the rabbit hole, voters aren’t quite sure what to expect toward the bottom of the ballot each election cycle. For many, there’s as much a chance of finding a ...
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conflicting signals leave lots of doubt about State’s economy
Louisiana’s economy has become such a kaleidoscope of good, bad and mixed data that it is difficult to determine whether the state is riding a wave toward unprecedented employment growth or still s...
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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