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High graduation rate among basketball players a big plus
The NCAA Public Recognition Award that Northwestern State University’s men’s basketball program received this month is a monumental honor that reflects the continuing overall academic success of NS...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low ranking on working mothers should prompt Legislative action
Louisiana’s image has taken another hit with a survey showing that the state ranks as the worst in the nation for working mothers, a disgraceful rating that should provide the impetus for legislati...
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Legislative session enters final stretch
There are only a few weeks remaining until legislators will adjourn their regular session on June 2. For bills that have not passed their house of origin, time is a factor. The $25 billion operatin...
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: I recently received my Doctorate in Science Education from Louisiana State University. I am now teaching science in the Iberville Parish School System. There is a great need for physic...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, Recently I made an inquiry about the “Walk of Honor” that used to be maintained along the sidewalk outside City Bank. I was told, however, that this tradition no longer existed. Why? H...
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Dardenne, Landrieu tangle over tourism
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu have one big thing in common: primarily, they are your other choices if you don't want Sen. David Vitter to be your next governor. Dardenn...
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Legislature ignores rising costs of TOPS scholarships
The cost for Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program continues to climb, but the House Education Committee has shot down another attempt to curtail the costs and number of students receiving the funds...
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Right choice for NSU president is imperative for the future
The selection of Northwestern State University’s next president will be one of the most important decisions in years for the school and this community, and the first meeting in that process reflect...
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Review of tax structure overdue; low threshold holding back state
Louisiana’s combined state and local tax burden of 7.6 percent is the fifth lowest in the nation, which is obviously a major factor in the state’s continuing difficulties in mustering sufficient re...
May 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Income and education factors that influence health ratings
Louisiana ranked 48th in the nation in the new County Health Rankings study that reviews numerous health factors in all of the counties and parishes in the nation, continuing its placement in the b...
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