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Bill probably will die but it sheds light on contract issue
A bill requiring approval by a legislative committee of all state funded contracts over $40,000 has been endorsed by the House Appropriations panel and has strong support among legislators, but the...
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Staples to pay fired man wages, damages
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Jeffrey Angstadt didn’t want days off to relax. In September 2010 and over the months that followed, the furniture sales executive told his employer, Staples Contract and Commercia...
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Why Conservatives give better graduation speeches
By Tom Purcell Get this: Conservatives give better graduation speeches than their more liberal-minded counterparts. After reviewing two commencement-speech anthologies — “The World is Waiting For Y...
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Transparency inspires public trust in government
State government is Louisiana has become much less transparent over the past seven years, and efforts in the legislature and among other groups to curtail secrecy in decisions that affect the lives...
Jun 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cost of consulting contracts questioned again
A version of a bill to reduce the state’s consulting contracts that was unanimously passed by both chambers of the Legislature last year before being vetoed by Gov. Bobby Jindal appears to be headi...
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Letter to the Editor:
Dear Editor, I have no dog in this fight. My wife and I moved to Natchitoches from Florida six years ago after a couple of brief visits. We thought this was the perfect own for us, we still do. My ...
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Awards show Northwestern’s dedication to excellence
Northwestern State University men’s and women’s sports teams were extremely successful on the fields and courts of competition this year, but athletes also brought extensive acclaim and prestige to...
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The Bottom Line...
The Natchitoches Times polled readers on Facebook asking, “Any comments out there about Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner? Jessica VanOrden: I hope that by Caitlyn showing the world that she is happier as a w...
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Will higher ed survive until more funds arrive from boom
Some agencies and institutions in Louisiana have been ripped to shreds by budget cuts over the past seven years, but the anti-tax sentiment of the governor and a majority of legislators is not the ...
May 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capitol alert: Surprise Amendments coming
Now is not the time to relax. Yes, we are quickly approaching June 11, or sine die, the Latin phrase meaning “without day” that lawmakers use to indicate the end of a session. Some might enjoy taki...
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