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School board member amazed at how he says political process really works
“You’re not from here, Mr. Rhymes, and you don’t understand how things have to be done in Natchitoches.” That admonishment, directed at me a few months ago by the Board president, was brought to pa...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good intentions not enough to sustain inmate program
Louisiana has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the nation, but a new law aimed at curtailing that rate and saving money by releasing nonviolent drug offenders from jails and prisons has...
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Private venture would be best effort to build downtown hotel
It’s true, that a downtown hotel would make Natchitoches more likely to be an over night tourist destination and increase traffic in the Historic District and at the Events Center. The problem is t...
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Haste in picking superintendent troubling to school board member
By Michael W. Hilton, District 4 Natchitoches Parish School Board The Natchitoches Parish School Board has embarked on a path to select a suitable candidate to serve as our Superintendent of School...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Justice begins at home, for a change
The criminal corruption docket has been full to overflowing of late in all parts of Louisiana. The current headliner is former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, on trial for 21 counts of taking bribes, ...
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I would like to personally thank everyone who helped me establish the Hunters for the Hungry program in Natchitoches Parish. I also would like to remind everyone that we are going to h...
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Program will establish protocol for procedures in accidents
Few motorists in Louisiana have avoided long delays created by traffic accidents, stalled vehicles and other problems that frequently block state roads and highways, but a new program is aimed at m...
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WISE plan has many benefits for higher education in state
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s support of a plan to create an investment program to provide increased funding for colleges and universities to enhance economic and workforce development is a huge step toward ...
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More work ahead for Louisiana to improve quality of life here
Louisiana has made some progress in recent years in creating jobs and a more stable economy, but a new survey based on various quality of life issues that ranks the state next to last in the nation...
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Projections show State may regain lost House seat
Louisiana has lost two congressional seats over the past 25 years because of slow population growth, but a report cited in the Institute for Southern Studies predicts the state will regain one of t...
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