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Edwards for Congress is gift to Tea Party
The mere suggestion, first raised weeks ago, that Edwin Edwards would run for Congress this fall already had the state’s political class chattering. Breathless anticipation followed news stories la...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax money bled into private investment
Dear Editor:   I read with interest the Natchitoches Times article, “Mayor calls for expanded recycling in City, champions $2.2 million payment to hotel.”  But rather than a thorough explanation of...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assumption joins lawsuit to challenge MFP funding
LABADIEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Assumption Parish School Board has voted 8-1 to join a lawsuit filed by St. John the Baptist Parish's board challenging the state's per-pupil Minimum Foundation Program...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exports provide way for State to improve, boost economy
Louisiana exported $63.1 billion in goods to other countries in 2013. That exceeded exports from the state in any previous year and placed Louisiana in the top four in the nation during a record-br...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conservatives in State House forming coallition
The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values. That has led a small number of ...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP right wing not sold on Cassidy
The U.S. Senate race is in full swing, with most of the swinging done by the TV advertising of the free-spending Super PACS of both parties. Americans for Prosperity pounds away at U.S. Sen. Mary L...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leadership position of president will enhance NSU, universities
Dr. Sandra Woodley, president of the University of Louisiana System that includes Northwestern and eight other schools, has been selected for two national higher education leadership roles that put...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools falling down on preparation of students
The continuing lack of success by Louisiana public high school students on Advanced Placement exams reflects the ineffectiveness of school systems across the state in preparing students for univers...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just Talkin’
JT overheard a remark on the street that may resonate with a few folks. Someone said they wished the City fathers would invest in a new bridge over Cane River rather than a hotel. JT believes the e...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Super PAC tiptoes into Senate race
Why should U.S. Sen. David Vitter have all the fun? He shouldn’t, according to the architects of the new Blue Pelican Super PAC that is being built up to support the re-election of senior Sen. Mary...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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