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In ‘Duck Dynasty’ hometown local loyalty prevails as fans rally to Phil’s defense
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — “Faith. Family. Ducks.” It’s the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in thi...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poor collection on part of revenue department termed deplorable
Louisiana’s legislative auditor has issued a report showing that the state’s Department of Revenue has been lax in collecting taxes from oil and gas companies. That is especially disturbing since t...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adequate funding only way for higher ed to flourish
Louisiana’s budget cuts to colleges and universities this year were the highest in the nation, and it is imperative for state leaders to find ways to restore funding for a higher education system t...
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AP Survey says US income gap holding back economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn't bad just for individuals. It's hurting the U.S. economy. So says a majority of more than three dozen economis...
Dec 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘One Solitary Life’ impact never diminishes
Natchitoches projects the spirit and warmth of the Christmas season beautifully and wondrously for local folks and thousands of visitors year after year, and that makes this unique North Louisiana ...
Dec 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mandatory parenting classes being considered
Should new parents be required by law to attend special classes before being permitted to raise their child? It’s an idea state Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, is seriously considering. “Right n...
Dec 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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No review given to company managing DHH plan
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration hasn't done an independent performance review of the private company it hired to manage mental health and addictive disorder treatment ser...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mitch Landrieu-- Taking one election at a time
As he revved up his re-election campaign for mayor of New Orleans two weeks ago, the only real challenge facing Mitch Landrieu was keeping the focus on this race and not a future one, which caused ...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bead mural has far-reaching positive influence for Parish
Natchitoches, which attracts extensive positive attention for a small community, gained some international notice this month with the designation of a bead mosaic depicting Front Street and the dow...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frequent use of tax amnesty disrupts flow of tax revenue
Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has been sharply critical of tax amnesty programs that provide a temporary bump in revenues for the state, and he received strong support for that position in a rec...
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