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It’s a great start!
By J.R. “Randy” Stelly Publisher Real Views It’s no secret that I have a sincere interest in making the Natchitoches Parish Council form of government work. I have observed and participated in the ...
Aug 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tuition freedom issue gets recharged
While legislation granting university boards more control over tuition increases failed to gain the momentum needed in this year's regular session, the issue is already picking up steam for a 2014 ...
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Rising ACT scores good sign
More Louisiana students are taking the American College Test, or ACT, and earning scores that allow them to enroll in colleges and universities, and that is a major step toward the increased educat...
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State needs more revenue from offshore drilling
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu continues to battle in Congress for increased revenues for Louisiana and other states along the Gulf Coast from offshore oil and gas production, but opposition by the Obama ...
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Letters to the Editor
I was happy to hear about the coastal-damage lawsuit brought against the major oil companies by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East. This effort out of New Orleans is long ove...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics challenges historic lawsuit
Louisiana politicians, beware, this is what happens when you establish in the constitution an independent and apolitical board of experts empowered to take legal action to protect the lives and pro...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana progressive in having smoking ban in cars with kids
Louisiana has a statute banning smoking in vehicles carrying children under age 13, and a new University of Michigan poll showing overwhelming national public support for that concept should provid...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school drop out rate continues to be costly to state
Studies continue to show that Louisiana could save millions of dollars and bolster the state’s economy by substantially reducing its high school dropout rate, which has been one of the highest in t...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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No. of women in elected offices declining in America, Louisiana
Louisiana now has the smallest percentage of women serving in the legislature of any state in the nation, and that reflects the disturbing under-representation and continuing decline of women in st...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race for top attorney underway
Potential challengers already have Attorney General Buddy Caldwell looking over his shoulder. But with more than $406,000 in the bank, the Democrat-turned-Republican can look toward his 2015 re-ele...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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