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To stay competitive, state needs more college grads
Louisiana ranks near the bottom in the nation in the percentage of population with a college degree, and that continues to damage the state’s economy by making it difficult to attract businesses an...
Apr 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Term limits will continue to change state government
Term limits have changed the face, tone and tenor of the state legislature since the 1990s, and that concept would be expanded to other elected offices across Louisiana by proposals that are moving...
Apr 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill proposing reduced polling hours likely to become law
A bill moving through the legislature to curtail by one hour the time that polls are open for elections in Louisiana makes sense in light of opportunities for early balloting and voting by mail, an...
Mar 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study exposes shortcomings in transparency regulations
Louisiana ranked in the top third in the nation in a new study on the integrity of state governments, but the report’s criticism of some aspects of government transparency and accountability here w...
Mar 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Precinct Returns for Natchitoches Mayor’s Race

Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gong, Gong, Gong!
I don't know about you, but watching the Republican primary season is making me feel like a judge on the "The Gong Show." I watched or listened to all three candidates after Tuesday night's Illinoi...
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Net Junking
“The Net is a waste of time, and that’s   exactly what’s right about it.”                     ~ William Gibson     My friend Charlie was rejoicing the other day over the fact he’d been able to go t...
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saints punishment all about Goodell’s legacy, not integrity
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's unprecedented suspension of Saints head coach Sean Payton isn't about bounties or intent to injure. It's about a man trying desperately to reshape a 92-year-old lea...
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jindal’s ALEC reforms may harm La. employee benefits
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—State employees hoping to avoid Gov. Bobby Jindal’s state retirement reform, would be wise to contact the Louisiana State Employee Retirement System (LASERS) Member Services Divis...
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: On March 5 the Red River Parish School Board hosted a public forum on the education reform issues currently in debate in the state legislature. At that time, none of the invited guests...
Mar 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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