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State police crack down on drivers in the left lane
State Police and other law enforcement officers in Louisiana are cracking down on motorists that monopolize the left lane of multilane highways instead of using the lane for passing only, and tough...
Jan 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget shortfalls may stall coastal preservation plans
Most the communities and land along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast will be destroyed and under water in the next half century unless state and federal government spend some $50 billion during that time to ...
Jan 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Emperor Barack
Much like one of his predecessors, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama has all but declared war on the United States Supreme Court. It will be remembered that in 1937 FDR was angry over the high co...
Jan 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Folk Festival that Refused to Die
As far as festival making is concerned, the ’89 Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival beats most things I’ve ever seen, not everything I’ve ever seen, but most. I’ve been to six Sulphur Springs Championsh...
Jan 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long’s address highlights changes over last four years
An address by Sen. Gerald Long to the Natchitoches Rotary Club earlier this month focused on how drastically Louisiana has changed, for better and worse, over the past four years, and the direction...
Jan 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slower population growth underlines La.’s problems
Louisiana’s population is creeping back to normal after heavy out-migration during the economic recession of the 1980s and the loss of thousands of residents after Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, ...
Jan 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Litter education course is step toward curbing trash
A new law that went into effect in Louisiana this month adding a litter education segment to the state’s driver’s education course for teenagers could be a major step toward curtailing the costs an...
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Nickel Tricks and Foo Foo Dust: A Cultural Sojourn in Choctaw Country
(This is the second of three columns about a trip Pete Gregory and I took in April of ‘89 to find dancers, singers, craftspeople, and storytellers who best represented Oklahoma Indian Tribes with a...
Jan 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The End of the Beginning
Winston Churchill’s comments about the Battle of Egypt in 1942 popped into my mind when the Iowa Caucus vote was in: “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhap...
Jan 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Defeat, Football Still Beats Politics
Even in a state where politics is a contact sport, when it goes up against football, a blood sport, there is no contest. Just as, sadly, there was no contest when LSU failed to show up for its show...
Jan 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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