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Governor recognizing value that TOPS adds to state
Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program continues to provide opportunities for thousands of students to obtain college degrees in the state, and Gov. Bobby Jindal must be commended for his plans to pr...
Jan 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hopefully, state making progress in creating jobs
Increased employment will be the major factor in continuing efforts to recover from the recession that has battered the national economy, and extensive data shows that Louisiana is ahead of the cur...
Jan 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New report brings focus on troubled marshes and wetland of Louisiana
It is hardly surprising that marshes and wetlands in Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states have been recognized by a national environmental group as one of the top 10 places in the world that need ...
Jan 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student achievement needs dramatic focus
There were a few bright spots for Louisiana in the new report from Education Week magazine of the quality of its public schools, but the “F” assigned to the state for student achievement reflects d...
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hire an artist
When a would-be assassin shot my Dad, President Ronald Reagan, nobody questioned the fact that the shooter was certifiably nuts. Authorities recognized that fact and put him in a mental institution...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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House panel wants Homeland Security documents for review
By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Several factors impeding population growth in state
Louisiana ranked among the bottom four states in the nation in population growth over the past decade, and political and business experts agree that the state will suffer for years to come as a res...
Jan 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature takes steps to ease pressure on school boad superintendents
A statute adopted by the legislature in the 2010 session making it more difficult for school board members to fire superintendents and meddle in other personnel issues went into effect this month a...
Jan 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Gone are the days when the majority of students on a university campus enrolled immediately after graduating from high school, lived in a dorm and their only job was to attend class an...
Jan 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Natchitoches still hailed as great place to retire
Natchitoches, which is earning an expanding reputation across the nation as an outstanding retirement community, got another boost in attracting retirees recently when the city was listed by a nati...
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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