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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, With little fanfare, the Louisiana Legislature passed HB 1065 last week, which allows optometrists, who are not medical doctors, to do certain laser and eyelid surgical procedures. The...
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Edwin Edwards running without professional help
When former Gov. Edwin Edwards announced his 6th District bid in March, he told LaPolitics that he planned on doing something most other serious, and even half-serious, congressional candidates wou...
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Minimal, disappointing describe results of testing
Despite a lot of vetting and delays by the State Department of Education in releasing this year’s LEAP test results, scores on the exams are about the same as those in past years and success by stu...
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Historic preservationists left enduring legacies for parish
Theodosia Murphy Nolan was recognized across the nation and world as a founder of Murphy Oil Corp., but she was best known in this community for her passion for historic preservation that resulted ...
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Low health rankings can be addressed by better jobs
Louisiana ranked 48th in the nation in the new County Health Rankings study that reviews numerous health factors in all of the counties and parishes in the nation, continuing its placement in the b...
Jun 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax burden signals long overdue need for review and remedy
Louisiana’s combined state and local tax burden of 7.6 percent is the fifth lowest in the nation, which is obviously a major factor in the state’s continuing difficulties in mustering sufficient re...
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, Natchitoches Parish recently passed a local ordinance that prohibits smoking within 25 feet of entrances and exits of any parish building or public facility. With the passing of this o...
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Small business leaving state leaving void in growth, prosperity
Small businesses have been the economic heartbeat of the nation and its individual states and communities for decades, but a recent study shows that the creation of new businesses is declining acro...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just Talkin’
Smokers have something besides carcinogens to sputter on after an ordinance banned the practice 25 feet from the entrances and exits of any public building or facility occupied, owned or operated b...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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High graduation rate among basketball players a big plus
The NCAA Public Recognition Award that Northwestern State University’s men’s basketball program received this month is a monumental honor that reflects the continuing overall academic success of NS...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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