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Poverty Point mired in Mid-East politics
For summer vacation two years ago, Jackie and I determined to travel to somewhere exotic and faraway, where none of our friends had gone before us. So we struck out for northeast Louisiana, deep in...
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Letters to the editor
Dear Editor: Any courtroom in China or Iran could have been the scene: An 84-year-old Catholic nun in prison garb, chained hand-and-foot and surrounded by heavy marshals, is shuffled jangling into ...
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Long Purple Line represents accomplishments of many
Induction ceremonies last week for the newest members of the Long Purple Line at Northwestern State University underscored the positive influence of the school on students’ lives and the enormous i...
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Just Talkin'
JT hears from the folks in charge of the Christmas Festival parade that there will be one parade this year. Those in charge are excited and say combining the youth parade with the “big” parade has ...
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Investment in TOPS is worth the expense for 17,000 students
A Louisiana legislative committee has shot down yet another attempt to raise standards and curtail costs of Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program, and that was a sensible decision despite the growin...
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, I live on the Harmony Road and have for years. It has always been bad, but now it is horrible! Both ends of the road are bad. You can’t dodge one hole without hitting another one that ...
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Value of Tops outweighs costs, attempts to change fail
A Louisiana legislative committee has shot down yet another attempt to raise standards and curtail costs of Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program, and that was a sensible decision despite the growin...
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Hopefully, economic indicators are correct in predicting change
Multi-billion dollar investments in new and expanded industrial facilities will create thousands of jobs and lift Louisiana’s economy over the next decade, and the state continues to reap the benef...
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Fast times in Washington, La.
Louisiana legislators are railing against Washington, but it’s neither Congress nor the president that’s drawing their ire. Rather, it is the town in St. Landry Parish by that name that is fast bec...
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Who’s afraid of Common Core?
Short of a federal subpoena, nothing gets politicians in a tizzy quicker than seeing the whites of eyes of angry parents, like those descending upon the State Capitol to demand that legislators scr...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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