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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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Low ranking on working mothers should prompt Legislative action
Louisiana’s image has taken another hit with a survey showing that the state ranks as the worst in the nation for working mothers, a disgraceful rating that should provide the impetus for legislati...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislative session enters final stretch
There are only a few weeks remaining until legislators will adjourn their regular session on June 2. For bills that have not passed their house of origin, time is a factor. The $25 billion operatin...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: I recently received my Doctorate in Science Education from Louisiana State University. I am now teaching science in the Iberville Parish School System. There is a great need for physic...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, Recently I made an inquiry about the “Walk of Honor” that used to be maintained along the sidewalk outside City Bank. I was told, however, that this tradition no longer existed. Why? H...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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