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Dear Editor: I recently served as secretary of the Solid Waste Commission appointed by our Parish President, Rick Nowlin. Our committee was made up of six individuals from various professions and b...
Aug 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State jobless rate flat as payrolls dip slightly in July
Louisiana’s unemployment rate held steady at 7 percent in July, according to numbers released Monday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. A separate survey from the same source showed that st...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racial Voting Trends
With important federal and state elections just around the corner, consultants, politicians and pollsters are trying to make sense of Louisiana’s voter registration numbers, which have slowly been ...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ranking on ‘integrity list’ good for state’s image
Improved and expanded ethics laws in recent years have given Louisiana a top 10 ranking on the “integrity list” compiled by the Better Government Association, a rating that will make the state more...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodney Alexander can expand political base in new job
Retiring Congressman Rodney Alexander’s name has been tossed into the mix for Louisiana’s 2015 governor’s race, and that could dramatically change the dynamics of a campaign that has begun to simme...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney general hospitalized after wreck
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell was hospitalized Wednesday after his vehicle veered off a highway in Madison Parish and struck a tree. Louisiana State Poli...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Treasurer Kennedy Targets: Large and Small
On the same day that Treasurer John Kennedy said he was “very, very seriously” considering running for governor, he also announced his new political offensive which demonstrates, once again, how ve...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Massive pollution during wake of hurricanes unacceptable
The loss of $15 million in taxpayer money for ice that was not used might not have been the most expensive incident of neglect that Louisiana faced as Hurricane Issac roared across the Gulf Coast l...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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$15 million melted away in wake of Hurricane Isaac
A report showing that state emergency management officials allowed $15 million worth of ice to melt in the wake of Hurricane Isaac last year reflects both progress and continuing problems in Louisi...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Child services agency receives $8 million incentive
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state Department of Children & Family Services received about $8 million in federal money to improve child support collections as part of a federal Child Support Enforce...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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