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Is there life after death for Louisiana Democrats?
In terms of modern politics, the Louisiana Democratic Party will likely enter 2015 at its weakest point ever. But in terms of politics dating back to the 19th century, the party of the donkey has b...
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor:
Dear Editor: We want to thank the hundreds of veterans, friends and families who joined us Nov. 11 for our Veterans Day Ceremony and Park Dedication.  The goal of the Park Committee has been to dev...
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scores of voucher students disappointingly low
Questions about the effectiveness of Louisiana’s voucher system for education will linger and perhaps grow louder after this year’s test scores showed that just 44 percent of voucher students takin...
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign spending on personal items, expenses is prevelent
Louisiana elected officials and candidates for public offices in the state collect millions of dollars in campaign contributions, and investigations by media and law enforcement agencies have focus...
Nov 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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True holiday of guilt
The autumn dark is lengthening, which means the English-speaking, Judeo-Christian Holiday Season is about to split open wider than a crocodile mouth at the bottom of a baby duckling water slide. It...
Nov 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates for attorney general stacking up
By Jeremy Alford LaPolitics.com Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will likely be called many things during the 2015 election cycle, but lonely will not be one of them. Democratic attorney Ike Jackson...
Nov 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax preparers professsionals will meet in Natchitoches
The National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP) is returning to Natchitoches for a 2-day federal tax update and review seminar Dec. 3-4. It will provide an in-depth study of federal tax law and fe...
Nov 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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75 percent percent of state revenue not subject to cuts
The state budget process in Louisiana is ineffective and difficult not just because of inadequate revenues but also as a result of too many constitutional restrictions on the allocation of funds, a...
Nov 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State legislators have rough time on November ballot
By Jeremy Alford LaPolitics News Service Of the eight state legislators who ran for other offices on the primary ballot this year, only two are leaving the Legislature for sure, another is facing a...
Nov 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bicycle rider deaths increase from 18 to 23 in year’s time
Louisiana has the second highest number of bicycle deaths in the nation per capita, and fatalities in bicycle accidents have increased here and nationwide over the past three years after a long per...
Nov 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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