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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, I am writing to express dismay at how Natchitoches Police handled an incident after the parade last Saturday. My wife, who participated in the parade, was on her way to drop off her yo...
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Age limit on judges outdated, alone in elected official policy
Louisiana legislators will consider and should approve this year a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate the ban on judges in the state seeking re-election after the age of 70 and ...
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lack of computers translates to failure for La. students
Louisiana’s public schools have ranked near the bottom in the nation in student achievement and most other categories for years, and lagging behind many states in utilization of computers and other...
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Let’s hope the gamble on downtown hotel pays off
The Natchitoches Grand Hotel, with its 80 rooms and convention facilities, is now a reality. The $2.2 million in bonds were approved by the State bonding commission last week and have been sold to ...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building dedication underscores ‘footprints’ left by Murchison
Tom Murchison’s guidance and influence over four decades as attorney for city government here helped chart the course for exceptional progress and stability in Natchitoches, and it is appropriate t...
Mar 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators to judge suit against Big Oil?
Before the Legislature convenes on Monday, hundreds if not thousands of citizens will amass at the Capitol steps and grounds for a festival that will be more than a party. Organized under retired A...
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Focus on childhood obesity a plus for Louisiana, children
The completion of a research clinic at the Pennington Center in Baton Rouge that will focus on childhood obesity is a major step toward addressing a problem that costs taxpayers millions of dollars...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana in need of early childhood program changes
Louisiana ranks next to last in the nation in a new study on fourth grade reading proficiency, and researchers have expressed concerns that students with low scores in reading will face future prob...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Edwards for Congress is gift to Tea Party
The mere suggestion, first raised weeks ago, that Edwin Edwards would run for Congress this fall already had the state’s political class chattering. Breathless anticipation followed news stories la...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax money bled into private investment
Dear Editor:   I read with interest the Natchitoches Times article, “Mayor calls for expanded recycling in City, champions $2.2 million payment to hotel.”  But rather than a thorough explanation of...
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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