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March 03 05:43 AM
John Bel Edwards for president? The Louisiana governor is being touted as a Democratic Party contender on the national front. Just a little over a year in his present job, it may be a sign of the few future contenders the Democrats have available. Here’s what a writer for the The Huffington Post.
March 03 05:43 AM
Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker touted the tax as being “absolutely no tax, no sales tax, or property tax on local citizens.” Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler touted the measure as “Two cities unified behind a proposition that we know will strengthen the economy of Northwest Louisiana.
February 24 05:01 AM
Dave Treen was sworn in as Louisiana’s governor 37 years ago. Anyone who knew him noted what a nice guy he was. But Treen’s legacy will not be based on his friendliness. History will treat him well and acknowledge that he was the first, and perhaps only, true conservative Louisiana governor in the past century.
February 17 12:32 PM
Former NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw wrote a book a few years back about what he called “The Greatest Generation.” In contrast, there’s a recent best-seller out calling America “The dumbest generation.” And since Louisiana is at the bottom of the barrel on most national lists, you can imagine how folks in the Bayou State are viewed.
February 17 12:32 PM
It’s unfortunate when job responsibilities substantially interfere with serving on civic boards, but it happens. And when it does, the choices are not good: resign or fail to properly discharge one’s responsibility. Such is the case with Nancy Cooper, who is one of nine appointed members of the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC).
February 17 12:32 AM
Caddo Parish has rules that are different than in most parishes. In Caddo Parish, all warrants have to be approved by the district attorney before a judge can sign them. That’s not the case in Bossier or any other parish, where law enforcement can take their warrants straight to the judge for a signature.

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