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Editorial
July 28 12:00 AM
It’s a poorly kept secret, which Mayor Ollie Tyler refuses to acknowledge, that Shreveport’s police are lowly paid in comparison to comparable cities. The continual shortage of police officers below the authorized number is due, no doubt, in part to the pay disparity.
Editorial
July 14 12:00 AM
Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus, but sometimes he gets his Christmas list messed up, and lumps of coal are delivered rather than gifts. Such may be case with the much ballyhooed Unified Development Code (UDC) that was adopted by the city of Shreveport this spring and recently by the Parish Commission.
Editorial
June 30 12:00 AM
Believe it or not, there IS a magic kingdom at Government Plaza on Travis Street in downtown Shreveport; it’s located on the fourth floor in the offices of the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). The king is MPC Executive Director Mark Sweeney, and his cabinet is the nine-member MPC Board.

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June 18 12:19 PM
In her official statement on Trump's Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong -un, US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi makes it clear that a few million incinerated human beings are a small price to pay to keep the 68-year-old Korean War going. Maybe not forever, but at least until there's a Democrat in the White House.
June 15 10:56 AM
Rancorous comments were exchanged between Jackson and two board members over a failed attempt to add an agenda item. To say the video on the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission website is an ugly display of civility is an understatement..
June 15 10:56 AM
The Green Bay Packers are one of the best examples of how a sports franchise should operate. They don’t go to the state capitol hat in hand, looking for a handout. The team is owned by citizen stockholders all over Wisconsin, and the Packers’ management doesn’t regularly try to blackmail public officials under threat of moving.

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