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New president and family good fit for Northwestern
The selection of Dr. Jim Henderson as the next president of Northwestern State University will give the school a dynamic, innovative new leader who has already had a positive and impressive impact ...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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State legislative elections already taking shape
It's never too early to start thinking about next year's legislative races. After all, the potential candidates are already making moves and at least one special election will be needed before the ...
Sep 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowded ballots are cause for changing primary system
Louisiana voters will face the most crowded ballot in more than two decades in this fall’s elections, and that large number of offices and candidates is creating some glitches and confusion that co...
Sep 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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State district judge strikes down law that would have benefitted troopers’ retirement
BATON ROUGE, LA - A state district judge has struck down as unconstitutional a law that created a special retirement benefit for just two people within State Police, State Treasurer John Kennedy re...
Sep 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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How they spent their summer vacation
Raging Moderate By Will Durst September is a grand month for traditions. Fresh pencils and tablets for the upcoming school year. The approach of fall as evidenced by the turning of the leaves. Inte...
Sep 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Generosity of former educator will benefit NSU department
Dr. Violet Davion Shaver was a strong and effective advocate for health, physical education and women’s sports during her long and distinguished teaching career at Northwestern, and funding to NSU ...
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Obesity side effects of epidemic proportions in Louisiana
Louisiana’s adult obesity rate has dropped to “just” the sixth highest in the nation for the past year after a period as the worst among the 50 states, but that is not a cause for celebration in li...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor
Dear Editor: The president has finally issued a strategy to deal with ISIS. The question now becomes, is his strategy coherent and, most importantly, is it a solution to the radical jihadist moveme...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Smith goes to Washington, via Louisiana
“Per capita, Louisiana has more medical doctors in Congress than any other state,” Congressman John Fleming, R-Minden, said during a recent SWLA Economic Development Alliance event in Lake Charles,...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hopefully, Louisiana in line for economic growth, prosperity
New research from national commercial real estate development officials underscores reports that Louisiana is in the beginning stages of unprecedented industrial growth that will create thousands o...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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