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Candidates vying for top spot in their party’s governor’s race
A poll on this year’s gubernatorial election in Louisiana shows that a Democrat and a Republic will make it to the runoff, which would virtually assure the election of the GOP candidate unless ther...
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The new political ice age
“And that’s it for sports.” “Thank you Robert for the fascinating premier of your exclusive in-depth Channel 7, twelve-part series on underinflated balls, Can’t wait to see what balls you have for ...
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The making of a budget war begins
If you squint just so, and look out with the right kind of eyes, you can almost see the Legislature unfurling the skull and crossbones of the Jolly Roger. Lawmakers with swords between teeth are on...
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Large number of Legislature on way out because of term limits
Term limits will have a big impact on the Louisiana Legislature and state government in general next year when 21 of the state’s 144 House and Senate members will be prohibited by law from returnin...
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Satire Returns: Raging Moderate
Decades after being dismissed by George S. Kaufman as a genre that "closes on Saturday night," satire, like the measles and mumps, is making a comeback. And in many quarters, remains the most feare...
Jan 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, In response to the Slice of Life column by Joe Darby in the Natchitoches Times edition Jan. 15, I must say thank you for the introduction to your fur-kids and for the beautiful sentime...
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Plan to redirect contracts is logical and sound proposal
State Treasurer John Kennedy’s proposal to direct some existing state contracts for various projects and services to universities and colleges throughout Louisiana is a logical plan that should be ...
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More than raising minimum wage should be considered
A new report from Loyola University of New Orleans is clearly aimed at raising the minimum wage in Louisiana, but results of the study underscore deep economic problems in the state and the need fo...
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Metairie residents can apply for unclaimed property
BATON ROUGE, LA - More than $150 million in Unclaimed Property belonging to New Orleans area residents is sitting in the State Treasury, and they can get help searching for it at an Unclaimed Prope...
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By 2020, half of Louisiana Legislature may be gone
Term limits were approved by Louisiana voters in 1995 by a vote of 76 percent, but they didn't go into effect until roughly eight years ago. With just three terms allowed, amounting to 12 years, th...
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