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Conservatives in State House forming coallition
The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values. That has led a small number of ...
Feb 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP right wing not sold on Cassidy
The U.S. Senate race is in full swing, with most of the swinging done by the TV advertising of the free-spending Super PACS of both parties. Americans for Prosperity pounds away at U.S. Sen. Mary L...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leadership position of president will enhance NSU, universities
Dr. Sandra Woodley, president of the University of Louisiana System that includes Northwestern and eight other schools, has been selected for two national higher education leadership roles that put...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools falling down on preparation of students
The continuing lack of success by Louisiana public high school students on Advanced Placement exams reflects the ineffectiveness of school systems across the state in preparing students for univers...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just Talkin’
JT overheard a remark on the street that may resonate with a few folks. Someone said they wished the City fathers would invest in a new bridge over Cane River rather than a hotel. JT believes the e...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Super PAC tiptoes into Senate race
Why should U.S. Sen. David Vitter have all the fun? He shouldn’t, according to the architects of the new Blue Pelican Super PAC that is being built up to support the re-election of senior Sen. Mary...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good intentions not enough to sustain inmate program
Louisiana has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the nation, but a new law aimed at curtailing that rate and saving money by releasing nonviolent drug offenders from jails and prisons has...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board member amazed at how he says political process really works
“You’re not from here, Mr. Rhymes, and you don’t understand how things have to be done in Natchitoches.” That admonishment, directed at me a few months ago by the Board president, was brought to pa...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Private venture would be best effort to build downtown hotel
It’s true, that a downtown hotel would make Natchitoches more likely to be an over night tourist destination and increase traffic in the Historic District and at the Events Center. The problem is t...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Justice begins at home, for a change
The criminal corruption docket has been full to overflowing of late in all parts of Louisiana. The current headliner is former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, on trial for 21 counts of taking bribes, ...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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