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Junking Common Core now will cost millions of dollars
As legislators and other state leaders continue to butt heads over the Common Core academic standards in public schools, another report from a credible group says replacing the system would be expe...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special needs students honor veterans for Memorial Day
By Tom Purcell It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I’ve ever attended. The event took place at the ACLD Tillotson School in Pittsburgh, a special-needs school with a private academic licen...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bottom Line...
The Natchitoches Times polled readers on Facebook asking, “What’s your opinion on Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game?” Barry Savell: It’s a lot like ...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doubling of littering fines could help Louisiana landscape
The Louisiana House of Representatives has passed a bill by an overwhelming margin to double fines for violation of the state’s litter laws, and the Senate should support that effort to curtail lit...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women’s sports bringing positive attention to NSU
It is noteworthy and appropriate that women’s athletic teams at Northwestern State University had the most successful year overall in the history of intercollegiate sports competition for women at ...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-election and bravado driving budget debate
Right now there are some 123 Louisiana legislators wondering if their votes on taxes, exemptions, incentives and the budget will do enough damage to ban their re-entry to the House and Senate next ...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raid on state employee and retiree fund calls for action
One of the most alarming consequences of the financial tailspin in Louisiana government in recent years was the near collapse of the insurance program for state employees and retirees. Legislators ...
May 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill to require approval for contracts makes sense
Untangling the financial mess created by state institutions and agencies spending billions of dollars on contracts for various and sundry consultants and services will not be easy in light of obvio...
May 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers preparing for more fiscal work in 2016
Lawmakers can only create new taxes or increase them in odd-numbered years, leaving even-numbered years to host their regular sessions. But a constitutional amendment by Rep. Harold Ritchie, D-Boga...
May 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bottom Line...
The Natchitoches Times polled readers on Facebook asking, “What's your opinion on people who choose to stomp or disrespect the American flag?” Randall T. Hayes: I like the flag, but I like freedom ...
May 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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