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State making little progress in curbing obesity rate
Louisiana’s obesity rate has been one of the highest in the nation for years, and a new Gallup survey shows that the state is not making much progress in addressing that problem. The study conclude...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mrs. Southerland’s passion made this a better place to live
The preservation and restoration of historic sites and structures is at the very heart of this community’s popularity and prominence. Mrs. Maxine Southerland, who died here last week at the age of ...
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State’s political hires making more money
While Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration can take credit for cutting the state’s workforce overall and slowing down salary raises, the top 50 highest paid political hires, known as unclassified emp...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll gives huge lead to Vitter but election is long way off
The Louisiana governor’s race is still more than a year and a half away, but a statewide poll conducted last month gives U.S. Sen. David Vitter such a huge lead that other potential candidates must...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Review of tax structure needed before tax reform can begin
Louisiana House Speaker Chuck Kleckley of Lake Charles is pushing for a comprehensive review of Louisiana’s tax structure, and continual cuts in funding for state agencies and institutions over the...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jindal’s method to his badness?
These days, whenever Gov. Bobby Jindal leaves Louisiana he turns into one bad trash-talking dude who repeatedly calls out the president of the United States.  From standing outside the White House ...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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High crime and poverty rate overshadow state’s progress
Louisiana, clearly, is making progress in attracting new business and industry and more jobs, but the state’s image continues to take a beating with such studies and reports as the recent ranking a...
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Gala will spotlight inductees, performances, scholarships
Alumni and friends of Northwestern State University should not miss the opportunity to participate April 4 in the first President’s Command Performance Gala that promises to become one of the schoo...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, I am writing to express dismay at how Natchitoches Police handled an incident after the parade last Saturday. My wife, who participated in the parade, was on her way to drop off her yo...
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lack of computers translates to failure for La. students
Louisiana’s public schools have ranked near the bottom in the nation in student achievement and most other categories for years, and lagging behind many states in utilization of computers and other...
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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