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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: In just a few weeks we will be called as Americans and as patriots to vote for the next president of the United States. We have a responsibility and a duty as Americans to dispose of t...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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WHAT MANUFACTURING MEANS TO LOUISIANA
BATON ROUGE, LA--October 5 has been designated “Manufacturing Day” in the U.S. It is appropriate to reflect upon the role manufacturing plays in our economy nationally and here in Louisiana. Our na...
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Natchitoches Parish, Don’t be Hoodwinked and Bamboozled!
The definition of hoodwink is, “to deceive by false appearance”. The definition of bamboozle is, “to deceive by underhanded methods”. I am going to get right to the point. This is what current poli...
Oct 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renewal of offshore leases a mixed bag of good, bad
Plans by the Obama administration to auction 38 million acres of offshore oil and gas leases next year will create numerous jobs in Louisiana and bolster the state’s economy, but federal policies c...
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Reduction in state jobs has negative side effects
The number of employees on the state payroll has been slashed in the past four years, tax hikes have been eliminated and state government income has declined. It will take time to determine the lon...
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Increased enrollment a benefit to NSU and area economy
Reductions in state funding have expanded the importance of enrollment growth and stability for Louisiana colleges in recent years, so it is encouraging that Northwestern State University had a sig...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana near top of the list in violence against women
The disturbing tendency for Louisiana to be ranked high in so many negative categories and low on favorable issues continues this week with a new report listing this state fourth in the nation in t...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political Opposites Trade Places
Republican David Vitter and Democrat Foster Campbell—you don’t get much further apart than that among Louisiana politicians, especially on their attitudes about government regulating commerce. Sena...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Name Has Meaning
Baton Rouge, LA--Over 20 years ago a package of significant fiscal legislation passed the Legislature, and the voters strongly approved amendments to our state constitution. The Legislature designe...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana poverty rate second highest in the nation
New U.S. Census Bureau statistics on income and poverty show that most Americans are losing ground economically, and the report was especially grim for Louisiana where the poverty rate remained hig...
Sep 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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