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Magazine names La. winner of competitiveness award
There is good news and bad news these days for Louisiana’s Dept. of Economic Development. The good news is that Site Selection Magazine has presented its 2010 Competitiveness Award for overall econ...
May 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A few amendments could make difference
Louisiana’s constitution is weighted down with far too many inconsequential and unnecessary amendments, but a few of the 31 proposed changes to the charter in the current session could make a posit...
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill would equalize cuts
Higher education and health care have been battered with deep budget cuts since state revenues began plummeted three years ago, and proposals in the current legislative session-one by Sen. Gerald L...
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Personal Issues
I have a couple of issues to address. As regards the first, I hope that this newspaper can handle a complaint. I have remained silent about this for some time out of loyalty, but my stupid sister (...
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guns on campus bill waste of time, money
Louisiana legislators should not waste much of their time or the taxpayers’ money during the current session on the rehashed bill to allow guns on college campuses. That dangerous proposal has died...
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislative auditor give impetus for fewer elections in state
Louisiana has too many elections, and criticism by the state Legislative Auditor’s Office of the number and cost of special elections held in the state has provided the impetus for efforts in the l...
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘English’ in Louisiana
Someone recently sent me a photo that has been circulating the Internet for a few years of a professionally produced sign placed over a bin for charitable donations. The sign says is “Help Louisian...
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snippets: Bibliomaniac forever
“To be a book collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.” Robertson Davies Yeah, I know it’s hard for young people to believe, but I didn’t lay eyes on...
Apr 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incumbers seem to be in good positions
Sen. Gerald Long and Rep. Rick Nowlin will be running for reelection in districts that were substantially altered by legislative reapportionment, but the incumbents seem to be in a good position to...
Apr 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leon Johnson gets well-deserved honor with track meet naming
Leon Johnson is one of the most respected collegiate track and field coaches in the nation, and it was appropriate for Northwestern State University to name the popular and prominent NSU Invitation...
Apr 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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