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Letter to the Editor
Dear Natchitoches Taxpayer: After reading a Natchitoches Times article, City hopes taxes will repay $2 million of hotel bonds, on Jan. 24, 2014, I could not help but notice the cost of the Natchito...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low rankings in Census categories indicate low quality of life in State
Louisiana has made some progress in recent years in creating jobs and a more stable economy, but a new survey based on various quality of life issues that ranks the state next to last in the nation...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common Core controversy not likely to subside soon
The move toward implementation of the Common Core national academic standards in Louisiana schools has created a continuing controversy that is likely to erupt into a full scale firestorm during th...
Feb 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vitter could use a light touch
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” regularly features its “Mean Tweets,” in which celebrities, from Katie Perry to Larry King, read some awful things tweeted about them. A couple of weeks ago, in a segment focuse...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unprecedented job growth missing skilled work force
The resounding message that emerged from the annual meeting this month of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry in Baton Rouge was that the state is on the brink of unprecedented job g...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lack of respect contributing to decline of education
A new Harris Poll, conducted this year for the first time, points to declining respect among parents, teachers and students at schools across Louisiana and the nation. That is obviously a major fac...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medicaid expansion again facing legislators in new session
Louisiana legislators will likely be forced to grapple again this year with proposals to expand the state’s Medicaid program, but even leaders of the campaign to extend federal health insurance cov...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decline in Pre-K funding goes against success stats
Studies continue to show emphatically that successful programs at the pre-kindergarten level provide long-term academic benefits for students, so it is distressing that Pre-K funding is declining i...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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National groups invade State politics about contributions
In the 1983 governor’s race, before there were limits on political contributions, Louis Roussel Jr., the oil tycoon, banker and racetrack owner, gave $100,000 to Edwin Edwards’ campaign. Government...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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AP Source: NSA phone data control ends
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance powers, President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government’s control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Am...
Jan 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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