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Value of Tops outweighs costs, attempts to change fail
A Louisiana legislative committee has shot down yet another attempt to raise standards and curtail costs of Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program, and that was a sensible decision despite the growin...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hopefully, economic indicators are correct in predicting change
Multi-billion dollar investments in new and expanded industrial facilities will create thousands of jobs and lift Louisiana’s economy over the next decade, and the state continues to reap the benef...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fast times in Washington, La.
Louisiana legislators are railing against Washington, but it’s neither Congress nor the president that’s drawing their ire. Rather, it is the town in St. Landry Parish by that name that is fast bec...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who’s afraid of Common Core?
Short of a federal subpoena, nothing gets politicians in a tizzy quicker than seeing the whites of eyes of angry parents, like those descending upon the State Capitol to demand that legislators scr...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Laws to strengthen anti-tobacco will enhance student life at NSU
Northwestern State University will begin compliance with new state laws and join other colleges across Louisiana in becoming a tobacco free campus before the next academic year begins. That will en...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opposition mounting to plan to empower high school principals
A proposal approved by a Senate committee that would give highly-rated public school principals in Louisiana more power in the operation of their schools is sensible and should be adopted, but it f...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board member speaks out about issues
While just about everyone in Natchitoches knows that there are some serious problems with our district’s school system, it is next to impossible to find out any specific details about the scope and...
Mar 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelle still feeling out statewide races
Friends of Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle say the Breaux Bridge Republican is continuing to consider a potential run for governor, with an eye to lieutenant governor as a possible back-u...
Mar 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health law concerns for cancers centers that are off limits
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-...
Mar 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increase in facilities pushes State to higher ranking
The most impressive indication of business growth in Louisiana is the recent study for Site Selection magazine ranking the state third in the nation in new and expanded corporate facilities on a pe...
Mar 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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