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November 13 05:28 AM
Caddo and Bossier folk will vote a yes or no this month on a hotel / motel tax hike. If approved, those getting equal $550,000 shares of the haul of bucks will be the Sports Commission, Independence Bowl, and a new tax-getter, RASA, the Regional Air Service Alliance.
November 13 05:28 AM
The disgraced Attorney John Settle’s problems with the Louisiana Supreme Court and its arm, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, are well documented. In February, the Louisiana Supreme Court publicly reprimanded Mr. Settle for disrupting the courts of Judges Mike and Francis Pitman during Mrs.
November 13 05:28 AM
Most politicos believe that Stewart’s best shot at becoming the next DA for Caddo Parish was in the Oct. 21 primary, and that a variety of unexpected factors prevented what many in his campaign believed was a slam dunk victory. And now there is street talk that some of the campaign insiders are skeptical of a Stewart victory on Nov.
November 06 05:39 AM
For the past few years, various government agencies, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), have reported that upwards of 90 percent of the methamphetamine sold in the U.S. today is made in “superlabs” located in Mexico and shipped throughout the country by the notorious Mexican drug cartels.
November 06 05:39 AM
We have been hearing for years that Louisiana has the world’s highest incarceration rate. There are currently some 40,000 Bayou State residents behind bars, at a cost of $350 million a year.
November 06 05:39 AM
With the week-ago election in our rear-view, it is yet again time to write about the scandal of low voter turnout. Statewide, only 38 percent voted, and only 32 percent in Caddo performed that civic "duty," as fewer and fewer of us still consider it..
November 06 05:39 AM
The general election on Saturday, Nov. 21, will determine the outcome of many statewide races (the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general) and four Caddo races — District Attorney, Caddo Commissioner District 3 and 8 and State Senate District 38.
October 30 01:44 AM
Typically, when I think of someone sentenced to time in jail or prison, I imagine that they will not have the same access to methamphetamine and other drugs as they normally would have back when they were not incarcerated. But as I reported in Meth in the News.
October 30 01:43 AM
To those who have closely followed the campaign of James Stewart for Caddo DA, nothing is a surprise that comes out of his mouth — or what does not come out. Stewart’s entire race has been a series of “I do not know” or “I will not comment.

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