The biggest loser in the recent Iowa presidential caucuses was not Donald Trump or any of the other candidates who did not meet expectations in garnering voters. No, the title for the real loser was, hands down, the state of Louisiana.
In West Virginia, Tracy Lynn Starkey, 21, and Nathaniel R. Spina, 22, were arraigned on Saturday, Jan. 30, in Monongalia County Magistrate Court on charges of operating a clandestine lab and possession of precursor to manufacture meth and conspiracy..
If you want to know the truth, it is for the children. And that is why I focus so much of my efforts on women. You and I both know that, for the most part, women are the primary caregivers for their children.
"Dr. Moseley was found guilty last week of fraudulently collecting more than $15,000 in food stamps and child care assistance," said Treasurer Kennedy. "This was taxpayer money. Dr. Moseley also has contracted with the state to provide consulting services.
In last week’s Hotline Section, a reader contacts us and asks some very interesting questions about a proposed property tax renewal for the Caddo-Bossier Port Commission. Unfortunately. it was after press deadline that we received a response from Caddo-Bossier Port Commission Director Eric England, who responded to our reader’s questions.
Early last month, a new Caddo Parish commissioner contacted me as he worked on a plan to "correct" policies at the heart of the Commission self-pay scandal. I quickly saw that the work was another guarantee of commissioner self-pay, tracing back to at least one veteran commissioner who is dead at the heart of some of the worst self-pay abuses.
Alternatively, each week I could fill this column with medical and scientific facts about the consequences of long-term meth use. I could discuss the incidence of rhabdomyolysis, the dyspnea produced when meth deposits in pulmonary tissue via serotonin transporters, and the cases of cerebral infarcts and formication.
Times are tough, and there is talk about making them even tougher by raising revenue through tax increases. Yes, the state, as usual, is strapped for cash. Yes, we're facing, as usual, a large shortfall in the state budget.
Two hundred years ago this month, Louisiana was the center of a major turning point in both American and world history. The War of 1812 was the first time in the short time of the nation’s history that the U.S. had declared war, and the three-year conflict came to a final struggle at the Battle of New Orleans.