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November 20 06:34 AM
Since Feb. 27, 2008, the last day of his Ethics Special Session, Gov. Bobby Jindal has loudly bragged about the magic he performed in lifting Louisiana to a new — and highest — "Ethics Gold Standard." It has never mattered where he was doing his bragging, he has — right up to this moment — maintained that lie.
November 20 06:34 AM
Imagine going to a Mardi Gras parade with your family in New Orleans. You pick a good spot on St. Charles Avenue, unfold the lawn chairs and tell your kids to stay out of the street once the parade starts. Then the floats start moving. You enjoy the moment until the shooting begins.
November 20 06:34 AM
What was planned to be a great boom to many construction companies has now turned into a financial nightmare for over 40 subcontractors who claim they are owed over $68 million by Walbridge Aldinger Company — the general contractor for the Benteler Steel/Tub Manufacturing Corporation and its new plant at the Shreveport-Bossier Port.
November 13 05:28 AM
I have come to the realization that when it comes to drugs like methamphetamine, there’s not a socalled war on drugs – in actuality, the war is on the people of America. Meth is tearing at the fabric of what it means to be an American and will ultimately result in the death of the America I know and love – suffering a death by 1,000 cuts.
November 13 05:28 AM
You may not have heard, but there is apparently a strict code of loyalty among Republican candidates in Louisiana. They follow the rule of never speaking ill about a fellow Republican, and they always rally behind the party’s choice against any democratic challenger.
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.

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