This fall’s Louisiana governor’s race has settled down into a fourman contest. U.S. Senator David Vitter is far out front, and conventional wisdom points to a republican-democratic runoff between Vitter and Rep. John Bell Edwards from Amite.
Caddo Assistant District Attorney Geya Williams Prudhomme was recently appointed by Supreme Court Justice Scott J. Crichton to fill the 30-day vacancy at Shreveport City Court resulting from the suspension of Judge Sheva Sims; this appointment is one of the many responsibilities of Justice Crichton for his judicial district.
Typically developers attempt to purchase easements through negotiations. They are often provided eminent domain authority if negotiations fail. This authority has been used for years to build highways and railroads. However, there are problems with its use that create frustrations for landowners and developers alike.
Louisiana’s next governor will take office in less than eight months and will jump into the abyss of a state with massive fiscal problems, an educational system that is dysfunctional, a health-care system that needs a major overhauling, a highway system that has been neglected for years … get the picture?.
In the free state of Bossier, political leaders are often elected in back rooms — not at the polls as envisioned by the framers of the U.S. Constitution. Such was the case with Mike Johnson’s race to fill the unexpired term of State Rep. Jeff Thompson in February of this year.
My girlfriend was the typical 30-year-old woman with three kids, trying desperately to get the body she once had back. She was doing miles of cardio and a little weight training, but not quite getting the results. I convinced her to weight train five days a week, and in seven months she won her first bikini competition.
Last Saturday, Greene County emergency personnel were dispatched to a house fire in Paragould, a city located in northeastern Arkansas. The woman living in the home, identified as Alice Mildred Barron, 52, met Greene County sheriff’s deputies when they arrived on the scene and begged them to “save her babies.
Emanuel is an oncologist, a bioethicist and a vice provost of the university, and is the author or editor of 10 books, including “Reinventing American Health Care.” So he is a bright guy who knows a lot about health. His premise is that no one, in this day and age, should aspire to live longer than 75 years of age.
A growing number of people equate sustainable farming with organic farming. That’s a mistake. At the Center for Rural Affairs we look beyond labels and focus on core values — stewardship, community and ownership. We ask if a farming system protects the land, water, and how it impacts community, and if it encourages widespread ownership.
When the Caddo Parish School Board's error-plagued tax plan failed at the polls yesterday, it was a much bigger deal than most will conclude. The outcome beat the conventional wisdom and broad expectation well established in our electoral behavior: "These things always pass.