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July 14 07:02 AM
Let me tell you something I’ve learned over the years. You just can’t get away from Louisiana, no matter how hard you try. Just about anywhere I’ve traveled throughout the world, images of the Bayou State always seem to crop up. That was certainly the case last week when I headed to the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains for a little fly-fishing.
July 14 07:02 AM
Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus, but sometimes he gets his Christmas list messed up, and lumps of coal are delivered rather than gifts. Such may be case with the much ballyhooed Unified Development Code (UDC) that was adopted by the city of Shreveport this spring and recently by the Parish Commission.
July 07 07:07 AM
A popular Louisiana governor died 15 years ago this month. John McKeithen was the first governor I ever met. When he was elected as chief executive in 1963, Louisiana was still a 19th century state struggling to operate in the 20th century. McKeithen was the catalyst that caused a major realignment of priorities.
July 07 07:07 AM
Finally, Shreveport Mayor Tyler took the initiative to develop a plan to address Shreveport’s increasing crime by her request to the City Council to fund an additional $150,000 for the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). It’s unfortunate that she waited so long.
June 30 04:05 PM
In the beginning of Holly’s pregnancy, I tried to hide my drug use from her since she was sober. I wasn’t very successful. If you’ve ever been an addict, then you can relate to the feeling that nobody knows what you're doing. You’re good at this. Right? Well, if you’re a family member of an addict, you can testify exactly how wrong we all are.
June 30 04:04 PM
Believe it or not, there IS a magic kingdom at Government Plaza on Travis Street in downtown Shreveport; it’s located on the fourth floor in the offices of the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). The king is MPC Executive Director Mark Sweeney, and his cabinet is the nine-member MPC Board.

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