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Editorial
June 20 12:00 AM
The newly redistricted Shreveport City Council voter registration numbers are now officially in the statewide voter computer system. Overall, the new registration numbers show that Shreveport’s black majority voter registration has increased. Total registered voters as of June 16 are 128, 356; the composition is 67,613 or 52.
Editorial
May 16 12:00 AM
It’s not unusual for a retired elected official to maintain a public persona after his term in office ends, or at least attempt to do so. Although most say they relish going back to private life, many miss the day-to-day excitement of being the “go-to” guy who can always generate a media buzz.
Editorial
April 25 12:00 AM
Like before, the Commission has picked a date where the bond issue is the only ballot issue — Saturday, May 3. By the narrowest of margins (59 votes), the last attempted bond issue was defeated on Oct. 19, 2013. And as before, the Commission does not have a sound basis for asking for these funds from over taxed property owners.
Editorial
April 21 12:00 AM
The latest scuttlebutt on Shreveport’s mayoral race is that Ollie Taylor may enter this fall’s election — at the urging of current Mayor Cedric Glover. The Glover team, led by Lynn Braggs, had previously pushed Councilman Sam Jenkins to be the standard bearer until Jenkins’s unpaid taxes became common knowledge.

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