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Editorial
November 11 12:00 AM
Well, it’s not exactly like fruit basket turnover, but it’s pretty close. The next few months will see big changes in not only who will be wearing black robes in the Caddo courts, but also in where, as in which courts. Without a scorecard, the average visitor to the Caddo Courthouse will probably not know in which court to find a particular judge.
Editorial
November 01 12:00 AM
The invitation indicated that the event was a fund-raiser for “State Representative Patrick C. Williams, District 4.” An impressive video presentation reflected Williams as an active legislator in both Baton Rouge and Shreveport. And Williams playfully teased the crowd by announcing that “I am running” — and after a long pause — “in the Susan G.
Editorial
October 18 12:00 AM
God intends our lives to be a portrait of Jesus, and sometimes He must chuckle and sometimes weep at how far we miss the mark. The Apostle Paul described the Galatians as his “children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you,” (Galatians 4:19).
Editorial
October 11 12:00 AM
Greed by public officials is not a new phenomenon, especially in our state. The Caddo Commission, which generally enjoys a good government reputation, has put a new spin on “public service” by a ballot proposition to extend their terms for up to 20 years.
Editorial
October 04 12:00 AM
Although the election in Senate District 36 is more then a year away, the battle for voters in Senate District 36 has already begun between State Reps. Henry Burns and Jeff Thompson. This will be a “take no prisoners race,” and even by Bossier standards it promises to be an ugly, no-holdsbarred election.
Editorial
September 27 12:00 AM
If anyone thinks that Detroit is the only city going broke, then they need to look closely at Shreveport’s financial crisis. Getting a straight answer on the city’s finances from the Glover administration — and, for that matter, — on anything that Big G considers controversial — is like looking for buried bones in Shreveport’s dog park.
Editorial
September 20 12:00 AM
Like it or not, race is a factor- — a major factor — in Northwest Louisiana politics. The upcoming 2014 election for Shreveport mayor will most likely result in the election of Shreveport’s second black mayor, if for no other reason than a strong white candidate has yet to surface.
Editorial
September 13 12:00 AM
The current race between Mike Miller and Brady O’Callaghen is, to date, a real yawner, with the exception of a possible public ethics violation by the Caddo DA’s staff. Calls were made last week from the appeals division of D.A. Charles Scott’s office urging attorneys to attend a fundraiser for Caddo Assistant District Attorney O’Callaghen.

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