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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.
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.
Reader Opinion
August 30 12:00 AM
The most closely watched election will no doubt be the one to fill the shoes of State Sen. Robert Adley, who is termed out. Early names for this race are well established Bossier politicians – State Rep. Henry Burns and State Rep. Jeff Thompson. Rickey Jackson, another Republican, is being mentioned, and reportedly former State Rep.
August 02 12:00 AM
Despite the fact that there will be an election in Caddo Parish on Oct. 19, most political junkies are focusing their sights on next year. Interest in this fall’s races for District Judge, Parish Commissioner (District 5), Blanchard Alderman and a home rule charter proposition has drawn scant attention to date.
July 12 12:00 AM
CLARIFICATION — Last week we incorrectly ran the following column under the headline “Roy Burrell — “Running Again to Lose.” This was an error made when the columns were switched out. The Roy Burrell column was moved to run this week. To clarify the matter, we are running both columns this week.
July 05 12:00 AM
Mark Twain (or somebody) once said - “if you write enough columns, and you will eventually make a mistake”; and after nine years of so doing, I have made one. Probably more than that, but rarely have I ever been called a “liar” by any reader much less an elected public official.

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