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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.
Editorial
February 21 12:00 AM
Don Weir, Jr. is a classic example. Since last fall he was an “announced” candidate to run for Judge Scott Crichton’s seat on the Caddo bench. Weir had obtained endorsements of over 170 attorneys. This past week he dropped out of the race, citing “family reasons.

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