One of the hallmarks of America’s democracy is the right to vote on who are leaders will be. And implicit in the process is the guarantee that elections will be run fairly without any hint of corrupting the process.
Rounding out the top five in test scores were retired Shreveport police Capt. Mark Rogers (91), and three applicants with a score of 89: Shreveport police Sgt. Eric Farquhar, Orleans Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Kenneth Scott, and director of investigations at Louisiana State University Samuel Wyatt.
People are early voting in record numbers all over America. Here in my home state of Louisiana, election participation is up 25 percent over the presidential election just four years ago. Predictions are that as many as 40 percent of total voters will cast their ballots before Election Day.
Do young voters really care about who runs their local, state and federal government? Whatever buzz inspired younger voters to support Barack Obama has been severely diminished by the gridlock in Washington.
Thanks to the efforts of Margaret Shehee, chair of the shoot, Capts. Tommy Madden and Steve Robinson, Lt. Jimmy Van- Gossen, Sgt. Hackley Willis, PIO Matt Harris and all the Troop G family of volunteers, the shoot was able to raise over $130,000 this year.
If you watched the presidential debate last week, the only real winner was the guy who wore the red sweater and asked an intelligent policy question about energy. His Izod sweater has become a hot clothing item at stores all over America.
The report includes receipts for sales tax, individual income tax, general severance tax, corporation and franchise tax, gasoline and special fuels tax and miscellaneous taxes cash receipts. The report does not include gambling revenues, fees, selfgenerated revenue and statutory dedications.
“I checked my numbers over and over again,” said Lapeze when he realized that his ticket was a $1 million winner. “I even had my wife check them because I really couldn’t believe that I won!” The 72-year-old’s winning ticket matched five of six numbers to win the $1 million, which he claimed Friday at Louisiana Lottery headquarters.
On October 12, 2016, shortly before 8:00 a.m., a State Trooper attempted to stop a motorcyclist for a traffic violation on Louisiana Highway 397 near Louisiana Highway 3059 in Calcasieu Parish. The motorcyclist, later identified as 21-yearold Benjamin Kade Arabie of Lake Charles, accelerated reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.