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January 04 09:35 AM
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I always do. A New Year always brings with it promise and uncertainty, but this coming year brings with it a greater foreboding than we have experienced in the past. The Chinese have a saying: “May you live in interesting times.
January 04 09:35 AM
In his inaugural address he promised to seek an international airport designation for the Shreveport regional airport, to remove Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) red tape and work to make Shreveport a transportation hub..
December 28 10:28 AM
Some of the more publicized issues that landed at the council include the dog park, LA 3132, Unified Development Code, EPA Consent Decree, I-49 Inner City Connector, property taxes, maintenance of city buildings and the two Cross Bayou development proposals.
December 21 09:47 AM
A headline in several regional newspapers caught my eye. “Homeowners Insurance Rate Increases Have Slowed,” said one front-page banner. I guess that’s supposed to be good news. But in my home state of Louisiana, rates have skyrocketed since 2005 — by an astounding 50 percent.
December 21 09:47 AM
Roca has an impressive business resume, and he had glowing recommendations from citizens who had worked with him. His appointment by the Commission sends a strong statement of inclusion to Caddo citizens and especially the growing Hispanic and Latino commu nities.
December 14 09:29 AM
Did you see the Garth Brooks televised concert at Notre Dame Stadium last week? Over 85,000 country music fans packed the South Bend football field for one of largest concerts ever viewed. And the crowd’s biggest response, hands down, was when Brooks roamed the huge stage singing: “I spent last night in the arms of a girl in Louisiana.
December 07 10:33 AM
Have you heard the cries that Louisiana is unable to take care of its problems, and should be treated differently than other states? Some even say, OK, then — make it a protectorate of the federal government. And you know what? Maybe that isn’t too bad of an idea.
December 07 10:33 AM
Was he ill? Was he working at this “real job” 24/7? Or was he just sulking? Whatever the reason(s), Caddo Commissioner Steven Jackson had been MIA — as in missing in action — at Commission meeting for the last two months. These include work sessions and regular meetings.

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