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Editorial
June 22 12:00 AM
They pay the Shreveport Airport Authority (SAA) for the dirt the hangars sit on, at a rate of either $.15 or $.19 cents a square foot depending on whether it is a private or commercial lease. Some of them do pay $100 a month for dirt, but others, depending on the size of their lot, pay many times that.
Editorial
May 04 12:00 AM
Data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission on Friday, April 20, showed that the state’s nonfarm job sector added 12,500 jobs from March 2017. This is the sixth straight over-the-year increase from February 2018. And it is the largest over-the-month gain for the month of March since 2010.
Editorial
April 13 12:00 AM
Caddo’s highest population estimate was 257,354 on July 1, 2013. This number decreased by almost 11,000 in the next four years. The population in Bossier Parish increased by 10,000 from July 1, 2010, to July 1, 2017. In that eight-year interval, DeSoto’s population gradually increased each year.
Editorial
March 19 12:00 AM
Initially, his law enforcement background will be questioned by many rank and file at the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). Reportedly, his service as public information officer and then head of the SPD Crime Stoppers program did not entail any supervisory or investigative activities.

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October 12 10:21 AM
Many political “movers and shakers” attend the monthly meetings of the North Shreveport Business Association (NSBA). It’s common for the 100-plus tickets to the luncheon to sell out with a waiting list for cancellations. Such was the case for the mayoral forum on Tuesday, Oct 8.
October 12 10:21 AM
Here we go again with meddling federal judges. The 5 th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals came down hard on Louisiana charter schools last week. Charter schools, that by definition are independent with major input from parents, now will have to bargain with teachers’ unions.
October 05 09:33 AM
The Supreme Court of old was more majestic with few periods of confrontation. Just a decade ago, twothirds of Americans had great confidence in the Court. No more. There’s trouble brewing in those marble temple walls. Confidence in the workings of the court and the Justices themselves have dropped to a mere 50 percent approval rating.

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