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Editorial
January 06 12:00 AM
It will not be 100 years, according to Homeland Security Director Steve Prator, who detailed the issue to the Caddo Commission. Prator said that the flood threat is a real one, and that it will take less and less rainfall each year to cause the devastating flooding of last year in many areas of Shreveport and Bossier.
Editorial
December 23 12:00 AM
Trump is an ardent supporter of the military. Barksdale Air Force Base is the most important “business” in northwest Louisiana on the basis of the number of “employees” — i.e., members of the United States Air Force and the civilian employees, as well as the very large number of retirees who are here because of the base.

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April 24 12:32 PM
Here’s an interesting thought. Why is it that Louisiana and neighboring state Mississippi are always on the bottom of every national ranking involving virtually every aspect of a state’s quality of life? Yet casino gambling is widespread throughout both states at a level not found any place else in America outside of Las Vegas.
April 24 12:32 PM
On April 28, citizens of Shreveport face a choice: Fund basic city services or plunge the city into fiscal chaos. It would have been inconceivable 20 years ago that routine tax renewals to fund the fire and police departments and other basic city services would not have the collective support of the city’s business, civic and political leadership.

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