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Monday, July 30, 2018
Four candidates do not own the residence where they live – Dixon, Jackson, Perkins and Taliaferro. (Four candidates for the city council also do not own the house where they live – Quinton Aught, Joseph Carstensen, Cortez Collins and Levette Fuller.).
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Many economic indicators can be reviewed to determine the strength of a local economy. And of course, the numbers can be interpreted in different ways. The unemployment rate is the best-known, the easiest to understand, and generally the most-reported..
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Monday, July 2, 2018
This means termination can be made at any time by the employer. Shreveport Chief Administrative Officer Brian Crawford and Caddo Administrator Dr. Woodrow Wilson do not have employment contracts. Neither do their counterparts in Bossier City and Bossier Parish.
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Starting at Lake Street by Sci-port and going north, this stretch includes Riverview Park, Riverview Theatre and Riverview Hall, the J. Bennett Johnson Waterway Regional Visitor’s Center, the Red River Entertainment District, the Aquarium, public and private parking venues and the two casinos.
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Monday, June 4, 2018
Ray Smith announced his candidacy at Superior Grill restaurant. Smith is currently a sheriff’s deputy in Jefferson Parish. He is an Army veteran. Smith, age 37, is a graduate of LSU-Shreveport. He is white, and he is running as an Independent..
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Monday, May 21, 2018
If anybody doubted director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (and Caddo Parish Sheriff) Steve Prator when he said that it was a matter of “when” not “if” the Red River will flood again, a recent study confirms in spades this prediction.
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Thompson took the helm as airport director in November 2015, after serving over 20 years at the San Francisco International Airport. Thompson relocated to Shreveport after an employment dust-up in the City by the Bay. He entered into a private settlement with the San Francisco Airport Commission in 2016.
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Monday, April 9, 2018
Mayor Tyler’s proposed Cross Bayou sports complex development met a resounding 6-0 defeat by the City Council last fall. The push at that time was a deadline by Saints owner Tom Benson to make a commitment to build a new sport complex for the Pelicans’ G-League basketball team.
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler stumbled out of the gate earlier this year when launching her campaign for the millages. The glossy brochure touting the election was produced by the administration in-house, using tax dollars for materials and personnel..
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
There will be at least three new faces on the council once the dust clears from the primary and runoff elections. Jeff Everson (District B), Oliver Jenkins (District C) and Michael Corbin (District D) have “termed out.” They have served two consecutive four-year terms and cannot seek re-election this year.

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