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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.
Columns/Opinions
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.
Columns/Opinions
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..
Columns/Opinions
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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Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Pratt’s claim to fame is that he was the Independence Bowl chairman when Duck Commander was chosen as the Bowl sponsor. That ill-fated, desperate marriage lasted all of one year. Duck Commander had the best of all worlds – publicity without paying a dime to the Bowl.
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Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
The Tyler administration is stressing that the renewals are “essential for maintaining basic city services.” These services include for street repairs, SPAR recreational facilities, police and fire uniforms, and city employee salaries, pensions and health insurance.

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