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Monday, July 17, 2017
It’s rare, as in real rare, that New Orleans is looked to as a model for progressive government. But such is the case with the New Orleans Redevelopment Agency (NORA), which will serve as a model for the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Agency (SIRA).
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The class action lawsuit filed by Scott Pernici, Michael Jones and Mark Defatta against the City of Shreveport in March of this year has survived the first challenge by City of Shreveport attorneys who attempted unsuccessfully to have the litigation dismissed.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Hats off to Shreveport City Councilman Bradford and five of fellow Council members for sending a message to Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler that her administration must do more to address the rising crime rate in Shreveport.
Monday, June 5, 2017
When Caddo and Bossier voters approved the additional 1.5 percent hotel-motel occupancy tax in the fall of 2015, Bossier Mayor Lo Walker and Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler promised that the funds collected from out-of-town visitors would reap benefits for both Bossier and Caddo Parish.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Currently, Louisiana law provides that juveniles who are 17 or older are considered to be “adults” for purposes of criminal prosecution, which means that their cases go to district court. And these juveniles go to the “adult” jail, which in Caddo Parish is Caddo Correctional Center (CCC).
Monday, April 10, 2017
No one can accuse Mike Wainwright and Scott Pernici, along with their attorney, Jerry Harper, of backing down in their legal crusade against the City of Shreveport to be compensated for what they assert are serious problems concerning the city’s billing for water.
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
The Independence Bowl is now 40 years old, and maybe it’s time to shut it down. This year’s game was played on Dec. 26 – a Monday that was basically a nationwide business holiday. The weather was great and so was the 4 p.m. start time, but not the crowd.
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017
Madison Park was one of Shreveport’s first shopping centers back in the day, and like many such centers, its attraction faded as the population moved south in Shreveport and especially along the crowded and busy arteries of Line and Youree. However, there has been renewed interested in recent years and, in fact, days in this area.


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