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Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Moody’s, the bond industry's benchmark rating service, assigned a “negative outlook” due to weakness in the energy sector, the lack of economic development, and increased operational costs, including the funding of substantial pension contribution shortfalls.
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Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
It’s a good question that Shreveport and Bossier residents have been asking since the Shreveport City Council voted in February of this year to approve an ordinance that would allow for ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft to operate in the city.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, July 31, 2017
The City of Shreveport has the opportunity to realize big bucks and solve major civic headaches, all in one swoop, by negotiating with SUEZ, North America (NA) to either sell or operate its Department of Water and Sewerage (DOWAS).
Columns/Opinions
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).
Columns/Opinions
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.
Columns/Opinions
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.
Columns/Opinions
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.
Columns/Opinions
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).

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