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Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
That means drunkenness, fisticuffs, battles with police, and the police turning a blind eye to arrests so as not to give the parades a bad name. Police informants have told me how teenage drunks are corralled and then let go so the numbers don’t show up on the rap sheets.
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Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
But before we get into all of that, a personal word for one of the state’s greatest ladies – former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who is in a fight for her life against an eye cancer which has spread to her liver. Our prayers go out to her and her family. Her political career spanned more that 30 years from 1984 to 2007.
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Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
What is the Johnson Amendment? The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code since 1954 that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. They are the most common type of non-profit organizations in the United States, ranging from churches to charitable foundations to universities.
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Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump dodged a bullet (no pun intended) last week when the city council failed on a 2-3 vote to approve a resolution asking Mayor Ollie Tyler to replace him as the city’s chief of police.
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Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
I just wanted to remind you voters that there is an runoff election for state treasurer scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18. Not that many of you care, given the turnout in the primary election on Oct. 14. The statewide turnout was 13.5 percent, and it was bolstered by a mayor’s race in New Orleans.
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Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Louisiana has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the country with 816 people in prison for every 100,000 residents. With that dubious distinction, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and a group of bipartisan state legislators decided to do something about it.
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Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
At a rally in Alabama for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange – who lost, by the way – President Donald Trump criticized some in the National Football League for sitting or taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem.
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Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
Bishop Brandon resigned from the committee and was not replaced, leaving it with nine members. The committee set about with its work. It held several public hearings in different parts of the city to get public input.
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Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
It started during the presidential campaign. Candidate Donald Trump fostered the notion that the television networks and most cable outlets produced fake news. The idea caught on, and Trump supporters believe it to be true. All media outlets except one. Trump is an avid watcher of Fox News and considers it the only true news channel.
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Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
It was a pretty hefty package Mayor Ollie Tyler sprung on the city council and the public last week where she is proposing a $150 million mixed-use development for downtown Shreveport. Anchoring the development would be a 3, 200-seat arena to house the G League team of the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.

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