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Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
Alan Crump is still the chief, although he is on medical leave. Shreveport has a substitute SPD chief, and this will continue until Crump either retires or is fired. His medical leave could be extended up to a year. And in the meantime, the Shreveport Police Department budget gets to fund two top salaries for police chief.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Hagan said that in 2017 the Holiday Inn paid over $162,000 in sales tax to the city of Shreveport. This year more than $275 grand in sales tax will be paid. The Holiday Inn also paid over $80,000 in ad valorem taxes on the facility and its contents in 2017.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Well, if you don’t have a clue what fantasy sports are, then your answer is probably a big “what?” If you are one of the thousands or maybe hundreds of thousands of sports fans who love to “wager,” not gamble, on sports games, then you are probably all in.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
As of Sept. 16, the registered voters were 161,156, which is 8,703 less than the 2012 high. Caddo Registrar of Voters Ernie Roberson does not predict any significant uptick in the number of registered voters. He says Caddo Parish continues to lose voters by death and relocation.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018
The Hatch Act of 1939, officially titled “An Act to Prevent Political Activities,” is a United States federal law that prohibits federal employees from specific forms of political activity. A 1940 amendment extended the act to include certain employees of state and local governments whose positions are primarily paid for by federal dollars.
Business
Monday, July 30, 2018
In 2011, the city of Shreveport, Northwest Louisiana Council of Governors (NLCOG), and the Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport (HACS) embarked on a multi-year planning effort to revitalize the historic Allendale, Ledbetter Heights and West Edge neighborhoods.

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