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Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019
Perkins is stuck with Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump until his retirement. This is expected by mid-year, but it could be sooner. In the meantime, Perkins can implement new strategies for dealing with crime working with substitute SPD Chief Ben Raymond.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
Incumbent District F representative Lynch was defeated by the Rev. James E. Green by a 53 percent to 47 percent margin. In 2014 Lynch won the seat outright in the primary with 53 percent of the vote; Green had 43 percent. As expected, Council District B will be a runoff between Democrat Levette Fuller and Republican Wendy Vance.
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
Much like Baton Rouge and Lafayette, the high-tech sector is growing here. The establishment of CSRA and its growth is a good example. Another is the first Tier II data center in Louisiana that is housed in the old Selber Bros. department store – Eatel/Venyu.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
Caddo commissioners are the top paid. And Caddo Parish School Board members the lowest. Based on the budget sizes of each group, commissioners are overpaid by a large measure. And school board members just the opposite. (For the record, the Caddo Commissioners are the highest-paid part-time elected officials in the state.

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