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Monday, May 9, 2016
McWilliams’ observation at last Tuesday’s Bossier City Council meeting comes as more and more police departments are adopting the use of police body cameras as a way to document police interactions with folks they stop or question – providing generally indisputable documentation of those actions.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, March 28, 2016
If anyone wonders about Bossier City’s and Parish’s consistent growth – it’s likely found in local governments’ consistent progress to give residents many reasons to want to live in our little corner of Northwest Louisiana. And what’s about to happen in old Bossier is yet another of those reasons.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, March 14, 2016

‘This is not the way responsible, responsive government works’

But it’s a fair question given the fact many of the people “serving” in the Legislature have had those years to work together to correct the structural problems in how the state pays for its obligations and dedications, but consistently deferred this responsibility.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Judge Cox seeks appeal court seat

While former Second Circuit Court of Appeal Judge James Stewart, now Caddo District Attorney, will see his successor determined in this Saturday’s election (March 5), it will be November before we k
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Caraway defends seat on Second Circuit Court of Appeals

As this is a year of elections, seeing another one surface shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. But a challenge to the seat held by Judge Jay Caraway on the Second Circuit Court of Appeal is a surprise given the overwhelming esteem in which he’s held by the legal community and beyond.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
It’s become something of a regular event to reduce state funding to higher education systems. This time, cuts are proposed to help close a $750 million mid-year state budget hole – another disturbingly regular event in Louisiana.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
As the new year looks forward to a special February session of the state legislature and what’s anticipated to include an abysmal absence of statesmanship in resolving Louisiana’s critical budget situation, I’ll take a few minutes to suggest to...
Columns/Opinions
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
But I don’t think I’ve got a file folder large enough or room in my filing cabinet for this year’s haul of campaign mailers trashing one candidate or another; the governor’s race being the mailbox and robo-call deluge winner.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
A brief contrast, if you will … A recent visit with Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission members Don Williams and Billy Montgomery prompted Montgomery to recall an observation from former Bossier City Mayor George Dement, who was a hotelier before...
Columns/Opinions
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
lthough qualifying for this fall’s elections isn’t until Sept. 8-10, this year’s ballots are so loaded with candidates and issues that it might be a good idea to start getting acquainted with candidates who’ve already announced.

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