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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…

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Eastside Elementary: I have read your RULES for carpool pickup and I abide by them. If I arrived before your designated time that my wheels can touch school property, I am instructed to go all the way around the school and get back in the line. I do it. Here is my issue-- your 'rules' in BOL…

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Turnover in the Louisiana House of Representatives, and to a lesser degree in the Senate, is the story that just keeps on giving for political reporters. Personally, I’ve never seen an abandon-ship mentality run so strong in any elected body that I’ve covered during the past 18 years.

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I read the new where a mother was trying to enroll her children at one of the schools. Shame Shane Shame on the School Board and their Lawyer passing the buck on this family .Its ashame that this has to go to a hearing or court having to get the child or children in that school . If the scho…

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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…

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Roughly two weeks ago, an item about U.S. House Whip Steve Scalise appeared on the celebrity gossip site TMZ.com, on the same page alongside status updates on Lebron James, Suge Knight and Kylie Jenner. That was just around the same time Scalise hosted a dinner in Washington attended by seni…

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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…

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  Whenever I put to pen to paper regarding Louisiana’s so-called “jungle primary” system, I usually think about Baton Rouge political consultant Roy Fletcher. He once told me he disliked the wording.   

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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…

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As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Eastern Seaboard, members of the Cajun Navy packed supplies, filled gas tanks, and hitched their boats in preparation for a trip northeast to help residents of the Carolinas survive and recover from a storm the likes of which they have not seen in decades.

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  To the casual observer of Louisiana politics, the race for Louisiana’s next House speaker is still 16 months away. To the unofficial residents of Capitoland and its many external subjects, the starter pistol for this high-stakes marathon was discharged an eternity ago, or at least it feels…

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Editor’s note: The News asks readers and commenters to remember that local comments only will be accepted and published. A column on April 26, 2018, explained The News is moving away from national commentary, focusing on local, community-based banter. The News will accept national comments o…