Monday, August 21, 2017

School’s upon us

The summer is quickly passing by and as we look at the calendar, we can hardly believe August is upon us. And before we...

Op-ed: Hunger doesn’t take a vacation, join us in ensuring every...

By: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Education Secretary Arne Duncan One of the most powerful things we can do to build a brighter future for...

Letter: Church shooting in Charleston

On Wednesday night, June 17, 2015, another tragedy of mass violence impacted the heart, mind, and soul of America. At Emanuel AME Church...

Battle with the critters

Well, it seems as if we've retired from gardening. The fence is down and the spot has been bush hogged. For the past several years,...

Bates: A tribute to my dad

Father’s Day. It is a day set aside to honor all the hard-working dads who provide for their children and sacrifice so their children...

An open letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal

Dear Gov. Jindal, As a Republican who works in the news media, I have followed your tenure as governor of our great state. In fact,...

Protected, but Scared

My dad is a police officer. Here’s what it’s like to grow up in a family like mine: As a little girl, I felt so...

Fleming: Tax code in need of change

Together, we spend over 6 million hours and more than $220 billion filing our taxes each year– whether that’s paying an accountant or purchasing...

Letter: Changes in the downtown laws are necessary

It does appear changes in the laws authorizing the Minden Downtown Development Commissioners are necessary. There is an expression “skin in the game”...

City council addresses revisions to legislation

I have called a special session of the City Council to address the proposed revisions to the Minden Downtown Development District (DDD) law, House...

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