‘A New Hope’

On Monday afternoon, Minden Mayor Terry Gardner and the Minden City Council met in a workshop to discuss procedures for the hiring...

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

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...

Moore: Books, books, books

Reading is a passion of mine. One that I can indulge myself in for hours, if nothing comes along to interfere. However, the daily...

Senseless violence need to stop, while unity needs to increase

I didn’t know 19-year-old NaToyedre Barrow. Now, I will never have the chance to meet her nor her unborn child.  Their lives...

Specht: Cooperation is key for economic development

Did you know that an automotive manufacturer once looked at Webster Parish to locate a plant? The details are sketchy, but not uncommon in...

Specht: Newspapers have been a source of solid journalism

“Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the Sewer - it's actually much worse than anyone ever thought, and it begins with the...

Specht: Let’s put our best face on

In the 1970s television show, “Fantasy Island,” the lead character, Mr. Roarke, would introduce all the guests of the week, and their fantasies. It...

Specht: It’s time to get out and vote

No one likes taxes, especially me. However, they are a necessary evil, and actually can be quite beneficial if they are levied for the...

Waguespack: Time to reboot the boot

As a dad, one of my duties at home is to be a “fix-it” guy. While I may not be the handiest person out...

Analysis: Constitutional convention talk growing louder

So many of the rules controlling Louisiana’s taxes and government spending are locked up in the state constitution that some lawmakers think it’s time...