Analysis: Non-budget controversies loom in Louisiana session

By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After 10 legislative sessions across three years, you'd think...

The senator who saved East Bank

It looks like things will work out for Bossier City’s East Bank District after all, thanks to a little pressure by a state senator...

JBE has played the blame game for too long

It was 1989 and the number one song that year was Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain,” and perhaps not since then has...

Who is ready for more money?

Dear Editor: Here’s something to brighten up a dreary January: The IRS recently completed its new tax withholding tables to reflect recently passed tax cuts....

Webster Parish and the opioid crisis

Webster Parish need not make the same mistake as Bossier Parish did in misdiagnosing the opioid crisis. Recently, Webster Parish police jurors debated whether to...

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...

Minden Economic Development Director pens letter to governor over Fibrebond issue

Dear Governor John Bel Edwards,  In an email, dated August 17, 2019, Graham Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer...

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...

Prayer in school issue still not fixed

Bossier and Webster Parish Schools, on the verge of extracting themselves from one set of legal troubles, might end up revisiting the basic issue...

Specht: Staying the same is no longer an option

I am a fan of “open letters,” whether they be letters to the editor of the newspaper, or just an open letter to citizens....