Analysis: Medicaid deals offer election headache for Edwards

Melinda DeSlatteAssociated Press Gov. John Bel Edwards promotes his Medicaid expansion program as a central reelection selling point, but...

Analysis: GOP candidates talk tax cuts, but no spending cuts

Louisiana’s seven-year tax deal, aimed at bringing a cease-fire to the state’s tax feuds after seven special legislative sessions across three years,...

‘A word in due season’

At the end of Monday’s Minden City Council meeting, Mayor Terry Gardner asked the Rev. Robert Whitaker, Sr., to pray a dismissal...

Editorial Roundup: State can’t get its act together on Uber/Lyft

It’s taken Louisiana lawmakers three years and they still haven’t come up with the statewide regulations ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft...

Living above the line

Do you live “above the line?” It is a fair question for anyone.  In order to answer the question,...

The Inconsequence of the Governor’s Race

Saturday’s election results brought to mind a popular meme. The one where Morpheus from “The Matrix” says, “What if I told you…”...

Specht: Do you want my vote?

David Specht Signs. Signs. Everywhere, signs. In case you haven’t noticed, it is political season in Webster Parish,...

Specht: Let’s step up to the plate for our kids, economy at the Rec...

It’s been nearly a decade since I last stepped foot on the fields of the Minden Recreation Center as a dad with...

The American Press on a new measure to get unclaimed savings bond values to...

Those old enough to remember may recall savings bonds being purchased to help finance World War II. Others may...