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The governors who preceded John Bel Edwards were no strangers to special sessions. Mike Foster, for example, called seven special sessions over the span of eight years. Kathleen Blanco conducted four of them during her single four-year term. And Bobby Jindal called three during his eight yea…

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May figures as just another month or perhaps the lead-in to summer, but it’s the end of the year if you’re student, teacher or school administrator. In the case of most high school seniors, it brings the end to one part of life and the start to another.

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The weeks and months after the Great Flood of 2016 brought seemingly countless reminders that many aspects of life in Livingston Parish had changed forever.

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“Don’t shoot the messenger” is a common phrase many in our industry use to describe the barrage of angry remarks we receive when reporting something the public may not want to read, or would prefer to hear from someone else.

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If the Louisiana Legislature wants to take the public’s temperature on the popularity of sales taxes, the elections held in 46 parishes this past weekend offer a quick and dirty read. Voters defeated 80 percent of the ballot initiatives on Saturday that promoted either renewals, rededication…

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An ill omen was seen on the House floor last week when Gov. John Bel Edwards, during his session-opening speech, had to gently encourage lawmakers to applaud when he announced that the state would be embarking on a mission of fiscal reform this spring.

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The reports on TV in the wake of the Great Flood of 2016 have given some viewers the impression that many chose to leave Livingston Parish rather than endure a grueling recovery process.

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Abook on American history can often expose the reader to how much life has changed or remained the same over the course of time, whether it’s a century or even a decade ago.

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The 6:00 hour on a Sunday evening is not long before sunset, even in the early weeks of Daylight Savings Time. But for two prominent businesses, the evening hours meant something more akin to a sunrise.

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Bill Clinton tried to fix America's health care problems and was shot down by Congress. Barack Obama got his solution enacted only to find most people didn't like it. Republicans who voted repeatedly to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something far better have found it fiendishly hard t…