Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

06 Nov
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LEADER IN SHREVEPORT MAYOR VOTE NO SURPRISE: PERKINS

ELECTION NIGHT: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 … 10:55 P.M. In the best spirit of Shreveport political “arranging,” Democrat Adrian Perkins led the mayoral voting today, followed by incumbent Democrat Mayor Ollie Tyler. Complete but unofficial vote totals by the Louisiana ...

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03 Nov
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NO COINCIDENCE IN PERKINS’ CHANCES & SPLIT REPUBLICAN VOTES

Saturday, November 3, 2018 … 3:20 P.M. Almost regardless of Tuesday’s Shreveport mayoral vote result, two related questions will be heard from many who care … … who honestly believes Adrian Perkins is qualified to be mayor in any 200,000-ish ...

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31 Oct
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NEWS NOT GOOD IN SHREVEPORT MAYORAL CAMPAING $$$ REPORTS

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 … 10:43 A.M. The second round of finance reports in the Shreveport mayor’s race again detail how only two candidates have been successful in raising / spending campaign funds, incumbent Ollie Tyler and newbie pol (and ...

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11 Oct
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REVEALING SHREVEPORT MAYORAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS

Thursday, October 11, 2018 … 7:40 P.M. As I can personally attest, the buzz surrounding the mayoral candidacy of Adrian Perkins has been intense from the jump. Now, with first official campaign finance reports available for viewing online (SEE link ...

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08 Sep
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LA HWY. 3132 EXTENSION BROUGHT BACK FROM DEAD

Saturday, September 8, 2018 … 2:53 P.M. Nearly lost in other recent media coverage is word from the Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments – “NLCOG” – that our area’s Hwy. 3132 Extension is officially alive. Now included in the Caddo-Bossier ...

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15 Aug
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C.P.S.B. ELECTIONS AND NEW SCHOOL-BY-SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 … 1:12 P.M. When candidate qualifying for Caddo Parish School Board seats closed last month, five of the twelve current members were re-elected without opposition. Depending on who one asks, that high number of unopposed members ...

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21 Jul
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SHREVEPORT MAYORAL QUALIFYING ENDS … PERHAPS

Saturday, July 21, 2018 … 11:48 A.M. The first phase in official candidate qualifying for Shreveport mayor ended yesterday. Now we wait through next week to see if any legal challenges are filed. Ten candidates paid their fees, then filled-in ...

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30 Jun
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ADRIAN PERKINS’ TOO-SOON AND SHAKY MAYORAL CANDIDACY

Saturday, June 30, 2018 … 12:52 P.M. In the past few months, I have written several articles about the Shreveport mayor’s race, and the intended candidacy of political neophyte Adrian Perkins. The articles have focused on Perkins’ ties to Louisiana ...

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24 Jun
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STEVEN JACKSON (Not Cedric Glover) JOINS RACE FOR MAYOR

Sunday, June 24, 2018 … 7:10 A.M. In a recent article, I explained that the Shreveport mayoral contest did not yet include a presumed representative from one side of the political street in the city’s black community, either ex-mayor Cedric ...

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17 Jun
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DAMAGE DONE BY M.P.C.’S JACKSON AND SWEENEY CONTINUES

Saturday, June 16, 2018 … 10:01 P.M. I learned long ago that over-the-top displays of raw political power by any public official always signal something worse. Such an ugly, wide-open display continues at our Shreveport / Caddo Parish Metropolitan Planning ...

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01 Jun
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A STUNNING STORY OF CADDO PARISH TAXPAYER DISRESPECT

Friday, June 1, 2018 … 9:36 P.M. A STUNNING STORY OF CADDO PARISH TAXPAYER DISRESPECT Almost three years ago, in late August 2015, I went public with a detailed article proving how Caddo Parish Fire District 5 had, with cold ...

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06 May
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CORRUPTION DENIAL REALITY CHECK, & MAYOR’S RACE WARNING

Sunday, May 6, 2018 … 9:40 A.M. Our Shreveport daily newspaper recently found what many others have long known: minimizing, much less denying, the pervasiveness of public corruption here is risky business. As Shreveport’s recent tax election was only days ...

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08 Apr
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SHREVEPORT PROPERTY TAX PAYERS DISRESPECTED, DISAPPEARING

Sunday, April 8, 2018 …12:35 P.M. Each year, over $1 billion flows from taxpayers to the City of Shreveport, the Caddo Parish School Board and the Caddo Parish Commission. In 2010, on my own time and dime, I began studying ...

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04 Apr
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MORE BOOSTING OF CROSS BAYOU POINT REPORTED

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 … 10:54 P.M. There is more news tonight – just four days after my most recent article on this subject – about the supposed / imagined / dreaded Cross Bayou development just north of downtown Shreveport. ...

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24 Mar
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Pt. 2, April 28th Vote: MAYOR TYLER’S 2018 BUDGET BREAKS CITY LAWS

Saturday, March 24, 2018 … 12:51 P.M. Who do honest Shreveport citizens see when city officials knowingly break our laws? Unless and until taxpayers determine and act on that, the April 28th election should not be held. The Shreveport City ...

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