Author Archives: RealShreveport

17 Nov
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MAYOR’S RACE: “ELECTION DAY” MONEY … AND POLICE CHIEF

Saturday, November 17, 2018 … 4:00 P.M. As I have recently detailed, candidates for election to local and state offices must file a series of campaign finance reports, including those on “Election Day Expenditures.” For decades, Louisiana “election day” practices ...

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13 Nov
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PERKINS’ MEDICAL DISABILITY & STRONG TIES TO POLITICAL LEFT

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 … 9:24 A.M. As I have taken time to learn, very, very few Shreveporters actually know Adrian Perkins, the man presumed by many to be our next mayor. Unfortunately, the notably inexperienced-in-politics young man believes the ...

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23 Oct
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KTBS’ EXCELLENT REPORT / MORE CADDO COMMISSION YUK

Tuesday, October 24, 2018 … 8:25 A.M. For those who have not yet seen it, here is the link to its must-view report last night on the candidates for Shreveport mayor: https://www.ktbs.com/…/article_2d8d924e-d65d-11e8-b6fc-af4f… For most of my life, reports such as ...

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17 Oct
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CHOOSING NOT TO VOTE COSTS US MORE EACH AND EVERY DAY

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 … 3:39 P.M. “Voting” the first time is one of my favorite childhood memories. Of course, given that I was five years old, it was actually my first time inside a voting booth. My mom took ...

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06 Oct
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NO, THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER UGLY, ROTTEN POLITICAL FIGHT

Saturday, October 6, 2018 … 1:10 P.M. As I write, the final vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to our United States Supreme Court has not yet been cast by the Senate, but the declared headcount predicts confirmation in hours. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
29 Sep
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A DIRTY BUT SURVIVABLE FAMILY FIGHT, OR AMERICA’S “SUICIDE”?

Saturday, September 29, 2018 … 11:13 A.M. Many of us, the flow of messages to me proves, are focused on the confirmation or not of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to our United States Supreme Court. To many, it seems our nation ...

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19 Sep
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WHAT’S THE REAL CAUSE OF TYLER’S WATER-SEWER SYSTEM MESS?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 … 6:38 P.M. … [Given the new developments, I suggest that those unfamiliar with the matter read this previous article: http://realshreveport.com/a-dramatic-turn-in-city-hall-wat…/] Apparently irreparable, systemic failures within the city’s water and sewer services continue, making it clear ...

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14 Sep
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DID MAYOR TYLER BOLD-FACED LIE TO US, OR … ?

Friday, September 14, 2018 … 11:50 A.M. Again, this red-hot spotlight is on Mayor Ollie Tyler: the rolling City Hall disaster tied to water and sewer services. The subject was notably probed in an August 6th forum for mayoral candidates ...

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03 Sep
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ARE MORE SHREVEPORT MAYORAL CANDIDATES QUITTING RACE?

Monday, September 3, 2018 … 1:20 P.M. In an article last week, I detailed some of the demographic, fund-raising and election result facts of Mayor Ollie Tyler’s 2014 election. No one I know confused that campaign with high-interest politics, but ...

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25 Aug
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THE 2014 SHREVEPORT MAYORAL CAMPAIGN … AND THIS ONE

Saturday, August 25, 2018 … 9:08 P.M. For many years, the American rule of political thumb certainly included Shreveport: election campaigns kicked-off on Labor Day, and voter interest in notable ones – like mayoral campaigns – built until voting in ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Aug
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A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM ELLIOTT STONECIPHER

Sunday, August 19, 2018 … 10:02 A.M. A few days ago, just after a notable development with one Shreveport mayoral candidate, a batch of emails began hitting my inboxes. The documents appear to be Shreveport Police Department records concerning one ...

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08 Aug
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NEW CITY HALL LAWSUIT … MONDAY MAYOR CANDIDATE FORUM

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 … 1:14 P.M. For Shreveporters who really and truly care about our city, Monday night’s mayoral forum via the Southern Hills Business Association was very difficult to watch and hear. (My thanks to KSLA-TV News for ...

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02 Aug
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Pt. 4: QUALIFYING WRAP: LYNCH … JACKSON … YOUNG

Thursday, August 2, 2018 … 4:40 P.M. Pt. 4: QUALIFYING WRAP: LYNCH … JACKSON … YOUNG COUNCILWOMAN S. LYNCH BEATS CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS When City of Shreveport elections were last held in 2014, then-Caddo Parish Commissioner Stephanie Lynch decided to ...

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26 Jul
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Pt. 3: TWO SHREVEPORT MAYOR HOPEFULS ARE DEVOUT VOTERS

Thursday, July 26, 2018 … 6:19 P.M. In Shreveport’s not-too-distant past, a notably high voting frequency was all but required of any who sought top public offices … like mayor. These days, as this series of articles highlights, all such ...

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24 Jul
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Pt. 2: COMMISSIONER STEVEN JACKSON DIGS A DEEPER HOLE

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 … 8:12 P.M. Last Saturday, in my first article in this series, I mentioned a factoid from Caddo Commissioner Steven Jackson’s qualifying papers, called a “Notice of Candidacy.” There is much more news on that subject ...

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