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19 Feb
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CEASELESS BAD FAITH: Caddo Commission Plan to Raise, Extend Taxes

Sunday, February 19, 2017 … 10:55 A.M. ….. If nothing else, the Caddo Parish Commission is consistent in its abuse of taxpayers. Now, without public debate, the Commission has conjured a way to raise our property taxes AND perpetuate them ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Feb
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SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL REJECTS TIM LARKIN “BAIL-OUT” TRY

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 … 11:31 P.M. ….. In a 4-1 vote late today, the City Council rejected what may have become an effective bail-out of Shreveport residential developer – and Bossier City Councilman – Tim Larkin. I detailed Larkin’s ...

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05 Feb
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WILL SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL BAIL-OUT DEVELOPER TIM LARKIN?

February 5, 2017 … 5.55 P.M. When the Shreveport City Council meets on February 14th, it may very well approve a taxpayer-funded bail-out for Tim Larkin, the man behind Southeast Shreveport’s ritzy Esplanade subdivision. Larkin knows a thing or a ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
03 Feb
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STATE ED BOSSES & THE TIMES WAKE-UP TO C.P.S.B. COLLAPSE

Friday, February 3, 2017 ….. 6:47 P.M. Almost a year ago – on February 14, 2016 – I wrote, and RealShreveport.com published, my article entitled, “The Undeclared State of Emergency in Caddo Public Schools.” No article I have written about ...

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27 Jan
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Rafters FC and Lady Rafters Sports Manager Internships

The Rafters and Lady Rafters soccer clubs are excited to announce internship opportunities available for the 2017 season. We are looking for high-energy individuals with a desire to learn more about sports team management to join the Rafters organization. If ...

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27 Jan
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Video Production Manager needed

Rafters FC and the Lady Rafters are the newest sports attraction in Shreveport, and we are looking to grow our team this year. We are excited to announce a new position is available as a creative Manager of Video Production. ...

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27 Jan
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The Latest: Exoneration-perjury case verdict likely

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the perjury trial of two men whose recanted testimony in a 1993 murder case led to freedom for a man convicted in the killing. (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Two men who changed ...

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27 Jan
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Edwards says deficit-closing special session begins Feb. 13

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards laid out his reasoning to lawmakers Friday for a deficit-closing special session, saying he won’t seek tax increases to close the $304 million gap and will try to protect education programs ...

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26 Jan
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Edwards aide says of flood recovery: ‘We’re frustrated, too’

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ chief of staff told state senators that federal regulations and laws governing disaster response are hampering Louisiana’s ability to recover from two devastating floods last year. Ben Nevers spoke Thursday to ...

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26 Jan
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Ex-wildlife and fisheries leader defends tenure to lawmakers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers appeared sympathetic to the former leader of Louisiana’s Wildlife and Fisheries agency in response to an audit raising questions about the propriety of millions in spending during his tenure. Former department secretary Robert Barham ...

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26 Jan
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2 convicted of $8.9 Medicare scam in 4 Gulf Coast states

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two owners of psychological service companies have been convicted in an $8.9 million Medicare fraud scheme that billed Medicare for unnecessary or nonexistent tests on nursing home patients in four Gulf Coast states. ...

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25 Jan
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Special budget-rebalancing session comes with a price tag

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers resistant to the idea of a deficit-closing special session have raised concerns about paying for the Legislature’s return to Baton Rouge amid continuing shortfalls. But the actual cost of such a gathering isn’t ...

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25 Jan
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Elections chief says no evidence of voter fraud in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Tom Schedler is defending Louisiana’s elections system, as President Donald Trump announced an investigation into voter fraud in the fall election. Schedler released a statement Wednesday saying: “Louisiana did not have ...

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24 Jan
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The Latest: Board creates more charters, despite uncertainty

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the education board’s creation of new charter schools (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Ongoing litigation that threatens to strip the financing for more than 30 of Louisiana’s public charter schools didn’t stop ...

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24 Jan
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Man admits to making false bomb threats against 4 schools

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A man has admitted to making four false bomb threats in one day to Rapides Parish schools in 2014. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk (http://townta.lk/2jN2QYI) reported Monday that 20-year-old Rueben D. Byon pleaded guilty on Jan. ...

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