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14 Jan
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WHY DOES MAYOR TYLER REFUSE TO CLEAN-UP A & E COMMITTEE?

Sunday, January 14, 2018 … 11:33 A.M. Six weeks ago, thanks to City Councilman James Flurry, it seemed a long overdue clean-up of at least a key cog in Shreveport’s corruption wheel might be in the offing. Now, instead, Mayor ...

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05 Jan
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Whole pack of Shreveport leadership yelps when struck by WalletHub rock!

“If you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that holla is the one ya’ hit.” So the saying goes about the person that takes great exception to an insult not particularly even directly aimed at them. ...

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05 Dec
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CADDO COMMISSION’S PLAY TO POLITICAL CHEAP SEATS

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 … 9:33 P.M. … To say “no news is good news” about the Caddo Commission puts it mildly. Be that as it may, here we are. The Commission’s latest? Drum roll please …. …. At its ...

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25 Aug
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ACTION: Grassroots calls may be last chance to spare Shreveport from arena deception

Shreveport’s population is, by and large, upset at the prospect that leaders in our city are going forward without listening to the will of the people on the proposed arena development… not even giving people a public vote on the ...

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31 Jul
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UPDATED: SHOOTING OF JUAN ZUNIGA … UPDATED NEWS COVERAGE

Monday, July 31, 2017 … 7:35 A.M. I thank all who have contacted me about the shooting of Juan Zuniga at El Compadre Restaurant on East Kings Highway in Shreveport, just before midnight Saturday night. This morning’s updates provide new ...

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22 Jul
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TWO LOCAL NEWS REPORTS … AND MY PERSONAL NOTE

Saturday, July 22, 2017 … 12:10 P.M. Yesterday, from KTBS Television News reporter T. W. Starr, we learned how Caddo Parish Tax Assessor Charles Henington, Jr., has recovered $1 million and counting by finding property owners who claim undue homestead ...

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07 Jun
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GLOVER H.B. 602 USES LEGISLATURE FOR PERSONAL PAYBACK

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 … 8:43 A.M. Even among the few of us who are familiar with both organizations, almost no one would imagine a connection between the Red River Waterway Commission and the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority. Yet, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
02 Jun
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H. B. 667’s FIZZLE OF DEATH … AT THE HANDS OF JUST US FOLKS

… Friday, June 2, 2017 … 8:57 a.m. … The details shared by witnesses are undisputed. State Representative Cedric Glover’s House Bill 667 perished yesterday, not with a bang but a whimper, as my favorite poet wrote it. When Glover ...

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02 Apr
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NOTES ON SHREVEPORT HISTORY: ANNEXATIONS, BOSSIER FLIGHT

April 2, 2017 … 12:49 P.M. … A question from a good friend recently triggered a search of my files. The question concerned Shreveport and Caddo Parish population “growth” which traced mainly to the mid-1960s construction and opening of the ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 Mar
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U. S. CENSUS BUREAU: CADDO POPULATION DROP CONTINUES

Thursday, March 23, 2017 ….. 12:57 P.M. The population of Caddo Parish dropped between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, down to 248,851 residents from 251,405 … a one-year loss of -2,554 residents, or -1.0%. The data are from ...

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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
14 Jan
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UPDATE: KEN EPPERSON / CADDO COMMISSION

Saturday, January 14, 2017 … 10:27 A.M. A primary source has alerted me that in a request to the Commission for resumes of all applicants for the interim appointment to Ken Epperson’s now-open seat, only the resume of his appointment ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
03 Jan
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NEW REPORTS FROM KTBS-TV

NEW REPORTS FROM KTBS-TV: SHON GABLES: The Notable Back-Story on Shreveport City Councilman Jerry Bowman … AND JEFF BEIMFOHR: The Sadly Inept Louisiana “Ethics Administration” …. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 … 9:08 A.M. …. In her new – and again ...

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27 Dec
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Shreveport City Council elects new officers

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Shreveport City Council elected new officers for 2017 during its last regular session meeting of the year this evening. As the end of the three hour-long meeting neared, District E councilman James Flurry was voted in as ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Dec
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NO NEW TAXES IN SHREVEPORT 2017 BUDGET

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 … 12:12 A.M. To be honest, I hesitate in writing and posting this news, lest it somehow be reversed or otherwise proved wrong. It does seem, regardless, that Shreveport city officials have passed a budget for ...

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