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Cheap oil slamming stocks

Here in Louisiana, most realize just how important oil is not only to our local and state economy, but the nation and the world, as well. Whether the price of oil skyrockets or plummets, each action has a reaction. Now one of the most powerful places in the world, Wall Street, is even starting to […]

AG defends executive gun actions as legal

Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama’s executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers Wednesday that the president took lawful, common-sense steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly. Lynch’s justification for the moves was immediately attacked by Republicans, who said the measures Obama announced two weeks ago […]

Tax season is here

Tax season has its highs and lows, depending on who you talk to. It’s either that wonderful time of the year when the government returns hard-earned money you overpaid, or a dark time when you receive what is probably a padded bill from Uncle Sam. Either way, working adults must file taxes or incur the […]

BESE, leave those kids alone

Sorry, hardworking high school students. Even if you make stellar grades, pass all standardized tests, avoid the need for disciplinary action and get accepted to an Ivy League university, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) can still prevent you from receiving your diploma. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, Louisiana seniors are […]

Lottery winners are seldom lucky

So you didn’t become an overnight billionaire or millionaire after Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. While the idea of benefiting from such a windfall is tempting, the reality of life after hitting the jackpot is anything but dreamy, so you may have actually dodged a bullet (albeit a gold-plated one). In fact, most big winners in […]

What would you like to know?

As Jennings prepares to head to the polls in April to decide on a new 20-year, half-cent sales tax, the public has many questions about how the revenue generated would and/or could be used throughout city departments and districts. Residents who attended Tuesday’s city council meeting asked important questions during a public hearing on the […]

Proposed EPD cuts bad idea

Budget cuts are a reality all municipalities are faced with at some point, but is there really a need to suddenly chop $25,000 from the Elton Police Department (EPD)? That is a question Elton council members are expected to answer next month after Mayor Tony Laughlin proposed the sudden move at a Monday night meeting. […]

Ask and listen, Jennings

Residents in the City of Jennings are encouraged to attend a 5:30 p.m. public hearing at city hall this Tuesday, Jan. 12, where officials will take feedback and provide information on a newly proposed 20-year, half-cent sales tax that would apply to all retail transactions in city limits. (Please see the full story on page […]

US progress on insurance stalled in 2015

Progress has stalled on reducing the number of uninsured Americans under his signature health care law, according to a major survey out Thursday reported by the Associated Press. The share of U.S. adults without health insurance was 11.9 percent in the last three months of 2015, essentially unchanged from the start of the year, according […]

Health insurance resolutions to consider for 2016

Health insurance may not be the most exciting New Year’s resolutions subject, but thinking about it could be just as important as vowing to drop a few pounds or quit smoking. The cost of health care rises every year and coverage has been shrinking. It could be very beneficial to your fiscal health in 2016 […]

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