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JDP voters face big decision

Thursday night’s forum between the two Thirty-First Judicial District Attorney candidates touched on several issues concerning not only that office and the parish, but each man as well. There were many questions, answers, comments and opinions shared – a wealth of information to absorb and consider. Meanwhile, the Jennings Daily News (JDN) will pose more […]

White more of a problem than Common Core

It is unfortunate that rightfully concerned citizens in Southwest Louisiana are not being taken seriously by Superintendent of Education John White. It is even more unfortunate, if not unprofessional, for White to be so condescending when speaking of parents and community leaders who oppose certain aspects of Common Core. The American Press reported Wednesday that […]

State urges residents to vaccinate pets for rabies

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has been notified by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) that a case of rabies has been confirmed in a dog in the West Monroe area this week. DHH officials also confirmed a cat in Washington Parish was reported positive for rabies in September and that […]

Poll: Half think US at high risk of terror attack

Half of Americans think there’s a high risk of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, yet only a third are closely following news of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in the Middle East. Most people do think the airstrikes are a good idea. Two-thirds of those questioned for an Associated Press-GfK poll say they favor […]

State prepares to fight potential case of Ebola

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal held a meeting of Unified Command Group (UCG) Wednesday at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to get an update from state agencies and ensure the state is prepared if a case of Ebola were to be present in Louisiana. While there are no known cases of […]

State Library announces literature contest

The 22nd annual Letters About Literature contest, a national reading and writing competition for students, is now accepting entries. To enter, fourth through 12th grade students write personal letters to living or dead authors from any genre explaining how their views of the world or themselves have changed based on what they read. Students are […]

Republicans rallying behind ‘religious liberty’

Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote “religious liberty” at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP. The annual Values Voter Summit opens Friday in Washington with speeches from several potential presidential candidates, including Kentucky […]

Homecoming pranks fun, but sometimes cross lines

Homecoming week is an exciting time for every community. Citizens rally around their respective schools to support football or basketball efforts and alumni celebrate their high school years. Students get a break from boring uniforms for dress-up days that include such themes as Camouflage Day, Cartoon Character Day and more. Families watch as their babies […]

Louisiana: Where politics and kegs mix quite well

Photos of a vulnerable Democratic senator helping a constituent drink upside-down from a beer keg would be a faux pas six weeks before Election Day in many places. But in party-centric Louisiana, prominent players say the image of Sen. Mary Landrieu at an LSU pregame tailgate party, which went viral on social media, won’t hurt […]

Women’s concerns becoming more political

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign. Clinton, the Democratic former senator and first lady who is considering another presidential bid, […]

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