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Budget concerns still abound

While lawmakers in the House and Senate continue to disagree on taxes, they also are at odds over how to balance the budget with the dollars they do raise, a fissure that risks causing a problematic time crunch in the final days of the special legislative session, according to a report in the Associated Press. […]

Ali’s struggles opened the eyes of many

With the tragic passing of one of the most prolific boxers in the history of the sport a few weeks in Muhammad Ali, did the once prevalent fighter and public figure give us one last warning about the sport that made him so popular? The legendary fighter died at age 74 after his highly notarized […]

Enjoy the great outdoors this month

Mother Nature is being celebrated across the country, including in Louisiana, this June. Since 1998, June has been recognized as National Great Outdoors Month, and this year is no exception. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Barack Obama are just two leaders who signed proclamations in support of the month-long initiative. As Obama stated […]

What’s your idea?

In today’s edition and Friday’s, the Jennings Daily News (JDN) published the first two parts of a series taking a look at the workings of the criminal justice system, specifically how the district attorney’s office approaches and handles cases; the laws that must be followed by law enforcement, prosecutors and judges; and how those laws […]

Stop blaming victims

Sexual assaults on campus are a growing epidemic in America but administrative and judicial responses to the problem just might explain why many students are not taking the issue seriously. Consider the case of Brock Turner, a 20-year-old former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious school mate behind a dumpster before being stopped […]

Are college athletes being taken advantage of?

It’s easy to turn on the television now and see some university or college athletic program in trouble over recruiting violations or in some instances, paying athletes in some form or fashion to attend their school. This is something that has been going on for years, and quite frankly the NCAA hasn’t found a way […]

Team leader or aggressive bully?

Where is the line drawn between a strong team leader, and an intimidating bully? The current generation is filled with often unsupervised, or under supervised youth due to an increased in working families, overwhelmed parents or simply lack of discipline at home. Formerly referred to as ‘latchkey kids,’ quite often the egos of these youth […]

New sex offender law overdue

A long overdue rule was signed into law this past week and will go into effect Aug. 1. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill sponsored by Sen. Gerald Long (R-Winnfield) that bans registered sex offenders from doing any type of door-to-door business. The penalty for violating this new law could see a person facing […]

Let coaches coach

The coaching profession was long known for being an enticing career, and it was one that these leaders held on to until retirement. Nowadays, more coaches are leaving the profession for a variety of reasons, some for better opportunities, but some for less stress and more time at home. Coaching has always been a family […]

Lethal shooting of endangered animal brings mixed public reactions

No one expected the holiday weekend to produce an encounter between a gorilla and a three-year-old child, resulting in the 17-year-old endangered silverback’s death, or for the public to generate overall outrage regarding the situation. According to various news reports, the toddler somehow escaped from his parents, who claimed to be momentarily distracted. Despite USDA […]

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