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Americans not doing enough to challenge treatment of veterans

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released from five years of Taliban captivity as a prisoner of war (POW) in exchange for five hardened terrorists from Guantanamo Bay. It is a deal that has sparked fury within the United States, mainly because some are alleging Bergdahl is not a POW, but rather a deserter. As is usual […]

Well-Ahead La. designates first WellSpots

In April, the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) along with Gov. Bobby Jindal launched the Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative, which encourages healthy behavior and designates organizations as WellSpots.  WellSpots are the healthy places around the state that voluntarily champion and embrace health and wellness. WellSpots can be employers, schools, health care providers, universities, child care […]

State lawmakers back execution drug privacy

Lawmakers in the state House Tuesday overwhelmingly supported a proposal to let Louisiana’s corrections department keep information on the suppliers of execution drugs hidden from the public. The House voted 94-2 for the measure by Rep. Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, joining a national push among states for confidentiality. Supporters say secrecy is needed to combat a […]

Congratulations to our graduates!

Like they do every year, Jeff Davis Parish’s high school graduates have proven they are ready to take on the world. Over the past week, our local high school seniors bid farewell to their high school careers to embark on their futures. This amazing group of young men and women have already dived into the […]

Insurers refusing to pay for medical marijuana

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month. Once the drug of choice for hippies and rebellious teens, marijuana in recent years has gained more mainstream acceptance for its ability to boost appetite, dull […]

Shouldn’t you be in Lake Arthur?

If you are at home this evening – Friday evening – reading this editorial, then the Jennings Daily News would like you to know that there is some place else you need to be. It’s important. The Lake Arthur beach is the place to be right now, and will be the place to be until […]

Seatbelt campaign launched

Although pickup trucks represent only about 25 percent of the vehicles in Louisiana, pickup truck drivers accounted for 66 percent of those killed in crashes in 2012 while not wearing seat belts. Safety advocates are launching a campaign to improve those odds, with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office participating. “Pickup truck drivers and passengers […]

JDN supports jail tax

Before addressing the “why”, let us be up front in saying Jennings Daily News supports the proposed half-cent sales tax for the operation and maintenance of a new jail for Jeff Davis Parish. On a weekly basis, this newspaper sees many of the same local offenders who are being arrested time and time again. Why […]

Measles off to a fast start

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996. Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City. Most were triggered by travelers who caught the […]

Pay-for-priority internet standards could come into play

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called “last mile” connection to people’s homes. The agency also proposes to enhance government oversight of such deals to ensure that they don’t harm competition or […]

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