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Oil prices bringing uncertainty

The Associated Press reported Friday that the price of oil had fallen for the eighth straight week, the longest down streak in 29 years. It’s dropped 34 percent from its high this year, and 62 percent less than its 2014 peak. A boom in production has outpaced growth in global oil demand. Adding to the […]

Gov’t action needed on medicine costs

A new poll finds Americans worried about medication costs and broadly supporting government action to curb drug prescription prices. Overall, 72 percent said the cost of prescription medications is unreasonable, according to Thursday’s poll from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Regardless of party affiliation, large majorities support requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose how they set […]

Committee to review Common Core

Amid an ongoing political storm over Common Core educational standards for public schools, a state committee began Wednesday to review Louisiana’s educational benchmarks – but some feared the deadline is too short and the panel would end up rebranding the controversial standards that started the debate. The 26-member standards review committee, which held its first […]

Scam-proof your doorstep

Nowadays, you can encounter a scam artist just about anywhere – online, over the phone and even at your door. Here are a few ruses that might come  knocking, and tips to avoid getting taken: Home repair scams Someone offers to do yardwork or make repairs in or around your home. You want to save […]

Gun control doesn’t mean control of guns

In light of the recent shooting tragedies at the Grand 16 theatre in Lafayette last month and the killing of a Jennings teen last week, residents of Jeff Davis Parish are feeling the heat of the gun control debate. Of course this rhetoric is no mystery to our parish, as second amendment rights are easily […]

Scams ringing phones off hooks

If your phone number is one of the more than 217 million numbers on the Do Not Call Registry, you’ve taken action to stop most unwanted sales calls. The law allows political calls, calls from charitable organizations, informational calls, calls about debts you owe, and phone surveys, as well as calls from companies you’ve done […]

More young children to benefit from CCAP

The state is doing more to prepare students for school. The plan that won support from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education increases subsidies available to parents through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), using $10 million in available federal funding. When the program was overseen by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration, payments were cut. […]

Adhere to burn ban rules

With a parish-wide burn ban in effect, it’s necessary for locals to understand the importance of following the ban. It’s no secret we have had a dry, hot summer. Yards are losing their luster and the ground is beginning to crack. It wouldn’t take much to start a fire right now, which is why a […]

Utilize the JDN this school year

The Jennings Daily News (JDN) is ready for another great school year! When the students head back to school, so do we, because we know how important coverage of our area schools is to our readers and community. Our pages are always open to the incredible administrators, educators, volunteers and students in our schools. Whether […]

Never too early to think about voting

As we are inundated with national coverage of presidential hopefuls, we can only expect to see more candidates and campaigns come to light. After all, election time is just around the corner. Though as Americans we will not choose our next president until 2016, local and state candidates will begin qualifying Sept. 8-10 for this […]

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