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Rio Olympics may not be what they appear

If you are one of the many Americans glued to the television watching the Olympic phenomena that occurs every four years, it appears the 2016 Rio Olympics are going off without a hitch. Beautiful scenes from the world’s most popular beach, Copacabana, fill television screens and images of celebrating athletes paint a wonderful picture of […]

Scam uses unclaimed property as front

Each year millions of dollars are turned over to the State Treasurer’s Office by businesses that are unable to contact property owners. These funds may be in the form of cash, stocks, bonds, securities, insurance benefits, etc. But State Treasurer John Kennedy is warning that a new scam is targeting people by pretending that a […]

JDN ready for another great 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 […]

Gun laws save lives

It’s a tragically familiar tale: One young child finds a loaded, unsecured gun and takes it in his hands. A shot is fired and a child is killed. That scenario once again took place this week, this time in Jefferson Parish. Two unsupervised siblings, ages five and nine, were together in their home when the […]

Jordan grants important to struggle in US

With tension swirling around the latest rounds of police-related shootings and the need for social change in America, a host of popular professional athletes have made it a point to speak out about issues, using their status as a platform to do so. Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade are among a […]

Keep backing the Blue

As with any tragic event, as the days have passed since the deadly ambush of law enforcement officers (LEOs) in Dallas and Baton Rouge, less is being publicly stated about the need to support the men and women who stand ready on the thin blue line. Even though media coverage and public fury seem to […]

Louisianians encouraged to apply for REAL ID

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed into law the REAL ID Act, making Louisiana one of the most recent states in the nation to become compliant with the federal law that was created after the 9/11 attacks as a preventive measure against terrorism. Recently “we were once again confronted with the very sad and hard […]

NBA stars belong in the Olympic games

Every four years, the same question is asked when Olympic time rolls around: “Should professional athletes really have a place in games that were originally designed to highlight the talents of amateur sportsmen?” For years, the United States dominated Olympic basketball competition ever since its induction in the 1936 Olympic games held in Berlin. The […]

Breastfeeding is natural, not taboo

Despite being the natural and first form of feeding babies, breastfeeding is still fighting to gain acceptance in the modern world. Does anyone look down on breastfeeding? Not necessarily but unfortunately, some see breastfeeding in public as taboo, even though the majority of people consume some type of food or beverage in the company of […]

Don’t forget the back seat

Can an adult truly “forget” a child in the back seat of a vehicle? This year, as happens every year, dozens of children have died due to hyperthermia after parents, relatives or caregivers left a child in a hot vehicle. While most of these tragedies have been ruled as accidental deaths, a few have faced […]

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