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Donate smart this season

With the holiday season here, so are the seasonal requests to help the less fortunate. Nonprofit organizations and charities do extensive work to help people and fulfill their missions. Unfortunately, this time of year is also when scammers are working their hardest to swipe money from unsuspecting givers. When commercials, emails or direct mail pamphlets […]

Cities making homelessness a crime

Is being homeless a crime? Some cities think so. The Associated Press reported today that Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to discourage such laws amid a shortage of affordable housing, a new report said. Denver, which ordered about 150 homeless […]

How will Trump affect bonds?

Investors have been yanking money out of bonds around the world since Trump’s victory became apparent early Wednesday, sending prices tumbling and wiping out several months of gains. They expect higher debt, higher inflation and higher interest rates — all negatives for bonds. Bond investors can get things horribly wrong, and it’s only been a […]

Remember our veterans

The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people’s hearts and an eternal spot in their countries’ histories. Any opportunity is a good time to commemorate the bravery and selfless deeds of military personnel, but this week makes this an especially important time […]

Coach ‘O’ needs the job

After losing a 10-0 hard-fought ball game to Alabama this past Saturday night in Baton Rouge, LSU fans from all over are starting to voice their opinion about who they feel should be, or remain, the head football coach of the Tigers. Rumors ran wild all week that if interim coach Ed Orgeron was able […]

What about the next four years?

Donald Trump is our next president and the nation is filled with shock, excitement and uncertainty. It has been an explosive campaign season that deeply divided us, but no real issues were ever addressed. Toward the end, it seemed Hillary Clinton was losing support. Deep down, though, even Trump supporters doubted he could beat the […]

Learn the facts about lung cancer

One of the more prolific and leading causes of cancer-related deaths among both men and women, lung cancer continues to affect the lives of millions of people each year. The American Lung Association says lung cancer is the most common cancer across the globe, accounting for roughly 1.8 million new cases each year. Although more […]

Poll: Nearly half in US support legal sports betting

A new poll finds nearly half of Americans approve of legalized sports betting, reasoning that so many people are already doing it. The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Wednesday finds 48 percent support changing federal law to make sports betting legal throughout the country; 39 percent are opposed. “Betting on sports does not have […]

It’s time to get your flu shot

With flu season approaching, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. “An annual flu shot is the most effective way to protect […]

Is the LSU and Alabama rivalry the biggest in the SEC?

With rivalry week coming to college football venues all over the country, one of the more prominent ones will take place this week in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge when LSU welcomes in the University of Alabama. The series has long been known to bring out the best in both schools, but the rivalry began […]

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