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Is Louisiana affected by illegal immigration?

For the second consecutive year, Louisiana senators on Tuesday jettisoned a proposal to penalize so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities, the Associated Press reported. A Senate judiciary committee, without objection, rejected a House-supported bill from Republican Rep. Valarie Hodges that would have prevented sanctuary cities from receiving state grants. Calling her bill […]

Keep kids engaged over school break

Children in North America will spend, on average, more than 900 hours attending school in a given year. The average school year in the United States lasts 1,016 hours, the equivalent of 42 continuous days. As much time as kids spend in school, there will be times when they are left to their own devices, […]

What’s on your mind?

Jennings Daily News would like to know what’s on your mind. Though this newspaper’s reporters cover the basics in our communities – council meetings, crime reports, festivals and events, and the like – we know there are more events taking place in our communities that you, the reader, would like to see covered. It is […]

Wasting money in Sportsman’s Paradise

Are hunting supplies and outdoor toys more important than putting a dent, however small, in the state’s debt? The majority of the Ways and Means Committee seems to think so. That panel voted 11-4 Monday to keep the purchase of off-road vehicles, airboats, pirogues, animal feed and more tax-free during an annual September sales tax […]

Share summer events with the community

With summer break on its way, area children will be looking for ways to pass their free time. Jennings Daily News (JDN)  knows that each summer, local libraries, volunteer groups, clubs, schools and other organizations host many free or low-cost activities local youth can enjoy. We encourage those hosting activities open to the community to […]

Scratching the football itch

Spring Football has come and gone for most high schools and colleges, and although it gives most football fans a small scratch for that gridiron itch, it can also make coaches cringe every time a collision occurs. For most in high school it’s a chance to see young guys have the chance to step into […]

Useful tool or nuisance?

The fidget spinner craze has spun out of control. What was initially marketed as a tool for individuals who struggle with fidgeting or concentration issues is now the toy every kid just has to have. As of 2011, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated there are 6.4 million children between the ages of […]

Thanks, Mom

What’s so special about Mother’s Day? It honors some of the strongest, most selfless women we are privileged to know. Almost every mother is overworked and underpaid. In addition, very few mothers receive the recognition they deserve. To every mom who has ever had to put a Band-aid on a knee, pack a school lunch, […]

Join us in remembering heroes

Memorial Day is celebrated each May to commemorate the people who died in service of the United States of America. Even though barbecues and visions of the upcoming summer weather may command much of the attention come Memorial Day weekend, the holiday really serves as a remembrance for those military members who paid the ultimate […]

Fraternity, sorority hazing out of control

For people who have followed the story Timothy Piazza’s death after a night of partying before being left to die by his frat “brothers,” it is obvious that the old days of initiation into certain fraternities and sororities are a thing of the past. The days of Bluto from having a Toga Party to welcome […]

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