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What would you ask the mayoral candidates?

For over 14 years, the City of Jennings has known Mayor Terry Duhon as its leader. But with Duhon heading out of office once his term ends in June, voters will have a big decision to make when they head to the polls in March. Any time new leadership enters office, you can expect a […]

More jobs, affordable education needed for secure future

Without affordable higher education and a diversified job industry, we can expect our young people to continue leaving Louisiana. Higher education will likely see another cut in state funding this year. The double whammy is that the TOPS program is slowly running dry. Gov. John Bel Edwards vowed Wednesday that he won’t allow the budget […]

Give the men in stripes a break

It’s been going on for years: unruly fans in basketball gyms across America hollering and screaming at referees or coaches in the heat of highly contested games. It’s almost as much of a pastime as the game itself to get on coaches and officials for their performance on the court. But, how many people ever […]

No one enjoys traffic stops

People often complain that law enforcement officers patrolling roadways and watching traffic should “be doing something better.” Of course, this complaint usually comes from individuals who could drive better and obey traffic laws that were put into place with safety in mind. The truth is, law enforcement often saves a life when intervening in traffic […]

Sometimes criminals have it better than the law-abiding

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that a 57-year-old convicted killer has become the first inmate in the nation to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery. According to information from the Associated Press, the inmate, a biological male, has been living as a woman in a California men’s prison. The inmate, Shiloh Quine, is serving a […]

Humanity disappears on live video

Few of us are surprised at sickening headlines these days. Situations that were once unheard of are now commonplace, thanks to the rise of social media. Facebook Live has become a tool people use on their cell phones to give play-by-play coverage from wherever they might be, but the feature has also proven how callous […]

Do New Year resolutions still hold value?

Every January, people around the country dig deep to come up with resolutions in order to try and make their lives better. Whether it be health-wise, exercising, quitting old habits or starting new good ones, there are no shortage of New Year’s promises in this country. Trouble is, most of these don’t make it very […]

What are they trying to hide?

With President-elect Donald Trump approaching his inauguration and Republicans now controlling Congress, many are praising Trump’s “drain the swamp” tactics and Republicans’ desire to dismantle anything remotely liberal. However, the conservatives clogged their own drain Monday when they voted in a closed-door meeting to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). Sure, they pulled their […]

Enjoy a safe, sound New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular party days of the year. As the clock ticks down toward a new year, revelers across the globe raise glasses of champagne in celebration of what’s to come. Such celebrations are a staple of the holiday season, but so, too, are accidents that result from excessive […]

Separating flu facts from fiction

Myths about the flu are nearly as plentiful as the myriad home remedies to banish it. Separating flu facts from fiction can help people more effectively deal with their next bout of influenza. The following are a few of the more widely spread myths with regard to the flu. • Cold weather causes the flu […]

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