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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 […]

Prevent colds and flu before they start

Though the holiday season is a joyous time of year, it’s also one when many people succumb to cold and flu. Spending so much time indoors in close proximity to others can increase a person’s susceptibility to flu and cold, so it’s no surprise that the holiday season, when many people spend lots of time […]

Opioid addiction a growing health threat

Addictions to opioids such as heroin, morphine and prescription pain relievers continues to affect people from all demographics. According to the World Drug Report 2012 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and United National Office on Drugs and Crime, between 26 and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. Opioids can lead to physical dependence […]

Opioid addiction a growing health threat

Addictions to opioids such as heroin, morphine and prescription pain relievers continues to affect people from all demographics. According to the World Drug Report 2012 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and United National Office on Drugs and Crime, between 26 and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. Opioids can lead to physical dependence […]

Election questions leave US distrustful

Americans’ enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering. While the United States cites its popular votes and peaceful transitions of power as examples of its democratic vigor, elections results elsewhere can entail a hint or heavy dose of suspicion. Ballots are rigged regularly, level playing fields are rare and bigger powers often […]

Surge in drug-affected newborns driven by rural opioid use

A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas, a new study found. The problem in urban and rural areas was about the same in 2004 — about 1 in 1,000 births were affected. But by […]

Re-classification brings about change

The LHSAA recently announced their re-classification and re-districting of high schools across the state, as they do every two years. All four teams in Jeff Davis Parish will see change in some sort of way, but how will it affect rivalries and other intangibles across the state? The biggest change in this year’s re-districting will […]

Video raises question

Did a Facebook Live video capture local police being too rough with a suspect? Judging from the video only, the answer is no. The now-viral video shows three city police officers struggling to gain control of a suspect outside a Jennings business this weekend. A citizen who was present began filming the altercation, capturing just […]

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