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Remember those who gave all

There are two very important rights that have allowed the Jennings Daily News to exist for 120 years: Freedom of speech and freedom of the press. These freedoms have not been afforded to us by our government or any elected leader. Instead, these freedoms were bought and paid for with the blood, sweat and tears […]

Let’s not go there

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Louisiana is joining a call for the first U.S. constitutional convention since the nation’s founding, under legislation backed by state lawmakers. The House voted 62-36 Wednesday to support the call, giving it final passage. Less than 10 states have signed onto the effort, which requires 34 states to consent […]

Cherry-picking patriotism

With the 2016 Summer Olympics set to take place in a few months in Brazil, the question of how important the games still are is one that continues to be repeated throughout the world. For many years, the Olympic Games were the ultimate test of athletic prowess throughout the globe, however, with the rise and […]

Millennials just aren’t leaving home

Today, more young people are still living at home with their parents since the year 1880. For the first time in over 130 years, more people, at nearly one-third the population, ages 18 to 34, are living with their parents rather than a spouse. Why? In a time when educational grants and technical and on-the-job […]

Start prepping for June 1

Southwest Louisiana’s least favorite season is just around the corner as June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The June start date is one reason why Hurricane Preparedness Week was observed May 15-21, encouraging people to plan for a storm before the season even begins. To help guide citizens in preparations, the […]

Too much talking in sports?

For years, trash-talking has played an enormous role in the sports world, from high profile sports such as football and basketball, and even into the world of tennis and golf. As long as score has been kept in an athletic event, “smack talk” has been just as big a part. However, how much is too […]

Being informed is your own responsibility

No one wants to be voiceless in his or her community. To avoid that, the first step in community awareness is to be informed. To do so, we must make it our business to seek out information, ask questions, learn how municipalities, parish government and laws work, and above all, listen. Every week, parish officials […]

To pee or not to pee, that is the question

The war against restrooms rages on in America, with President Obama releasing a new initiative to allow transgender students in American public high schools to use the restroom of their choice, although some states are already fighting back. It would appear Target has opened a can of worms far more volatile than the company anticipated. […]

Face-off coming between states, federal government

Friday President Barack Obama issued a directive that all public schools in the nation must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. The Justice Department on Monday sued North Carolina over a bathroom access law that it said violates the rights of transgender people, a measure that Lynch […]

Register now for November

In November the nation will choose its next president and if you want to be a part of that process, you must register to vote, or make sure your voter information is current. Right now the idea of choosing a new  president feels like more of a burden than a right, thanks to the two […]

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