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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

The death of a child is a tragic event that forever changes the lives of parents, family and loved ones. Whether a mother was only four weeks pregnant or a baby was one year old, that child is missed by the people who loved him or her. Tragically, thousands of American families suffer the loss […]

Cast your ballot

Whether you are for or against any measure, if you are registered to vote in an area with ballot items, please take five minutes to have your say between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday (See page one of today’s edition of Jennings Daily News for more details). An important state office is on […]

Let’s fight breast cancer together

The Center for Disease Control reports that as of its most recent data, from 2014, 236,968 women and 2,412 men were diagnosed with breast cancer, while 41,211 women and 465 men succumbed to the disease. Cancer is a disease that claims millions of lives each year. The victims come from all walks of life — […]

Taking away state funding may not be a good idea

With craziness afoot in the National Football League, one state elected official in Louisiana has voiced his opinions about the New Orleans Saints receiving state funding in lieu of 10 players taking a knee for the national anthem. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, who also owns the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA, does […]

Don’t jump

People are leaping, not jumping, off the Coach Orgeron bus at record pace after LSU’s 37-7 blowout loss to Mississippi State last Saturday night, but it should be expected of Tiger fans, right? By now everyone should be used to the praising of the next coming while winning, only to deem him a failure with […]

Equifax breach births new scams

  Ring, ring. “This is Equifax calling to verify your account information.” Stop. Don’t tell them anything. They’re not from Equifax. It’s a scam. Equifax will not call you out of the blue. That’s just one scam you might see after Equifax’s recent data breach. Other calls might try to trick you into giving your […]

Household income up, but not by much

The median American household last year finally earned more than it did in 1999, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016 to $59,039, the Census Bureau said. The median is the point at which half the households fall below and half […]

National Preparedness Month: Keep your family safe

When it comes to emergency and natural disaster preparation, clean, uncontaminated water should be top-of-mind. September, which is National Preparedness Month, is an ideal time for individuals and families to make certain that they will be able to hydrate safely throughout the duration of an emergency. Natural disasters, such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, can […]

Media doing poor job with Harvey

In what was one of the most tragic and horrific natural disasters in the Gulf Region, Hurricane Harvey is still causing hurt and loss to people along the Texas and Louisiana coast. In an area of the United States that has become accustomed to these types of disasters and the catastrophic damage they bring, it’s […]

Donate wisely to relief funds

How can one person help those devastated by Harvey? It’s a question many are asking right now. Obviously, the number-one item that is being sought by charities working in disaster areas is money. Most of this money will be put to important use in the rescue and sheltering of hurricane victims. As always, though, scammers […]

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