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  Shooting tragedy affects us all

Shooting tragedy affects us all

Last month the Coleman family of Baton Rouge was on its way home from a family reunion. Everything seemed normal as they made their way down Prescott Road at about 11 p.m. But then, tragedy struck, and it will change their lives forever.
  Why don't we talk about race?

Why don't we talk about race?

Years ago, a theory circulated that the decline and fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed at least in part to lead in the water.
  Deal raises questions

Deal raises questions

Perhaps the Metro Council had exhausted its emotions at the Mary Roper hearing that preceded its Sept. 10 meeting and just didn't have any more energy to expend on controversy. Perhaps it just wanted to be brought into the loop.
  DFG sells properties

DFG sells properties

The industrial services company DFG Enterprises sold the facility it occupies at 3555 and 3605 Delta Drive in St. Gabriel for nearly $4.2 million.