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JR Ball: Perhaps Baton Rouge could use Batman to fight crime

Eight unrelated shootings in East Baton Rouge Parish over 10 days in late June left a senseless and bloody trail of bodies. Four lives...
Stephanie Riegel immigration

Riegel: Louisiana’s role in the immigration debate

The immigration debate raging across the country may seem somewhat removed from us here in Louisiana, where the biggest threat to our southern border...
Rolfe McCollister John Bel Edwards

Publisher: Gov. John Bel Edwards is no conservative

If you look up John Bel Edwards on Wikipedia, it describes the governor as a “conservative Democrat.” Someone should correct that. Sure, as we...

Alford: And now the weather… 

In south Louisiana, where politics and football are too easily labeled as theater and where forgotten pirates and fallen pastors maintain high regards, the...

Alford: Young voters, women candidates are trends to watch

On one side of the ballot, prognosticators and at least one poll are predicting that young voters will cast a long shadow over next...

Alford: Polling and politics are a match made in hell

Have you seen any polls lately? Did you get our poll? You're not going to cover that poll, are you?  Do you know who's in the field...
JR Ball shooting

JR Ball: Brother, can you spare $2 million for poor Baton Rouge?

The outrage was almost immediate. Baton Rouge and its city-parish government, with an annual budget just shy of $1 billion, can’t find a spare...
Stephanie Riegel immigration

Riegel: Making sense of the MovEBR management contracts

I am still struggling to understand how the city-parish and its two program management teams of 16 engineering and consulting firms—that’s right, 16—will efficiently...
Rolfe McCollister John Bel Edwards

Publisher: Take a single step forward on Florida Boulevard

It was sad reading our recent cover story (“No man’s land,” May 21) on the demise of Florida Boulevard. I participated with the Regional/Urban...

Alford: Storylines for the Louisiana governor’s race

The inaugural campaign of Gov. John Bel Edwards dished up a full course of lessons for Louisiana.   We found out that personality politics can...

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