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Alford: What’s up with Louisiana’s medical marijuana?

If you follow health care news or if you’re interested in government’s intersection with commerce and the importance of states’ rights, then turn your...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Big cities, like Baton Rouge, are a financial mess, too

The prospect, bluntly stated in my last column, of allowing Louisiana’s insolvent small towns to simply fade away—rather than use a state taxpayer bailout...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: A new way to redevelop north Baton Rouge?

Can you redevelop north Baton Rouge one house at a time? Armed with an ambitious business model, a little cash, a background in construction and...
Rolfe McCollister St. George

Publisher: St. George could have been avoided

The signatures are in and it seems to be a matter of time before residents of a proposed City of St. George get to...

Alford: Sizing up JBE 2.0

What if Gov. John Bel Edwards seizes re-election from the hands of his enemies, as he has already promised? For starters, it would be...

Alford: The legacies and loopholes in Louisiana legislators’ campaign finances

Those who say you can’t take it with you clearly haven't met state Sen. Francis Thompson, the Legislature’s second-longest serving member. The 77-year-old Delhi...

Alford: The legacies and loopholes in campaign finances

Those who say you can’t take it with you clearly haven't met state Sen. Francis Thompson, the Legislature’s second-longest serving member. The Delhi Democrat...

JR Ball: Should dying Louisiana small towns be kept alive?

With each passing month, more and more of the tax dollars coming from Baton Rouge or one of the state’s other semi-thriving metropolises is...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Should dying Louisiana small towns be kept alive?

Those of us in Baton Rouge who actually pay taxes to the state of Louisiana probably don’t realize it, but we have a growing...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Baton Rouge loses another architectural gem

Baton Rouge lost one of its architectural gems earlier this month. You probably didn’t hear about it. Not many people did. Issues related to historic...

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