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JR Ball

JR Ball: People are the story of Louisiana Flood of 2016

Here’s the thing about life-changing events: You rarely see them coming. The split-second decisions made by two police officers during an early morning arrest at...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Sidewalk spat says a lot about parochial Baton Rouge

When the board of directors of the Stanford Oaks Property Owners Association voted in June to close to the public a sidewalk through their...

Every round of golf on a BREC course cost taxpayers $24.44

Despite a series of attempts to turn BREC's financial bogies into birdies, six of the park system's seven courses lost money last year. (Photo...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Government distrust in Baton Rouge is expensive

If we’ve learned anything from the fortnight debate over our unwillingness to support new taxes for road construction it’s this: An alarmingly high number...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Helping the autistic transition into adulthood

Like many parents whose children were being diagnosed in the early 2000s with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Steve and Sharon Whitlow did everything they could...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Baton Rouge and BREC need to think different on zoo location

As the battle continues over the location of the zoo, ideas continue to surface. One sent to me was to raze part of Cortana...
JR Ball

JR Ball: Quit complaining about Baton Rouge traffic

Enough already with the incessant whining, haranguing and all-around outrage regarding the disaster that is Baton Rouge traffic. Yes, it’s an ever-worsening nightmare. Yes,...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: How long will Louisiana ignore fiscal reform?

It’s hard to decide which of the travesties of the recent Legislative session to be more upset about: The failure of the gasoline tax...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: Baton Rouge Zoo debate about more than location

One could easily assume the debate about the zoo is simply about the best location for it to be successful. That’s what the consultants...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: City Hall fuels St. George movement

We hear the mayor-president, members of the Metro Council and others in our community regularly—and passionately—say they are opposed to a new City of St....

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