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Who knew? Mandeville ad agency heavily involved in Trump campaign

A St. Tammany Parish advertising agency was among the team of agencies and communication advisors that helped elect Donald Trump to the presidency. Innovative...

Publisher: Our Baton Rouge economy and tax reform

Economist Loren Scott says Baton Rouge has enjoyed “one of the fastest-growing economies in the whole country.” We have added 9,000 jobs this year,...
Stephanie Riegel Crawford House

Riegel: Rethinking our approach to criminal justice

During his first year in office, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry were frequently at odds over balancing...

Publisher: Endorsements for Boustany, Graves and Gissel

Many voters I talk to lately express little enthusiasm for the upcoming Election Day. (Early voting runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1.) At...
Stephanie Riegel Crawford House

Riegel: Helping hands

It has been more than two months since the 1,000-year flood devastated parts of the Capital Region. Unfortunately, much of the country has moved...

Independent voters are on the rise in East Baton Rouge, but their impact on...

(Photo by Don Kadair) An increasing number of East Baton Rouge Parish voters are bucking the two-party system and registering as other or no-party voters,...

A guide to the constitutional amendments on Louisiana’s fall ballot (courtesy of PAR)

What do college management boards, parish registrars of voters and military veterans have in common? They’ll all have issues on the Nov. 8 ballot, when,...

Should LSU find a new live mascot now that Mike VI has been euthanized?

LSU’s popular live tiger mascot, Mike VI, was humanely euthanized on Oct. 11 after a bout with spindle cell sarcoma, a rare and inoperable form...

The Interview: Louisiana Ag Commissioner Mike Strain on the state’s relationship with Cuba

(Photo by Don Kadair) The possibility of the United States lifting its trade embargo on Cuba has Louisiana officials brimming with optimism. The communist nation, on...

Publisher: Voting on constitutional amendments

Once again we are being asked to change our Louisiana Constitution at the polls. Early voting starts on Oct. 25 and runs through Nov....

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