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  • OUR TURN: Police Overtime

    OUR TURN: Police Overtime

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:09 PM EST2017-11-14 17:09:31 GMT

    Some “bad apple" police officers are stealing from us, the people who pay their salaries, by claiming hours on their timesheets that weren't worked. It’s wrong, but what is equally troubling is the management of these police operations.

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    Some “bad apple" police officers are stealing from us, the people who pay their salaries, by claiming hours on their timesheets that weren't worked. It’s wrong, but what is equally troubling is the management of these police operations.

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  • YOUR TURN: LSP Overtime

    YOUR TURN: LSP Overtime

    Friday, November 10 2017 10:57 AM EST2017-11-10 15:57:57 GMT
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    Leann Evans is one of hundreds of people who commented on our Facebook page about Lee Zurik’s investigation into Louisiana State Police overtime.

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    Leann Evans is one of hundreds of people who commented on our Facebook page about Lee Zurik’s investigation into Louisiana State Police overtime.

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  • OUR TURN: National Flood Insurance Program

    OUR TURN: National Flood Insurance Program

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:26 PM EST2017-11-07 17:26:23 GMT

    The National Flood Insurance Program is badly in need of reform as it recently landed almost $25 billion in debt due to a series of devastating storms and floods that we’re all too familiar with.

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    The National Flood Insurance Program is badly in need of reform as it recently landed almost $25 billion in debt due to a series of devastating storms and floods that we’re all too familiar with.

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  • OUR TURN: Hazing

    OUR TURN: Hazing

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-10-31 15:02:18 GMT

    College fraternity hazing rituals with deadly consequences are nothing new. The tragedies are repeated over and over again - the death of LSU student, Maxwell Gruver, being the most recent example.

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    College fraternity hazing rituals with deadly consequences are nothing new. The tragedies are repeated over and over again - the death of LSU student, Maxwell Gruver, being the most recent example.

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  • YOUR TURN: Baton Rouge Deadly Shooting

    YOUR TURN: Baton Rouge Deadly Shooting

    Friday, October 27 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-10-27 15:07:48 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jason Bush, who reacted on our Facebook page to a story about yet another shooting in North Baton Rouge.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jason Bush, who reacted on our Facebook page to a story about yet another shooting in North Baton Rouge.

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  • OUR TURN: Hotel Tax Proposal

    OUR TURN: Hotel Tax Proposal

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-10-24 16:55:01 GMT

    Baton Rouge voters last year narrowly rejected a proposal to levy an additional 2 percent hotel occupancy tax. A very similar measure is back on the ballot in the General Election on November 18. We support the hotel occupancy tax proposal.

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    Baton Rouge voters last year narrowly rejected a proposal to levy an additional 2 percent hotel occupancy tax. A very similar measure is back on the ballot in the General Election on November 18. We support the hotel occupancy tax proposal.

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  • YOUR TURN: Return of Les Miles

    YOUR TURN: Return of Les Miles

    Friday, October 13 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-10-13 15:09:06 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Melissa Bowling, who reacted on our Facebook page to the story about former LSU football coach Les Miles returning to Tiger Stadium Saturday.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Melissa Bowling, who reacted on our Facebook page to the story about former LSU football coach Les Miles returning to Tiger Stadium Saturday.

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  • OUR TURN: Crime Strike Force

    OUR TURN: Crime Strike Force

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-10-10 16:38:21 GMT

    The people of Baton Rouge should thank Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson for stepping up to launch a special strike force to target violent crime in our community.

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    The people of Baton Rouge should thank Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson for stepping up to launch a special strike force to target violent crime in our community.

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  • YOUR TURN: Thanksgiving Shopping

    YOUR TURN: Thanksgiving Shopping

    Friday, October 6 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-10-06 16:23:49 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Laurie Girouard, who agrees with the businesses that have made a commitment to remain closed this Thanksgiving.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Laurie Girouard, who agrees with the businesses that have made a commitment to remain closed this Thanksgiving.

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  • OUR TURN: Police Overtime

    OUR TURN: Police Overtime

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:09 PM EST2017-11-14 17:09:31 GMT

    Some “bad apple" police officers are stealing from us, the people who pay their salaries, by claiming hours on their timesheets that weren't worked. It’s wrong, but what is equally troubling is the management of these police operations.

    More >>

    Some “bad apple" police officers are stealing from us, the people who pay their salaries, by claiming hours on their timesheets that weren't worked. It’s wrong, but what is equally troubling is the management of these police operations.

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  • YOUR TURN: LSP Overtime

    YOUR TURN: LSP Overtime

    Friday, November 10 2017 10:57 AM EST2017-11-10 15:57:57 GMT
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    Leann Evans is one of hundreds of people who commented on our Facebook page about Lee Zurik’s investigation into Louisiana State Police overtime.

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    Leann Evans is one of hundreds of people who commented on our Facebook page about Lee Zurik’s investigation into Louisiana State Police overtime.

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  • OUR TURN: National Flood Insurance Program

    OUR TURN: National Flood Insurance Program

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:26 PM EST2017-11-07 17:26:23 GMT

    The National Flood Insurance Program is badly in need of reform as it recently landed almost $25 billion in debt due to a series of devastating storms and floods that we’re all too familiar with.

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    The National Flood Insurance Program is badly in need of reform as it recently landed almost $25 billion in debt due to a series of devastating storms and floods that we’re all too familiar with.

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  • October 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • OUR TURN: Hazing

    OUR TURN: Hazing

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-10-31 15:02:18 GMT

    College fraternity hazing rituals with deadly consequences are nothing new. The tragedies are repeated over and over again - the death of LSU student, Maxwell Gruver, being the most recent example.

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    College fraternity hazing rituals with deadly consequences are nothing new. The tragedies are repeated over and over again - the death of LSU student, Maxwell Gruver, being the most recent example.

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  • YOUR TURN: Baton Rouge Deadly Shooting

    YOUR TURN: Baton Rouge Deadly Shooting

    Friday, October 27 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-10-27 15:07:48 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jason Bush, who reacted on our Facebook page to a story about yet another shooting in North Baton Rouge.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jason Bush, who reacted on our Facebook page to a story about yet another shooting in North Baton Rouge.

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  • OUR TURN: Hotel Tax Proposal

    OUR TURN: Hotel Tax Proposal

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:55 PM EDT2017-10-24 16:55:01 GMT

    Baton Rouge voters last year narrowly rejected a proposal to levy an additional 2 percent hotel occupancy tax. A very similar measure is back on the ballot in the General Election on November 18. We support the hotel occupancy tax proposal.

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    Baton Rouge voters last year narrowly rejected a proposal to levy an additional 2 percent hotel occupancy tax. A very similar measure is back on the ballot in the General Election on November 18. We support the hotel occupancy tax proposal.

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  • September 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Central High National Anthem

    YOUR TURN: Central High National Anthem

    Friday, September 29 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-09-29 16:59:41 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Briana Mayo, who reacted on our Facebook page this week about the National Anthem at the Central High School pep rally.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Briana Mayo, who reacted on our Facebook page this week about the National Anthem at the Central High School pep rally.

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  • OUR TURN: Kenneth Gleason Arrest

    OUR TURN: Kenneth Gleason Arrest

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-09-26 17:45:28 GMT

    We want to congratulate all the law enforcement officers who planned and participated in the effort to arrest the suspect who they say was responsible for brutally murdering two Baton Rouge citizens.

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    We want to congratulate all the law enforcement officers who planned and participated in the effort to arrest the suspect who they say was responsible for brutally murdering two Baton Rouge citizens.

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  • YOUR TURN: Road Tax Proposal

    YOUR TURN: Road Tax Proposal

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:13:24 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Joe Latino, who reacted to our commentary this week on the decision of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council not to put a road tax proposal on the November ballot.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Joe Latino, who reacted to our commentary this week on the decision of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council not to put a road tax proposal on the November ballot.

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  • August 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • OUR TURN: Harvey Flooding

    OUR TURN: Harvey Flooding

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-08-29 16:43:46 GMT

    We wish we did not know nearly as much as we do about relief supplies and mucking out houses and flood insurance, but we do now. Millions of people in Texas will soon be just as water weary as we already are.

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    We wish we did not know nearly as much as we do about relief supplies and mucking out houses and flood insurance, but we do now. Millions of people in Texas will soon be just as water weary as we already are.

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  • YOUR TURN: Hurricane Harvey

    YOUR TURN: Hurricane Harvey

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-08-25 16:17:02 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Lisa Covington, who posted a comment on our Facebook page about Hurricane Harvey.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Lisa Covington, who posted a comment on our Facebook page about Hurricane Harvey.

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  • YOUR TURN: Options for High Schoolers

    YOUR TURN: Options for High Schoolers

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-08-18 16:36:38 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jennifer Barbier, who commented on our Facebook page about a story detailing a medical assistant certification that’s now available for high school students.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Jennifer Barbier, who commented on our Facebook page about a story detailing a medical assistant certification that’s now available for high school students.

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  • YOUR TURN: Donna Britt

    YOUR TURN: Donna Britt

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-07-28 15:08:55 GMT
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    The Your Turn segment this week concerns one of our own, our evening news anchor Donna Britt, who shared this week that she has been diagnosed with the disease, ALS.

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    The Your Turn segment this week concerns one of our own, our evening news anchor Donna Britt, who shared this week that she has been diagnosed with the disease, ALS.

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  • OUR TURN: Mayor

    OUR TURN: Mayor

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-07-25 16:22:23 GMT

    While Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has the prerogative to have her own people in important positions within city-parish government, it’s not OK for two critical positions to be left open.

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    While Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has the prerogative to have her own people in important positions within city-parish government, it’s not OK for two critical positions to be left open.

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  • YOUR TURN: Prison Reform

    YOUR TURN: Prison Reform

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:17:19 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Tamara Frank, who is not happy about the new law that will allow some prisoners convicted of second degree murder to get a chance at parole.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Tamara Frank, who is not happy about the new law that will allow some prisoners convicted of second degree murder to get a chance at parole.

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