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  • Our Turn: Forced to Retire at 70

    Our Turn: Forced to Retire at 70

    It's another big embarrassment for the Louisiana Legislature.Our lawmakers passed a bill in the last session forcing almost 200 constables and justices of the peace out of their jobs because they happen to be more than 70 years old. A judge this month issued a temporary restraining order, saving their jobs for now, but wait until you hear how this law got passed.Senator Elbert Guillory of Opelousas sponsored the bill because, he says, someone asked him to do it.At first he said it was someone...More >>
    It's another big embarrassment for the Louisiana Legislature.Our lawmakers passed a bill in the last session forcing almost 200 constables and justices of the peace out of their jobs because they happen to be more than 70 years old. A judge this month issued a temporary restraining order, saving their jobs for now, but wait until you hear how this law got passed.Senator Elbert Guillory of Opelousas sponsored the bill because, he says, someone asked him to do it.At first he said it was someone...More >>
  • Your Turn: Death of a Child

    Your Turn: Death of a Child

    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Rebecca Braun.Braun is one of hundreds of people who reacted to the death of a five-year-old Baton Rouge boy. Police say Jay'v'une Bergin was beaten to death by his father. Braun is concerned because she thinks child welfare officials may not be doing enough to take children away from abusive parents.In her words: This little boy was so very sweet and his sister loved him so much. All around, everybody let him down. The sad part is they are changing gui...More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Rebecca Braun.Braun is one of hundreds of people who reacted to the death of a five-year-old Baton Rouge boy. Police say Jay'v'une Bergin was beaten to death by his father. Braun is concerned because she thinks child welfare officials may not be doing enough to take children away from abusive parents.In her words: This little boy was so very sweet and his sister loved him so much. All around, everybody let him down. The sad part is they are changing gui...More >>
  • Your Turn: DMV Wait Times

    Your Turn: DMV Wait Times

    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Charles Weigel.Weigel wrote to us this week about a very unpleasant experience he had at the D.M.V. trying to get a handicapped parking permit renewed. He's calling for some improvements in the process.In his words: What a traumatic experience getting a handicapped parking permit renewed. A three hour and 15 minute wait after checking in. It was so crowded that a lot of people had to stand up. On the side I was sitting on, there were 14 windows for serv...More >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Charles Weigel.Weigel wrote to us this week about a very unpleasant experience he had at the D.M.V. trying to get a handicapped parking permit renewed. He's calling for some improvements in the process.In his words: What a traumatic experience getting a handicapped parking permit renewed. A three hour and 15 minute wait after checking in. It was so crowded that a lot of people had to stand up. On the side I was sitting on, there were 14 windows for serv...More >>
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  • Your Turn: Government-Funded Property Conditions

    Your Turn: Government-Funded Property Conditions

    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Emily Parsons. Parsons is one of many people who reacted on our Facebook page to Cheryl Mercedes’ investigative report on the deplorable conditions at a government-funded apartment complex.More >>
    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Emily Parsons. Parsons is one of many people who reacted on our Facebook page to Cheryl Mercedes’ investigative report on the deplorable conditions at a government-funded apartment complex.
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  • Our Turn - Your Turn: Crime

    Our Turn - Your Turn: Crime

    More than one out of every five people responding to a recent local survey say he or she has been a victim of crime within just the last 12 months.More >>
    More than one out of every five people responding to a recent local survey say he or she has been a victim of crime within just the last 12 months.
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  • Your Turn: Trooper Pay Change

    Your Turn: Trooper Pay Change

    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Richard Waller. Waller is one of many people who took issue with our commentary on the retirement pay change for State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson.More >>
    This week’s “Your Turn” segment goes to Richard Waller. Waller is one of many people who took issue with our commentary on the retirement pay change for State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson.More >>
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  • Your Turn: Common Core

    Your Turn: Common Core

    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Sherrye Ginn. Ginn and hundreds of other people commented on our Facebook page about the Common Core education issue. Most of the people who took the time to commentMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Sherrye Ginn. Ginn and hundreds of other people commented on our Facebook page about the Common Core education issue.
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  • Your Turn: Sex Offender Warning

    Your Turn: Sex Offender Warning

    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Jill Hawes. Hawes and hundreds of other people commented on our Facebook page about the alert truck stop employee who spotted a convicted sex offender travelingMore >>
    This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Jill Hawes. Hawes and hundreds of other people commented on our Facebook page about the alert truck stop employee who spotted a convicted sex offender travelingMore >>
  • Our Turn: June 17 - Atchafalaya Basin Hero

    Our Turn: June 17 - Atchafalaya Basin Hero

    All too often now, it seems as if we over use the word "hero." We apply the term to describe people who have done good things, but possibly not to the level of heroism.More >>
    All too often now, it seems as if we over use the word "hero." We apply the term to describe people who have done good things, but possibly not to the level of heroism.More >>
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  • Our Turn: May 20

    Our Turn: May 20

    Congratulations to Louisiana lawmakers for taking an important first step toward providing justice for victims of rape. Our country's failure to promptly test the DNA evidence that is collected followingMore >>
    Congratulations to Louisiana lawmakers for taking an important first step toward providing justice for victims of rape. Our country's failure to promptly test the DNA evidence that is collected followingMore >>
  • Our Turn: May 13

    Our Turn: May 13

    The headline on the news release heralded the kind of positive progress we all like to hear. It said East Baton Rouge Schools were performing on par with or better than other large urban districts acrossMore >>
    The headline on the news release heralded the kind of positive progress we all like to hear. It said East Baton Rouge Schools were performing on par with or better than other large urban districts across the countryMore >>
  • Your Turn: Classrooms of Fear

    Your Turn: Classrooms of Fear

    Our report has generated a lot of reaction on our Facebook page.More >>
    The 9 News I-Team investigation, "Classrooms of Fear," has generated a lot of reaction on our Facebook page from parents and teachers.More >>
  • April 2014 EditorialsMore>>

  • Your Turn: Discipline in Schools

    Your Turn: Discipline in Schools

    Bourgoyne was one of hundreds of people who commented on our Facebook page this week in reaction to the story about the four-year-old Houma girl who died after being mauled by the family dog.More >>
    Roberts was one of many people who posted on our Facebook page this week in the response the 9News I-Team investigation into the threats facing teachers in East Baton Rouge schools.More >>
  • Our Turn: April 22 - BRAVE

    Our Turn: April 22 - BRAVE

    Last week's first annual "Teen Talk" event at Capital High School showed us again how hard the folks at the BRAVE Project are working to try to connect with young people in Baton Rouge. This local lawMore >>
    Last week's first annual "Teen Talk" event at Capital High School showed us again how hard the folks at the BRAVE Project are working to try to connect with young people in Baton Rouge. This local lawMore >>
  • Your Turn: Common Core

    Your Turn: Common Core

    Bourgoyne was one of hundreds of people who commented on our Facebook page this week in reaction to the story about the four-year-old Houma girl who died after being mauled by the family dog.More >>
    We received several hundred comments in response to our commentary this week about the Common Core curriculum.More >>
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