January 2016 Editorials - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

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  • Your Turn: Plan for Baton Rouge tram line sparks spirited debate on social media

    Your Turn: Plan for Baton Rouge tram line sparks spirited debate on social media

    Friday, January 29 2016 11:50 AM EST2016-01-29 16:50:06 GMT
    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Travis Richter. Richter and others engaged in a spirited debate on our Facebook page about the prospect of building a tram line that would run between State Capitol Park and LSU. Some people like the idea; others hate it. More >>

    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Travis Richter. Richter and others engaged in a spirited debate on our Facebook page about the prospect of building a tram line that would run between State Capitol Park and LSU. Some people like the idea; others hate it.

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  • Our Turn: 'You can't handle the truth'

    Our Turn: 'You can't handle the truth'

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:36 PM EST2016-01-26 17:36:29 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:36 PM EST2016-01-26 17:36:28 GMT
    "You can’t handle the truth!" It was the beginning of one of the great movie monologues of all time, a scene from the film, A Few Good Men. The movie was about U.S. Marines accused of murder, but now we use the expression all the time as we talk about people not being entitled to the truth. And nowhere do we slaughter the truth more often than in American politics. More >>

    "You can’t handle the truth!" It was the beginning of one of the great movie monologues of all time, a scene from the film, A Few Good Men. The movie was about U.S. Marines accused of murder, but now we use the expression all the time as we talk about people not being entitled to the truth. And nowhere do we slaughter the truth more often than in American politics.

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  • Your Turn: Response to the death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee

    Your Turn: Response to the death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee

    Friday, January 22 2016 11:17 AM EST2016-01-22 16:17:30 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 11:17 AM EST2016-01-22 16:17:30 GMT
    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Laura Burks. Burks and hundreds of other people left comments on our Facebook page about the death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee. Most of the comments were in support of the families whose lives were changed forever by Lee’s brutality. More >>

    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Laura Burks. Burks and hundreds of other people left comments on our Facebook page about the death of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee. Most of the comments were in support of the families whose lives were changed forever by Lee’s brutality.

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  • YOUR TURN: Woman’s Hospital employees remember beloved co-worker

    YOUR TURN: Woman’s Hospital employees remember beloved co-worker

    Friday, January 15 2016 11:40 PM EST2016-01-16 04:40:04 GMT
    Friday, January 15 2016 11:40 PM EST2016-01-16 04:40:04 GMT
    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Tracy Nicolosi. Nicolosi and many of her associates at the neonatal intensive-care unit at Woman’s Hospital wrote to us about the accidental death of one of their beloved co-workers.  More >>

    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Tracy Nicolosi. Nicolosi and many of her associates at the neonatal intensive-care unit at Woman’s Hospital wrote to us about the accidental death of one of their beloved co-workers. 

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  • Your Turn: A concern about safety of pedestrians and bicyclists

    Your Turn: A concern about safety of pedestrians and bicyclists

    Friday, January 8 2016 1:30 PM EST2016-01-08 18:30:49 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 1:30 PM EST2016-01-08 18:30:48 GMT
    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Walter Weselak. Weselak wrote to us because he is very concerned about safety for pedestrians and people riding bicycles.  More >>

    This week’s "Your Turn" segment goes to Walter Weselak. Weselak wrote to us because he is very concerned about safety for pedestrians and people riding bicycles. 

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  • Our Turn: The state of Louisiana's budget is shaky

    Our Turn: The state of Louisiana's budget is shaky

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 12:19 PM EST2016-01-05 17:19:13 GMT
    Tuesday, January 5 2016 12:19 PM EST2016-01-05 17:19:13 GMT
    So Governor Bobby Jindal leaves office next week, proud of his accomplishments as our governor, and especially proud that he says he balanced the state budget every year he was in office. And now comes Governor-elect John Bel Edwards who says not only is the state’s budget not really balanced, he says it’s in even worse shape than he thought it was when he was elected just a month earlier. More >>

    So Governor Bobby Jindal leaves office next week, proud of his accomplishments as our governor, and especially proud that he says he balanced the state budget every year he was in office. And now comes Governor-elect John Bel Edwards who says not only is the state’s budget not really balanced, he says it’s in even worse shape than he thought it was when he was elected just a month earlier.

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  • YOUR TURN: Higher Taxes

    YOUR TURN: Higher Taxes

    Friday, January 1 2016 11:14 AM EST2016-01-01 16:14:09 GMT
    Friday, January 1 2016 11:14 AM EST2016-01-01 16:14:09 GMT
    This week’s "Your Turn" segment is about the reaction to the prospect of higher state taxes. More >>

    This week’s "Your Turn" segment is about the reaction to the prospect of higher state taxes.

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