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  • OUR TURN: Seat Belts

    OUR TURN: Seat Belts

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:32:31 GMT

    Because of a rash of recent deadly car crashes in the area, our message to you is, "Buckle up, it might save your life."

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    Because of a rash of recent deadly car crashes in the area, our message to you is, "Buckle up, it might save your life."

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  • YOUR TURN: Lawmaker Bar Fight

    YOUR TURN: Lawmaker Bar Fight

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:38:55 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Two Louisiana lawmakers had a fight in a bar on May 15, which sounds like the start of a good joke, but nothing is funny.  This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Walter Williams.

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    Two Louisiana lawmakers had a fight in a bar on May 15, which sounds like the start of a good joke, but nothing is funny.  This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Walter Williams.

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  • OUR TURN: Accountability

    OUR TURN: Accountability

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:33:23 GMT

    We are grateful for the trust you place in your talented and experienced team of journalists here at WAFB. We are accountable to you.

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    We are grateful for the trust you place in your talented and experienced team of journalists here at WAFB. We are accountable to you.

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  • YOUR TURN: School Prayer

    YOUR TURN: School Prayer

    Friday, May 11 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-05-11 13:15:01 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week's Your Turn segment goes to Darrel David, who is in favor of prayer in school.

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    This week's Your Turn segment goes to Darrel David, who is in favor of prayer in school.

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  • OUR TURN: Perfect ACT Scores

    OUR TURN: Perfect ACT Scores

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:01:27 GMT

    We know you are proud of your graduates this graduation season. We are too. We'd also like to congratulate a terrific group that's growing ... perfect ACT scores.

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    We know you are proud of your graduates this graduation season. We are too. We'd also like to congratulate a terrific group that's growing ... perfect ACT scores.

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  • YOUR TURN: Recess

    YOUR TURN: Recess

    Friday, May 4 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-05-04 15:26:10 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Last week, a House education committee approved House Bill 842, which would require daily recess for public school students in grades K through 8.

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    Last week, a House education committee approved House Bill 842, which would require daily recess for public school students in grades K through 8.

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  • OUR TURN: Flood Problem

    OUR TURN: Flood Problem

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-05-01 15:46:53 GMT

    A CBS News investigation that aired here on WAFB Monday evening shined a light on the battles so many of you are still fighting after the 2016 flood.

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    A CBS News investigation that aired here on WAFB Monday evening shined a light on the battles so many of you are still fighting after the 2016 flood.

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  • YOUR TURN: Central Middle Students

    YOUR TURN: Central Middle Students

    Friday, April 27 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-04-27 13:16:23 GMT
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    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Amy Rossi was thrilled to read our Facebook post about a group of special needs students from Central Middle School.

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    Amy Rossi was thrilled to read our Facebook post about a group of special needs students from Central Middle School.

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  • OUR TURN: Kneeling Basketball Players

    OUR TURN: Kneeling Basketball Players

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:26:42 GMT

    One of our viewers who now lives in Denham Springs got a lot of attention from a picture posted on social media. And judging by the likes and shares - it also got your attention.

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    One of our viewers who now lives in Denham Springs got a lot of attention from a picture posted on social media. And judging by the likes and shares - it also got your attention.

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  • YOUR TURN: WAFB celebrates 65th birthday

    YOUR TURN: WAFB celebrates 65th birthday

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    So this week's Your Turn segment goes to a Facebook friend of ours who joined many in wishing WAFB a happy 65th birthday. 

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    So this week's Your Turn segment goes to a Facebook friend of ours who joined many in wishing WAFB a happy 65th birthday. 

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  • OUR TURN: Sen. Sharon Hewitt's Transportation Bill

    OUR TURN: Sen. Sharon Hewitt's Transportation Bill

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-04-12 00:56:37 GMT

    State Senator Sharon Hewitt is attempting to put the brakes on our soaring auto insurance rates by doing away with something known as the "seat belt gag law."

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    State Senator Sharon Hewitt is attempting to put the brakes on our soaring auto insurance rates by doing away with something known as the "seat belt gag law."

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  • YOUR TURN: Gun Laws

    YOUR TURN: Gun Laws

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week's your turn segment goes to Matthew Dauzat. 

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    This week's your turn segment goes to Matthew Dauzat. 

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  • YOUR TURN: Lawmaker Bar Fight

    YOUR TURN: Lawmaker Bar Fight

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-05-18 15:38:55 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Two Louisiana lawmakers had a fight in a bar on May 15, which sounds like the start of a good joke, but nothing is funny.  This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Walter Williams.

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    Two Louisiana lawmakers had a fight in a bar on May 15, which sounds like the start of a good joke, but nothing is funny.  This week’s YOUR TURN goes to Walter Williams.

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  • YOUR TURN: School Prayer

    YOUR TURN: School Prayer

    Friday, May 11 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-05-11 13:15:01 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week's Your Turn segment goes to Darrel David, who is in favor of prayer in school.

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    This week's Your Turn segment goes to Darrel David, who is in favor of prayer in school.

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  • OUR TURN: Perfect ACT Scores

    OUR TURN: Perfect ACT Scores

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:01:27 GMT

    We know you are proud of your graduates this graduation season. We are too. We'd also like to congratulate a terrific group that's growing ... perfect ACT scores.

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    We know you are proud of your graduates this graduation season. We are too. We'd also like to congratulate a terrific group that's growing ... perfect ACT scores.

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  • March 2018 EditorialsMore>>

  • OUR TURN: Supporting the Baton Rouge Zoo

    OUR TURN: Supporting the Baton Rouge Zoo

    Let's show our leaders that Baton Rouge doesn't just need a zoo, Baton Rouge wants a zoo.

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    Let's show our leaders that Baton Rouge doesn't just need a zoo, Baton Rouge wants a zoo.

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  • OUR TURN: My Introduction

    OUR TURN: My Introduction

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-03-27 17:30:34 GMT

    I'd like to introduce myself to you as the newest member of the WAFB family. My name is Ronna Corrente and I am the new Vice-president and General Manager of WAFB. I'm taking over for a retiring Lee Meredith.

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    I'd like to introduce myself to you as the newest member of the WAFB family. My name is Ronna Corrente and I am the new Vice-president and General Manager of WAFB. I'm taking over for a retiring Lee Meredith.

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  • MY TURN: Retirement

    MY TURN: Retirement

    Friday, March 23 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-03-23 14:57:17 GMT

    I’d like to take a minute here for personal privilege. I’m retiring from WAFB next week and this will be the final time that I am presenting these commentaries.

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    I’d like to take a minute here for personal privilege. I’m retiring from WAFB next week and this will be the final time that I am presenting these commentaries.

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  • February 2018 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Arming Teachers

    YOUR TURN: Arming Teachers

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:15 AM EST2018-02-23 16:15:26 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Chris Pierce, who went to our Facebook page to express his opinion about President Trump’s suggestion that teachers in the classroom could be armed.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Chris Pierce, who went to our Facebook page to express his opinion about President Trump’s suggestion that teachers in the classroom could be armed.

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  • OUR TURN: DOTD I-10 Improvements

    OUR TURN: DOTD I-10 Improvements

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:48 AM EST2018-02-20 16:48:09 GMT

    It may be too soon to start cheering, but there is actually work under way that may result in improvements to the Interstate 10 bottleneck that has plagued Baton Rouge drivers for years.

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    It may be too soon to start cheering, but there is actually work under way that may result in improvements to the Interstate 10 bottleneck that has plagued Baton Rouge drivers for years.

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  • YOUR TURN: State Income Tax Hike

    YOUR TURN: State Income Tax Hike

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:29 PM EST2018-02-16 17:29:45 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Eric Adams. He and others expressed their displeasure about language in the Louisiana constitution that increases Louisiana income taxes automatically any time that the federal government decreases federal income taxes.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Eric Adams. He and others expressed their displeasure about language in the Louisiana constitution that increases Louisiana income taxes automatically any time that the federal government decreases federal income taxes.

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  • YOUR TURN: Oil Pipeline

    YOUR TURN: Oil Pipeline

    Friday, January 26 2018 11:16 AM EST2018-01-26 16:16:12 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Brad Blanchard, who commented on our Facebook page about a judge’s ruling in favor of a company that wants to build a crude oil pipeline between Lake Charles and St. James Parish.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Brad Blanchard, who commented on our Facebook page about a judge’s ruling in favor of a company that wants to build a crude oil pipeline between Lake Charles and St. James Parish.

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  • OUR TURN: Budget

    OUR TURN: Budget

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-01-23 17:13:49 GMT

    It is incumbent on Louisiana lawmakers to do their jobs in a special session before the regular session in March.

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    It is incumbent on Louisiana lawmakers to do their jobs in a special session before the regular session in March.

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  • YOUR TURN: DOTD Ice Roads

    YOUR TURN: DOTD Ice Roads

    Friday, January 19 2018 1:29 PM EST2018-01-19 18:29:28 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Ravan Hurst, who took to our Facebook page this week to comment about the weather and come to the defense of DOTD.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Ravan Hurst, who took to our Facebook page this week to comment about the weather and come to the defense of DOTD.

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