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  • YOUR TURN: Arming Teachers

    YOUR TURN: Arming Teachers

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:15 AM EST2018-02-23 16:15:26 GMT
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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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    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
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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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    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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  • OUR TURN: TOPS Decision Delay

    OUR TURN: TOPS Decision Delay

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-02-13 16:19:07 GMT

    Delaying a decision on the fate of TOPS holds prospective college students and their parents hostage again until June.

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    Delaying a decision on the fate of TOPS holds prospective college students and their parents hostage again until June.

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  • YOUR TURN: Water Campus

    YOUR TURN: Water Campus

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:07 AM EST2018-02-09 16:07:18 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Chuck Perrodin with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, who noted that our commentary on the Water Campus earlier this week failed to mention the important role of his organization.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Chuck Perrodin with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, who noted that our commentary on the Water Campus earlier this week failed to mention the important role of his organization.

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  • OUR TURN: Water Campus

    OUR TURN: Water Campus

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:35 AM EST2018-02-06 16:35:17 GMT

    Congratulations to the leaders at LSU, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and everyone else who supported the vision of the new Water Campus south of downtown Baton Rouge.

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    Congratulations to the leaders at LSU, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and everyone else who supported the vision of the new Water Campus south of downtown Baton Rouge.

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  • YOUR TURN: Entergy Storm Restoration Charge

    YOUR TURN: Entergy Storm Restoration Charge

    Friday, February 2 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-02-02 16:14:29 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Tiffany Matthew, who doesn't like the Storm Restoration Charge that Entergy customers are paying as part of their monthly utility bill.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Tiffany Matthew, who doesn't like the Storm Restoration Charge that Entergy customers are paying as part of their monthly utility bill.

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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
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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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    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
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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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    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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  • 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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  • January 2018 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Oil Pipeline

    YOUR TURN: Oil Pipeline

    Friday, January 26 2018 11:16 AM EST2018-01-26 16:16:12 GMT
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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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    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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  • November 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • OUR TURN: Holiday Helpers

    OUR TURN: Holiday Helpers

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 11:17 AM EST2017-11-28 16:17:15 GMT

    It’s wonderful to live in a community where people care about each other and give generously to help those who are less fortunate. We want to take this opportunity to single out someone who has made a difference for us year in and year out.

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    It’s wonderful to live in a community where people care about each other and give generously to help those who are less fortunate. We want to take this opportunity to single out someone who has made a difference for us year in and year out.

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  • OUR TURN: Livingston Parish Flooding

    OUR TURN: Livingston Parish Flooding

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:29 AM EST2017-11-21 16:29:16 GMT

    "We’re going to flood, we’re going to keep flooding." That was the dire prediction of Livingston Parish Councilman Jeff Averett prior to the election about what would happen if the tax proposals to fund drainage improvements failed with the voters. And fail, they did.

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    "We’re going to flood, we’re going to keep flooding." That was the dire prediction of Livingston Parish Councilman Jeff Averett prior to the election about what would happen if the tax proposals to fund drainage improvements failed with the voters. And fail, they did.

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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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  • 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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