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  • OUR TURN: Best of the Class

    OUR TURN: Best of the Class

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:02:09 GMT

    Being a part of the team here at WAFB, we have the opportunity to be a part of many rewarding experiences, and topping that list is our “Best of the Class” project that honors the top graduating seniors at 90 high schools throughout our region.

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    Being a part of the team here at WAFB, we have the opportunity to be a part of many rewarding experiences, and topping that list is our “Best of the Class” project that honors the top graduating seniors at 90 high schools throughout our region.

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  • YOUR TURN: Lee Memorial Removal

    YOUR TURN: Lee Memorial Removal

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:07:16 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Pamela Shepard, who posted a comment on our Facebook page as she watched protesters at Lee Circle in New Orleans, where the last of four Confederate monuments was in the process of being taken down.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Pamela Shepard, who posted a comment on our Facebook page as she watched protesters at Lee Circle in New Orleans, where the last of four Confederate monuments was in the process of being taken down.

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  • OUR TURN: Council on Aging Tax

    OUR TURN: Council on Aging Tax

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-09 15:50:22 GMT

    A month ago, there was this big free-for-all at the Metro Council meeting related to the Council on Aging and the $80 million tax approved by voters last November. An audit of the COA is out now and sure enough, there are many potential violations of state and federal election laws.

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    A month ago, there was this big free-for-all at the Metro Council meeting related to the Council on Aging and the $80 million tax approved by voters last November. An audit of the COA is out now and sure enough, there are many potential violations of state and federal election laws.

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  • YOUR TURN: Livonia Deadly Crash

    YOUR TURN: Livonia Deadly Crash

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:53:05 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Kimberly Roberts. She and many other people went to our Facebook page in the immediate aftermath of a deadly vehicle accident on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Kimberly Roberts. She and many other people went to our Facebook page in the immediate aftermath of a deadly vehicle accident on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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  • OUR TURN: EBR CAO

    OUR TURN: EBR CAO

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-04-25 16:07:02 GMT

    The citizens of Baton Rouge owe a debt of gratitude this week to the journalists at The Advocate newspaper. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome owes that same debt.

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    The citizens of Baton Rouge owe a debt of gratitude this week to the journalists at The Advocate newspaper. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome owes that same debt.

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  • YOUR TURN: Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash

    YOUR TURN: Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:12:51 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Allison Silvas, who is one of more than 1,000 people who commented on our Facebook page about the terrible 18-wheeler wreck in West Baton Rouge Parish.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Allison Silvas, who is one of more than 1,000 people who commented on our Facebook page about the terrible 18-wheeler wreck in West Baton Rouge Parish.

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    Editorial Policy

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  • OUR TURN: Best of the Class

    OUR TURN: Best of the Class

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-05-23 15:02:09 GMT

    Being a part of the team here at WAFB, we have the opportunity to be a part of many rewarding experiences, and topping that list is our “Best of the Class” project that honors the top graduating seniors at 90 high schools throughout our region.

    More >>

    Being a part of the team here at WAFB, we have the opportunity to be a part of many rewarding experiences, and topping that list is our “Best of the Class” project that honors the top graduating seniors at 90 high schools throughout our region.

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  • YOUR TURN: Lee Memorial Removal

    YOUR TURN: Lee Memorial Removal

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:07:16 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Pamela Shepard, who posted a comment on our Facebook page as she watched protesters at Lee Circle in New Orleans, where the last of four Confederate monuments was in the process of being taken down.

    More >>

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Pamela Shepard, who posted a comment on our Facebook page as she watched protesters at Lee Circle in New Orleans, where the last of four Confederate monuments was in the process of being taken down.

    More >>
  • OUR TURN: Council on Aging Tax

    OUR TURN: Council on Aging Tax

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-09 15:50:22 GMT

    A month ago, there was this big free-for-all at the Metro Council meeting related to the Council on Aging and the $80 million tax approved by voters last November. An audit of the COA is out now and sure enough, there are many potential violations of state and federal election laws.

    More >>

    A month ago, there was this big free-for-all at the Metro Council meeting related to the Council on Aging and the $80 million tax approved by voters last November. An audit of the COA is out now and sure enough, there are many potential violations of state and federal election laws.

    More >>
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  • YOUR TURN: Livonia Deadly Crash

    YOUR TURN: Livonia Deadly Crash

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:53:05 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Kimberly Roberts. She and many other people went to our Facebook page in the immediate aftermath of a deadly vehicle accident on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Kimberly Roberts. She and many other people went to our Facebook page in the immediate aftermath of a deadly vehicle accident on US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

    More >>
  • OUR TURN: EBR CAO

    OUR TURN: EBR CAO

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-04-25 16:07:02 GMT

    The citizens of Baton Rouge owe a debt of gratitude this week to the journalists at The Advocate newspaper. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome owes that same debt.

    More >>

    The citizens of Baton Rouge owe a debt of gratitude this week to the journalists at The Advocate newspaper. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome owes that same debt.

    More >>
  • YOUR TURN: Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash

    YOUR TURN: Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:12 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:12:51 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Allison Silvas, who is one of more than 1,000 people who commented on our Facebook page about the terrible 18-wheeler wreck in West Baton Rouge Parish.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Allison Silvas, who is one of more than 1,000 people who commented on our Facebook page about the terrible 18-wheeler wreck in West Baton Rouge Parish.

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  • March 2017 EditorialsMore>>

  • YOUR TURN: Death Row Lawsuit

    YOUR TURN: Death Row Lawsuit

    Friday, March 31 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-03-31 15:36:13 GMT
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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Wanda Richard, who reacted on our Facebook page to the story this week about a lawsuit filed by Louisiana death row inmates.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Wanda Richard, who reacted on our Facebook page to the story this week about a lawsuit filed by Louisiana death row inmates.

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  • YOUR TURN: Heartbroken community

    YOUR TURN: Heartbroken community

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Brenda Neely. 

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Brenda Neely. 

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  • OUR TURN: Fallen Deputy

    OUR TURN: Fallen Deputy

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-03-22 00:03:19 GMT

    You can’t describe in words how much it hurts to go to the Facebook page of Shawn Anderson and look at the photo of and him and his young children.

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    You can’t describe in words how much it hurts to go to the Facebook page of Shawn Anderson and look at the photo of and him and his young children.

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  • OUR TURN: North Baton Rouge ER

    OUR TURN: North Baton Rouge ER

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 11:23 AM EST2017-01-31 16:23:03 GMT

    Congratulations to state and local leaders, the people at Our Lady of the Lake, community organizers and everyone else who contributed to the outcome that is bringing a new emergency room to North Baton Rouge.

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    Congratulations to state and local leaders, the people at Our Lady of the Lake, community organizers and everyone else who contributed to the outcome that is bringing a new emergency room to North Baton Rouge.

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  • YOUR TURN: Stolen Rocking Chairs

    YOUR TURN: Stolen Rocking Chairs

    Friday, January 27 2017 11:25 AM EST2017-01-27 16:25:34 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Michelle Schroll, who left a thank you note for the WAFB news team on Facebook after our coverage of a story that impacted her family.

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    This week’s Your Turn segment goes to Michelle Schroll, who left a thank you note for the WAFB news team on Facebook after our coverage of a story that impacted her family.

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  • OUR TURN: Comite River Diversion Canal Project

    OUR TURN: Comite River Diversion Canal Project

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 12:30 PM EST2017-01-24 17:30:06 GMT

    The state’s legislative auditor last week completed his report on the status of the Comite River Diversion Canal project. This is a tale of woe which reveals the absolute worst about government efficiency.

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    The state’s legislative auditor last week completed his report on the status of the Comite River Diversion Canal project. This is a tale of woe which reveals the absolute worst about government efficiency.

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