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Is Baton Rouge the Best, the Worst or What?

Is Baton Rouge the Best, the Worst or What?

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Capital City News According to the experts, Baton Rouge and in fact the entire State of Louisiana are either the best possible place in America to live and work or the worst, and there seems to be little in between. Consider this: Baton Rouge is the 4th Happiest City in America […]

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Opinion: Gay Rights Ordinance Has Constitutional Problems

Opinion: Gay Rights Ordinance Has Constitutional Problems

The Metro Council considered but did not vote on a proposed Gay Rights Ordinance at its meeting of Wednesday, July 23.  The proposed is likely to return to the Council’s agenda on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The ordinance purports to codify a new kind of obligation among persons — namely, the obligation not to discriminate based […]

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Opinion: Can Elected Officials Violate Law with Impunity?

Opinion: Can Elected Officials Violate Law with Impunity?

Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish will face a ballot full of candidates for everything from Justice of the Peace to United States Senate in the Nov. 4 primary and the Dec. 6 runoff.  The process begins with qualifying, which will be held Aug. 20-22. Qualifying forms will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:30 […]

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Sen. Vitter: Strong Favorite in Governor’s Race

Sen. Vitter: Strong Favorite in Governor’s Race

Supporters of David Vitter must surely tire as they read and watch the constant barrage of negative attacks in the media against the popular two-term senator. Most of the attacks come from frustrated liberal reporters who can’t seem to accept the fact that the senator was not only re-elected by a wide margin but is […]

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Lawlessness: From White House to BR City Hall

Lawlessness is not only rampant on the streets of our cities.  It is also rampant in the seats of governmental power.  It’s easy to get heartburn watching the Obama administration violate the Constitution and laws of this country on a daily basis. Just this week, the President released five of the most dangerous terrorist commanders […]

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Time to Go Snake Hunting at State Capitol

Time to Go Snake Hunting at State Capitol

Rep. Ford Stinson, who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1936 to 1972 with a little time out during World War II to go kill Nazis, was one of the legislature’s all-time best bill-killers. Legislative sessions are defined by the media based on what passes.  That’s “news.”  But very often the real news […]

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With $227 Million in BREC Taxes at Stake, Will Anyone Vote?

With $227 Million in BREC Taxes at Stake, Will Anyone Vote?

The right to vote is a right bought by the blood of our ancesters — men and women who believed in our country enough to risk and ultimately sacrifice their lives for our country and the principles it stands for, such as free elections. At every election, I am amazed to see the people who […]

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How to Have a Better Facebook Experience

How to Have a Better Facebook Experience

When I was about four, I said something I shouldn’t have. My mama gave me a spanking (to help me concentrate LOL) and told me to “think before you speak.” Over the next 60 years, she repeated those words to me many, many times. “Think before you speak!” Indeed! When I was six, she found […]

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Coach Kenny Guillot Retires as Parkview Head Coach

Coach Kenny Guillot Retires as Parkview Head Coach

Parkview Baptist head football coach Kenny Guillot tendered his resignation last month and will become the school’s Athletic Director.  After 15 highly successful seasons and four state championships, this role model for Louisiana players and coaches is stepping down from the demanding position as head coach due to health reasons. I have had a special […]

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People in St. George Pay for a City Now, Just Not Their City

People in St. George Pay for a City Now, Just Not Their City

Mayor-President Kip Holden condemned supporters of the proposed City of St. George before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club Wednesday.  Even though more than 10,000 people have signed the St. George petitions, they are just “a small group who wants to divide us,” he said. Then he poured out a litany of carefully crafted cliches designed […]

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