Legal Experts Evaluate Trump’s Nominee for U.S. Supreme Court

Two legal experts and the leader of the Louisiana Legislative Women Caucus gave their evaluation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President’s Trump nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, to the Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon. Speaking were Michelle Ghetti, professor of Constitutional Law at the Southern Law School; Catherine Jenkins Newsome, president of the Federalist Society of Baton […]

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The Challenge of Istrouma High

Editor’s Note: Istrouma High School, once the largest high school in Louisiana and one of the most outstanding, fell on hard times a few years ago.  It was declared a failing school and was taken over by the State of Louisiana. Unfortunately, the State too failed and decided to close the school permanently four years […]

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Tax Renewal Saturday

Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish (outside the Baker, Central and Zachary school districts) will go to the polls on Saturday, April 28 to decide whether to continue to levy a 1¢ sales tax for school construction and for teachers’ and other school employees’ salaries. This is a sales tax, which everyone pays, not a […]

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Istrouma High Auditorium, Middle Magnet Annex Could Be Determined by Outcome of Saturday Vote

As voters go to the polls Saturday to vote on whether to  renew the one-cent sales tax for school construction and teachers’ salaries, residents of North Baton Rouge should consider that we have two incomplete buildings at Istrouma High School: •    The Istrouma High Auditorium, which will require about $5 million to put it back […]

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Istrouma Journal: Renew 1¢ Tax For EBR Schools

Istrouma Journal editor Woody Jenkins said he has met with East Baton Rouge Parish schools Supt. Warren Drake and reviewed details of the school board’s plan to continue building and renovating schools and funding teachers’ salaries. Jenkins said, “As a result of our meetings and review of the school construction plan, the Istrouma Journal has […]

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8 Istrouma Key Clubbers Earn Chicago Trip

Eight students at Istrouma High School have earned enough money to attend the Key Club International Convention July 4-8 in Chicago. The students, all of whom are members of the Istrouma Key Club, worked for eight Saturdays and Sundays selling hamburgers, hotdogs, and Manda sausages outside HiNabor Supermarket to earn the $700 each needs for […]

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Death of Young Marine from Central Leaves Community with Grief, Pride

For Central High head football coach Sid Edwards, the death of Taylor Conrad was deep and personal.  The world knows Lance Cpl. Conrad as a Marine, but Coach Sid knows him as one of his players, a player who made a special connection with the coach, who has two autistic boys. Taylor Conrad loved kids […]

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How Conservatives, NBR Leaders United To Stop BREC from Moving Zoo to SBR

If you have a few minutes, go to the AppStore on your iPhone and download a “QR Code Reader.”  It will allow you to point your phone at the QR code in the upper right of this article and click.  This will activate a video that will start playing on your phone.  This particular video […]

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EBR Democratic Committee Ousts Parish Chairman in Unusual Move

In an unusual move, the East Baton Rouge Democratic Parish Executive Committee has voted to oust the Parish Democratic Chairman. Former BESE member Carolyn Hill, who has served as parish leader of the party since 2017, was removed during what she characterized as an illegal meeting of the parish executive committee. Hill said that under […]

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Louisiana Democrats Move Forward With State Gun Control Legislation

Three strong gun advocates told the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon that legislation being pushed by Democrats in the state House and Senate threaten the right to keep and bear arms in Louisiana. A total of 11 bills, all by Democratic senators and representatives, would shoot  holes in gun rights, they said. Of even greater concern […]

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