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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:46 am

With the removal of Louisiana City Administrator Bob Jenne, the city has now officially turned a page in its history. Members of the community who have been elected in recent years on a premise of being more transparent now have an even greater opportunity to do just that. So far they have shown a tendency to do so and it will be interesting to see if they continue, or slide

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    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how many people think freedom of the press is a terrible thing. Invariably, those who try to block our First Amendment rights are trying to cover up mistakes or avoid embarrassment. Sometimes it’s because elected or appointed officials just don’t like those pesky reporters nosing around in their business. Freedom of the press was included in our Constitution specifically to keep an eye on

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    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:42 am

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Time for some holiday musings: ••• It doesn’t get much better than seeing the adopted families picking up their Christmas here at the Press-Journal last week, the culmination of our annual Spirit of Christmas program put on in conjunction with the Heart-to-Heart Community Outreach stuff. One comment that stuck with me came from a mother, who said she had just received her first bicycle for Christmas since she was 14

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    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Several things of interest this week force me to go with some three-dot journalism. ••• I sure hope the people who messed up the Griego’s Christmas light display in Louisiana get their due. It’s unbelievable that someone would destroy the display to begin with but the timing with the yuletide only adds insult to the proverbial injury. If it was juveniles, they need better supervision. If it was adults, they

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  • Guest Editorial

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

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