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06/27/2018
A bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks has become law in Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed the bill, which would only take effect if a federal court upholds a similar law in...
06/27/2018
There is continuous reporting in the news media criticizing the VA medical service. I have lived in Ruston for 15 years. The VA hospital in Shreveport and the VA clinic in Monroe have given me...
06/27/2018
My compliments and thanks to Hampton Inn for its efforts in treading softly on the environment. Hampton’s donation of food scraps to livestock farmers thus reducing landfill, its recycling program,...
06/13/2018
I know that most people don’t think about the importance of fair voting districts. Unfortunately, because of this lack of interest, we are in a never-ending loop of chaos caused directly by...
05/09/2018
I truly believe that our nation is in a time of serious crisis. It didn’t begin with Trump, though. It began with the Republican Congress. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and most of the party have been...
05/09/2018
Thousands of individuals, groups, and organizations across the United States paused to pay homage to a man who not only was instrumental in helping to provide “plenty of room” for us to enjoy many...
05/02/2018
Northern Louisiana Medical Center would like to take this opportunity to thank Obadiah J.K. Simmons, Jr., PhD. for serving on the Board of Trustees for the past seven years. Simmons joined the board...
05/02/2018
We need to let our teachers teach. Teachers don’t need to be carrying guns to school. What if a teacher goes off? What if the teacher is a bad shot? Teachers are trained and paid to teach. Teachers...
05/02/2018
Definition of litter: North Central Marketplace weekly publication thrown onto private property without the property owner’s consent. These papers are frequently left to decompose and make an...
04/25/2018
Life is good, as the saying goes. It is true. I saw it March 13 right here in Ruston. More than 500 local citizens filled the Ruston Civic Center to hear speaker Melissa Ohden defend the goodness and...