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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal challenges. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol...

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07/31/2010
It looks like the end of an era in Ruston. But there may be a silver lining waiting for this dark cloud. Founded in 1970 by Fannie Rushing, the Blue Life Café on Arlington Street closed its doors...
07/31/2010
Ruston City Council members on Monday will vote on a proposed ordinance that could impact where some businesses might be constructed. The ordinance is an update to the transition zoning provisions,...
07/31/2010
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces that five artists from the region have been accepted to the seventh annual Forum 35 Art Melt: • Joshua Chambers • Peter Jones • Lacey Stinson •...
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07/31/2010
First Baptist Church, the oldest church in Ruston, is planning a weekend of celebration to commemorate their 125th anniversary. First Baptist Church was incorporated in 1885, but met as a group for...
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07/30/2010
“Did you see the quarterback look off that safety?” This is one of several statements women are advised to utter to impress their husbands, fathers and sons while watching a football game....
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07/30/2010
Football players’ wives have to be as tough as a goal-line stand. Ruston resident Josie Herbert, who attended the “Pigskins and Pearls” event at Squire Creek on Thursday, is the daughter of Garland...
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07/30/2010
The Christian Home Educators Fellowship of North Central Louisiana is going to kick off their school year with food, information and demonstrations next month. The kick-off and information fair event...
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07/30/2010
Thousands of residential and commercial Ruston power customers saw lower electric bills this month. This is thanks to a one-time credit to their power bills as part of a lawsuit settlement with...
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07/29/2010
Forget about any formal introductory proceedings for Louisiana’s District 5 team at the 2010 Big League World Series. Anyone who lives in Easley, S.C., and is familiar with the late summer 16-18...
07/29/2010
Firefighters with the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to the scene of an abandoned structure fire in the southwest corner of the parish Wednesday evening. The fire destroyed an abandoned...