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Gasoline tax hike essential

By Jim Beam/American Press

No one likes higher taxes, but Louisiana will never come to grips with its monumental road and bridge problems until legislators increase the gasoline tax. The state’s $12.7 billion construction and maintenance backlog will soon exceed $13 billion. None of that backlog includes mega projects l ...

News

Fabian Gonzales, left,  Michelle Martens and Jessica Kelly are in the death ...

Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It was in early

morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an

Albuquerque

apartment complex where ...

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Build boom: Lake Charles construction costs double of last year

Estimated construction costs on

building permits filed with the city have doubled so far in 2016

compared to the same period

last year. Over $184 m ...

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United Way hosts campaign kickoff breakfast

Thursday marked the start of United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s 2016-2017 campaign. Hundreds of people representing local

organizations gather ...

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Train 2 at Sabine Pass to send first cargo shipment

In Cheniere Energy’s most recent construction filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, company officials confirmed

the first shipm ...


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Sports

Vinton’s Lucas Cormier runs past East Beauregard’s Garron Collins du ...

JAMBOREE: Vinton stops East Beauregard

SULPHUR — The Vinton Lions controlled

the game from start to finish on Thursday to beat East Beauregard 26-8

at the SPOT?Therapy/Billy

Navarr ...

Khalil Thomas makes the reception in the 1st quarter.

McNeese Position Preview: Cowboys secondary absorbing Dominique Hill's loss in stride

Dominique Hill’s news began to trickle out in January, one month after McNeese’s 2015 season ended against Sam Houston State in a second-r ...

Welsh’s John Daigle leaps over Elton’s Keyshawn Lyons during the fir ...

JAMBOREE: Welsh is top dog, 'Hounds win twice by shutout

WELSH — Welsh, Lake Arthur and Elton got their last chance to see how their teams would fare against competition when they

played each other Th ...

Cowboys center Mason Martin (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Thin in numbers and experience, McNeese's offensive line working to come together

Throughout a water-logged fall camp, McNeese football practices were often rescheduled. Delays were prominent. Position groups gathered to wait out th ...


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Scene

Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britne ...

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke

NEW YORK — Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition

of "The Late Late Sho ...

The location is a popular lunch destination for residents throughout Sulphur. (J ...

Hong Kong offers extensive buffet, big flavors

I had an epiphany while standing in the buffet line of Hong Kong restaurant in Sulphur on Tuesday: I have no idea who I am. It was quite the deep thou ...

Iowa festival highlights local artists

The Iowa Arts and Crafts Festival will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Iowa multipurpose center, 207 U.S. 90 West.

Cornell Thomas, Iowa Li ...

Louisiana 1 Flood Relief concert to be held Sunday at the Civic Center

Local musician Sean Ardoin said with the flooding all over Louisiana, he wanted to do something to help. Things came to a head on Aug. 17 when Ardoin ...


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