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Taxpayers, reality often clash

By Jim Beam/American Press

Ask any taxpayer what he or she wants from government, and you get pretty much the same answer each time. Cut spending and

no new taxes is the typical reply.

Citizens may find it hard to believe, but the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal has cut too much spending, reduced a major

tax it should ...


President Barack Obama listens during the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo)

Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of comp ...

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke (AP Photo)

Bernanke rejects charge of Fed 'throwing seniors under bus'

WASHINGTON — Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he's hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engin ...

Defense Secretary Ash Carter (AP Photo)

Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

ABINGTON, Pa. — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened ...

A pile of rubble is seen Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the site of an apparent gas explosion that took place three days earlier in the East Village neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo)

1 of 2 victims of NYC explosion is officially identified

NEW YORK — After two bodies were pulled from the rubble of an apartment building collapse, authorities shifted their focus to the cause of the m ...

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Workers complete the Final Four match ups on a 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship bracket that is displayed on the side of the JW Marriott, in Indianapolis, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo)

2015 Final Four offers similarities to 2014

If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a ...

Kinder catcher Bryce Baker applies the tag on St. Louis' Kyle Godeaux in the bottom of the third inning Saturday at Legion Field in Lake Charles. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Kinder's one big inning

In baseball, it often comes down to a big inning or a timely hit.

Saturday afternoon, Kinder used a six-run second inning to gut out a 7-4 win over S ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Records tumble at Taussig Relays

It didn’t take long for things to get hopping at the St. Louis/Taussig Relays Friday with Hamilton Christian’s Nique Griffin

and Washingt ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Knights Awfu-Lee tough to beat

IOWA — South Beauregard’s horse gave the Golden Knights the early lead in the race for the District 4-3A crown.

Golden Knights starter Ni ...

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‘Ernest & Celestine’ will be screened at 6 p.m. March 30 in Stokes Auditorium on the McNeese State University campus. (Special to the American Press)

French film festival offers family-friendly selection

McNeese State University’s Banners Series will show a free screening of the French animated film “Ernest & Celestine” at 6

p.m. ...

The fire that ravaged the old Nina P's building is a distant memory and the newly renovated location has been welcoming back old customers and meeting new ones for only about a week now. <br />

Locals happy to see Nina P's back in action

Tuesday, I had a flat tire, my washing machine broke, a pen snapped in my pocket, I spilled a cup of water on my desk at work,

I accidentally broke m ...

The Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Historic Cash and Carry Building. (Kirk Meche / American Press Archives)

Symphony to serve up authentic Louisiana cusine at Wild Beast Feast

Authentic Louisiana cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser at

5 p.m. Saturday, Marc ...

Sean Chen. (Special to the American Press)

Award-winning pianist Sean Chen to perform tonight at McNeese

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Award-winning pianist Sean Chen will

perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in ...

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