Jim Beam, Author at American Press

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Jim Beam column: What’s next for casting votes?

A new 2021 voting law requires that Louisiana use a voting system that creates some kind of paper trail, which helps improve the election process. ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:17 am

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Jim Beam column:Expect dissension at session

Black spokespersons at nine public hearings on the redrawing of election lines for six Louisiana public bodies have made it clear they want additional representation ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:22 am

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Jim Beam column:’One Small Step’ might do it

Robert Love, the editor-in-chief of the AARP magazine, in its  December/January issue asked some important questions. “Why are we Americans so angry with one another?” ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:58 am

Editorials

Jim Beam column: Speed up rural internet

Anytime I lose my internet connection, panic sets in quickly. Unfortunately, many citizens in the state’s rural parishes either have poor internet reception on a ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:22 am

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Jim Beam column: Other elections controversial

The United States has had some unusual presidential elections in its history, but none that became as violent as the one after the 2020 election. ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, January 9, 2022 7:10 am

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Jim Beam column:Jan. 6 hearings are coming

The fact that the U.S. House of Representatives is investigating the insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol a year ago today isn’t unusual. The ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Thursday, January 6, 2022 7:46 am

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Jim Beam column:Faith gives life meaning

When I wrote about the different families in my life last week, I forgot to mention one of the most important ones — my church ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, January 2, 2022 7:34 am

Top 10

Top 10 Stories of 2021: Hurricane recovery continues year after storms

Gov. John Bel Edwards summed up Southwest Louisiana’s hurricane recovery progress well when he addressed a statewide gathering here on Dec. 15 and said “some ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:02 am

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Jim Beam column:Our divided country is hurting

Most Americans know this country is equally divided politically, socially and by almost any other measure available. The moderates and compromisers who could heal the ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:49 am

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Jim Beam column:Families tie our lives together

Next to life itself, families are another of God’s greatest blessings. Family life has been difficult during the coronavirus pandemic, but things are different this ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Sunday, December 26, 2021 7:55 am

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