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GSU police chief leaves

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Grambling State University is currently in search of a new police chief and assistant police chief following the resignation of Chief Craig Nance last month.

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LSP could cut troopers

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The Louisiana State Police has worked to streamline agency operations without adversely affecting public safety. However, the House Appropriations Committee recently amended HB 1 removing more than $800,000 from the Traffic Enforcement Program within the Louisiana State Police’s budget. This amendment would force the department to lay off State Troopers, which has never been done in its 75 year history.

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Man sentenced in arson, robbery cases

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A suspect in both the May 2010 robbery of Sabine State Bank and the burglary and arson of Century Ready Mix has been sentenced in Third Judicial District Court.

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Paintings bring nature to life at 102 a bistro

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During summer 2010, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council was approached by 102 a bistro to display art produced by area artists.

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Climate change more convincing

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As a child, I was trained to close my ears when Al Gore opened his mouth. I could not risk being corrupted by the man who invented the Internet and worse, spews the lies of global warming. Global warming is just something scientists tell us to scare us into not abusing our environment.

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Good unions, bad economy

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One picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. Sometimes you need only one number. Consider the latest monthly job report, which shows an uptick in unemployment, from 8.8 percent to 9 percent. Yet it’s another number I’d like to highlight.

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Disasters bring sense of déjà vu

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Just over a week ago — the night of Thursday, May 12 — I felt a profound sense of déjà vu.
I only hope this ending will be better than the first.

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Show support for troops on Armed Forces Day

Considering world events in recent weeks and the death of Osama bin Laden, it seems quite fitting that on Saturday we will celebrate Armed Forces Day.

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Tech named to president’s honor roll list

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Louisiana Tech University has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and been recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for its leadership among institutions of higher education in Louisiana in supporting volunteerism, service-learning and civic engagement.

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Journalism students sweep LPW, bring home 13 awards

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Louisiana Tech journalism students proved they have the “write” stuff.

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