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Senate candidates visited the University of Louisiana Monroe on Thursday night for the first of three KEDM political forums.  Jim Fannin, Jay Morris, and Matt Parker spoke with forum moderator Cory Crowe.

The forums are an opportunity for residents, business and community leaders to learn more about the candidates. Forums are broadcast live on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio, KEDM.org and Facebook Live; and archived at KEDM.org. 

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Senate candidates visited the University of Louisiana Monroe on Thursday night for the first of three KEDM political forums.  Stewart Cathey, Jr. and Wade Bishop spoke with forum moderator Cory Crowe.

The forums are an opportunity for residents, business and community leaders to learn more about the candidates. Forums are broadcast live on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio, KEDM.org and Facebook Live; and archived at KEDM.org. 

Election Day Program To Prevent Voter Fraud

Oct 30, 2018
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The U.S. Attorneys Office will observe Election Day as part of a greater Department of Justice program to monitor voting rights abuses and election fraud across the country.

Today, Ternuim USA announced the international steelmaker will invest $14.7 million to expand and upgrade its facility at The Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport.

Through the project, the company will retain 150 existing jobs and create six new direct jobs with an average salary of $65,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 16 new indirect jobs, for a total of 22 new jobs in Louisiana’s Northwest Region.

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KEDM and the Strelington Chamber of Commerce teamed up to present a candidate forum. The event featured the candidates for Aldermen, Police Chief, and Mayor. A large crowd gathered at the Sterlington Middle School to learn more about the vision, leadership qualities, and issues facing the town. 

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On Monday, Acadian Ambulance was selected by the Ouachita Council On Governments to provide service for Ouachita Parish. The 6-0 vote in favor of Acadian Ambulance will mean a change of providers on Jan. 1 , 2019. 

After losing the vote, AMR issued the following statement:

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Legislation to give voters an opportunity in November to decide if fantasy sports gambling should be legal in their parish is one step away from final passage. A Senate committee approved River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot’s proposal.

 

Talbot says, "If you're in the parish that legalizes sports betting, you can log on with your phone and make a draft or decide which teams or players to play. If you're in a parish where they voted it out, you're not going to be able to log onto the site."

 

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A House floor vote is scheduled today on a proposal to raise the cost of a basic resident hunting and fishing license by a few dollars. Wildlife and Fisheries officials say the increase is needed to offset a 65-million dollar loss in state funding since 2009. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the proposal is having a difficult time passing, because it needs 70 votes from the 105-member House.

 

Pinosnat says, "The problem is getting two-thirds of the legislative to vote for something." 

 

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The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce / KEDM Public Radio "Meet The Candidates" forum was held Thursday night at the West Monroe High School Edgewood Facility. The event was attended by all four candidates for mayor and 6 aldermen hopefuls. 

The election will be held on March 24. 

West Monroe Mayoral Candidates

Tremaine Donte Gordon 
Dave Norris (D)*
Staci Albritton Mitchell (R)
Jennifer Schmeer 
*     Incumbent candidate