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Music festival adds to quality of life

Central Louisiana folks made the Little Walter Music Festival their own Saturday. They might have watched the same bands, but it was a different experience for each of them. For Lillie Johnson of Alexandria, a self-proclaimed “old party girl,” it was ...

Judge approves plan in Avoyelles school desegregation case

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Avoyelles Parish school district is on a three-year path to exiting federal court oversight in a 50-year-old desegregation case. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell signed a consent order Thursday that the school district and the U.S ...

Louisiana Tech mechanical engineers hook up with Rat-L-Trap

They also happen to be seniors majoring in mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech, and they got the opportunity to combine their passion for fishing and their love of engineering during a 9-month design project for Bill Lewis Outdoors in Alexandria ...

Children Advocacy Center seeks to break cycle of child abuse

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Cases of child abuse and neglect might not touch your life, but they touch your pocketbook. “So even if you don’t believe that you’ve been impacted by sexual abuse or abuse in this community, you’re paying for others to ...

Louisiana House Passes Budget That Really Doesn’t Cut Anything

Yesterday, the Louisiana House passed HB 1 ...
This angered State Rep. Lance Morris (RINO-Alexandria) who is allegedly the head of the Republican legislative delegation. Now Rep. Lance Harris is up calling out those who "stayed in their foxholes" on ...

Kevin Hall named Gannett La. sales vice president

The new position means Hall will relocate to Lafayette, where he will oversee sales in all five Louisiana newspapers: The Times, The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, The News-Star in Monroe, The Town Talk in Alexandria and The Daily World in Opelousas.

Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, May 21-28, 2015

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C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band Zydeco music and dancing led by the Bayou. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-875-1100.

Cicadas swarm with an incessant sound over central Louisiana

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The incessant sound of hundreds of millions of cicadas has invaded central Louisiana. The whirring drone of 13-year periodical cicadas can be heard throughout parts of Rapides, Grant, LaSalle and other central Louisiana parishes ...

Will Hall to lead Louisiana's Baptist Message

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- By unanimous vote, trustees of the Baptist Message, newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, elected Will Hall as editor of the state newspaper and digital media outlet. David Hankins, executive director of the Louisiana ...

USDA: Louisiana's bees buzz back

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — There are some good signs indicating that Louisiana’s bee population is rebounding, according to federal bee experts. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report on honey shows production is up. The USDA reports production is ...

Need a Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia? There’s an App for That

Travel apps and mobile devices have changed the way one books travel to a city like Alexandria, Virginia. You can visit a city, dislike your hotel, and fully research and book a better one in just min…

Bill Euille Gets Washington Post Endorsement in Alexandria Mayor’s Race

While this endorsement will help Mr. Euille’s campaign for sure, I’m a little surprised the Post hasn’t endorsed anyone on the close race for 45th Delegate yet. What do you think about this? REMINDER…

An Extraordinary Home for Sale in Alexandria’s Holmes Run Neighborhood

This extraordinary 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium penthouse is for sale and located at 5300 Holmes Run Parkway in the Holmes Run neighborhood&nbs p;of Alexandria, Virginia. Check out the view! Open house THI…

Outdoor Pools in Alexandria OPEN This Memorial Day Weekend

Jump In to the 2015 Outdoor Pool Season The City of Alexandria 2015 Outdoor Pool Season opens Saturday, May 23 at the Old Town Pool, located at 1609 Cameron Street in Alexandria, and Memorial Pool at …

About Today in Alexandria, Virginia

Saturday, May 23, 2015 To see more events in Alexandria, Virginia, click this link. To get your event added to our calendar, click this link. Your plans for today (Saturday, May 23, 2015) in Alexandr…

Alexandria Police Investigate ‘Shots Fired’ Call in Alexandria’s Lynhaven Neighborhood

The Alexandria Police Department late last night investigated a report of “shots fired” in the 100 block of Lynhaven Drive (see below) in the Lynhaven neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. No injuries…

Eisenhower Avenue Lane Closures THIS Sunday in Alexandria #VATraffic

On Sunday, May 24, from 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the westbound lanes of Eisenhower Avenue from the Patent and Trademark Office to the 5300 block of Eisenhower Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic. The…

13th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia

The “Friends of Captain Rocky Versace” invite the public to the 13th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 25 at the…

Alexandria Police Assisting Metro Transit Police in Alexandria’s North Ridge

Via APD, the Alexandria Police Department is assisting Metro Transit Police with an investigation in the 2400 block of Central Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia (see below). Expect police activity in the…

About This Memorial Day Weekend in Alexandria, Virginia

To see more events in Alexandria, Virginia, click this link. To get your event added to our calendar, click this link. Your plans for this weekend (May 22-25, 2015) in Alexandria, Virginia include th…


Protect Your Business in ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]


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