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Living Off The Working Poor

Some businesses thrive in a bad economy, because they capitalize on people who are struggling to make ends meet. We have a lot of them in the Lake Area.

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It Doesn’t Pay To Live In Lake Charles

Why do so many people need Section 8 housing? Because the math just doesn’t add up for the average single adult living and working in Lake Charles.

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The Big Lake Charles Lie

No, job growth isn't steady in Lake Charles. We’re not the fastest-growing city in the state. In fact, we're not even growing at all. Not really.

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Calcasieu Parish Sales Tax Among Highest In Nation – Why?

Residents of Calcasieu Parish pay a higher sales tax than people living in Baton Rouge or even New York City. Why? Where does all the money go?

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Is Lake Charles A Ponzi Scheme?

Lake Charles was recently named the fastest-growing city in Louisiana, but Is all this sudden growth really just an elaborate Ponzi scheme? You might be surprised.

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No, Developing The Lakefront Is Not Worth Raising Our Taxes – [OPINION]

Should Lake Charles residents pay for developing the lakefront by raising our sales tax when we already have one of the highest tax rates in the country?

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Looking For Work In Lake Charles

Looking for a new or a better paying job in Lake Charles? Good luck! Here are some surprising facts you need to know.

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Wearing Seat Belts Should Be An Option – An Option With Significant Consequences

It's the perfect solution for those who choose not to wear a seat belt. This saves money on law enforcement and medical expenses. Sometimes it's amazing how simple the answers can really be.

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The Lake Charles Doughnut

No, Lake Charles isn't literally a doughnut. It's just a metaphor. A delicious, fatty pastry metaphor for economic development. Or the lack thereof.

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I Wonder What My Dog Named Me? [Opinion]

It's something to think about when you don't want to think about anything too important. I suggest you go jump in the shower and let the warm water wash over your brain. Then you'll begin to see the clarity of the obtuse thought that can only be achieved in the shower.

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Rent Is Killing Lake Charles

What do soaring housing costs along with a limited and underpaying job market have to do with rising prices in commercial real estate? Well, everything.

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What They Really Need To Tell You At Graduation [Rant]

Don't settle for what you're supposed to be, excel until you find out who you were meant to be. Take chances and feel the emotions of every single day. Don't let anyone who doesn't believe in you the way you believe in yourself be a part of your life.

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