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The News-Star Your best source for news for Northeast Louisiana. To subscribe, please visit: http://offers.thenewsstar.com/specialoffer The News-Star was founded in 1890 as The Evening News.

In 1909, The Evening News merged with the Daily Star to form the evening newspaper, The Monroe News-Star. In 1929, Col. Robert Ewing, who was then publisher of The New Orleans States and Shreveport Times, established The Monroe Morning World and acquired The News-Star one year later. The two papers remained in the Ewing family until the Gannett acquisition June 16, 1977. The Morning World and The

In 1909, The Evening News merged with the Daily Star to form the evening newspaper, The Monroe News-Star. In 1929, Col. Robert Ewing, who was then publisher of The New Orleans States and Shreveport Times, established The Monroe Morning World and acquired The News-Star one year later. The two papers remained in the Ewing family until the Gannett acquisition June 16, 1977. The Morning World and The

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The two came to the United States to attend ULM on partial athletic scholarships as members of the university's water sk...
05/10/2022
'My people are dying every day': Ukrainian ULM students set up GoFundMe to finish studies

The two came to the United States to attend ULM on partial athletic scholarships as members of the university's water skiing team, but the war in their home country threatens their future in the United States.

Despite being thousands of miles away from Ukraine, two international students are facing an uncertain future due to the continued fighting.

Photos: West Ouachita High School's 2022 graduation ceremonies at Red Sims Stadium.
05/10/2022
Photos: West Ouachita High School graduation 2022

Photos: West Ouachita High School's 2022 graduation ceremonies at Red Sims Stadium.

Photos from West Ouachita High School's 2022 graduation ceremonies at Red Sims Stadium on Monday, May 9, 2022.

With the days ticking down to the start of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, it’s worth noting that nearl...
05/09/2022
As hurricane season approaches, experts say to beware of more rapidly intensifying storms

With the days ticking down to the start of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, it’s worth noting that nearly half of those most powerful storms — Charley, Laura, Ida and Michael — made landfall in the U.S. just in the last 18 years.

The past two hurricane seasons have been busier than normal with more rapidly intensifying hurricanes, which means people should prepare even earlier

Millions of low-income Americans will be able to get high-speed internet service for no more than $30 a month under an a...
05/09/2022
Major internet providers to slash cost of broadband service for low-income Americans

Millions of low-income Americans will be able to get high-speed internet service for no more than $30 a month under an agreement the Biden administration has reached with major internet providers.

Millions of Americans will be able to get high-speed internet for no more than $30 a month under a deal President Joe Biden will announce Monday.

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