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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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Too Ugly to Have Children? — Your Opinion

Tell us how you feel about the woman who says her boyfriend is too ugly to have children with

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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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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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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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The Biggest Problem With Lake Charles

The lake area is a hidden gem, with great food, friendly people, and tons to do. It's no wonder people are moving here. But there's a big problem with that.

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The Problem With Lake Charles

I’m still pretty new around here, so I don’t really have any right to talk about what’s wrong with my new hometown. But I’m going to anyway.

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