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John Prime
Military Affairs reporter for the Shreveport Times

John Prime is an award-winning senior reporter for the Times at Shreveport. Prime, who has been with the paper since 1978, reports on the military in the Shreveport-Bossier area. He has worked at a number of different positions for the Gannett paper including assistant state editor. Prime has also co-written a book called "Images of America: Barksdale Air Force Base" with H.D. "Buck" Rigg and Shawn Bohannon that was published in 2002.

The Shreveport Times

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Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for these job hunters in 2014?

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Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?


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What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?


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How can Louisiana better equip its citizens for future STEM positions?

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