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  • Westlake sales taxes up for renewal

    Westlake sales taxes up for renewal

    Saturday, March 25 2017 1:16 AM EDT2017-03-25 05:16:14 GMT
    (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    Two sales taxes are up for renewal in Westlake on Saturday. 

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    Two sales taxes are up for renewal in Westlake on Saturday. 

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  • There's more than just the Lake Charles mayoral race on this weekend's ballot

    There's more than just the Lake Charles mayoral race on this weekend's ballot

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-03-22 23:22:53 GMT
    Vote (Source: KPLC)Vote (Source: KPLC)

    Although the Mayoral race is the hot ticket item on this Saturday's ballot, there are 13 positions needing filled in Calcasieu Parish.

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    Although the Lake Charles mayoral race is the hot ticket item on this Saturday's ballot, there are 13 seats up for grabs in Calcasieu Parish.

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  • Candidates for Lake Charles mayor agree to participate in KPLC forum

    Candidates for Lake Charles mayor agree to participate in KPLC forum

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 7:08 PM EDT2017-03-15 23:08:52 GMT

    All eight candidates vying to be the next mayor of Lake Charles have agreed to participate in a forum hosted by KPLC-TV. The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 15th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. central time and will be broadcast live on KPLC-TV, kplctv.com and the KPLC 7 Facebook page.  The forum will be moderated by longtime KPLC news anchor Cynthia Arceneaux, along with fellow anchors and panelists Jillian Corder and Randall Kamm. The eight candidates who will participate includ...

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    All eight candidates vying to be the next mayor of Lake Charles have agreed to participate in a forum hosted by KPLC-TV. The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 15th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. central time and will be broadcast live on KPLC-TV, kplctv.com and the KPLC 7 Facebook page.  The forum will be moderated by longtime KPLC news anchor Cynthia Arceneaux, along with fellow anchors and panelists Jillian Corder and Randall Kamm. The eight candidates who will participate includ...

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  • 2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Gary Monbelly

    2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Gary Monbelly

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 11:23 PM EST2017-03-09 04:23:58 GMT
    (Source:KPLC)(Source:KPLC)

    "Who's gonna listen to a kid?" Those are the words straight from the mouth of mayoral candidate Gary Monbelly, but it's not stopping him from running for mayor. "Who's gonna listen to a kid?" Those are the words straight from the mouth of mayoral candidate Gary Monbelly, but it's not stopping him from running for mayor. 

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    "Who's gonna listen to a kid?" Those are the words straight from the mouth of mayoral candidate Gary Monbelly, but it's not stopping him from running for mayor. 

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  • 2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Marshall Simien

    2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Marshall Simien

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 11:48 PM EST2017-03-08 04:48:27 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Talk to anyone about what draws them to a particular city, and they'll tell you quality of life is a big factor. 

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    Talk to anyone about what draws them to a particular city, and they'll tell you quality of life is a big factor.

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  • 2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Chris Landry

    2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Chris Landry

    Monday, March 6 2017 11:27 PM EST2017-03-07 04:27:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Chris Landry has held his seat on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury for as long as Randy Roach has been mayor. And he said for the most part, Roach has left the city in good financial shape. So he looks forward to more of the same in that department.

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    Chris Landry has held his seat on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury for as long as Randy Roach has been mayor. And he said for the most part, Roach has left the city in good financial shape. So he looks forward to more of the same in that department.

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  • 2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Eligha Guillory

    2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Eligha Guillory

    Friday, March 3 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-03-04 04:58:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Public service has been a lifelong commitment for husband and father Eligha Guillory. You probably know him from his charitable work.

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    Public service has been a lifelong commitment for husband and father Eligha Guillory. You probably know him from his charitable work.

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  • 2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Dana Carl Jackson

    2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Dana Carl Jackson

    Thursday, March 2 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-03-03 04:58:34 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

     He's no stranger to Lake Charles City Hall. Dana Carl Jackson has represented District F on the Lake Charles City Council for the past 12 years. And like all of his opponents, he knows that guiding the city in this time of growth is crucial - that's why he said experience is important: "I don't have to be trained to walk in the first day. I will walk in the first day and I'll start it right then. I know where we're at. I know exactly how to keep going forward. Lakefro...

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     He's no stranger to Lake Charles City Hall. Dana Carl Jackson has represented District F on the Lake Charles City Council for the past 12 years. And like all of his opponents, he knows that guiding the city in this time of growth is crucial - that's why he said experience is important: "I don't have to be trained to walk in the first day. I will walk in the first day and I'll start it right then. I know where we're at. I know exactly how to keep going forward. Lakefro...

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  • Lake Charles mayor's race 2017: Meet candidate Wilford Carter

    Lake Charles mayor's race 2017: Meet candidate Wilford Carter

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 11:22 PM EST2017-03-02 04:22:59 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    City councilman, state representative, district judge, practicing attorney - and now a run for mayor. Wilford Carter just doesn't stop.

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    City councilman, state representative, district judge, practicing attorney - and now a run for mayor. Wilford Carter just doesn't stop.

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  • 2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Joe Banks

    2017 Lake Charles mayor's race: Meet Joe Banks

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-03-02 04:00:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Let's begin with Joe Banks, a preacher who doesn't mind bringing politics to the pulpit. 

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    Let's begin with Joe Banks, a preacher who doesn't mind bringing politics to the pulpit. 

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  • Lake Charles mayor's race 2017: Meet candidate Nic Hunter

    Lake Charles mayor's race 2017: Meet candidate Nic Hunter

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 10:42 PM EST2017-03-02 03:42:18 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Many residents may know Lake Charles mayoral candidate Nic Hunter from his stint on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. But he is also a longtime restaurateur. What's on the menu these days? A heaping helping of ideas that Nic Hunter said would spur growth in the city. You might recognize him as owner of Harlequin Steak & Seafood in Lake Charles.   "I've always loved working my entire life. My grandmother, Mrs. Hunter, is not with us any more. But she's my biggest i...

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    Many residents may know Lake Charles mayoral candidate Nic Hunter from his stint on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. But he is also a longtime restaurateur. What's on the menu these days? A heaping helping of ideas that Nic Hunter said would spur growth in the city. You might recognize him as owner of Harlequin Steak & Seafood in Lake Charles.   "I've always loved working my entire life. My grandmother, Mrs. Hunter, is not with us any more. But she's my biggest i...

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