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Sheriff Mancuso announces Method to Pay 2015 Property Taxes

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TOTALLY HITS RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — Sheriff Tony Mancuso announces taxpayers can pay their 2015 property taxes online on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office website at www.cpso.com by using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card. Taxpayers may also view and print their bill from the website.

“We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for the taxpayers to pay their taxes,” says Sheriff Mancuso. “If you choose to pay online, there will be no lines to stand in and you will be able to pay your taxes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
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Retailers keeping tabs on Consumers’ Return Habits

AP

AP

It’s not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too — or at least your merchandise returns.

The companies say it’s all in the name of security and fighting fraud. They want to be able to identify chronic returners or gangs of thieves trying to make off with high-end products that are returned later for store credit.
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GOP in charge eager to move on Keystone XL, Taxes

AP

AP

Republicans’ resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that’s been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama’s health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back environmental regulations.

Democrats suffered an electoral drubbing in Tuesday’s midterms, and Republicans regained control of the Senate and widely expanded their majority in the House. In command in both chambers in January, Republicans maintained that they have to show they can govern or else voters will show them the door.
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Finally, Tenants at One World Trade Center

Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News

Louis Medina, a security guard at One World Trade Center, couldn’t control his emotions as he thought about Monday, the first day at work for the skyscraper’s first group of office workers, 175 employees of publishing giant Condé Nast.
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Legal Marijuana goes on sale in Washington

katu.com

katu.com

Washington became the second state Tuesday to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor’s note as customers eager to be the first to buy pot lined up outside stores.

People began purchasing marijuana at 8 a.m. at Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis, one of two stores in the city north of Seattle that started selling pot as soon as it was allowed under state regulations. Several dozen people waited outside before the store opened.
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Medical Marijuana Farmers Market to open in L.A.

Matilde Campodonico

Matilde Campodonico

When I think of a farmers market, I think of fresh veggies and spices! At least that’s what you see in Louisiana Farmers Markets. However, in L.A. you will start to see a whole different kind of farmers market LOL!

Discerning medical marijuana users will have a new way to get the weed they need over Independence Day weekend.
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Starbucks bringing back Cake Slices

Starbucks/New York City

Starbucks/New York City

Starbucks is learning that people really like their sliced cake loaves.

The Seattle-based coffee company says it will start bringing back its cake slices in response to customer feedback. The company had been getting rid of the slices that came in banana, iced lemon and pumpkin flavors as part of a staggered rollout of its pricier new baked goods. In their place, Starbucks offered what looked like miniature loaves that cost $2.45, an increase of 20 cents.
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Colorado collects $2M in Recreational Pot Taxes

AP

AP

Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world’s first accounting of the recreational pot business.

The tax total reported by the state Department of Revenue indicates $14.02 million worth of recreational pot was sold from 59 businesses. The state collected roughly $2.01 million in taxes.
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