A must read in today's News Tribune. The editorial board has great insight into what makes a community function as it should ~ and a warning to others about how to shut it down.
Regarding Ruston they say, "With former Mayor Michael Transue’s departure, there is unity again, but at great cost. The council majority has wasted no time in installing its own guy as mayor. Gone are any real voices of dissent, and with them, any claim the council has to being truly representative." Click here to read the full commentary, its well worth reading.