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2 hrs ago | The Times

State police notified when hazardous materials transported through area

Just after lunchtime on April 11, traffic on U.S. 165 at Interstate 20 slowed in response to an overturned tanker filled with gasoline and diesel fuel.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Louisiana Government

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

People leaving Louisiana's vanishing coast behind

A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion.

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The Times

Grant cut puts constraints on services for Caddo Parish juveniles

When Caddo Parish put together its budget last year, the juvenile justice fund had a $2.9 million deficit.

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Related Topix: Prison

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis -- Sierra Majors leads one of her milk cows,

In a state that nurtures young chefs and generally exalts eating, Louisiana has been slow to adopt the national trend toward local and organic food.

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Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Lafayette, LA, New Orleans, LA

Lexington Herald-Leader

Ryegress proving to be herbicide-resistant

Daniel Stephenson said seed from fields in Tensas Parish was used to grow the plant and confirm its resistance to glyphosate.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

The Daily Advertiser

Louisiana Book News: Book pays homage to New Orleans' manufacturing history

Cutline: Street scene near the Marche de Fer in Haiti by Richard Sexton, from 'Creole World: Photography of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere.'

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Creole, LA, Photography, Arts, Journalism

The Town Talk

Eggs in whooping crane nest first sign of reproduction in Louisiana in 75 years

Dressed in a red-striped shirt adorned with large, white birds, Sara Simmonds, of Alexandria, expressed her joy Tuesday over the recent discovery of two whooping crane eggs in a nest in the White Lake area in Vermilion Parish.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, LA, Robert, LA, Louisiana State University

Sat Apr 19, 2014

NOLA.com

Southeast Louisiana coastal restoration, hurricane protection are new , booming 'water management' economic sector, Data Center says

Coastal land loss caused by subsidence and sea level rise in southeastern Louisiana is spurring the growth of a new "water management" segment of the regional economy, according to The Data Center.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, New Orleans, LA

The Daily Beast

Our Dumb Puritan LawsBy Kevin Bleyer

New Hampshire and Louisiana lawmakers got all hot and heavy over sex laws this week - was it as good for you as it was for them? When I heard Mickey Rooney had died last week, naturally I wondered: Mickey Rooney was still alive ? Likewise, when I heard this week that New Hampshire repealed its longstanding law against committing adultery, I had a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Prison, Massachusetts

National Public Radio

Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

The 300,000 wells drilled in Louisiana are connected by tens of thousands of miles of pipelines that are vulnerable to leaks, like this one in a coastal marsh.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Isaac, Golden Meadow, LA

SFGate

La. legislative session reaches its midway point

Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors

The Times-Picayune

Commission would better address Louisiana's domestic violence...

East Baton Rouge Parish assistant district attorney and special prosecutor for domestic violence Melanie Fields said, "Typically in this state of Louisiana, homicides are either drug related or domestic related."

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Criminal Defense Law, New Orleans, LA

BayouBuzz.com

Voters resist LAGOP, Jindal's interference in Vance McAllister case

Down on the Bayou in my home state of Louisiana, there's a feeding frenzy going on.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

BayouBuzz.com

LAGOP McAllister Reaction: Hypocrisy or Reasonable Strategy?

While it might not have come as a surprise that LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal have called for McAllister's resignation after the now infamous kissing video, many have questioned where the party was when David Vitter's name was found on the calling list of an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Vitter was not asked to resign, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, David Vitter, US Senate, Mary Landrieu, Democrat

Fri Apr 18, 2014

NOLA.com

Strong job growth, record-breaking 2 million employed help produce Louisiana's 4.5 percent unemployment rate for March

Louisiana continues to have a strong trend of job growth, hitting a record high for the sixth month in a row in March and exceeding 2 million employed residents for the first time ever.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government, 9

Chemical & Engineering News

Louisiana Still Backs Project Planned By Russia's EuroChem

Back in July 2013, the Russian fertilizer maker EuroChem, in a joint press release with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, announced it was planning to build a $1.5 billion ammonia and urea complex in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Vladimir Putin

KLFY-TV Lafayette

More than 2 million Louisianans say they have a job, an all-time high.

That number hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Opelousas, LA, Kaplan, LA

Myrtle Beach Online

Rapper Lil Boosie to take Louisiana stages

In an interview with The Associated Press, the rapper - whose real name is Torence Hatch - said he can't wait to get on stage Saturday at Lafayette's Cajundome and Sunday at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

The Times

Survey: Louisianans with jobs top 2 million

That number hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

BayouBuzz.com

Louisiana Racism Remnants of Jim Crow and jobs?

While there have been major improvements in Louisiana and elsewhere involving race, employment and equal rights, some feel the those improvements are not enough.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, African-American, New Orleans, LA, Eric Holder

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