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21 min ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Lawsuit: La. AG claims State Farm deceived consumers over repairs

The Attorney General's Office has determined that certain business practices led by State Farm Insurance amount to violations of Louisiana's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

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Related Topix: Denham Springs, LA, Grand Isle, LA

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

4 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

St. Tammany DA's brother, Richard Reed, arrested

Covington police say Richard Reed flashed them a 22nd Judicial District Attorney's investigator badge like the one shown in this image.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Covington, LA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NOLA.com

Louisiana Supreme Court settles Justice Department inquiry into attorney admissions

The state Supreme Court last week reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over bar admissions for candidates who have mental health issues.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Daily World

New mosquito disease seen in LouisianaNew mosquito disease seen in...

New mosquito disease seen in Louisiana Residents are urged to do their part to limit mosquito breeding areas around their homes.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, West Nile Virus, Health, Medicine, Malaria

Insurance Journal West

Louisiana AG Files Suit Against State Farm Over Auto Repair Practices

Alleging "a culture of unsafe business practices" in its handling of vehicle repairs, Louisiana's attorney general has filed suit against insurance giant State Farm.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Age limit on Louisiana officials on hold for now

Louisiana court officials who face new age restrictions that could oust them from office will be allowed to sign up for re-election bids this week.

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BayouBuzz.com

Louisiana elections qualifying nears; US senate race money flow

The end is near for all the political posturing, rumors, gossip, and talk about who is running for elected office in 2014.

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

NOLA.com

Louisiana has most native-born residents of any state in county, New York Times reports

Olivia, Colin, Vivienne and Megan Yatcilla sit near the Superdome during Zatarain's "World's Largest Crawfish Boil" in New Orleans on Saturday, April 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

People who filed suit against Jindal over Common Core testify before judge

The politically-heated dispute over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards made its way to a state district courtroom Tuesday for its first hearing before a judge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Denham Springs, LA

NOLA.com

Superdome, N.O. streetcars, Causeway are among state's top engineering projects

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome , New Orleans' streetcars and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are among 15 projects designated as the state's top civil engineering projects by the Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Louisiana Government, Baton Rouge, LA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

NOLA.com

US Senate race in Louisiana presents risk for Bobby Jindal: Jeremy Alford

Even though Gov. Bobby Jindal 's name won't appear on the November and December ballots, he may very well be judged anyway come the end of this current election cycle.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Cedric Richmond, Opinion

The Town Talk

Jobless rate rises in Louisiana, but so do payrollsJobless rate rises ...

Jobless rate rises in Louisiana, but so do payrolls Survey shows Louisiana employers added 7,700 workers to payrolls in July Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/18/jobless-rate-rises-louisiana-payrolls/14261831/ Louisiana's unemployment rate rose for the third straight month in July, but ... (more)

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

BayouBuzz.com

Is Jindal singing Scott Angelle's tune for Louisiana Governor?

Columnist Tom Aswell of the Louisiana Voice has interestingly pointed out that Scott Angelle, the current Public Service Commissioner, just might be considering a run for Louisiana Governor or Lt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, David Vitter, US Senate, Louisiana Government, US Governors

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office raised questions about the report that Jindal's Department of Health and Hospitals submitted to lawmakers in January.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Louisiana Government

The Times

10 BTW students didn't meet required credit

Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/education/k-12/2014/08/18/btw-students-meet-required-credit/14224897/ An investigation into allegations of grade changes during the 2013-2014 school year at Booker T. Washington New Tech High School continues; however, Caddo Schools can confirm currently 10 ... (more)

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WDSU-TV New Orleans

Fewer students eating school lunch after change to federal guidelines

School meals are more nutritious because of newer federal school lunch guidelines, but the healthy lunch makeover is not a hit with kids.

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Related Topix: Family, Education Etc., Kids, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Nutrition

New Hampshire Public Radio -

For Food Start-Ups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

If you want to get in shape, you can join a gym. But if you want to start a food business, where do you go? Incubators also offer business support and technical assistance - like branding, sales and distribution - to help "foodpreneurs" get off the ground.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The News-Star

National parties reaching out to black voters

National parties reaching out to black voters Republicans and Democrats are stepping up efforts to court black voters.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bill Cassidy, Reince Priebus, Howard University

The Advocate

Louisiana Spotlight: Elections sign-up period begins

Louisiana's election season is about to intensify, as the official slate of candidates in the Nov. 4 races is set during the sign-up period that runs from Wednesday through Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

Examiner.com

Sen. Mary Landrieu's defeat could cost Demos the Senate

Sen. Mary Landrieu appears to be in an uphill fight for a fourth-term in her home state of Louisiana.

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

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