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36 min ago | WGBH

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

The "Good Book" could become the official book of Louisiana if a bill sent to the state's legislature passes in a vote that could come as early as this week.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, US News

2 hrs ago | Switched

Louisiana House Votes To Keep Unconstitutional Anti-Sodomy Law

The Louisiana House voted 66-27 on Tuesday to keep the state's unconstitutional sodomy ban under Louisiana's crimes against nature law.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

6 hrs ago | The Times

Louisiana Senate gives final passage to new explosives rules

Regulations will be tightened on explosives licenses in Louisiana, in response to the discovery of millions of pounds of improperly stored military propellant at Camp Minden.

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10 hrs ago | The Times

Two local teens named 2014 Louisiana Heroes

Two Northwest Louisiana students are among eight named 2014 Louisiana Young Heroes by Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Keithville, LA, Benton, LA, Shreveport, LA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

JD Journal

Nadeen Weybrecht Discusses the State of the Legal Market in Atlanta

Nadeen Weybrecht is a legal recruiter at BCG Attorney Search's Houston Office . She focuses on matching attorneys with employers in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, and Oklahoma metropolitan areas.

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Related Topix: Duke University

The Advocate

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Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the state Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Speed trap labeling bill dies in the La. House

Rep. Steve Pylant's effort to brand tiny towns that get more than half their annual income from speeding tickets with the moniker has failed to get the backing of the state House.

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USA Today

Rodney Crowell's 'Tarpaper Sky' shoots for the moon

Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos.

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Related Topix: Country, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Music, Entertainment

Post and Courier

Bill would restrict drones on Louisiana private property

Unmanned aircraft would be limited on Louisiana private property if lawmakers agree to a bill that won the support of a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.

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The Times-Picayune

Real Id driver's license option moves forward in Louisiana Legislature

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson supports a bill that would have Louisiana driver's licenses comply with the federal regulations, known as REAL ID.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Plaquemine, LA

The Times

BancorpSouth buying Louisiana-based insurance firm

TUPELO, Miss. -- BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc., a subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, has agreed to acquire the assets of Lafayette-based Knox Insurance Group LLC. Financial terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed.

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The Town Talk

Your Mail 4-15-14: McAllister didn't break the law ... Common Core not for Louisiana

I believe Congressman McAllister, R-5th District, has broken one of God's laws but has broken no laws for which he can be criminally prosecuted by our government or society.

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Related Topix: US News

PaintSquare

Audit Bashes Louisiana Bridge Checks

Louisiana's nearly 2,000 structurally deficient bridges aren't getting the attention they deserve because of neglected inspections and billions in backlogged maintenance, state auditors have concluded.

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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

NOLA.com

Bobby Jindal says he will get Louisiana out of Common Core test group, if Legislature won't

Politicians, parents and teachers opposed to the education standards known as Common Core rallied in Baton Rouge on Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Baton Rouge, LA

The Times

Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl G. Purpera File photo

An audit finds the state agency charged with protecting children in abuse and neglect situations has fewer workers, more cases and has failed to follow its own policies.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

Daily Kos

Louisiana lawmakers make holy push

Louisiana lawmakers are a step closer to making the Holy Bible the "official state book of Louisiana."

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, William Thomas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

NOLA.com

Reasoned approach to social issues in Louisiana?: Letter

Re: "It's time for a new strategy in war on heroin," Opinions, April 10. It was unusual to read Lauren-Brooke Eisen's well-reasoned and intelligent article on the subjects of health care and crime prevention printed in a newspaper in a state that mandates teaching creationism as sciA entific fact, issues public paid tuition vouchers to private ... (more)

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Prison, Opinion

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

McNeese Banners among winners of 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards

The McNeese Banners Cultural Series was among the winners announced by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne for the 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Shreveport, LA

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Southwest Louisiana

The watch, which includes Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, Cameron, Jeff Davis and Vermilion parishes, will remain in effect until 9 p.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Hailstorm

NOLA.com

Louisiana House committee approves $725 million budget for 2015 coastal plan, over protests from St. Bernard, Plaquemines

The proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion would receive $40.4 million for engineering and design work under the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's proposed fiscal year 2015 annual plan.

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Related Topix: St. Bernard, LA, Barataria, LA, Belle Chasse, LA, Shreveport, LA

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