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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

23 min ago | The Times-Picayune

Lenar Whitney looks to Tea Party, women and south Louisianians for votes in 6th District

State Rep. Lenar Whitney, R-Houma, fills out paperwork to qualify as a candidate in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the state Secratary of State's office.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Houma, LA

4 hrs ago | Politico

DSCC targets Louisiana - Alaska air wars rage on - Immigration cools as CO-06 issue

The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro's Morning Score.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Mike Coffman, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Immigration Reform

8 hrs ago | HeraldSun.com

HSNWS 8-21 southern folklife collection photo 1.jpg

During the folk revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s, musicians would gather in Washington Square Park, New York City.

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Related Topix: Folk, Tift Merritt, Country, Australia, Oceania, World News, Pop/Rock, The Byrds

12 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Coalition begins tackling ex-offender problemCoalition begins...

Coalition begins tackling ex-offender problem Several barriers to successful re-entry identified Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/20/coalition-begins-tackling-ex-offender-problem/14369367/ They often have little to no money and resources.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

NOLA.com

Peggy Scott to retire from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Peggy Scott has announced that she will retire from her position in July of 2015.

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Related Topix: Louisiana State University, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Fox News

Louisiana Senate race: Yes, Landrieu's vulnerable but don't rule out victory in 2014

Feb. 20, 2013: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds an infant during a visit to the Phu My Village orphanage in Vietnam.

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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, David Vitter, Opinion

BayouBuzz.com

Treasury Kennedy talks Louisiana budgetary, healthcare practices, woes

These were some of the issues discussed in a Bayoubuzz.com Google Hangout interview webcasted live Wednesday morning with Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

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

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

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