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1 hr ago | NOLA.com

Louisiana would administer death penalty drugs used in lengthy Arizona execution

Louisiana's death penalty protocol calls for the use of the same two drugs as those administered during a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Death Penalty, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Metairie, LA, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic)

5 hrs ago | The Times

West Nile death reported in Caddo

West Nile Virus has claimed the life of the Caddo Parish resident. The death, the first in Louisiana this year from the mosquito-borne virus, is among four total cases in Caddo Parish in the past week.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

9 hrs ago | Southern Living

These Six Characters Show Why Louisiana's the Happiest State

Given the abundance of drive-through daiquiri shops , Louisiana's dominance on this new list of the happiest cities in America isn't surprising.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Shreveport, LA, Bossier City, LA, Vampire News, Entertainment, Lake Charles, LA

9 hrs ago | The News-Star

Feds: Two from Ruston arrested as drug ring broken

A federal grand jury in Shreveport on Thursday indicted seven people -- including two from Ruston -- who law enforcement officials believe operated a cocaine distribution ring throughout much of north central and northwestern Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Ruston, LA, Shreveport, LA, Natchez, LA

10 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Louisiana-based Business First Bancshares Was Advised by Commerce...

Financial Corporation and its subsidiary American Gateway Bank . Business First Bancshares is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Port Allen, LA, Thibodaux, LA

14 hrs ago | The Times

Agencies concerned fracking site could impact wetlands

There have been protests and heated public meetings over a proposal to begin fracking in St. Tammany Parish.

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

18 hrs ago | The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Bill Feig -- As Louisiana Superintendent of...

In a sign of rising tensions over Common Core, state Superintendent of Education John White told Louisiana's top school board Wednesday that he is being unfairly targeted personally for possible wrongdoing by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration and its allies.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Bobby Jindal

22 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Critical shortage of full time K-12 classroom teachers declared by LPSS

To ensure Lafayette Parish School System is fully staffed on the first day of school, the administration is declaring a critical shortage of full time K-12 classroom teachers.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The News-Star

High oil prices: bad for motorists, good for Louisiana

Motorists complain about rising prices at the pump as the price of oil rises but to the state of Louisiana, the higher the price, the better.

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

The Town Talk

Louisiana residents who bought insurance through federal marketplace could face hikes

Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

The Advocate

Advocate staff file photo -- Casinos in Louisiana employed more...

Advocate staff file photo -- Casinos in Louisiana employed more people and generated more state and local tax revenue in 2013 than in 2012, ranking the state fourth natiionally in casino jobs.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

The Town Talk

Louisiana residents who bought insurance through federal marketplace could face hikes

BATON ROUGE -- Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Baton Rouge, LA, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

Best of New Orleans

West Elm opens a Magazine Street location July 24

Contemporary home furnishings retailer West Elm opens at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24. A subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, the store offers furniture, bedding, home accessories and lighting, all designed by an in-house team or handcrafted by international artisans.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Crafts, New Orleans, LA

The Times

Money from oil and gas industry flooding into Louisiana capitol

NEW ORLEANS -- In oil-and-gas rich Louisiana, matching money to political influence is generally an easy proposition.

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Related Topix: Oil & Gas, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, New Orleans, LA, US Governors

Insurance Journal West

Assessors in Louisiana Seek Updated Valuation Rules for Oil Wells

A group of Louisiana tax assessors is advocating for a series of property valuation changes that, if approved, could significantly increase property tax rates for oil and gas well operators, as well as revenues for local governments.

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The Times-Picayune

Mid-year movie awards: What do you think is the best Louisiana-made film of 2014 so far?

The Times-Picayune's Oscar Minor Winners are named annually to recognize those early-year releases that are worthy of recognition -- but most of which will be left off Oscar' invitation list come award season, due to their early-year release dates.

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Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment

Big News Network.com

NPLEx will make a difference in the meth problem according to Louisiana officer

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WDSU-TV New Orleans

More Rain Wednesday

The upper low will still be in the neighborhood Wednesday. Add in daytime heating, and expect some rain and storms to fire up.

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Related Topix: Weather

NOLA.com

Louisiana Governor's race in 2015: Three similarities among the candidates

The three candidates currently running in Louisiana's gubernatorial election in 2015 aren't known for what they have in common.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, David Vitter, US Senate, Immigration Reform, Barack Obama

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Daniel Erath -- Anthony Recasner

Louisiana ranks among the worst states in the nation when it comes to the well-being of its children in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Erath, LA, Family, Kids, New Orleans, LA

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