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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | Common Dreams

BP Says Gulf Cleanup Over. Not by a Long Shot, say Others

Jonathan Henderson of the Gulf Restoration Network is seen on Louisiana's Grande Isle next to a dead dolphin.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Times-Picayune

WGN America's 'Salem' built its Massachusetts-set witch story in Louisiana

" Salem, " a new supernatural series debuting at 9 p.m. Sunday on WGN America , came to Louisiana to build its 17th century New England village.

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Related Topix: Shreveport, LA, New Orleans, LA, Television

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana native and member of DOE shares insight on expected economic boom

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy Dr. Paula Gant shared her insight on the projected economic boom in Southwest Louisiana at a special program hosted by the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the U.S. Department of Commerce/Export Assistance Center and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

KATC-TV Lafayette

Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan

Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Lake Charles, LA

SF Sentinel

Louisiana's bold stand against sodomy

The culture war's focus has narrowed quite a bit in recent years. Whereas the political combat over hot-button social issues used to include issues like school prayer, access to pornography, and Ten Commandments displays, the contemporary culture war tends to focus on sexual health and gay rights .

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court

The Town Talk

Louisiana schools remain gun-free after weapons bill pulled

A Chalmette lawmaker on Wednesday shelved a proposal that would have let school employees who possess concealed- handgun permits bring their weapons to work.

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Related Topix: Chalmette, LA, Winnsboro, LA, New Orleans, LA

Insurance Journal West

Louisiana Truck-Bus Crash Caused by Texting, State Police Say

Texting while driving is thought to be cause of an accident in Louisiana involving a Calcasieu Parish school bus and a pickup truck that sent one student and the bus driver to the hospital.

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WNYC-AM New York

As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

Louisiana's coast is disappearing at the rate of about a football field an hour.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, New Orleans, LA, Flood, Natural Disasters

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CNN

Landrieu faces her toughest political storm to stay in Senate

She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cedric Richmond, US House of Representatives, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Republican, Representative Bill Cassidy, Xavier University

Nwlanews.com

Man saves himself after capsizing on Caney Lake

Minden Water Rescue and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were dispatched to save a stranded man treading water and hanging on to his capsized canoe on upper Caney Lake Tuesday evening, only to find the man had managed to find his way to shore.

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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

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

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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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

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