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3 hrs ago | The News-Star

551 new laws take effect Friday in Louisiana

Slug a referee at your child's sports game? You'll face jail time. Sixteen and trying to improve your tan? You'll have to head outside because minors are barred from the tanning bed.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

5 hrs ago | The Times

Federal judge dismisses Louisiana Highway 3132 lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed without prejudice a lawsuit seeking to bar the Stage 1 planning and environmental study for extending Louisiana Highway 3132/Inner Loop Expressway until all alternative routes have been properly identified.


Related Topix: Louisiana Government

7 hrs ago | McClatchy

Carl Leubsdorf: Threats of impeachment all too common since Nixon left office

Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

11 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free.


Related Topix: Louisiana State University, Alexandria, LA, Louisiana College, Smoking, Medicine, Health

13 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Experts in Cyber Crime Units urge parents to beware of online predators

A quiet evening recently turned horrifying for one local mother after she realized her 16 year old girl was gone.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

17 hrs ago | WBAY-TV Green Bay

As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Air Accidents, UC Los Angeles

Wed Jul 30, 2014

New Yorker

Can the G.O.P. Take the Senate?

Just in case you haven't had enough bad news, here's a bit more from the domestic-politics desk.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana Government, Mitt Romney, Carl Levin


Texas Lawmaker Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

A leader of the Texas House of Representatives referred to children who moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina using a term viewed by many as a deeply offensive ethic slur.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Immigration Reform, Louisiana Government, US News, Liberal Political News

Audit discusses 911 excess

The Webster Parish Police Jury should make use of more than $800,000 of undesignated funds, at least that's the opinion of an audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office.


Related Topix: Louisiana Government

The Times-Picayune

Wicker, Curtis inducted in Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

Louisiana's adjutant general and an appeals court judge from Jefferson Parish are among this year's inductees to the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Prison, Baton Rouge, LA, State Prisons, Louisiana State Penitentiary

Lafayette native Bonnie Gordon embarks on new ABC fantasy-reality series 'The Quest'

Lafayette native Bonnie Gordon is one of a dozen participants in the new ABC fantasy-reality-competition hybrid " The Quest ," which debuts at 7 p.m. Thursday on WGNO.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Television

17 hurt after multi-vehicle Madison Parish wreck

The Marshal's office in the Madison Parish village of Delta responded to Sunday's accident involving a church bus, a sport utility vehicle and a third vehicle on the bridge's eastbound lane at about 6:30 p.m. Two lanes, one in each direction, will be closed until Aug. 21 for bridge modifications.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Advocate

Advocate file photo by Richard Alan Hannon -- Louisiana Board of...

In a pointed challenge to Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana's top school board Tuesday voted to join a lawsuit against the governor aimed at allowing Common Core tests to proceed as planned.


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

Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to overturn Mississippi's 2012 law, which would have shuttered the state's only abortion clinic.


Related Topix: Abortion, Medicine, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Louisiana Association of the Society of Cincinnati hosts a party in honor of scholar Alexis de Ponteves

As the American Revolutionary War drew to a close in 1783, the Society of Cincinnati was founded by officers of the Continental Army and its French counterparts.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

Tony Perkins goes right, US Chamber left, in Louisiana US Senate Race

In political elections, endorsements often play a key role. Candidates frequently expend plenty of time and resources soliciting endorsements from major organizations and individuals.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Ron Paul

Nova News Now

Louisiana actor performing Evangeline in Yarmouth makes pilgrimage to Grand Pr

Gonzales, Louisiana native Ranji Bercegeay, who plays the role of Gabriel in a Tusket musical, posed with Evangeline Claire Boudreau-Robertson from Wedgeport.


Related Topix: Gonzales, LA


Help a child in need, become a Louisiana Mentor

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, Louisiana Mentor is looking for you.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Family, Kids

The Washington Post

A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collections last year

That amounts to 35 percent of consumers with credit files or data reported to a major credit bureau, according to the study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Entertainment, Television

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, the American flag is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it is displayed at the entrance of the U.S. Export Import Bank in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu


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