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Just in case you haven't had enough bad news, here's a bit more from the domestic-politics desk.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
In political elections, endorsements often play a key role. Candidates frequently expend plenty of time and resources soliciting endorsements from major organizations and individuals.
Gonzales, Louisiana native Ranji Bercegeay, who plays the role of Gabriel in a Tusket musical, posed with Evangeline Claire Boudreau-Robertson from Wedgeport.
If you want to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, Louisiana Mentor is looking for you.
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.
Aikido master Seagal, 62, starred in movies including Under Seige, Hard To Kill and Out For Justice, but is now touring Europe with his blues band, and visited Leeds this month for a gig.
That's according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who each announced Monday that the clinics made it into the agreement between the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate veterans affairs committees.
Mike Strain, the head of Louisiana's Department of Agriculture and Forestry , spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club about issues facing the state's farming sector Monday .
A friend of mine who has been a lobbyist for years - and wants to remain anonymous so he can continue doing it a while longer - recently made the argument to me that the current Congress is not, in fact, the least productive in U.S. history.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:37 am
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