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9 min ago | The Town Talk

Letter to Louisiana House: Support Common Core standards and PARCC testing

In our view, it is critical that Louisiana's education system be strong enough to produce a workforce that is locally capable and globally competitive.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

2 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

Next act in McAllister Drama; Landrieu Ads; Louisiana Medicaid Ballot?

Hope for McAllister? The news is not all bad for Republican 5th District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, whose recent marital misdeed of kissing a staffer in his Monroe office is getting mixed reactions from his constituents.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal, Representative Bill Cassidy, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

3 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

Man accused of 100 counts of child pornography

Laura Gerdes Colligan, a Louisiana Attorney General's Office spokeswoman, says Richard Mudd was booked Tuesday into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on 50 counts of possessing and 50 counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles.

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7 hrs ago | The Town Talk

John Maginnis: 'Green army' is MIA in Louisiana's coastal fight

Steadily and without much legislative resistance, nails are being driven into the coffin of the coastal damages lawsuit against major oil companies brought by what is supposed to be an independent regional flood protection authority.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Robert, LA

7 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Louisiana senators reject bill to lessen marijuana penalties

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Baton Rouge, LA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

LGC Counilman Kenneth Boudreaux urges Medicaid expansion at a press...

Vicki Cormier, of Lafayette, sought treatment for a cold. Now, Cormier said, she has a $1,400 bill that she can't pay.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government

Sunherald.com

Tom Ramsey named chief financial officer at Hancock Medical

The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees named Tom Ramsey the chief financial officer at Hancock Medical.

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The Advocate

Historic getaway or speed trap? Washington, La. under fire

Advocate Photo by WILL SENTELL -- State Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, sponsored two bills aimed at Washington, a town about 70 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, that he calls, the worst speed trap in the state of Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Washington, LA, Shreveport, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

ThinkProgress

Louisiana May Force Women To Read A Pamphlet About 'Abortion...

Louisiana lawmakers are currently advancing a measure that would require women to receive biased information about the mental health risks of abortion before being allowed to continue with the procedure.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Louisiana Government, US News, Liberal Political News

The Times-Picayune

Louisiana ranks ahead of only Mississippi and Arkansas for taxpayer investment: WalletHub.com

Louisiana is the third-worst state in America when it comes to giving taxpayers a return on their investment, according to rankings by WalletHub.com, besting only Mississippi and Arkansas.

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NOLA.com

Lawmaker pulls bill to make Holy Bible Louisiana's official state book

The Louisiana House of Representatives was scheduled to take up a bill to declare the Holy Bible that official state book on Monday evening.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Tulane University

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Where is Louisiana's best high school? Gretna, says U.S. News and World Report

Louisiana's best public high school is Thomas Jefferson High in Gretna. So says U.S. News and World Report in its latest annual report .

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Related Topix: Gretna, LA, New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

The Daily Advertiser

Payday loans serve purpose for Louisiana people facing financial difficulty

Many Louisiana residents face financial shortfalls every day - a child needs to see a doctor or a bill comes due before payday.

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Related Topix: Many, LA, Opinion

NOLA.com

Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, private pension funds file Deepwater...

A group of U.S. pension funds, including those for public employees in Louisiana , Maryland and Texas, filed suits in federal court in Texas on Friday that accuse BP of making public statements about the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill that resulted in the defrauding of investors, according stories filed by the Reuters news service and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Oil Spill, Retirement

The Times-Picayune

Redfish hemmed into this South Louisiana hotspot

A redfish that begins its life in the marshes around Terrebonne Parish's Lake Boudreaux doesn't have a whole lot of options for leaving.

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EDGE

12 States Ban Sodomy A Decade After Court Ruling

A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court

KATC-TV Lafayette

Morgan City's Rhythms on the River Spring 2014 Line-up

"Rhythms on the River" is a live music series held for nine weeks every Friday beginning after Easter each spring.

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Related Topix: Morgan City, LA, Events, Motown, Soul, Pierre Part, LA, Thibodaux, LA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Eat your way through Memphis: Barbecue and much more

On a Saturday morning last month at Central BBQ, soon after the place opened, people already were lined up out the door.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dining, Seafood

The Times

State police notified when hazardous materials transported through area

Just after lunchtime on April 11, traffic on U.S. 165 at Interstate 20 slowed in response to an overturned tanker filled with gasoline and diesel fuel.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Louisiana Government

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

People leaving Louisiana's vanishing coast behind

A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion.

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