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1 hr ago | The Daily Beast

Our Dumb Puritan LawsBy Kevin Bleyer

New Hampshire and Louisiana lawmakers got all hot and heavy over sex laws this week - was it as good for you as it was for them? When I heard Mickey Rooney had died last week, naturally I wondered: Mickey Rooney was still alive ? Likewise, when I heard this week that New Hampshire repealed its longstanding law against committing adultery, I had a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Prison, Massachusetts

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

The 300,000 wells drilled in Louisiana are connected by tens of thousands of miles of pipelines that are vulnerable to leaks, like this one in a coastal marsh.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Isaac, Golden Meadow, LA

9 hrs ago | SFGate

La. legislative session reaches its midway point

Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors

9 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Commission would better address Louisiana's domestic violence...

East Baton Rouge Parish assistant district attorney and special prosecutor for domestic violence Melanie Fields said, "Typically in this state of Louisiana, homicides are either drug related or domestic related."

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Criminal Defense Law, New Orleans, LA

14 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

Voters resist LAGOP, Jindal's interference in Vance McAllister case

Down on the Bayou in my home state of Louisiana, there's a feeding frenzy going on.

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

18 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

LAGOP McAllister Reaction: Hypocrisy or Reasonable Strategy?

While it might not have come as a surprise that LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal have called for McAllister's resignation after the now infamous kissing video, many have questioned where the party was when David Vitter's name was found on the calling list of an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Vitter was not asked to resign, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, David Vitter, US Senate, Mary Landrieu, Democrat

Fri Apr 18, 2014

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

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

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

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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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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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

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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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

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