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Mary Landrieu almost on ropes with clock ticking in US senate race

Louisiana United States Senator Mary Landrieu has always been a survivor in Bayou State politics.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Immigration Reform

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WDSU-TV New Orleans

DHH educates businesses on healthy eating

U'S DAMON SINGLETON HAS THE STORY ALL NEW AT SIX ... The Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals was in the city today as part of her tour around the state to talk about the state's wellness initiative with various organizations like Cafe Reconcile.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Dining


Ambassador John Bolton Endorses And Makes PAC Contribution To...

Ambassador John Bolton endorses Rep. Bill Cassidy for U.S. Senate in Louisiana and will make a PAC donation of $5,000.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, Barack Obama

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Treasury Kennedy talks Louisiana budgetary, healthcare practices, woes

These were some of the issues discussed in a Google Hangout interview webcasted live Wednesday morning with Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy.


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Medical News

Illinois took federal Medicaid money it couldn't repay, audit says

Elsewhere, an auditor in Louisiana questions data the governor's office has provided on the outlook of the state's Medicaid privatization efforts, and Florida pediatricians could soon see higher Medicaid payments.


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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times

La. 3132 stage 1 study moves forwardLa. 3132 stage 1 study moves...

La. 3132 stage 1 study moves forward The ball is rolling on the Stage 1 Environmental Impact Study for Louisiana Highway 3132 Inner Loop Expressway extension.


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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Superdome, N.O. streetcars, Causeway are among state's top engineering projects

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome , New Orleans' streetcars and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are among 15 projects designated as the state's top civil engineering projects by the Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.


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

The Town Talk

Jobless rate rises in Louisiana, but so do payrollsJobless rate rises ...

Jobless rate rises in Louisiana, but so do payrolls Survey shows Louisiana employers added 7,700 workers to payrolls in July Check out this story on Louisiana's unemployment rate rose for the third straight month in July, but ... (more)


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Is Jindal singing Scott Angelle's tune for Louisiana Governor?

Columnist Tom Aswell of the Louisiana Voice has interestingly pointed out that Scott Angelle, the current Public Service Commissioner, just might be considering a run for Louisiana Governor or Lt.


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

Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office raised questions about the report that Jindal's Department of Health and Hospitals submitted to lawmakers in January.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Louisiana

OMV opens second BR-area location

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles opened its second Baton Rouge-area location at the Baton Rouge City Court on Monday.


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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Motley Fool

The 5 States With the Highest Sales Tax

Nearly every state in the union charges a sales tax, and the tax levied on goods and services sold at the retail level is just one of many tools states use to collect revenue, along with licensing and taxes on income, corporations, and property.


Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Tax, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Louisiana, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Cooler weather, but it's still AcadieCooler weather, but it's still...

You know you're in Acadie when you see most of the homes and businesses decked out in red, white and blue with yellow stars.


Related Topix: Leblanc, LA, Canada, World News, Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

La. bans trucks from Alexandria's OK Allen bridge

Trucks will be detoured from the bridge, which carries U.S. 71 over the Red River between Alexandria and Pineville, and told to use the Purple Heart Bridge on U.S. 167, also known as the Pineville Expressway.


Related Topix: Louisiana

Sen. Mary Landrieu's defeat could cost Demos the Senate

Sen. Mary Landrieu appears to be in an uphill fight for a fourth-term in her home state of Louisiana.


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

The News-Star

NELA chronic illness rates are deadly

NELA chronic illness rates are deadly Poor health choices lead to more diabetes, heart disease in northeastern Louisiana.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Life, Food, Dieting

Fri Aug 15, 2014

DHH: 8 cases of chikungunya, 1 of dengue in La

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, in its weekly Arbovirus Surveillance Summary released Friday, said so far there have been eight cases of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia, and one of dengue fever.


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2014 West Nile Count In Louisiana Hits 42

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed 13 new cases of West Nile virus, of which five were neuro-invasive disease infections, bringing this year's total to 42 reported cases.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Louisiana

Louisiana entertainment meets Google, Chris Stelly interview, Part I

It was Louisiana entertainment and technology meeting Google Hangout advocates on Thursday as ideas and opportunities were added to a roux of "making business" Google Hangout and Louisiana style.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Entertainment, Television, Emmy Awards

The Advocate

Stephanie Grace: We once wanted governors to travel

Former Gov. Mike Foster's two terms, which ran from 1996 to 2004, were marked by big changes in school accountability and investment in higher education, among other accomplishments.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Healthcare Law, Law, Opinion