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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development , advises the public that beginning on Saturday March 15th , 2014 at 7:00 AM the Gillis W. Long Bridge , US 165-B over the Red River, will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic until Sunday March 16th 2014 at 6:00 PM .
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, seen here in a file photo, will not attend Monday night's global warming 'talkathon' in the Senate.
Three Louisiana insurers agreed on Monday to continue to accept payments from a federal program for low-income people with HIV/AIDS to cover their Obamacare insurance premiums, the carriers said during a hearing in U.S. District Court.
Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the U.S. in 2013, at 35.4%, while Montana had the lowest rate, at 19.6%, according to Gallup survey results released March 4, 2014.
"Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, Members of the Senate, fellow residents of this great state - thank you for the opportunity to come address you on this very important day.
A Louisiana state lawmaker has filed a measure to keep a state database of people who have had medication abortions, as well as restrict access to surgical abortion through Texas-style regulations aimed to shutter clinics and intimidate physicians.
Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross doesn't understand why Louisiana's higher education community isn't more up in arms over its situation.
Motorists at the Louisiana-Texas state line are finding travel on Interstate 20 slow-going.
Because of that, the state may not see an upswing as noticeable as the country as a whole, according to experts and leading economic indicators.
More than 175 bills have been pre-filed and are scheduled to be heard by the education committees of both the House of Representatives and Senate.
The bill is being pushed by the Alabama Department of Corrections [official website], and passed [AP report] the House by a vote of 77-19.
Momentum continued building Thursday toward final passage sometime in the 2014 legislative session of a major criminal justice reform bill designed to control future cost increases for Mississippi, which has the second-highest incarceration rate in the nation, behind Louisiana.
DISCRIMINATION BILL. WDSU REPORTER GINA SWANSON TAKES A LOOK AT THE MEASURE AND WHETHER OR NOT DISCRIMINATION BILLS IN OTHER STATES WILL AFFECT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE SESSION CONVENES MONDAY.
Backed by a coalition of advocates for the elderly and the poor, a pair of Louisiana lawmakers are proposing to cap payday lending interest rates at 36 percent.
MoveOn Billboards advocating for Medicaid expansion in Louisiana have broughta threat of legal action from state officials, the progressive political action committee says.