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Yesterday | 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 Likewise, when I heard this week that New Hampshire repealed its longstanding law against committing adultery, I had a ...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, Prison, Massachusetts

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Best of New Orleans

Dissing the Constitution

The next time you hear a Louisiana legislator praise or cite the U.S. Constitution, keep in mind recent and ongoing antics in Baton Rouge.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, US News, US Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

BayouBuzz.com

Energetic debate over Landrieu's new TV commercial

The debate venue has shifted, if only for a moment, away from healthcare to Energy as US Senator Mary Landrieu unleashed a one-minute commercial showcasing her "fighting" for Louisiana in the energy arena, especially as she has assumed the powerful spot of Chairman of the Senate energy committee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Barack Obama

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: Louisiana, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, 9

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, African-American, New Orleans, LA, Eric Holder

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Kennedy: Lafayette ideal location for medical school

Our state has a doctor shortage. One-third of our people live in a federally-designated primary care shortage area.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, LA, Medicine, Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, Opinion

The Times-Picayune

Louisiana Bond Commission backs Bobby Jindal plan for surplus cash

Gov. Bobby Jindal 's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission , support that was needed for the maneuver to work.

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

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, Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court

The Times

Payday loans help some bridge the gap

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

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The Times

Sentencing won't fix heroin woes

In response to a rash of fatal heroin overdoses, the Louisiana House of Representatives recently passed HB 332, which would double the mandatory minimum sentence for heroin distribution, from five years to 10, and create a new mandatory minimum sentence of two years for heroin possession.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Louisiana, Prison

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Fox News

Sen. Landrieu takes heat for reenacting Senate hearing in campaign ad

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing criticism after she reenacted a Senate hearing for a campaign ad -- while also fixing a flub from her original remarks.

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

NOLA.com

Bill allows nearly unregulated sale in Louisiana of homemade pies, honey, other goodies: Snapshot

Charlene LeJeune hands a package of homemade jarred goods to Nancy and Phil Pizzo at The Covington Farmers Market on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Home Listing, Home, Abita Springs, LA, Agriculture, Science

WGBH

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

The "Good Book" could become the official book of Louisiana if a bill sent to the state's legislature passes in a vote that could come as early as this week.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, US News

National Public Radio

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Hurricane Katrina holdout Hazzert Gillett reads his bible in his home in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Sept.

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National Public Radio

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Hurricane Katrina holdout Hazzert Gillett reads his Bible in his New Orleans home in September 2005.

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The Daily Beast

NYPD Disbands Muslim Spying UnitThey scoured neighborhoods for radicals.

A ferry carrying 459 people, many of them students, capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News, Louisiana

WBRZ

Technology changes the scene for first responders

Teams from across Louisiana took a test run of the multi-state emergency response system, Emergency Management Assistance Compact Mobilization Unit.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

KLAX

Road Work: LA 121 Drainage Structures

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development , advises that, weather permitting, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 road construction work will begin on LA 121 at various drainage structures sites along LA 121 in Vernon Parish.

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WWL-TV New Orleans

DuBos: Bill to make Bible the state book of Louisiana can wait

State lawmakers this week will vote on a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book of Louisiana.

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