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33 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Senators back state management of carbon emissions

Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

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10 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Real Id driver's license option moves forward in Louisiana Legislature

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson supports a bill that would have Louisiana driver's licenses comply with the federal regulations, known as REAL ID.

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10 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Louisiana taking away Medicaid lifeline for disabled, other vulnerable residents: Megan McLemore

Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, Opinion

15 hrs ago | The Hill

Landrieu ad touts Energy chairmanship

Sen. Mary Landrieu released a new minute-long ad that touts her work defending Louisiana's oil industry using her own words.

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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WBRZ

Auditor questions state child protection services

An audit finds the state agency charged with protecting children in abuse and neglect situations has fewer workers, more cases and has failed to follow its own policies.

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WBRZ

State announces "Well-Ahead Louisiana" initiative

State health officials and Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new initiative Monday to call attention to schools, businesses and other groups around the state that help people live healthier.

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Daily Kos

Louisiana lawmakers make holy push

Louisiana lawmakers are a step closer to making the Holy Bible the "official state book of Louisiana."

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Related Topix: Louisiana, William Thomas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

NOLA.com

Reasoned approach to social issues in Louisiana?: Letter

Re: "It's time for a new strategy in war on heroin," Opinions, April 10. It was unusual to read Lauren-Brooke Eisen's well-reasoned and intelligent article on the subjects of health care and crime prevention printed in a newspaper in a state that mandates teaching creationism as sciA entific fact, issues public paid tuition vouchers to private ... (more)

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Examiner.com

Huey Long: A documentary by Ken Burns

Althought Ken Burn's documentary is nearly 30 years old, its relevance is timeless.

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Free Republic

Louisiana Closer to Making Bible Official State Book After Bill Passes House Committee

The House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs voted 8 to 5 to pass the legislation, entitled House Bill 503.

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NJ.com

N.J.'s new Sandy recovery firm left trail of bitterness in Lousiana

Only months after quietly firing the company he had hired to spearhead Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie faces increasing scrutiny about the operation he hired as a replacement, Virginia-based ICF International Recently given the task of aiding the state in administering grant programs to help homeowners and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Chris Christie, US Governors, Louisiana, Natural Disasters

The Town Talk

Louisiana legislative session expected to heat up

The first month of the 2014 legislative session has been calmer than those in the past several years, lawmakers and session observers say, but the forecast for the future could be hot and stormy.

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

PaintSquare

Audit Bashes Louisiana Bridge Checks

Louisiana's nearly 2,000 structurally deficient bridges aren't getting the attention they deserve because of neglected inspections and billions in backlogged maintenance, state auditors have concluded.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Officials call rural road repairs important for economy and safety

The Quality Surface Program is a three-year, $425 million initiative to repair 1,100 miles of rural roads across the state such as Louisiana 841.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, Republican, US House of Representatives, Delhi, LA, Ruston, LA

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Matthew Hinton-- Stephanie Grace

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister earned himself a prominent spot in the annals of Louisiana scoundrels last week, but before that, he was just a rookie trying to figure out the ways of high-level politics.

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

The News-Star

Louisiana has a shrinking problem

My longtime friend Buddy Roemer spoke recently in Alexandria about our "disappearing" Louisiana, but it was population troubles on which the former congressman and governor focused, not our eroding coastline.

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The Town Talk

Vance McAllister's brief House tenure is short on accomplishments, long on drama

With less than five months on the job, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister of Louisiana doesn't have much of a legislative record.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Louisiana, State of the Union

Fri Apr 11, 2014

GalleyCat

The Bible May Become Louisiana's Official State Book

The King James version of the Bible may become the official book of the state of Louisiana.

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