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Patients wait for their number to be called as the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics provide free health services to uninsured patients at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Louisiana's total uninsured population remains high, but fell by 8,000 from last year.
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- From left foreground, Avelardo Cortez, Kelsey Howard and Marques Pierre create in the building center in Carmelyn Roney's Pre-K class at Magnolia Woods Elementary School. Roney assists other students at the computer, upper right.
An annual report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office finds the District Attorney's office in East Baton Rouge is $3.2 million in the red. But DA Hillar Moore said the findings are not a surprise and that day-to-day operations are not affected.
Chevron Pipe Line Co. shut down a natural-gas pipeline off the southeast coast of Louisiana after one contract worker was killed and two others were injured while doing maintenance work, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Robert McDonald , the newly confirmed secretary of veterans affairs, met with the media last week to outline some of his priorities as he tries to reinvent the agency after a serious scandal that included cover-ups of unacceptably long wait times for health care at some facilities., "I think the biggest take-away for me from talking to employees was that we need to open up the culture," said McDonald, the former head of Proctor & Gamble. "When I was going around, it seemed to me that employees thought of the hierarchy of VA as a pyramid.
Louisiana U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu issued an apology Friday when she released the results of an internal investigation which showed that she improperly used $33,700 in taxpayers' money to pay for 43 charter flights since 2002. The release comes four days after Landrieu promised to release the results of the investigation, which was sparked last month after Politico and CNN found that the Democrat had used taxpayer money to pay for campaign activity.
A proposed federal rule to reduce carbon dioxide releases from power plants is an overreach by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and would cripple the state's economy if enacted, the state's top environmental official says. In a letter Friday to EPA, state Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Peggy Hatch also questions the carbon dioxide goals proposed for Louisiana.
Each spring and fall LSU AgCenter horticulturists unveil Louisiana Super Plants selections for that season, and gaillardia Mesa series has been named a Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall 2014. Mesa gaillardia is outstanding in fall gardens Each spring and fall LSU AgCenter horticulturists unveil Louisiana Super Plants selections for that season, and gaillardia Mesa series has been named a Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall 2014.
The Louisiana Rural Water Association partnered up with the Department of Environmental Quality Thursday to host an informational meeting all about water. Their state-wide tour brought them to Allen Parish Thursday.
LGBT rights advocates in Louisiana continue to criticize a federal judge who upheld their state's same-sex marriage ban. LGBT rights advocates in Louisiana remain outraged over a federal judge's ruling that upheld their state's same-sex marriage ban.
The Landrieu US Senate campaign and the National Democratic Committee have respectively taken issue with two of the highest-profile Republican officials, Congressman Bill Cassidy and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Not only is there a debate over how many debates the Louisiana voters will see on TV for the US Senate race, there seems to be somewhat of a debate over whether Congressman Cassidy accepted any debate.
Sen. Landrieu Announces $10m for Port of Lake Charles Terminal Expansion U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., a Senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $10 million grant for the Port of Lake Charles through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Grant Program. Today's grant will expand the Port's Bulk Terminal.
Our view: A first step in obesity fight State no longer nation's worst, but there's a long way to go Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1oq0ARj Louisiana no longer leads all other states in adult obesity rates. "The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America" reported Louisiana's rate fell from 34.7 percent to 33.1 percent, a statistically insignificant amount.
In an interview published Tuesday , Representative Bill Cassidy said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation," a comparison that has angered voters and lawmakers from both parties. Fellow Louisiana Republican Rob Maness, who is running against Cassidy for a seat in the US Senate, tweeted that he "should apologize now," saying: "The Party of Lincoln is better than what Congressman Bill Cassidy said.
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