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Yesterday | KSLA-TV Shreveport

DOTD promises congestion fixes along La. 1

West Baton Rouge Parish officials say they have received word that relief is on the way for daily congestion along La.

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Yesterday | BayouBuzz.com

City Council revokes chemical company's license to operate

A small chemical mixing company in Gretna that failed to submit monitoring reports or plans for handling spills and stormwater runoff to environmental agencies for at least nine years will remain shut down until the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality signs off on its operations.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The News-Star

Local law enforcement, doctors, judges express concern

Rarely a day goes by when law enforcement in northeastern Louisiana doesn't respond to a call or disturbance involving a person with a mental illness or behavioral problem.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KLAX

Michael Johnson Appointed as Temporary Pineville City Judge

Attorney Michael T. Johnson has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Pineville City Court in Rapides Parish, according to Justice Marcus R. Clark.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana College, Southern University, Pineville, LA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Advocate

Guest commentary: Nursing home lobby stifles change

Senior citizens have a vision for the future: Virtually every long-living adult wishes to live in their own home, and many say they would rather die than go to a nursing home.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Health, AARP, Louisiana, Opinion

The News-Star

Why I fight for local education

People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as governor what would it be? These are tough questions.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Murfreesboro Post

People in Louisiana understand true definition of happiness

When you're talking about happiness, Louisiana grasped the concept long before Pharrell Williams had a hit record.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Harvard University, New Orleans, LA, Pop/Rock, The Big Easy, Shreveport, LA

Free Republic

These Are The Happiest And Unhappiest Regions In The US

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by Harvard economics professor Edward Glaeser, University of British Columbia economics professor Joshua Gottlieb, and Harvard graduate student Oren Ziv tracks how people's self-perceived happiness varies among American cities.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

NOLA.com

Louisiana would administer death penalty drugs used in lengthy Arizona execution

Louisiana's death penalty protocol calls for the use of the same two drugs as those administered during a botched execution in Arizona Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Death Penalty, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Metairie, LA, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic)

Politico

Moderates balk at Senate border bill

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu will oppose her leadership's border aid package, complicating Senate Democrats' plan to pass the legislation before August recess.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Jeff Flake, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich

Southern Living

These Six Characters Show Why Louisiana's the Happiest State

Given the abundance of drive-through daiquiri shops , Louisiana's dominance on this new list of the happiest cities in America isn't surprising.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, Bossier City, LA, Vampire News, Entertainment, Lake Charles, LA

The News-Star

Letter: A call to endorse Cassidy

Cassidy is here to listen to the interests of the people of Louisiana and help repeal Obamacare across the nation.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

NOLA.com

Louisiana consumers getting nearly $5 million in refunds for insurance overcharges

This summer 119,720 Louisiana health insurance customers are due to receive $4.94 million in refunds due to a requirement under the Affordable Care Act that insurers spend at least 80 percent of premiums on patient care and other health related activities.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Healthcare Law, Law

BayouBuzz.com

Orleans Parish Coroner: Legislative Auditor asked to investigate office's books

Newly-elected Orleans Parish Coroner Jeffrey Rouse has asked the Louisiana Legislative Auditor to help investigate his office's bookkeeping, he confirmed during a public hearing Wednesday (July The announcement came during a mid-year budget hearing before members of the New Orleans City Council.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The News-Star

Working poor deserve care

That compares to a little more than 22 percent before insurance became available through the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, Republican, US House of Representatives, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

The Washington Post

La. parents, teachers, charters sue over Common Core

A group of parents, teachers and a foundation that runs charter schools filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal lacks the authority to withdraw his state from the Common Core national academic standards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Louisiana, Education Etc., Family, Kids, Education

The Town Talk

Interstate 49 North slowly progressing in Shreveport

Giant mounds of gravel, heavy grading equipment, and a freshly cut swath through the woods just east of the Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood in north Shreveport are the last piece of the Interstate 49 North puzzle that within a few years will link the northernmost Louisiana stretch to southern Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Martin Luther King, Jr., Louisiana, Arkansas

Mon Jul 21, 2014

National Journal

Incoming Whip Scalise Cashing In With Big Donors

Dozens of PACs have been filling the Louisiana Republican's campaign coffers since he was elected to the No.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Louisiana

WDSU-TV New Orleans

3 cases of flesh-eating bacteria reported in Louisiana

Rene Olier, 65, went fishing June 5 just south of Cat Island. The next morning he woke up with chills.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health

NOLA.com

St. Tammany Coroner's Office removed from non-compliance list

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office has corrected deficiencies in accounting practices that drew criticism from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor and has been removed from the state's non-compliance list, according to a news release from Coroner Dr. Charles Preston.

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