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11 hrs ago | 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)

15 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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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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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WBRZ

Vitter discusses his solution to the U.S. border crisis

Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are high as wave after wave of illegal migrant children spill over into the United States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, David Vitter, US Senate, Louisiana

Sun Jul 20, 2014

BayouBuzz.com

Why is State Farm raising Louisiana property insurance rates?

What on earth is happening out there? Is a major hurricane churning in the Gulf and taking dead aim at Louisiana? Is the Mighty Mississippi on the verge of overflowing its levees and about to flood thousands of acres, driving hundreds of thousands from their homes? Something drastic must be up.

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NOLA.com

Edwards is making a game campaign in his run for Congress, magazine says

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards speaks about his past and his current campaign at his headquarters on April 2, 2014.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Advocate

Our Views: A big move for schools

That last phrase doesn't capture the depths of problems of too many of our families, from the inner cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, to the grinding rural deprivation of the Mississippi Delta.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, Republican, US House of Representatives, Baton Rouge, LA, Opinion

Christian Science Monitor

2014 wildfire season worse than usual across the West

A massive, swiftly-moving wildfire has destroyed some 100 homes in several small communities in Washington State northeast of Seattle , sending residents fleeing under mandatory evacuation orders.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Oregon, Oregon Government, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Washington Government, Louisiana

The Times

Rep. Jeff Thompson to run for Division B district judge

State Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Bossier Parish, issued a news release Friday announcing his intention to seek the Division B district court judge seat for the 26th Judicial District for Bossier and Webster Parishes.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Advocate

Medicaid privatization yields savings

Advocate Photo by MICHELLE MILLHOLLON -- House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, listens Friday as state health officials provide an update on Bayou Health - a private health insurance program that covers two-thirds of the state's 1.4 million Medicaid population.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance, Louisiana

Ledger-Enquirer.com

La. jobless rate rises in June for second month

The state's jobless rate rose to 5 percent from 4.9 percent in May. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in June 2013.

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