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33 min ago | KLAX
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
State lawmakers this week will vote on a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book of Louisiana.
6 hrs ago | NewsOK.com
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.
10 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune
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.
10 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune
Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans.
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.
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.
Louisiana lawmakers are a step closer to making the Holy Bible the "official state book of Louisiana."
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)
Althought Ken Burn's documentary is nearly 30 years old, its relevance is timeless.
The House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs voted 8 to 5 to pass the legislation, entitled House Bill 503.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.