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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.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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.
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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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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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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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.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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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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.
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.
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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.
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.