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  1. Critics bash Louisiana governor on 'religious freedom' orderRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    "Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration. Months later, Jindal is receiving the same type of criticism after issuing his own executive order protecting those who object to same-sex marriage.

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  2. Critics bash Louisiana governor on 'religious freedom' orderRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama "arrogant" and "cynical" last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration. Months later, Jindal is receiving the same type of criticism after issuing his own executive order protecting those who object to same-sex marriage.

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  3. Louisiana Approves Reduction in Pot PenaltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | High Times

    Louisiana, which has become infamous for enforcing some of the toughest laws in the United States against marijuana offenders, could experience a significant level of reform this year in the way the state prosecutes those who get busted with the herb. Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee put their stamp of approval on a piece of legislation aimed at reducing the penalties inflicted on individuals with multiple convictions for pot possession.

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  4. Critics bash Jindal on 'religious freedom' orderRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The News-Star

    "Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social Critics bash Jindal on 'religious freedom' order BATON ROUGE, La.

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  5. Louisiana DMV offices can't process transactionsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The News-Star

    Louisiana DMV offices can't process transactions Office of Motor Vehicles locations unable to process transactions because of fire. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1HkqHBX BATON ROUGE, La.

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  6. Albertson Parkway lanes closed Thursday, FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Albertson Parkway in the eastbound direction between U.S. 90 and La. 182 will be closed from 8 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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  7. DOTD announces closures on Albertson ParkwayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that Albertson Parkway in the eastbound direction, between U.S. 90 and La. 182 , will be closed to motorists on Thursday, May 21, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The left turn lane on Albertson Parkway, between U.S. 90 and La.

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  8. Louisiana motor vehicles offices can't process transactionsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Office of Motor Vehicles locations around Louisiana are expected to reopen Friday morning, a day after being unable to process transactions because of a fire at the state police data center. State police spokesman Maj.

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    11 hrs ago | The Advocate

    The verdict on Gov. Bobby Jindal's "marriage and conscience" executive order is in, and it's a two-parter. Legally speaking, the order - which Jindal issued hours after a state legislative committee had shelved a controversial bill aimed at protecting businesses that refuse to serve same-sex couples - does very little.

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    11 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Office of Motor Vehicles locations around Louisiana are unable to process transactions because of an electrical malfunction at the state police data center, but services are expected to return to normal Friday morning. The data center malfunction happened Thursday around 7 a.m. It has shut down all automated systems at the Department of Public Safety, which includes the motor vehicles offices.

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  11. Former Jindal Employer: Governor's executive order on religious freedom doesn't carry weightRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Governor Bobby Jindal took some backlash Wednesday in response to his executive order issued Tuesday after the House Civil Law Committee voted 10-2 to kill House Bill 707. "Well, we were very disappointed and frankly a little embarrassed," said Stephen Perry, president & CEO of the New Orleans Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

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  12. The Best Responses To Gov. Bobby Jindal's Antigay Executive OrderRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Queerty

    Gov. Bobby Jindal has once again done the impossible. The deeply unpopular Louisiana governor has somehow managed to become even more unpopular by announcing he will be issuing an Executive Order legalizing discrimination against LGBT people.

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  13. Bobby Jindal's Utterly Pointless 'Religious Liberty' Campaign StuntRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Outside the Beltway

    Last month, just as we were coming off several weeks of controversy regarding Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act which ultimately resulted in the legislature passing a revision to the law making clear that it could not be used as a defense against claims of discrimination in providing services, a similar bill was introduced in the legislature in Louisiana. This bill was similar to the Indiana law in many respects, but actually went further in that it appeared to authorize such things as employers refusing to provide spousal benefits to employees in an otherwise legal same-sex marriage.

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    Sep 9, 2011 | AAPG Explorer

    A popular part of the AAPG education department's many offerings is the compelling and often exotic field seminar program - and right now AAPG is looking for new leaders and fresh ideas for areas to visit and study. Mobile 2384 An AAPG member believes the New York village of Fredonia should be recognized as the birthplace of the natural gas industry.

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  15. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy files healthcare alternativeRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Sen. Bill Cassidy speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Louisiana Key Academy, a tuition-free charter school specializing in the education of students with dyslexia, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. - The principle of putting patients, not politicians, in the driver's seat on health care lies at the heart of his plan to shield people in Louisiana and other states from the impact of a potential U.S. Supreme Court decision to end subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said Thursday.

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  16. La. Guard hosts visit from U.S. Ambassador to HaitiRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The Honorable Pamela A. White, United States ambassador to Haiti, center, visits a classroom of cadets at the Louisiana National Guard's Youth Challenge Program at the Gillis W. Long Center in Carville, La., May 14, as part of a State Partnership Program Haiti Key Leader Engagement tour. Louisiana and Haiti have been paired together in the National Guard Bureau's SPP, since 2010, which couples countries and states together to links U.S. national interests and security cooperation goals by engaging partner nations to establish and sustain enduring relationships to promote national objectives, stability, partner capacity, better understanding and trust.

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  17. No public health inspections in Louisiana? House passes 'drastic' cut to DHH budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    Public health inspections of Louisiana's water systems, restaurants, childcare facilities and schools could end under a state budget amendment the House of Representatives adopted Thursday . Here, officials with the Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health take water samples at a school after finding a brain-eating amoeba in St. Bernard Parish water.

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  18. Office of Motor Vehicles locations, sideline by data issue, should be back online FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    A fire at a state data center shut down access to state police traffic records and other systems Thursday, virtually shutting down operations at Office of Motor Vehicle branches across the state The wait at Office of Motor Vehicles locations around the state, and during traffic stops, should be back to normal Friday following a fire Thursday that damaged a state data center. The damage, discovered Thursday morning, shut down all automated systems at the state Department of Public Safety, blocking OMV staffers from processing transactions and forcing police across the state to have to call in requests for vehicle registration and traffic records.

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  19. Will Lt. Gen. Honore' jump in the Louisiana Governor Race stuck on stupid?Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

    This fall's Louisiana governor's race has settled down into a four-man contest. U.S. Senator David Vitter is far out front, and conventional wisdom points to a republican-democratic runoff between Vitter and Rep. John Bell Edwards from Amite.

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  20. Jindal's exec order helps his "increasingly-likely attempt to win presidency"Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

    Producing both good politics and policy, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order essentially promulgating the contents of HB 707, the Marriage and Conscience Act, also leaves some legislators a bit exposed and less comfortable in this fall's elections. It's odd how a bill that prevents the state from taking punitive actions against individuals and non-public corporations in the conduct of business who refuse to engage in commerce where that action would violate their sincere religious beliefs on the subject of marriage could strike such terror that it does not even get a full hearing and up-or-down vote.

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