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  1. Concerns over condition of Moss Bluff DrawbridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    "I'm a bayou Cajun man you know. When I'm not chasing hogs... I'm chasing specs and reds," said Hanks.

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  2. How South Carolina Gun Laws Differ from Neighboring StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | News Max

    Every state in the South, including South Carolina, has established tolerant gun control laws compared with more liberal regions of the United States, particularly the Northeast, Midwest, and Northwest. South Carolina gun laws make it a "shall-issue" concealed carry permit state.

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  3. Citizen Man, Bob Mann, challenges Jindal, LSU Board and Rolfe McCollisterRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

    ... to take action. In many respects, he is almost single-handedly taking on the likes of the powerful in Louisiana government. One week later, March 27, after more details emerged about the severity of budget cuts to higher education, Mann wrote, ...

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  4. Louisiana transportation network faces array of woesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Louisiana's roads and bridges are beset by dwindling dollars, pressing needs and the lack of any sweeping solutions on the horizon. The Advocate reports even amid a $12.3 billion backlog of transportation infrastructure projects, nearly $91 million is set to be diverted to the state police and other services.

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  5. Southern U audit: System was late reporting financial picture to stateRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | The Advocate

    The Southern University System was nearly two months late in submitting its annual finance report to the state, and the report was riddled with errors and omissions, according to a new report from the state Legislative Auditor's Office. The report found that the cash-strapped historically black college system's expenses exceeded its revenues during the 2010 to 2013 budget years.

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  6. No solution on horizon for Louisiana roadwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Trucker

    The Advocate reports even amid a $12.3 billion backlog of transportation infrastructure projects, nearly $91 million is set to be diverted to the state police and other services. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Robert Adley says the diversion is outrageous at a time when highway officials are scrambling for dollars.

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  7. Barack Obama: Payday loan stores now more prevalent than McDonald's and often 'trap people in cycle of debt'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | NOLA.com

    The Obama administration is proposing new rules to regulate payday loans, which it says too often lead consumers into a long "cycle of debt." In his weekend radio address, President Barack Obama says the goals of the new rules are simple: requiring payday loan businesses to "make sure that the borrower can afford to pay it back."

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  8. Analysis: Gaps in Jindal budget appear in legislative reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily World

    Analysis: Gaps in Jindal budget appear in legislative review Governor's budget proposal includes cuts disguised as "efficiencies." Check out this story on dailyworld.com: Louisiana lawmakers are finding cuts in Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget - cuts disguised as "efficiencies," gaps not disclosed by the administration and critical services reliant on shaky financing.

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  9. Darrell Ourso narrowly wins Louisiana House seat over Buddy AmorosoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Times-Picayune

    Investment representative and former Baton Rouge Metro Council member Darrell Ourso narrowly won a seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives on Saturday, over current Metro Council member Buddy Amoroso. According to unofficial results with all precincts reporting, Ourso received 50.94 percent of the vote for Louisiana House District 66, which was vacated when former Rep. Hunter Greene won an election to family court judge.

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  10. a oeWe thank them every time they comeaRead the original story

    Saturday | The Advocate

    The Louisiana War Veterans Home has various groups that volunteer to serve its residents. Then, there is the Curtis Jeffery family.

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  11. Our Views: Small move on reformRead the original story

    Saturday | The Advocate

    This week brought another report underscoring the fecklessness of Louisiana's generous subsidies for the motion picture industry. LSU economist Loren Scott weighed in with a report saying that for every dollar Louisiana's taxpayers give away to Hollywood, the state receives between 18 and 24 cents in tax revenue.

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  12. Political Horizons: Poll shows residents see waste in state spendingRead the original story

    Saturday | The Advocate

    An LSU poll released last week confirmed for Louisiana legislators what they knew all along: They're going to lose no matter what happens with the state budget. A majority of Louisiana adult residents think the state's $1.6 billion deficit could be fixed if only state government would give up its profligate ways, according to the 2015 Louisiana Survey.

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  13. Oil swoon expected to hurt Louisiana, but are the 1980s dark days likely to recur?Read the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | The Advocate

    For most people, low gasoline prices are a reason to smile: Like a small raise, they mean an extra $10 or $20 of spending money each week. But for many Louisianians of a certain age, cheap gas also calls to mind unpleasant memories of the worst recession to hit the Pelican State in modern times: the oil bust of the 1980s, when banks closed, subdivisions were left half-built, and the state's unemployment rate soared to the highest in the nation.

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  14. Bobby Jindal is not Louisiana's governor; he long ago moved into new...Read the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | BayouBuzz.com

    So much so that we at LouisianaVoice are beginning to let it creep into our vocabulary when writing about Bobby. iberal" media's calling him out on his claims of being the savior for Louisiana's health care, education, economy, ethics and general well-being.

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  15. EDITORIAL: Pulling for an Amtrak comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Does anybody really miss Amtrak in Northwest Florida? Somebody does. A group called the Southern Rail Commission, made up of volunteers appointed by the governors of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, is pushing hard to renew the taxpayer-supported passenger rail service from Orlando to Jacksonville and west to New Orleans.

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  16. Voters to decide on taxes, council seatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | BayouBuzz.com

    Voters head to the polls Saturday in select Louisiana parishes, picking a new state representative in the southern part of East Baton Rouge Parish and deciding possible sales tax increases in West Baton Rouge Parish and Zachary. Gonzales voters also will vote in a City Council contest, selecting among three Gonzales residents to fill a seat on the five-member panel, as well as considering a tax renewal for the fire department.

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  17. Rep. Abraham fights expensive new floodplain standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The News-Star

    Rep. Abraham fights expensive new floodplain standards Congressman said new standards would force people to buy expensive flood insurance. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1bBC7Jn Fifth District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham said 40 percent of Americans and virtually all Louisianians would be forced to buy expensive federal flood insurance if an executive order from President Obama raising standards for floodplain protection remains in place.

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  18. Voter's guide for the March 28 election in the Baton Rouge area: House District 66 and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Times-Picayune

    A special election is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2015, in certain areas in and around Baton Rouge. If you live in House District 66 in East Baton Rouge Parish , in Zachary, West Baton Rouge, Gonzales or Iberville Parish, you have an election coming up on Saturday .

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  19. Operation Lifesaver results in multiple citationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Times

    The detail, commonly known as "Officer on a Train," was conducted Thursday and focused on the crossings on Benton Road at Shed Road and in the 2100 block of Airline Drive. Operation Lifesaver results in multiple citations The detail, commonly known as "Officer on a Train," was conducted Thursday and focused on the crossings on Benton Road at Shed Road and in the 2100 block of Airline Drive.

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  20. Martin optimistic as CDV bill moves forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Pickens Sentinel

    South Carolina has been among the nation's worst when it comes to criminal domestic violence and the death rate associated with it, but Sen. Larry Martin's bill to make a change in that statistic has cleared its first hurdle. "I'm very pleased we were able to get the second reading of the bill in ahead of the snowstorm last week," Martin said.

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