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  1. The Bible as the state book, an elected schools chief and big cat regulation: April 21 Legislative RoundupRead the original story

    1 hr ago | NOLA.com

    The Louisiana Legislature is taking up bills that would declare the Bible the official state book and regulate big exotic cats, among other matters, on April 21, 2014.

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  2. State police notified when hazardous materials transported through areaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Times

    Just after lunchtime on April 11, traffic on U.S. 165 at Interstate 20 slowed in response to an overturned tanker filled with gasoline and diesel fuel.

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  3. Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis -- Gov. Bobby Jindal announced theRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Advocate

    The ongoing battle over the fate of Common Core is driving another split between Gov. Bobby Jindal and his key allies in education - this time over his claim that he has the power to unilaterally scrap student testing at the heart of the new standards.

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  4. Tim Fletcher: Refurbish Hirsch Coliseum? Whose job is it?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times

    "Should the city, state or parish pay up to $10 million to repair a building owned by a private company so an individual businessman who arrived in Shreveport last fall can continue to trot out a championship product enjoyed by so few?" Hirsch Memorial Coliseum turns 60 years old this year and thanks to new tenants, the ABA champion ... (more)

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  5. Mark Shields: Indiscreet Republicans Could Use Lesson in Sincere Contrition from John ProfumoRead the original story

    Yesterday | Noozhawk

    Of the 432 members today serving in the House of Representatives , he is 429th in seniority, having won a special election barely five months ago.

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  6. Chris John: Adley bill, compromise efforts good for La.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Advertiser

    Over the last few months, landowners and representatives of the oil and gas industry have worked hard to find an equitable solution that will finally curb the excesses and delays associated with legacy lawsuits.

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  7. Lafayette School Board to consider stand against legislationRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    The Lafayette Parish School Board plans to meet Wednesday to consider taking a formal and unified stand against proposed legislation that singles out the Lafayette board.

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  8. Our Dumb Puritan LawsBy Kevin BleyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Beast

    New Hampshire and Louisiana lawmakers got all hot and heavy over sex laws this week - was it as good for you as it was for them? When I heard Mickey Rooney had died last week, naturally I wondered: Mickey Rooney was still alive ? Likewise, when I heard this week that New Hampshire repealed its longstanding law against committing adultery, I had a ... (more)

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  9. Can Jindal scrap Core tests?Read the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    The ongoing battle over the fate of Common Core is driving another split between Gov. Bobby Jindal and his key allies in education - this time over his claim that he has the power to unilaterally scrap student testing at the heart of the new standards.

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  10. Bill to let California retailers keep selling alligator products rolls toward voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 18 | The Campbell Reporter

    Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch bands.

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  11. DOTD asks Shreveport to open dam's gatesRead the original story

    Saturday | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development wants Shreveport to open Cross Lake dam's spillway drawdown gates, but the city is refusing.

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  12. Louisiana presses Shreveport to test Cross Lake gatesRead the original story

    Saturday | The Times

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development repeatedly has asked Shreveport to open Cross Lake dam's spillway drawdown gates to ensure that people living along the waterway aren't flooded if a substantial storm occurs.

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  13. New 'no parking' zone seeks to ease traffic at Ball schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Town Talk

    Parents at Paradise Elementary School are adjusting to a new "no parking" zone implemented this week by Ball Police and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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  14. Open Forum: Program gives inmates head start on life on the outsideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 18 | The Daily Advertiser

    Lafayette Parish inmates work on a concrete walkway at the new Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Public Safety Complex Monday.

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  15. On Rodeo Drive, a different gator aidRead the original story

    Friday | Cape Cod Times

    Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch bands.

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  16. Ethics charges filed against St. Bernard chief deputy clerkRead the original story

    Friday Apr 18 | The Advocate

    Former St. Bernard Parish Chief Deputy Clerk of Court Lena Nunez stands accused of violating state ethics law by allegedly allowing her brother, a lawyer, to postpone paying more than $200,000 in court filing fees.

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  17. Advocate staff photo by Travis Spradling -- Construction at the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 18 | The Advocate

    Civilian employment hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent.

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  18. $1000-a-day drug approved to treat Illinois prison inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 18 | CBS News

    Illinois prison inmates will now be able to get a new and effective -- but incredibly costly -- drug for hepatitis C. The Herald-Review reported on Friday that the state Department of Corrections has approved the use of Sovaldi for hepatitis C. The medication has a cure rate of 95 percent.

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  19. Louisiana lawmakers vote to keep unconstitutional sodomy law on the booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 18 | Seattle Gay News

    The vote was 27 to repeal the old law, and 67 to retain it. Eleven House members did not vote.

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  20. 'It's a battle'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 18 | The News-Star

    Those hoping the frigid winter would reduce mosquitoes in 2014 are looking for a silver lining that doesn't exist.

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