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  1. Cenla schools, some state offices closed on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | The Town Talk

    Most of Central Louisiana may miss a blast of icy weather as a front comes through and drops temperatures about 40 degrees. Cenla schools, some state offices closed on Thursday Most of Central Louisiana may miss a blast of icy weather as a front comes through and drops temperatures about 40 degrees.

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  2. Bobby Jindal declares state of emergency ahead of Thursday's severe winter weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NOLA.com

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Wednesday, March 4, 2015, ahead of severe winter weather forecast to hit northern parts of the state, which could produce hazardous travel conditions. A declaration of emergency allows state agencies, like the Department of Transportation and Development, to respond to requests for assistance from local governments.

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  3. Troopers urge caution on roadwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KNOE-TV Monroe

    The Louisiana State Police offers the following winter weather driving tips: - Reduce speed - Allow extra time to reach your destination - Allow extra space between vehicles - Do not drive using the cruise control in icy conditions - Anticipate stops and brake gently while stopping - If you encounter a skid, take your foot off accelerator and steer into the skid until you regain control - Use low beam headlights if it is raining or sleeting - Ensure all vehicle occupants are properly restrained Troopers are preparing for precipitation and freezing temperatures as the National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of northern Louisiana which is in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 9 a.m. Thursday.

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  4. Ex-Louisiana GOP leader urges Jindal to resignRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

    Yesterday, former lawmaker and top Republican official Ben Bagert called for Governor Bobby Jindal's resignation on the Jim Engster Show, citing neglect for his home state in favor of a hyper-partisan national agenda, specifically Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform, and shady budget practices. Bagert is an attorney who served in Louisiana State Legislature for 20 years, in both the House of Representatives and State Senate.

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  5. Harvey tunnel repairs might be 'lipstick on a pig'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    The Harvey Tunnel in May 2012. Repairs proposed by the state Department of Transportation and Development may not suffice to fix the tunnel's overall problems, a Jefferson Parish Councilman said on March 3. The $13.6 million plan to improve the Harvey Tunnel with new lighting and tiles might be a case of putting "lipstick on a pig," Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts said Wednesday .

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  6. Bobby Jindal's Looming Health Care DisasterRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

    On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court hears a case that if successful, could strip away health insurance from millions of people who depend on federal subsidies. But Louisiana Governor and likely presidential candidate Bobby Jindal says he welcomes such a ruling, telling reporters at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference: "When the subsidies go away, the individual mandate goes away, the employer mandate goes away.

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  7. High Court to hear Obamacare caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BayouBuzz.com

    As the U.S. Supreme court gets ready on Wednesday to hear a major legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in and out of Congress - but not Gov. Bobby Jindal - are scrambling to come up with plans for what to do if the attack succeeds in eviscerating the landmark legislation of Democratic President Barack Obama. Pick, 31, is one of nearly 185,000 Louisiana residents who have signed up for health coverage under the ACA, known as "Obamacare.

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  8. Our Views: Making sense of a La. budget that appears to defy common senseRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    Far more than his predecessors Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco, the ideological matters to Gov. Bobby Jindal. So the tax-averse governor's proposal to reassess some tax credits and exemptions in answer to the current state budget crisis is worthy of note.

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  9. Letter: Online education standards review could lessen conflictRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    In 2009, Louisiana education professionals joined with colleagues from more than 40 other states to create shared, high expectations in reading, writing and math, called the Common Core State Standards. The shift to higher expectations has not been easy in the time since.

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  10. Governora s Office continues to monitor possible wintry weather this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness continues to monitor another round of dangerous winter weather conditions possible across much of the state this week. According to National Weather Service forecasters, a strong cold front and an upper atmospheric weather disturbance will combine forces Wednesday night, when winter conditions are expected to begin in some areas.

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  11. Jones making court deficit high priority in new postRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The News-Star

    Newly named 4th Judicial District Court Administrator Ben Jones has already found one of his top priorities, despite being on the job for two days. Jones making court deficit high priority in new post Newly named 4th Judicial District Court Administrator Ben Jones has already found one of his top priorities, despite being on the job for two days.

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  12. More wintry weather possible this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KNOE-TV Monroe

    The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness continues to monitor another round of dangerous winter weather conditions possible across much of the state this week. According to National Weather Service forecasters, a strong cold front and an upper atmospheric weather disturbance will combine forces Wednesday night, when winter conditions are expected to begin in some areas.

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  13. Leesville Water System-Public NoticeRead the original story

    Tuesday | KLAX

    Our goal is to provide the citizens of Leesville with complete and reliable information about the presence of contaminants in their drinking water and to determine whether further actions are warranted to protect public health. We are required to monitor your drinking water for chlorine residual at our point of collection taps at the same time bacteriological samples are collected.

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  14. High schoolers invited to participate in essay contestRead the original story

    Tuesday | KLAX

    The Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University has issued a call for entries in the 2015 Louisiana High School Essay Contest. This year's theme is 'Louisiana Time Machine!" Students are invited to explore the question "If you could meet and talk with any Louisianian from the past, present or future, who would you choose and why?" Personal reflections and experiences are valid as part of the essay contest.

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  15. Auditor: La. charging too little for oyster leasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | National Fisherman

    Louisiana under-prices its oyster leases and loopholes in state law have allowed individuals to exceed the limits, according to a performance review of the state Wildlife and Fisheries Commission conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The state could generate $1.29 million in additional revenue by increasing the oyster lease rate from $2 an acre to the $5.20 per acre average of five other states that harvest Eastern oysters.

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  16. National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Walk MS: New Orleans on March 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NOLA.com

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Walk MS: New Orleans 2015 March 21 at Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., in New Orleans. New Orleans residents and surrounding communities will step up to raise awareness and funds to support programs and services for over 8,800 Louisianans affected by multiple sclerosis, including over 3,700 diagnosed with the disease, served by the National MS Society.

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  17. Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day is April 18 in River ParishesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NOLA.com

    For the 17th year, industries in St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and St. James parishes will host the annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day April 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The collection sites are, in St. Charles, the Jerusalem Shriners Hall parking lot, 1940 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan; and in St. John, the New Wine Ministries parking lot, 1921 Airline Highway, in LaPlace. The goal of this event is to provide resident households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup.

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  18. Why is Bobby Jindal aiming to restore an ineffective Louisiana tax...Read the original story

    Tuesday | The Advocate

    Even Gov. Bobby Jindal's top aides have been highly critical of some of the tax credit programs they administer, such as the state's heavy subsidy of the film industry and its so-called Enterprise Zone program, which has forced Louisianians to help cover the cost of putting retail stores and restaurants in wealthy neighborhoods. But both of those programs, curiously, were left untouched by the scalpel Jindal took to state giveaway programs in the budget proposal his administration unveiled Friday.

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  19. Auditor says Louisiana is charging too little for oystersRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Advocate

    Louisiana under-prices its oyster leases and loopholes in state law have allowed individuals to exceed the limits, according to a performance review of the state Wildlife and Fisheries Commission conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The state could generate $1.29 million in additional revenue by increasing the oyster lease rate from $2 an acre to the $5.20 per acre average of five other states that harvest Eastern oysters.

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  20. Deadly Bacteria Escapes Lab in 'Disturbing' Incident:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | TheBlaze.com

    A deadly bacteria escaped late last year from a high-security lab experimenting with it in Louisiana - and officials still aren't sure how the dangerous strain found its way out. According to USA Today , bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei was released from the Tulane National Primate Research Center around November, infecting at least four monkeys located in another part of the facility.

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