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State earns C+ in ‘Quality Counts’rankings
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana gets very high marks for public school accountability but a D-minus for student achievement in a national education publication's latest annual ranking of state educati...
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Driving in Louisiana a gamble considering State’s record on the road
Louisiana folks that think their lives are at risk every time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle in this state are probably right. For the second consecutive year, Louisiana has been cited in a...
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Vitter still mulling decision on governor’s race
Vitter still mulling decision In a recent interview with LaPolitics.com, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said there were no ulterior motives to his December announcement about his possible run for governor....
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Aggressive tourism promotions will provide great opportunities
Tourism has been one of Louisiana’s leading industries for years and continues to grow, and Natchitoches is in a position to expand during 2014 the major role that it has played for decades in tour...
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RNC ads target Obama’s health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee began running ads in 40 media markets Tuesday, mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obama's health care program. Bi...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill would place new limits on scholarships
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge state senator wants to bar lawmakers from giving their annual Tulane University scholarships to the relatives of any elected officials in the state. Republican...
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Edwin Edwards not going quietly
Edwin Edwards will not be ignored. His long-running detractors may have hoped that the mercifully quick exit from the cable dial of his and his wife’s reality TV show would mean that the 86-year-ol...
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NSU theatre and dance production receives prestigious designation
The recent selection of a Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance Production to participate in a Kennedy Center regional theater festival enhances and expands the prestige and positive repu...
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Few bright spots emerge from ranking of state’s health
Louisiana ranked 48th in the nation on the latest list of healthiest states compiled by the United Health Foundation, maintaining its position in the bottom five nationally every year since the sur...
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St. John Parish Council adopts 2014 budget
LAPLACE, La. (AP) — The St. John the Baptist Parish Council adopted its 2014 budget Monday after stripping out pay raises for Parish President Natalie Robottom and members of her executive staff. T...
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