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BP fines will help State revitalize coastline
Louisiana and the four other states along the Gulf of Mexico will receive extensive funding from federal fines imposed on BP as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the money is despera...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State must expand funding to restore academic progress
Louisiana will never have a robust economy without a well-educated workforce, and a new study creates concerns about the direction the state is moving in producing college and university graduates ...
Aug 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State still below national average on ACT scoring
Louisiana high school students had the third lowest score in the nation this year on ACT exams that measure college readiness, and that should be a matter of concern for state education leaders des...
Aug 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics finally catch up with Seafood Board
Last week saw Ewell Smith resign as executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board after 13 years of service. And despite the lengthy reign, it was really only the last t...
Aug 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to theEditor
Dear Editor: I recently served as secretary of the Solid Waste Commission appointed by our Parish President, Rick Nowlin. Our committee was made up of six individuals from various professions and b...
Aug 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State jobless rate flat as payrolls dip slightly in July
Louisiana’s unemployment rate held steady at 7 percent in July, according to numbers released Monday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. A separate survey from the same source showed that st...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racial Voting Trends
With important federal and state elections just around the corner, consultants, politicians and pollsters are trying to make sense of Louisiana’s voter registration numbers, which have slowly been ...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ranking on ‘integrity list’ good for state’s image
Improved and expanded ethics laws in recent years have given Louisiana a top 10 ranking on the “integrity list” compiled by the Better Government Association, a rating that will make the state more...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rodney Alexander can expand political base in new job
Retiring Congressman Rodney Alexander’s name has been tossed into the mix for Louisiana’s 2015 governor’s race, and that could dramatically change the dynamics of a campaign that has begun to simme...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney general hospitalized after wreck
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell was hospitalized Wednesday after his vehicle veered off a highway in Madison Parish and struck a tree. Louisiana State Poli...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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