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More low scores for schools stirs Common Core battle
More low scores for Louisiana public school students on this year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress exams stirred the continuing controversy over whether the state should embrace the na...
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Flight of state employees could erode efficiency of government
Classified employees, or those with Civil Service ratings, are leaving state agencies and departments at the greatest rate in the past decade, and there are concerns that the loss of so many skille...
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Local lawsuits more to Jindal’s liking
There is a good reason why Gov. Bobby Jindal responded so calmly to Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes suing dozens of oil companies for coastal damage, compared to his ballistic reaction to a simi...
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: I need help to find a recipe for Natchitoches soup. We had it at HOWES BAYOU in Ferndale Mich. My wife Joanne is in need of this soup as they no longer have it. My email is (raybrowne@...
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JP Morgan, government finalize deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a record $13 billion settlement with federal and state authorities, resolving claims over the bank's sales of low-quality, high-risk mortgage-back...
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Educated work force key to economic development
An Orlando, Fla. economic development official told a group of business, civic and government leaders from New Orleans and Baton Rouge recently that the cities should focus on improvements in quali...
Nov 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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House speaker opens door to tuition change
Legislation granting university boards more control over tuition didn’t make it through this year’s regular session, but House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, said he’s willing to give it a...
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Health care divides candidates in 5th District
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Health care has become the sharp dividing line between the two Republicans vying in Saturday's election to be Louisiana's newest congressman. Vance McAllister and Neil Riser...
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NSU Graduation Rate Success shows emphasis on academics
This year’s Graduation Success Rate report from the NCAA reflects the continued and important achievements of Northwestern State University’s athletic program in providing opportunities for student...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smokers contributing to state’s bad showing on premature births
Louisiana’s inordinately high rate of premature births puts the lives and health of thousands of babies at risk and costs taxpayers millions of dollars. The state must expand its efforts to address...
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