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Funding for AIDS prevention down when state has high rates
Baton Rouge metropolitan area had the highest per capita rate of AIDS cases in the nation for the second consecutive year according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...
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Legislators may be reluctant to approve term limits
There will be a bill in the legislature again this year to limit the terms of Louisiana’s statewide elected officials, and state voters have demonstrated emphatically that they would likely support...
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Tangipahoa schools facing budget shortfall
AMITE, La. (AP) — Officials say the Tangipahoa Parish school system is projecting a $9.3 million shortfall for 2013-14 that would drive the district's general fund balance below 1 percent of total ...
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First challenger to Landrieu steps up
Now that the Republicans have a congressman to challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014, the question becomes: will they have two? U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge gets into the Senate race on Wed...
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USDA taking applications for health care grants
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking applications for $3 million worth of health care projects for communities of up to 50,000 people in the eight-state Delta region....
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Higher than average car insurance rates detrimental
Louisiana has continued its troubling trend of being at the top of bad lists and the bottom of good ones by being ranked as the state with the highest insurance rates in the nation based on a study...
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ATC appears lax in issuing license to felon’s family
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—The revelation earlier this week that the Louisiana Office of Alcohol Tobacco Control (ATC) was lax in allowing the issuance of alcohol licenses to the wife of a felon has led to ...
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: I am concerned as a father of a child with a developmental disability and an advocate for many others throughout the State, about the effects of the Jindal administration’s reluctance ...
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There’s something wrong
If you are among those trying to figure out who is doing what to whom in our government, your frustration is rapidly rising. There are more than enough international issues to handle, much less the...
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Jindal Peers into political sinkhole
It seemed odd to many that eight months after a giant sinkhole began swallowing trees and swampland in Assumption Parish that Gov. Bobby Jindal had not been down to survey the situation, given his ...
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