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Special election rattles political landscape
Political newcomer Vance McAllister of Swartz pulled off his second big election surprise in a row by easily defeating the early favorite in the Nov. 16 runoff in the 5th Congressional District. Af...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consumers spending more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown and spent more on autos, clothing and furniture in October, boosting U.S. retail sales by the most in four months. Sa...
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President Obama pushing tax on advertising in attempt to control media
A recent satirical cartoon showed a cemetery with a gravesite in the middle of the page. The graveside maker had the named engraved “United States of America” 1776-2013. The inscription under the d...
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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...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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