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State gets another bad ranking---this time senior health
Senior citizens in Louisiana are among the least healthy in the nation, which is hardly surprising in light of numerous studies in recent years showing that the overall health and wellness of peopl...
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Backlog of deferred maintenance continues to grow in higher ed
As state funding for higher education has declined dramatically over the past five years, the backlog in projects needed to maintain and renovate deteriorating university buildings and infrastructu...
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Ascension Parish teacher job fair draws 300 applicants
DUTCHTOWN, La. (AP) — Three hundred teacher candidates made their pitches to Ascension Parish school officials, hoping to land jobs at the district's 28 schools. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly...
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Civil Service throws roadblock into Jindal’s hospital privatization
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—Gov. Bobby Jindal had another roadblock thrown in his road to privatization of four LSU hospitals on Wednesday when the State Civil Service Commission, by a 4-3 vote, rejected the...
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Shining, slippery moments at the Capitol
The State Capitol looks like the kind of place you would want to be during a hurricane, a tornado or a flood. The granite edifice stands solid on high ground, impregnable to what nature may send it...
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators playing chicken
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Devising the budget in the Louisiana Legislature is often an elaborate game of chicken, with the House and Senate challenging each other to see who will relent to avoid an e...
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Louisiana students below nation in ranking for advance placement
A growing number of high school students across the nation are earning early college credit by passing Advanced Placement exams, but Louisiana ranks low in the region and country in that category a...
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New state museum should bring money and visitors to parish
Natchitoches will take a gigantic step toward an expanded role in the state’s tourism industry later this month with the opening of the $23 million Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum that is expe...
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Jindal signs bills into law
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 75.  HOUSE ...
Jun 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russia may sell jets in Syria
Along with Hezbollah, Russia has also remained a staunch Assad ally in the conflict. On Friday, Russia's MiG aircraft maker announced plans to sign a new agreement to ship at least 10 fighter jets ...
Jun 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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