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State highway fatalities down, still room for improvement
A study by the LSU Highway Safety Research Group showing that traffic fatalities declined in Louisiana in 2011 for the fourth consecutive year reflects the effectiveness of new laws and better enfo...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Politics of Medicaid Expansion
Roll Call, the political magazine of Washington, D.C., recently handicapped Sen. Mary Landrieu’s 2014 re-election chances at 50-50. The odds against her were worse three years ago when she was bein...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The difference between choice and coercion
Baton Rouge, La.--Like a bolt from the blue, the Michigan Legislature in its current lame duck session recently passed legislation making the Wolverine State the 24th Right to work state. Michigan,...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lower category hurricanes can be very dangerous storms
Louisiana residents have paid a lot of attention over the years to the category ranking of hurricanes as the storms approached, but state climatologist Barry Keim emphasizes that even “lower level”...
Dec 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New doctoral program will enhance health care in state
Approval by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System for Northwestern State University to pursue the establishment of a doctor of nursing practice degree is a huge step towar...
Dec 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festival of Lights continues to be huge draw for Natchitoches
This year’s Natchitoches Christmas Festival and other weekend holiday events have brought thousands of visitors to the city, and the crowds will continue into the New Year with fireworks shows and ...
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s Next for Louisiana Congressmen
   Mercifully for voters who had been through enough already, the runoff in the 3rd Congressional District, won by Congressman Charles Boustany over Congressman Jeff Landry, was waged with far less...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Uncivil War
Baton Rouge, La.—Walter Russell Meade made a very interesting observation on his blog in The American Interest magazine. Meade describes the coming “blue-on-blue” battle arising between public sect...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restoring Confidence
By Michael Reagan Help us, we're falling and we can't get up again. Once upon a time -- in 1988 and 1998 to be exact -- the United States was the best country for a baby to be born and raised in, a...
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana ranks low for vehicle owners
Just when it was beginning to seem that Louisiana could not be at the top of many more bad lists or the bottom of good ones, the state has been ranked as the third worst in the nation overall for v...
Dec 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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