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Bill would place new limits on scholarships
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge state senator wants to bar lawmakers from giving their annual Tulane University scholarships to the relatives of any elected officials in the state. Republican...
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Edwin Edwards not going quietly
Edwin Edwards will not be ignored. His long-running detractors may have hoped that the mercifully quick exit from the cable dial of his and his wife’s reality TV show would mean that the 86-year-ol...
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NSU theatre and dance production receives prestigious designation
The recent selection of a Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance Production to participate in a Kennedy Center regional theater festival enhances and expands the prestige and positive repu...
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Few bright spots emerge from ranking of state’s health
Louisiana ranked 48th in the nation on the latest list of healthiest states compiled by the United Health Foundation, maintaining its position in the bottom five nationally every year since the sur...
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St. John Parish Council adopts 2014 budget
LAPLACE, La. (AP) — The St. John the Baptist Parish Council adopted its 2014 budget Monday after stripping out pay raises for Parish President Natalie Robottom and members of her executive staff. T...
Jan 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many legislative issues will sound familiar in 2014
The new year will host old issues for the Louisiana Legislature, starting with a state budget that is beginning to pull itself out of the muck, but may not be in the black for the 2014-2015 cycle. ...
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Founding of NSU and State offer unique opportunities
The celebration of this year’s 300th anniversary of the founding of Natchitoches in 1714 provides opportunities to expand national and even worldwide recognition of this unique community that cheri...
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BP: ruling imposes ‘vast and unjustified costs’
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP on Monday renewed its request for a federal appeals court to permanently block settlement payments to businesses that can’t trace their losses directly to the company’s 2010 o...
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Audit finds overcharging at Lafayette hospital
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — State auditors have determined that the former University Medical Center in Lafayette overcharged patients by nearly $395,000 and misappropriated medications last year. In its...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bach expects ‘safe and secure’ Olympics in Sochi
LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach expressed full confidence Monday that Russian authorities will deliver a "safe and secure" Olympics in Sochi despite the two deadly suicide bombings in south...
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