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Age should not be factor for releasing dangerous criminals
A group called the Campaign for Youth Justice has expressed concerns in a new report that Louisiana has not been “progressive” in curtailing the number of juveniles tried as adults in the state, bu...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Growing graduation rates still unacceptable in state
Louisiana’s high school graduation rate has been one of the lowest in the nation for decades, but steady increases in the percentage of students obtaining diplomas are a major step toward a better ...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homecoming celebrates influence that university has on many
Northwestern State University will celebrate its Homecoming this weekend, providing students, alumni, fans and friends the opportunity to demonstrate their support for the school by participating i...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fight against poverty, low education levels going slowly
Violent crime rates have declined sharply across the nation in the past decade, but Louisiana still ranks among the top 10 states for violence with 497 violent crimes per 100,000 residents compared...
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Political sideshow to coastal lawsuit
    Next month, a federal judge will decide whether the historic, mammoth lawsuit against 97 oil companies for damage to coastal marshes will proceed in state court or be moved to U.S. District Cou...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poverty levels in state show slight progress but problematic
Louisiana is making little progress in curtailing its poverty rate or substantially increasing median household income levels based on results of this year’s American Community Survey conducted by ...
Oct 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expansion of area tourism will reap great benefits
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne continued to focus attention on the huge economic impact of tourism in Louisiana during a Chamber of Commerce meeting here recently, and his remarks were especially relevant f...
Oct 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regional disparities mark Lottery’s success LaPolitics News Service
While the Louisiana Lottery Corporation is transferring a record amount of money to the state, its retail and sales growth in north Louisiana might appear sluggish when compared to its booming popu...
Oct 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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La. residents slowly signing up for insurance, website weak
MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Insurance companies are seeing an uptick in the small number of people in Louisiana signing up for health insurance plans through the fede...
Oct 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shutdown could not happen here
It could not happen here, this government shutdown thing. Under similar circumstances in the Louisiana House of Representatives, regardless of how members voted, they would at least vote. The impas...
Oct 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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