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Recalling life under apartheid in South Africa by one who was there
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — My mother was furious. The operators of the gas station in rural, racist South Africa had taken her money to fill the car, but would not give her the key to the toilets. They we...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harmful inequity in funding reason for new constitution
Louisiana’s Constitution is at the root of many of the state’s problems with balancing budgets and providing equitable funding for agencies and institutions, but there has been no visible surge of ...
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Advice for Pre-Candidate David Vitter
The rest of us may be out enjoying the holidays, but the family of Sen. David Vitter will be deep in reflection and prayer over whether or not Dad should run for governor. Oh, please, pass the egg ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incompetence of DHH in overpayments for dead a joke
The recent discovery by legislative auditors that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals paid for medical services and costs for people that were already dead could make the state a ripe ...
Dec 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature unsuccessful at funding highway backlog
Louisiana legislators occasionally toss around the political hot potato of crumbling state roads and bridges, but there has been little progress over the years in providing funds to address the mul...
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Lieutenant governor’s post drawing wide interest
With Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne expected to announce for governor—he already has a campaign website—the post he would vacate is attracting a large field of potential successors. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Ho...
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Southern board member proposes booting Grambling from classic
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Forty-years of back-and-forth in the football rivalry between Southern University and Grambling State University don't mean much to one longtime member of Southern's governi...
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vitter to decide on governor’s race by January
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After months of dodging the talk, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter said Tuesday that he is considering a run for governor in 2015 and plans to decide by next month. Vitter ...
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Treasurer’s job not big enough for him
State Treasurer John Kennedy is everywhere, never further away than today’s headlines. Since first elected in 1999, he has searched, plotted and inveigled to expand the duties and power of his offi...
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Networking tool gives students help on finding job after leaving NSU
Students in the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern, have access to a new networking tool called myEdu. that connects them to prospective employers and should assist them in...
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