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Re-election committee members on state payroll
            BATON ROUGE (CNS)—For eight months, from Oct. 16, 2012, until June 28, Gov. Bobby Jindal had a director of his re-election committee on the state payroll overseeing state boards and com...
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Report says prep courses turn out effective teachers
More good teachers are needed in Louisiana schools to raise the quality of education in the state, and recent evaluations of new teachers indicate that effective educators are being produced by tea...
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: What an honor to work with so many talented individuals from the City of Natchitoches on last week’s opening of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana Museum on Front ...
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Poll says Vitter and Dardenne not running well in governor’s race
A new statewide poll on the 2015 Louisiana governor’s race is a little mystifying in that two of the biggest names that have been tossed around for months in connection with that campaign had just ...
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Senate president doesn’t want veto session
Members of the Legislature’s upper chamber usually do what their popular Senate president wants them to do. So when Sen. John Alario, R-Westwego, said last week that he was sending in his mail ball...
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Low ratings on fiscal literacy show hardships citizens facing
Louisiana residents have the second-lowest financial literacy rate in the nation according to a recent study, and that makes it difficult for a high percentage of people in the state to effectively...
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Brent laid foundation for excellence at NSU
The recent announcement that Bill Brent will step down as head of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University was a sharp blow to the university and community that have reaped eno...
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Legislators let Governor finish their work
Legislators left Baton Rouge last month feeling pretty full of themselves for having defied the governor by rewriting his budget to their liking. That included showing their compassion for the stru...
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Lawsuit claims school districts owed $200 million
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and a teachers union are suing the state for $200 million, saying school funding formulas approved by lawmakers for three years ...
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Ascension targets overgrown lots
GONZALES, La. (AP) — The Ascension Parish Council will consider bringing the parish government's residential yard maintenance standards in the coming weeks to small rural communities on the parish'...
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