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Dear Editor: When Marx and Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848, they presented 10 steps necessary to destroy any free enterprise system and replace it with communism.   Step number two is ...
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Mayor Mitch may rebound politically after court ruling
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He lost two court battles last week, but New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu may yet come out a winner politically. On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the ...
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State gets another bad ranking---this time senior health
Senior citizens in Louisiana are among the least healthy in the nation, which is hardly surprising in light of numerous studies in recent years showing that the overall health and wellness of peopl...
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Backlog of deferred maintenance continues to grow in higher ed
As state funding for higher education has declined dramatically over the past five years, the backlog in projects needed to maintain and renovate deteriorating university buildings and infrastructu...
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Ascension Parish teacher job fair draws 300 applicants
DUTCHTOWN, La. (AP) — Three hundred teacher candidates made their pitches to Ascension Parish school officials, hoping to land jobs at the district's 28 schools. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly...
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Civil Service throws roadblock into Jindal’s hospital privatization
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—Gov. Bobby Jindal had another roadblock thrown in his road to privatization of four LSU hospitals on Wednesday when the State Civil Service Commission, by a 4-3 vote, rejected the...
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Shining, slippery moments at the Capitol
The State Capitol looks like the kind of place you would want to be during a hurricane, a tornado or a flood. The granite edifice stands solid on high ground, impregnable to what nature may send it...
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Legislators playing chicken
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Devising the budget in the Louisiana Legislature is often an elaborate game of chicken, with the House and Senate challenging each other to see who will relent to avoid an e...
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Louisiana students below nation in ranking for advance placement
A growing number of high school students across the nation are earning early college credit by passing Advanced Placement exams, but Louisiana ranks low in the region and country in that category a...
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New state museum should bring money and visitors to parish
Natchitoches will take a gigantic step toward an expanded role in the state’s tourism industry later this month with the opening of the $23 million Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum that is expe...
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