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Proposed high speed rail would benefit entire region
High speed rail systems provide convenience for passengers and expand economic opportunities in other parts of the nation, so it is encouraging that plans for being considered for expanded rail pas...
Jan 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana delegation divided on fiscal cliff vote
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s congressional delegation split in voting over the deal to prevent the so-called “fiscal cliff” of widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts, with most of t...
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Facts not required to make film about oil, gas industry
Yet again, another negative film has been released regarding the oil and natural gas shale revolution that is sweeping across our nation. The latest film, Promised Land, featuring several A-list ac...
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Year Ahead of Unfinished Business
With no elections in 2013 nor much in the way of bold new initiatives put forward by anybody, the state's agenda for the new year is crowded nonetheless with the unfinished business of the old. Gov...
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debate over voucher system, funding will continue in 2013
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to make tax reform the top priority for this year’s legislative session, but the recent ruling by a district judge declaring the funding system for the state’s new educati...
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Public health officials do poorly in enforcing, reporting violations
A recent report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office revealing that state inspectors identified nearly 450,000 health code violations over a three year period but did not collect a singl...
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New Year’s, 2013
In an essay entitled “A Year of Time,” Steven B. Cloud points out that each New Year’s Day provides a gift of time that is exactly the same for every individual whether rich or poor, young or old, ...
Dec 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sasol Investment
The announcement that a company in South Africa is preparing to make the largest single manufacturing investment in the history of Louisiana was overshadowed a bit during the holiday bustle, but th...
Dec 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mandela closest to medical care at his home
CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The doctors treating former South African leader Nelson Mandela believe he should remain in Johannesburg for now to be close to medical fac...
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex-Navy admiral named VP of VT Halter Marine
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Retired Rear Adm. John Prendergast III has been named executive vice president of shipbuilder VT Halter Marine. Company officials say Prendergast will be responsible for go...
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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