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Obesity side effects of epidemic proportions in Louisiana
Louisiana’s adult obesity rate has dropped to “just” the sixth highest in the nation for the past year after a period as the worst among the 50 states, but that is not a cause for celebration in li...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor
Dear Editor: The president has finally issued a strategy to deal with ISIS. The question now becomes, is his strategy coherent and, most importantly, is it a solution to the radical jihadist moveme...
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Dr. Smith goes to Washington, via Louisiana
“Per capita, Louisiana has more medical doctors in Congress than any other state,” Congressman John Fleming, R-Minden, said during a recent SWLA Economic Development Alliance event in Lake Charles,...
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Hopefully, Louisiana in line for economic growth, prosperity
New research from national commercial real estate development officials underscores reports that Louisiana is in the beginning stages of unprecedented industrial growth that will create thousands o...
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Demons will hopefully create sea of purple to ‘Wreck Tech’
There will be another chapter next weekend in the colorful and celebrated Northwestern-Louisiana Tech football rivalry that dates back more than a century, and Demon fans should create a sea of pur...
Sep 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adequate funding unavailable to improve roads and highways
Louisiana’s roads and bridges have been rated among the worst in the nation for years by engineering and safety experts and travel industry representatives, and the state simply does not have adequ...
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If Sean Payton should have done more, so should have Roger Goodell
By The Editorial Board, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Sept. 10 The NFL requires players to avoid "conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League." The...
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New state tax study gets underway
By Jeremy Alford LaPolitics News Service When LSU economist and Revenue Estimating Conference member Jim Richardson conducted his first major tax study in 1987, he was pleased to discover it had a ...
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PAR offering guide to State’s amendments
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana today released the PAR Guide to the 2014 Constitutional Amendments. The Guide explains the potential impact of the 14 constitutional amendments that...
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State's push in international tourism big economic boost
Tourism continues to provide a gigantic boost to the Louisiana economy, and the announcement this month that this state leads the nation in the growth of international tourists creates optimism abo...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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