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Legislators bog down on simple smoking issue
Louisiana legislators missed an opportunity during this year’s session to make the state a little healthier and more pleasant for non-smokers when they failed to embrace a proposal to prohibit smok...
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Questions abound over DHH contracts
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—Even as he was tweaking the bid specifications that would qualify Client Network Services, Inc. (CNSI) to submit a proposal for a $185 million contract with the Department of Heal...
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West Feliciana considering home rule government
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — A public hearing on a proposed plan to divide West Feliciana into four single-member parish council districts turned into a debate on the need for a home-rule governmen...
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Southern Baptists tacking more social issues
HOUSTON (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention tackled topics at its annual meeting this week that seemed to show a concern for a broadening array of social issues, including human trafficking and ...
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Former students still getting aid
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A new audit finds nearly 300 students who unofficially withdrew from Grambling State University may have continued to receive federal student aid during the fall 2011 and spri...
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Legislature cutting budgets but not raising cigarette taxes
Another Louisiana legislative session has ended without taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products being increased, and that is a blow both to the state budget and to efforts to curtail health ...
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Save the date: Aug. 24 Great bargains and fun in store
Northwestern State University friends and alumni need to do one of those “save the date” things for Aug. 24. That’s when the popular Athletic Scholarship Auction that has been generating funds for ...
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They said it at the Legislature
During tense budget negotiations in the Senate president’s office between delegations of senators and representatives, Rep. Lance Harris received a text message from Rep. Brett Geymann that read, “...
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Lelgislators turn deaf ear
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's higher education leaders and advocates had big goals for the just-ended legislative session. They were asking lawmakers to give up their authority over tuition h...
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Letters to the Editor
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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