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Possibility of future funding lies with Legislature and WISE
Higher education in Louisiana has struggled in recent years as the result of substantial reductions in state funding, but universities received hope for a much brighter future last week during acti...
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Senate backs ban on drones in some places
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items consider...
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Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting
JERUSALEM (AP) — The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous ...
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Programs to give designation to healthy businesses
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is launching a new statewide health initiative to give a special designation to schools, businesses and organizations deemed to be making healthy choices. Gov. Bob...
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Webb has guided Northwestern through many difficult times
Dr. Randall Webb’s announcement that he will retire later this year as president of Northwestern focuses attention on his significant accomplishments during 18 years as president and on the importa...
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Aide had access to tape that shows kissing Congressman
MONROE, La. (AP) — A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the...
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House divided on electing education superintendent
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A divided House Education Committee backed an effort to make Louisiana's state education superintendent an elected job, rather than an appointed on. Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Nap...
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Survey says education among greatest concerns of residents
It is encouraging that a growing number of Louisiana residents recognize the need to increase state funding for a higher education system that has been shaken to its foundation over the past five y...
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Bill would put target on tax elections
State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, wants lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would force local governments and political subdivisions to adhere to new guidelines for tax elections. T...
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State’s increasing dependence on federal dollars disturbing
A new report showing that Louisiana receives substantially more money from the federal government than it sends to Washington in taxes each year should create concerns about the state’s current and...
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