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China tightening controls on Internet to curtail anonymous reports about abuse and corruption
JOE McDONALD, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's new communist leaders are increasing already tight controls on Internet use and electronic publishing following a spate of embarrassing online ...
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State finishes Atchafalaya Basin dredging project
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Workers have completed a dredging project designed to improve water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that the d...
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Growth spurs Louisiana town to eye zoning laws after 400 percent growth
YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) — Youngsville is considering new regulations to guide commercial and residential development in a once-tiny municipality that has seen its population grow by more than 400 per...
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Billion-dollar deal major step in Toyota legal woes over plunging vehicles
GREG RISLING, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds o...
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Share the spirit of giving this Christmas
There is a story that has been told countless times over years of Christmases about the little girl in a poor family who was punished by her father for using the only roll of wrapping paper in thei...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State highway fatalities down, still room for improvement
A study by the LSU Highway Safety Research Group showing that traffic fatalities declined in Louisiana in 2011 for the fourth consecutive year reflects the effectiveness of new laws and better enfo...
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Politics of Medicaid Expansion
Roll Call, the political magazine of Washington, D.C., recently handicapped Sen. Mary Landrieu’s 2014 re-election chances at 50-50. The odds against her were worse three years ago when she was bein...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The difference between choice and coercion
Baton Rouge, La.--Like a bolt from the blue, the Michigan Legislature in its current lame duck session recently passed legislation making the Wolverine State the 24th Right to work state. Michigan,...
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Lower category hurricanes can be very dangerous storms
Louisiana residents have paid a lot of attention over the years to the category ranking of hurricanes as the storms approached, but state climatologist Barry Keim emphasizes that even “lower level”...
Dec 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New doctoral program will enhance health care in state
Approval by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System for Northwestern State University to pursue the establishment of a doctor of nursing practice degree is a huge step towar...
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