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44 min ago | Best of New Orleans

West Elm opens a Magazine Street location July 24

Contemporary home furnishings retailer West Elm opens at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24. A subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, the store offers furniture, bedding, home accessories and lighting, all designed by an in-house team or handcrafted by international artisans.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Crafts, New Orleans, LA

4 hrs ago | The Times

Money from oil and gas industry flooding into Louisiana capitol

NEW ORLEANS -- In oil-and-gas rich Louisiana, matching money to political influence is generally an easy proposition.


Related Topix: Oil & Gas, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, New Orleans, LA, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Assessors in Louisiana Seek Updated Valuation Rules for Oil Wells

A group of Louisiana tax assessors is advocating for a series of property valuation changes that, if approved, could significantly increase property tax rates for oil and gas well operators, as well as revenues for local governments.


9 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Mid-year movie awards: What do you think is the best Louisiana-made film of 2014 so far?

The Times-Picayune's Oscar Minor Winners are named annually to recognize those early-year releases that are worthy of recognition -- but most of which will be left off Oscar' invitation list come award season, due to their early-year release dates.


Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment

14 hrs ago | Big News

NPLEx will make a difference in the meth problem according to Louisiana officer

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WDSU-TV New Orleans

More Rain Wednesday

The upper low will still be in the neighborhood Wednesday. Add in daytime heating, and expect some rain and storms to fire up.


Related Topix: Weather

Louisiana Governor's race in 2015: Three similarities among the candidates

The three candidates currently running in Louisiana's gubernatorial election in 2015 aren't known for what they have in common.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, David Vitter, US Senate, Immigration Reform, Barack Obama

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Daniel Erath -- Anthony Recasner

Louisiana ranks among the worst states in the nation when it comes to the well-being of its children in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book released Tuesday.


Related Topix: Erath, LA, Family, Kids, New Orleans, LA


Why Louisiana Is the Next (and Better) Hollywood

Currently, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are fighting crime with a Pelican State backdrop in 22 Jump Street .


Related Topix: Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum

Fleet Owner Magazine

Kenworth of South Louisiana opens parts and service location

The location, which features two service bays and a parts delivery truck, is near U.S. Highway 90 in Lake Charles, La.


Related Topix: Lake Charles, LA, Carencro, LA, Houma, LA

The Town Talk

Two incurable citrus diseases spreading in Louisiana

Two incurable citrus diseases continue to spread in Louisiana, but neither citrus greening nor citrus canker has been found in commercial orchards, says the director of the LSU AgCenter's Plant Diagnostic Center, Raj Singh.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, New Orleans, LA, Belle Chasse, LA

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Guatemalan Man accused of murder sought help from Houston missionary jpg

July 21, 2014: Local 2 Investigates has learned a Guatemalan man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Louisiana sought help from a missionary he met in his native country.


Related Topix: US Physical Therapy

Stonecipher talks politics at Lions Club

On paper, Louisiana is considered a red state; one which leans conservative and votes Republican.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, US News

Crooks and Liars

Black Panther Spends 35 Years In Solitary, Warden Finally Hints It Was Political

The warden of America's largest prison said that he was considering letting a Louisiana inmate out of solitary confinement for the first time in decades so that he could participate in religion-based rehabilitation programs.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Louisiana State Penitentiary, US News, Liberal Political News

State Farm Insurance reviewing Louisiana's mandatory 5 % hurricane deductible

State Farm Insurance is reviewing a request from Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon to offer a second hurricane deductible option to policyholders following the implementation of its mandatory five percent deductible.


Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Associated Press

Assessors want new valuation rules for oil wells

The proposed rules come from the Louisiana Assessors' Association and were introduced at a Louisiana Tax Commission hearing July 8. The LAA's Oil and Gas Committee chairman, Robert Gravolet of Plaquemines Parish, tells New Orleans CityBusiness property values for well sites have historically not been assessed correctly.


BWW Reviews: TAME. Offers Stirring Drama at Capital Fringe

TAME. is one of those plays in this year's Capital Fringe Festival that's a bit of a rarity among all of the zany offerings.


The Town Talk

Cotton acreage up, while corn down in Louisiana

Louisiana cotton acreage is up to nearly 200,000 acres, which is vast improvement over 2013's record low of 125,000 acres, but corn is down to about 420,000, a significant decrease from last year's 700,000 acres, an LSU AgCenter official in Alexandria said.


Related Topix: Alexandria, LA, Entomology, Science, Weather, Agriculture

The News-Star

P.E.O. AE delegates attend state convention

Representing P.E.O. Chapter AE at the annual Louisiana Chapter Convention were Dianne Lawrence, AE treasurer; Loura Barr, past state president; and Lauretta Tucker, AE chaplain.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Star

This photo provided by the LSU Agricultural Center shows a Mexican rice borer on a sugarcane leaf.

Louisiana rice farmers should be on the lookout for Mexican rice borers and stinkbugs, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science


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