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4 hrs ago | The Daily Advertiser

LGC Counilman Kenneth Boudreaux urges Medicaid expansion at a press...

Vicki Cormier, of Lafayette, sought treatment for a cold. Now, Cormier said, she has a $1,400 bill that she can't pay.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government

8 hrs ago |

Tom Ramsey named chief financial officer at Hancock Medical

The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees named Tom Ramsey the chief financial officer at Hancock Medical.


12 hrs ago | The Advocate

Historic getaway or speed trap? Washington, La. under fire

Advocate Photo by WILL SENTELL -- State Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, sponsored two bills aimed at Washington, a town about 70 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, that he calls, the worst speed trap in the state of Louisiana.


Related Topix: Washington, LA, Shreveport, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

16 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Louisiana May Force Women To Read A Pamphlet About 'Abortion...

Louisiana lawmakers are currently advancing a measure that would require women to receive biased information about the mental health risks of abortion before being allowed to continue with the procedure.


Related Topix: Abortion, Louisiana Government, US News, Liberal Political News

19 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Louisiana ranks ahead of only Mississippi and Arkansas for taxpayer investment:

Louisiana is the third-worst state in America when it comes to giving taxpayers a return on their investment, according to rankings by, besting only Mississippi and Arkansas.


23 hrs ago |

Lawmaker pulls bill to make Holy Bible Louisiana's official state book

The Louisiana House of Representatives was scheduled to take up a bill to declare the Holy Bible that official state book on Monday evening.


Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Tulane University

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Where is Louisiana's best high school? Gretna, says U.S. News and World Report

Louisiana's best public high school is Thomas Jefferson High in Gretna. So says U.S. News and World Report in its latest annual report .


Related Topix: Gretna, LA, New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

The Daily Advertiser

Payday loans serve purpose for Louisiana people facing financial difficulty

Many Louisiana residents face financial shortfalls every day - a child needs to see a doctor or a bill comes due before payday.


Related Topix: Many, LA, Opinion

Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, private pension funds file Deepwater...

A group of U.S. pension funds, including those for public employees in Louisiana , Maryland and Texas, filed suits in federal court in Texas on Friday that accuse BP of making public statements about the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill that resulted in the defrauding of investors, according stories filed by the Reuters news service and the ... (more)


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Oil Spill, Retirement

The Times-Picayune

Redfish hemmed into this South Louisiana hotspot

A redfish that begins its life in the marshes around Terrebonne Parish's Lake Boudreaux doesn't have a whole lot of options for leaving.



12 States Ban Sodomy A Decade After Court Ruling

A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court

KATC-TV Lafayette

Morgan City's Rhythms on the River Spring 2014 Line-up

"Rhythms on the River" is a live music series held for nine weeks every Friday beginning after Easter each spring.


Related Topix: Morgan City, LA, Events, Motown, Soul, Pierre Part, LA, Thibodaux, LA

Eat your way through Memphis: Barbecue and much more

On a Saturday morning last month at Central BBQ, soon after the place opened, people already were lined up out the door.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dining, Seafood

The Times

State police notified when hazardous materials transported through area

Just after lunchtime on April 11, traffic on U.S. 165 at Interstate 20 slowed in response to an overturned tanker filled with gasoline and diesel fuel.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Louisiana Government

Sun Apr 20, 2014

People leaving Louisiana's vanishing coast behind

A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion.


The Times

Grant cut puts constraints on services for Caddo Parish juveniles

When Caddo Parish put together its budget last year, the juvenile justice fund had a $2.9 million deficit.


Related Topix: Prison

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by Patrick Dennis -- Sierra Majors leads one of her milk cows,

In a state that nurtures young chefs and generally exalts eating, Louisiana has been slow to adopt the national trend toward local and organic food.


Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Lafayette, LA, New Orleans, LA

Lexington Herald-Leader

Ryegress proving to be herbicide-resistant

Daniel Stephenson said seed from fields in Tensas Parish was used to grow the plant and confirm its resistance to glyphosate.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

The Daily Advertiser

Louisiana Book News: Book pays homage to New Orleans' manufacturing history

Cutline: Street scene near the Marche de Fer in Haiti by Richard Sexton, from 'Creole World: Photography of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere.'


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Creole, LA, Photography, Arts, Journalism

The Town Talk

Eggs in whooping crane nest first sign of reproduction in Louisiana in 75 years

Dressed in a red-striped shirt adorned with large, white birds, Sara Simmonds, of Alexandria, expressed her joy Tuesday over the recent discovery of two whooping crane eggs in a nest in the White Lake area in Vermilion Parish.


Related Topix: Alexandria, LA, Robert, LA, Louisiana State University


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