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23 min ago | NOLA.com

Louisiana gas tax among the cheapest, organization reports

Louisiana has one of the cheapest gas taxes in the country, according to the American Petroleum Institute.

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Related Topix: Robert, LA

4 hrs ago | The Times

Dropping oil, gas industry preference would cut taxes for all

Eliminating a series of preferences granted to the oil and gas industry would result in a property tax cut for everyone who pays it, says the chairman of the Louisiana Assessors Association' Oil and Gas Committee.

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Related Topix: Tax, Robert, LA, Haynesville, LA

8 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Ray Nagin joins the Louisiana Politicians Hall of Shame

Ray Nagin broke new ground for a New Orleans mayor Wednesday, becoming the first ever sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Democrat, Jefferson, LA

11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Talaija Dorsey body found: Slipper in car led to mother's fiance's murder charge

Missing 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey's body found after she was reported missing from her St. James Parish home on July 1. Police charged mother's fiance with murder and they have him in custody.

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13 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

State Farm hurricane deductible jumps to 5 percent

State Farm spokesman Gary Stephenson tells The Advocate the hurricane deductible was included on new policies in November and added to existing customers as they've renewed their policies on or after Dec. 1. Most policies had a 2 percent hurricane deductible.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

15 hrs ago | WBRZ

Mississippi man dies in Tangipahoa Parish collision

Authorities say a 40-year-old Mississippi man died in a two-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler at the intersection of La.

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19 hrs ago | The Times

John Kennedy: Louisiana, America need to fix Medicaid

On May 30, President Obama directed Medicare to begin paying for "gender reassignment surgery," commonly known as sex change surgery, which costs between $25,000 and $75,000 per patient depending upon the gender chosen.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Louisiana Government, Medicare, Health Insurance

21 hrs ago | WWL-TV New Orleans

Legacy lawsuits: 360 cases, millions paid, little cleaned up

Louisiana landowners and Big Oil have been locked in a legal stalemate for the last decade over how to fix environmental damage caused by oil and gas operations.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Louisiana teachers learning about "Jump Start" program

The Jump Start 2014 Super Summer Institute is preparing Louisiana teachers in a program that will allow students to earn high-wage jobs in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sunherald.com

DHH: First cases of West Nile Virus found

The three cases are all asymptomatic, which means the individuals did not know they were infected, and only found out because they were donating blood or having blood work done.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

DHH: First cases of West Nile Virus for 2014 found in Livingston Parish

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports their first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014 in Louisiana have been found in Livingston Parish.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Louisiana Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Daily Caller

New Report Details Louisiana's Spending On Food StampsTo Deceased People

As documented in the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Monday report, the state of Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for deceased people from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2013.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Conservative Political News, US News

LA Daily News

Director Matt Reeves divulges what is real, what is not in a Dawn of the Planet of the Apesa

The current “Planet of the Apes” series reboot - or prequel or whatever you want to call it - may be the most impressive movie cycle of its ilk since the “Dark Knight” trilogy.

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Related Topix: Let Me In, Planet of the Apes, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Celebrities, Charlton Heston

WSFA-TV Montgomery

On a Louisiana island, the 2014 generation of pelicans may be the last

On a tiny island eight miles northeast of Grand Isle, Plaquemines Parish officials wonder if they are seeing the last generation of Louisiana Brown Pelicans hatch there.

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Merced Sun-Star

Jerry Large: Keep revolutionary spirit alive

Independence Day has the most meaning if, when the celebrating is over, the revolution continues.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison

The Town Talk

Louisiana Junior Amateur set for Links on the Bayou Wednesday

Links on the Bayou will host the Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship Wednesday through Friday.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, New Iberia, LA, Shreveport, LA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

OpEdNews

Strange Bedfellows

Boy, there's no shortage of kooky candidates headed down the pipe for the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Weird, Liberal Political News

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

State audit reveals DCFS distributed over $1 million to dead people

A state audit revealed over $1 million dollars in tax money was wasted on people who are not alive.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

The Advocate

Advocate staff photo by John Ballance Lacey Sanchez, of Baton Rouge, crowned Miss Louisiana 2014

Newly crowned Miss Louisiana Lacey Sanchez wants kids to become physically active.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Family, Kids, Southeastern Louisiana University

Lowering the Bar

Hose-Entanglement Case Filed in Louisiana

Twyla M_____v.Century Surety Company; Rushabh Inc. dba Rush Express,6/20/2014, 2014-12824 G Negligence action.

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