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1 hr ago | The Town Talk

Medicaid could emerge as issue in Louisiana Senate race

The debate over whether to expand Medicaid could be a key issue in the competitive Senate races in Louisiana and Mississippi, political experts say.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Medicaid, Health, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

1 hr ago | The Town Talk

Central Louisiana Personnel File

Crain was elected by his peers in the LSU Council of Student Body Presidents to represent the system.

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Related Topix: Louisiana State University, Natchitoches, LA, Alexandria, LA, Lake Charles, LA

1 hr ago | The Town Talk

Louisiana festivals thrive and grow by remaining unique

With more than 400 festivals on Louisiana's annual calendar, only a handful are major economic engines and cultural bastions.

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

3 hrs ago | The Daily Advertiser

Country music stars show off their - Greatest Eats'Country music...

Country music stars show off their 'Greatest Eats' New cookbook part of latest book news.

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Related Topix: Recipes, Recreational Vehicle, Heartland Rv'S, Life, Food, Meat, Chicken, Celiac Disease, Health, Wynonna Judd, Country

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Advocate

St. Francisville teacher named Louisianaa s teacher of the year

A West Feliciana Parish elementary teacher took top honors as Louisiana's teacher of the year at an awards ceremony for outstanding educators Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.

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Related Topix: St. Francisville, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Jackson, LA

Free Republic

EPA regs likely to kill 68-year-old Louisiana peach orchard

The peach orchards at Mitcham Farms, near the north Louisiana city of Ruston, have survived winter freezes, droughts and dangerous hail storms, but they evidently will not survive the Environmental Protection Agency and its regulations.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Life, Fruits, Food

The Times

Federal stalemate not yet slowing Louisiana highway work

An ongoing congressional stalemate that threatens federal highway aid flowing to states won't stop any roadwork in Louisiana, at least for the next few months, according to state transportation department officials.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Fishermen warned of dangerous Vibrio vulnificus bacteria

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last week advised fishermen to be cautious about the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria found in saltwater.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Seafood, Life, Food

Coug Center

Connor Halliday watchable, Toni Pole likable

As scorching 90-degree-plus temperatures hovered over the Palouse on Friday, there were a few items related to WSU football circulating on the Internet.

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Related Topix: Nicholls State University, Sports, NCAA Sports, Washington State University NCAA

KUAT-TV Tucson

Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music

This program, hosted by Harry Connick Jr., features Louisiana's biggest music stars performing the popular song "You Are My Sunshine, " originally recorded by country star and former Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis.

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Related Topix: Harry Connick Jr., Jazz, Trombone Shorty, New Orleans

Fri Jul 11, 2014

BayouBuzz.com

Hanging out with Louisiana's Cajun cookin Wayne Nix

Louisiana is well and widely known for its unique blend of music, food and culture.

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Related Topix: Youngsville, LA, Patterson, LA

WWL-TV New Orleans

Mourners gather to say goodbye to 21-year-old killed in Bourbon St. shooting

Friday was a painful night for the family and friends of a Hammond woman killed in the recent Bourbon Street mass shooting.

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NOLA.com

Rape, sexual assault policies at Louisiana colleges to be reviewed

State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, wants to investigate how sexual assault and rape are handled at public colleges and universities in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

The Times-Picayune

Recruiting Corner: James Smith, Andrew Lopez breakdown Louisiana's recruits at The Opening

The Times-Picayune recruiting analyst James Smith and recruiting writer Andrew Lopez broke down the performances of the nine Louisiana prospects that attended Nike's The Opening in Oregon this week on this episode of the Recruiting Corner.

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WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

18-wheeler fire catches fire on I-10 East

Two men suspected of raping children were arrested in East Feliciana Parish on Thursday.

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NOLA.com

Louisiana's high schoolers show slight improvement on state tests, record-high graduation rate

Louisiana's high schoolers continued to improve on state and national tests in the 2013-14 year, and a record number of them graduated on time in 2013, state officials announced Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government, Standardized Testing, Education, US Governors

NOLA.com

New Louisiana products include a Baton Rouge barbecue sauce and Tony's mixer

Looking at you, Louisiana products. These are happening now. Also: I expect to see and report on more new products from our state next month, when there are usually debuts at the Louisiana Restaurant Show.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Creole, LA, Recipes, Opelousas, LA

The Times-Picayune

eCards put Louisiana's marshes on GPS screens

The Standard Mapping eCard replaces the background map of a Lowrance GPS unit, showing the Louisiana marsh as it actually appears.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Venice, LA, Barataria, LA

Instapundit

Tea Party Pins Hopes on Louisiana Challenger After Senate Primary Defeats

The Tea Party's favored candidate in Mississippi, Chris McDaniel, had a close defeat to six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Tea Party, Louisiana Government, Thad Cochran

WWL-TV New Orleans

Tainted Legacy: Wealthy and powerful vs. big oil

Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster didn't just support tort reform, he campaigned on the issue, promising to rein in plaintiff's attorneys who made big bucks suing big companies for big damages.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

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