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28 min ago | The Town Talk

Small overpayments found in La. voucher program

Auditors looking at state funding to private schools through Louisiana's $35 million voucher program found about $52,000 in overpayments during the last school year, according to information released Friday by the education department.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Texas lawmaker's wisecrack stirs a fiery Louisiana response

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, joked in a hearing that it was easier for Texas schools to teach a Hurricane Katrina refugee than a Central American child, because teachers would only have to speak to the "Katrina child" in "coon-a--."

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Related Topix: Carencro, LA, Lafayette, LA

NOLA.com

What the 2015 Louisiana governor candidates are saying about Jindal's fight over Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal may want to get Louisiana out of using the Common Core academic standards, but that doesn't mean Louisiana's next executive will necessarily want the same.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Louisiana State Police plans trip to Texas-Mexico for border security briefing

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson and Louisiana State House of Representatives Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley are headed for the Texas-Mexico border next week for a security briefing by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Texas Government, Texas, Illegal Immigration, US News

Q93

6 New Cases of West Nile Virus In Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed six new West Nile virus cases, bringing this year's total number of cases to 15. The new infections include three cases of neuroinvasive disease in Caddo Parish, two cases of West Nile fever, with one each in Caddo and Livingston parishes, and an asymptomatic case in East Baton Rouge ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Louisiana Government

NOLA.com

Magazine ranks Louisiana No. 1 for 'business climate;' Baton Rouge and New Orleans in top 5 for potential growth

New rankings pin Louisiana as the state with the best business climate, and Baton Rouge and New Orleans as among the cities with the greatest potential for growth.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA

The Town Talk

Brame tries to add to family's 2014 golf laurels

Grady Brame of Hammond, an Alexandria native whose parents and siblings live in Alexandria, will try this weekend to be the second in his family to win a major amateur title in Louisiana this year.

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Related Topix: Alexandria, LA, Broussard, LA, Ruston, LA, Woodworth, LA

The News-Star

Downed power pole to keep Ouachita Parish road closed Friday

A downed power pole will keep a Ouachita Parish closed on Friday. Trooper Albert Paxton of the Louisiana State Police Louisiana 594 from Auto Mall Drive to Powell Avenue has been shut down after a car hit a pole and fled the scene.

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The News-Star

Why crape myrtles may not be flowering too well

What's the most popular summer-blooming tree in Louisiana? Crape myrtles. Pretty easy question.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Weather

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Thenew995fm.com

2014 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday Is Aug. 1-2

"During these two days, most retail purchases in Louisiana are going to be free of the 4% state sales tax," says state revenue spokesman Byron Henderson.

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Insurance Journal West

Louisiana Agent Booked with 29 Counts of Insurance Fraud

Louisiana State Police have booked a 58-year-old West Monroe man with 29 counts of insurance fraud and one count of theft.

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NOLA.com

Bobby Jindal, David Vitter seek information about immigrant children housed in Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal and U.S. Sen. David Vitter , R-La., are both looking for more details on the more than 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children that have crossed the United States border and were relocated to Louisiana over the past six months.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, David Vitter, US Senate, US Governors, Prison

The News-Star

551 new laws take effect Friday in Louisiana

Slug a referee at your child's sports game? You'll face jail time. Sixteen and trying to improve your tan? You'll have to head outside because minors are barred from the tanning bed.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

The Times

Federal judge dismisses Louisiana Highway 3132 lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed without prejudice a lawsuit seeking to bar the Stage 1 planning and environmental study for extending Louisiana Highway 3132/Inner Loop Expressway until all alternative routes have been properly identified.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

McClatchy

Carl Leubsdorf: Threats of impeachment all too common since Nixon left office

Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

The Town Talk

Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free.

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Related Topix: Louisiana State University, Alexandria, LA, Louisiana College, Smoking, Medicine, Health

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Experts in Cyber Crime Units urge parents to beware of online predators

A quiet evening recently turned horrifying for one local mother after she realized her 16 year old girl was gone.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

WBAY-TV Green Bay

As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Air Accidents, UC Los Angeles

Wed Jul 30, 2014

New Yorker

Can the G.O.P. Take the Senate?

Just in case you haven't had enough bad news, here's a bit more from the domestic-politics desk.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana Government, Mitt Romney, Carl Levin

ThinkProgress

Texas Lawmaker Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

A leader of the Texas House of Representatives referred to children who moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina using a term viewed by many as a deeply offensive ethic slur.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Immigration Reform, Louisiana Government, US News, Liberal Political News

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