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2 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

WGN America's 'Salem' built its Massachusetts-set witch story in Louisiana

" Salem, " a new supernatural series debuting at 9 p.m. Sunday on WGN America , came to Louisiana to build its 17th century New England village.

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

6 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana native and member of DOE shares insight on expected economic boom

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy Dr. Paula Gant shared her insight on the projected economic boom in Southwest Louisiana at a special program hosted by the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the U.S. Department of Commerce/Export Assistance Center and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

9 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan

Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Lake Charles, LA

12 hrs ago | SF Sentinel

Louisiana's bold stand against sodomy

The culture war's focus has narrowed quite a bit in recent years. Whereas the political combat over hot-button social issues used to include issues like school prayer, access to pornography, and Ten Commandments displays, the contemporary culture war tends to focus on sexual health and gay rights .

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court

17 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Louisiana schools remain gun-free after weapons bill pulled

A Chalmette lawmaker on Wednesday shelved a proposal that would have let school employees who possess concealed- handgun permits bring their weapons to work.

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Related Topix: Chalmette, LA, Winnsboro, LA, New Orleans, LA

21 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Louisiana Truck-Bus Crash Caused by Texting, State Police Say

Texting while driving is thought to be cause of an accident in Louisiana involving a Calcasieu Parish school bus and a pickup truck that sent one student and the bus driver to the hospital.

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Yesterday | WNYC-AM New York

As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

Louisiana's coast is disappearing at the rate of about a football field an hour.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, New Orleans, LA, Flood, Natural Disasters

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CNN

Landrieu faces her toughest political storm to stay in Senate

She is beset by well-funded forces on the right who sense the Gulf Coast Democrat's vulnerability in trying to defend a Senate seat in a red state.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cedric Richmond, US House of Representatives, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Republican, Representative Bill Cassidy, Xavier University

Nwlanews.com

Man saves himself after capsizing on Caney Lake

Minden Water Rescue and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were dispatched to save a stranded man treading water and hanging on to his capsized canoe on upper Caney Lake Tuesday evening, only to find the man had managed to find his way to shore.

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WGBH

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

The "Good Book" could become the official book of Louisiana if a bill sent to the state's legislature passes in a vote that could come as early as this week.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, US News

Switched

Louisiana House Votes To Keep Unconstitutional Anti-Sodomy Law

The Louisiana House voted 66-27 on Tuesday to keep the state's unconstitutional sodomy ban under Louisiana's crimes against nature law.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

The Times

Louisiana Senate gives final passage to new explosives rules

Regulations will be tightened on explosives licenses in Louisiana, in response to the discovery of millions of pounds of improperly stored military propellant at Camp Minden.

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The Times

Two local teens named 2014 Louisiana Heroes

Two Northwest Louisiana students are among eight named 2014 Louisiana Young Heroes by Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Keithville, LA, Benton, LA, Shreveport, LA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

JD Journal

Nadeen Weybrecht Discusses the State of the Legal Market in Atlanta

Nadeen Weybrecht is a legal recruiter at BCG Attorney Search's Houston Office . She focuses on matching attorneys with employers in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, and Oklahoma metropolitan areas.

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Related Topix: Duke University

The Advocate

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Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the state Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Speed trap labeling bill dies in the La. House

Rep. Steve Pylant's effort to brand tiny towns that get more than half their annual income from speeding tickets with the moniker has failed to get the backing of the state House.

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USA Today

Rodney Crowell's 'Tarpaper Sky' shoots for the moon

Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos.

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Related Topix: Country, Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Music, Entertainment

Post and Courier

Bill would restrict drones on Louisiana private property

Unmanned aircraft would be limited on Louisiana private property if lawmakers agree to a bill that won the support of a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.

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The Times-Picayune

Real Id driver's license option moves forward in Louisiana Legislature

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson supports a bill that would have Louisiana driver's licenses comply with the federal regulations, known as REAL ID.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Plaquemine, LA

The Times

BancorpSouth buying Louisiana-based insurance firm

TUPELO, Miss. -- BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc., a subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, has agreed to acquire the assets of Lafayette-based Knox Insurance Group LLC. Financial terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed.

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