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3 hrs ago | The Advocate

Quin Hillyer: Mary Landrieua s crude political ploy

Set aside Mary Landrieu's greater fondness for her D.C. mansion than for a real home in Louisiana. Set aside her senatorial office's incompetence at keeping track of which private-jet travels should be paid for by her campaign instead of by taxpayers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Lake Charles, LA, Opinion

7 hrs ago | The Advocate

Treasurer: Discipline a factor in graduation

State Treasurer John Kennedy, who serves as a substitute teacher about three times per year, said one reason that nearly one in four students in Louisiana public high schools fails to graduate in four years is lack of discipline. "Too often there are one or two kids in every class who constantly interrupt and disrupt the learning process for themselves and others, often through physical and verbal abuse of the teacher and fellow students," Kennedy wrote in one of his periodic guest columns.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Family, Kids, New Orleans, LA, San Jose State University

11 hrs ago | The News-Star

Munn-HallMunn-HallMunn-Hall plan vowsMunn-Hall plan vows

Mr. and Mrs. Milton L. Munn, Jr. of Oak Grove, Louisiana, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista McKenzie Munn, to Matthew Randall Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hall, of Mer Rouge, Louisiana. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton L. Munn, Sr. of Oak Grove, Louisiana, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gregory of Kilbourne, Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Oak Grove, LA, Mer Rouge, LA, Kilbourne, LA, Monroe, LA

15 hrs ago | The News-Star

'Chained to the Land' contains unpublished La. slave narratives

During the 1930s, the Federal Writers' Project interviewed more than 2,200 ex-slaves throughout 17 states, including Louisiana. The narratives were 'Chained to the Land' contains unpublished La.

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19 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Tree farmer, logger get top forestry awardsTree farmer, logger get...

Tree farmer, logger get top forestry awards Louisiana Forestry Association recognizes Grand Cane, Goldonna men. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/09/14/tree-farmer-logger-get-top-forestry-awards/15616007/ A DeSoto landowner and a Goldonna logger received top awards at the Louisiana Forestry Association's recent annual meeting in Shreveport.

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Related Topix: Grand Cane, LA, Goldonna, LA, Shreveport, LA, Haynesville, LA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Town Talk

Immigration a hot issue in the Louisiana Senate raceImmigration a hot ...

With Election Day less than eight weeks away, candidates for Louisiana's Senate seat are working to prove they're tougher than their rivals on illegal immigration, a hot-button issue in the closely watched race. Immigration a hot issue in the Louisiana Senate race WASHINGTON - With Election Day less than eight weeks away, candidates for Louisiana's Senate seat are working to prove they're tougher than their rivals on illegal immigration, a hot-button issue in the closely watched race.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Illegal Immigration

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

1 dead in gas accident on offshore LA platform

At only 19 years of age, a soldier from Calcasieu Parish died in the line of duty, after spending just three months in Vietnam. That was nearly 50 years ago.

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Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Prien, LA, Westlake, LA

NOLA.com

Louisiana beers to get the limelight at The Irish House Brewers Bash

Beer-drinkers can sample their way across South Louisiana, from Broussard and Arnaudville to Arabi and Covington, during a first-time Louisiana Brewers Bash at The Irish House , 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The bash, set for Sept.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Broussard, LA, Arnaudville, LA, Arabi, LA

The News-Star

Is La. culture to blame for drunk driving?Is La. culture to blame for ...

Is La. culture to blame for drunk driving? Survey results suggest more than half of respondents drink and drive at least some of the time.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, LA, Leblanc, LA

The Daily Caller

Sen. Landrieu Releases Charter Flight Records, Apologizes

Louisiana U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu issued an apology Friday when she released the results of an internal investigation which showed that she improperly used $33,700 in taxpayers' money to pay for 43 charter flights since 2002. The release comes four days after Landrieu promised to release the results of the investigation, which was sparked last month after Politico and CNN found that the Democrat had used taxpayer money to pay for campaign activity.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Government, Conservative Political News

The Wichita Eagle

Healthy harvest expected for soybeans

LSU AgCenter scientists say good moisture and light pest pressure could make this year's soybean crop a record-breaker. AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy tells The News-Star he has been surprised that excess rainfall has not ruined many soybean fields in Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather

The Advocate

DEQa s Hatch says federal proposal to cut power plant emissions would cripple Louisiana economy

A proposed federal rule to reduce carbon dioxide releases from power plants is an overreach by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and would cripple the state's economy if enacted, the state's top environmental official says. In a letter Friday to EPA, state Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Peggy Hatch also questions the carbon dioxide goals proposed for Louisiana.

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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Social Scene: Take a weird and wacky trip in your own backyardSocial...

Take a weird and wacky trip in your own backyard Touring Louisiana can be like going to another country-even if you live here.

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Related Topix: Shreveport, LA, Opelousas, LA, Prison, St. Gabriel, LA, Weird

Daily World

12 new West Nile virus infections in Louisiana

Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/state/2014/09/12/new-west-nile-virus-infections-louisiana/15538467/ NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says 12 new West Nile virus infections in the state bring the year's total to 92. Three of the cases diagnosed this week are dangerous infections of the nervous system, bringing that total to 41. The state already had surpassed last year's total of 34. All three of those neuroinvasive infections are in East Baton Rouge Parish, where two patients diagnosed with flu-like West Nile fever and one without symptoms are located.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, New Orleans, LA

NOLA.com

Louisiana legislators may be able to avoid troubled state health care option

The Louisiana Legislature and its staff will have other health care plan options besides those plans offered through the Office of Group Benefits. and LSU First will release its plans Monday -- so it's hard to know if one group's plans are more generous than the other -- but some state workers anticipate LSU First to have better alternatives, since it isn't experiencing financial difficulties.

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Related Topix: Amite, LA, Metairie, LA

The News-Star

Cassidy: Is Landrieu still a Louisianian?

Cassidy: Is Landrieu still a Louisianian? Congressman says senator has abandoned Louisiana voters and their values. Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1rZEEne U.S. Rep. and Louisiana Senate candidate Dr. Bill Cassidy stops in Friday at The News-Star in Monroe for an interview.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Democrat, Immigration Reform

The Washington Post

Morning Plum: Yes, some Dems are campaigning on Obamacare

One of the most fascinating political stories of this cycle has been the emergence of the Medicaid expansion as a separate issue from Obamacare. The health law is supposed to be an epic political disaster for Dems - and it surely is a net liability for them - but at the same time, multiple GOP Senate candidates have offered up nonstop evasions on whether they'd roll the expansion back in their states.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kay Hagan, Mary Landrieu, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

The News-Star

NELA's top young professionals receive awardsNELA's top young...

Many attend the Top 20 Under 40 Awards Reception in honor of several of northeastern Louisiana's brightest professionals Thursday at the Vantage ONB Tower ballroom. The Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals, The News-Star and DeltaBusiness are partners in the selection of the winners and the awards program.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Town Talk

Mesa gaillardia is outstanding in fall gardensMesa gaillardia is...

Each spring and fall LSU AgCenter horticulturists unveil Louisiana Super Plants selections for that season, and gaillardia Mesa series has been named a Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall 2014. Mesa gaillardia is outstanding in fall gardens Each spring and fall LSU AgCenter horticulturists unveil Louisiana Super Plants selections for that season, and gaillardia Mesa series has been named a Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall 2014.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Home Gardening, Home

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