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1 hr ago | Merced Sun-Star

Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

That's according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who each announced Monday that the clinics made it into the agreement between the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate veterans affairs committees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs

2 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Mike Strain: Four issues facing Louisiana's agricultural community

Mike Strain, the head of Louisiana's Department of Agriculture and Forestry , spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club about issues facing the state's farming sector Monday .

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

4 hrs ago | Government Executive

Blocking the Vote in Congress

A friend of mine who has been a lobbyist for years - and wants to remain anonymous so he can continue doing it a while longer - recently made the argument to me that the current Congress is not, in fact, the least productive in U.S. history.

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8 hrs ago | The News-Star

Louisiana Delta offering agriculture aviation training

Louisiana Delta Community College, in association with Flying Tiger Aviation, is offering agriculture aviation training.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

10 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Contractor fearing construction worker shortage

The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has released figures showing the construction industry's need for workers will grow twice as fast as the average for all industries.

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14 hrs ago | The News-Star

Strong storms expected across northern Louisiana

Strong storms could hit northern Louisiana on Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport.

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Related Topix: Weather, Shreveport, LA, Farmerville, LA, Monroe, LA

17 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Market for Louisiana hot sauces up 150 percent since 2000

Louisiana, the U.S. capital of hot sauces, has exported its culinary obsession for the capsaicin-laden condiment to consumers throughout the country.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Lake Providence, LA, Avery-Island, LA, New Iberia, LA, New Orleans, LA

19 hrs ago | Philly.com

Christie caught in the middle of Common Core argument

What started out as a shared goal of improving academic standards to prepare students for college and the workforce has collided with ideological differences over states' rights and rigid opposition to President Obama.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Education Etc.

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Town Talk

Gov. Bobby Jindal: Why I fight for education

People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as governor what would it be? These are tough questions.

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

Sunherald.com

Political fireworks in Louisiana, Mississippi

In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political chessboard tends to be a lot less threatening and at times entertaining, this election season is living up to expectations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Bennie Thompson, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Thad Cochran

KATC-TV Lafayette

La Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association Announces Mr. Iberia 2014

The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Association has selected Mr. Perry Segura as Mr. Iberia 2014.

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Related Topix: Cade, LA, St. Martinville, LA, New Iberia, LA

The News-Star

Saluting our men and women in uniform

July comes to an end and that means only one thing -- the start of school cannot be far behind.

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Related Topix: Covington, LA, Monroe, LA, West Monroe, LA, US Military, Fort Benning, US Army

Free Republic

These Are The Happiest And Unhappiest Regions In The US

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by Harvard economics professor Edward Glaeser, University of British Columbia economics professor Joshua Gottlieb, and Harvard graduate student Oren Ziv tracks how people's self-perceived happiness varies among American cities.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

The Town Talk

Hasten: Some in Louisiana always have been suspicious of John White

While Superintendent of Education John White wrestles with Gov. Bobby Jindal over continuing to use Common Core and purchasing a test to assess student learning, he says he's being "unfairly targeted" by members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and board watchers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Bossier City, LA, Lottie, LA

Murfreesboro Post

People in Louisiana understand true definition of happiness

When you're talking about happiness, Louisiana grasped the concept long before Pharrell Williams had a hit record.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Harvard University, New Orleans, LA, Pop/Rock, The Big Easy, Shreveport, LA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Advocate

Photos: The Louisiana Outdoor Expo

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO - Children watch Twiggy, the water skiing squirrel, during the Louisiana Outdoor Expo at the Cajundome in Lafayette July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, LA

The Advocate

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium offers $2 bargain

Advocate file photo -- A model of the Formosan termite, a New Orleans nemesis, sits on display at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

The Times-Picayune

Two St. Tammany Parish lawyers are honored by La. State Bar Association

Robert Thomas Binney, who has a private law practice in Slidell, was among the Louisiana State Bar Association's recipients of a Pro Bono Publico Award at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans.

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Related Topix: Slidell, LA, New Orleans, LA, Robert, LA, Covington, LA

The Advocate

BR area gains 12,700 jobs over 12 months

The Baton Rouge metropolitan area gained more nonfarm jobs - 12,700 - in the 12 months ended June 30 than any of Louisiana's other seven metros.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA

NOLA.com

Louisiana state police head turns down extra retirement benefits

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson has said he won't accept a retirement pay boost that the Louisiana Legislature approved for him and one other state trooper on the last day of the 2014 lawmaking session.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension

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