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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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, Louisiana, Republican, US House of Representatives, Standardized Testing, Education, US Governors

19 hrs ago | The Times

Northwestern State announces winners of essay contest

NATCHITOCHES - Angelle Nicole Williams of St. Amant High School was the first-place winner of Northwestern State University's Louisiana High School Essay Contest for her entry, "I Am Proud To Be Louisianian."

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Related Topix: Natchitoches, LA, Louisiana, St. Amant, LA, Ruston, LA, Minden, LA

Yesterday | 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, Thad Cochran

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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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The Advocate

Traffic Alert: All lanes clear on I-10 West, I-110 South, but...

All lanes are now clear 10 West before the split with I-110 Split and I-110 South before merge with I-10, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced on Twitter.

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KLAX

Lane Closures: 1-49 between LA1200 and LA8

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development , advises the public that beginning Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM, weather permitting, construction work will begin on I-49 between LA 1200 and LA 8. The Project will consist of grading, cold planning asphaltic concrete pavement, pavement patching, and related work.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Despite setbacks, construction of new Sulphur HS stadium on schedule

Despite setbacks, the new Sulphur High School stadium is set to be complete in 2015.

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The News-Star

Our view: State auditor doing the job

About $1.3 million in federal food card benefits were used fraudulently in Louisiana after the legal recipients died, a state audit has found.

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NOLA.com

La. 3127 to get acceleration lanes on St. Charles Parish's west bank

The state highway department plans to build acceleration lanes for traffic merging onto Louisiana 3127 on the west bank of St. Charles Parish.

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Free Republic

Louisiana gave away $1.3 million in food stamps to deceased people

Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013, according to a report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday .

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

The Advocate

Our Views: Jindal base not happy

The huge number of Jindal backers and prominent business people objecting strongly to the governor's about-face on the Common Core issue is remarkable.

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The Times

John Kennedy: Louisiana, America need to fix Medicaid

On May 30, President Obama directed Medicare to begin paying for "gender reassignment surgery," commonly known as sex change surgery, which costs between $25,000 and $75,000 per patient depending upon the gender chosen.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Louisiana, Medicare, Health Insurance

NOLA.com

Vitter amendment would give red-snapper control to Gulf states

Louisiana's red snapper anglers are legally allowed to harvest their favorite fish in state waters right now, but the federal season is closed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Louisiana

Tue Jul 08, 2014

School Bus Fleet

Louisiana state law may put more miles on school buses

The News-Star reports that a new state law that prohibits school bus drivers from loading or unloading students at school or near their homes in a way that would cause them to have to cross traffic lanes will cause many rural school districts to have to extend their bus routes.

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Sunherald.com

Bridge work to close lanes on I-20 at Vicksburg

The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development has hired a Missouri contractor to jack up the cantilever span off its piers and reset bearings that are being stressed by tiny movements of the river bottom.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

DHH: First cases of West Nile Virus for 2014 found in Livingston Parish

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports their first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014 in Louisiana have been found in Livingston Parish.

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NOLA.com

DHH reports first three human cases of West Nile virus in Louisiana

Three people have contracted the virus in Livingston Parish - the first three human cases reported by Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in 2014.

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The Daily Caller

New Report Details Louisiana's Spending On Food StampsTo Deceased People

As documented in the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Monday report, the state of Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for deceased people from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2013.

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The Advocate

Traffic Alert: Lanes blocked on I-10 East before College Drive, I-12 West past Millerview Road

The left westbound lane of Interstate 12 is blocked past Millerville Road, because of an accident, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced on Twitter.

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