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  1. Louisiana trying to extend foster care program until age 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | The Advocate

    Louisiana started a modest expansion of the foster care program last month, paying for students to finish high school, rather than immediately cutting off aid when a child turns 18. Now, state officials want to find a way to care for all foster children until they turn 21. Lawmakers came up with $1 million in the current budget year to continue paying for foster children to reach high school graduation or age 21, whichever happens first. Financing for the proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Ryan Gatti was a surprise, initially seeming like a long-shot amid difficult tax negotiations to stave off deep cuts across state government.

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  2. No tax-free weekend in Louisiana? Legislators accidentally cancel...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 29 | The Advocate

    As James Armes III, D-Leesville, left, and Rep. Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville, second from left, watch, Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, second from right, tells Rep. Raymond Crews, R-Bossier City, right, not to attempt adding his amendment to HB10, the funding bill. In quick measure HB10 passed 74-24 during House action Friday June 22, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La.

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  3. Gold Dome Classic at Dutchtown a reminder of 2016 while also pointing to the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- St. Amant coach Travis Uzee speaks with his players during a timeout against East Ascension during a January game at St. Amant High School's Gold Dome. Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- St. Amant coach Travis Uzee speaks with his players during a timeout against East Ascension during a January game at St. Amant High School's Gold Dome.

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  4. Louisiana man spends 'worst vacation ever' stranded in ocean for 10 hours off Georgia beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | The Advocate

    A tourist says his nighttime stroll on a Georgia beach turned his holiday into the "worst vacation ever" after a rip tide swept him out to sea. Nineteen-year-old Blake Spataro of Louisiana told WJAX-TV he spent nearly 10 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, where no one could hear his screams over the waves and wind.

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  5. As Parkway saga nears end, ex-Live Oak coach Tut Musemeche gets settlements, no apologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    Former Live Oak High School football coach Barry 'Tut' Musemeche watches a play during the game against Denham Springs on Oct. 11, 2012. Former Live Oak High School football coach Barry 'Tut' Musemeche watches a play during the game against Denham Springs on Oct. 11, 2012.

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  6. Jeff Sadow: Trying to make sense of John Bel Edwards' inaction? Look to his campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | The Advocate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to a higher education rally in the State Capitol's Memorial Hall on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to a higher education rally in the State Capitol's Memorial Hall on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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  7. Baton Rouge Re-Bath to become corporate-owned storeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | The Advocate

    Re-Bath has taken over ownership of its Baton Rouge location and plans to use the store as a "think tank" to work out new concepts for franchisees. Re-Bath has had a location in Baton Rouge since 2005.

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  8. Negotiators will attempt to resolve Louisiana House, Senate standoff...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | The Advocate

    The House and Senate appear headed toward a showdown on the Harrah's casino bill on Friday in what could be the final day of the regular legislative session. The face-off was triggered when House Speaker Taylor Barras, in a risky move, won unanimous approval from the state House on Thursday to reject the Senate's version of the casino legislation, House Bill 553 .

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  9. Louisiana school prayer bill nears final legislative passageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | The Advocate

    A proposal that could allow Louisiana school employees to pray with students during the class day edged closer to final legislative passage Tuesday, despite concerns it could embroil the state in litigation. Senate Bill 512 by Sen. Ryan Gatti, a Bossier City Republican, would allow teachers and other workers to pray with students during the workday, if parents of every student in attendance submit a signed request and if the prayer is student-initiated.

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  10. Louisiana Senate votes to allow more teacher prayer with studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana Senate has backed a proposal that opens the door to school employees praying with their students during the class day. Senate Bill 512 by Sen. Ryan Gatti, a Bossier City Republican, would allow teachers and other workers to pray with students during the workday, if parents of every student in attendance submit a signed request and if the prayer is student-initiated.

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  11. Proposal to move riverboat casino to Tangipahoa Parish stymied again in Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2018 | The Advocate

    A push to move a Bossier City riverboat casino to rural Tangipahoa Parish remained barely alive after a state House committee Wednesday took no action on the measure in the face of strong opposition. State Rep. Steve Pugh, R-Ponchatoula, asked the House Criminal Justice Committee to not take a vote rather than have the committee kill the measure, House Bill 438 .

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  12. Push touted as pro-teacher under fire from teacher groupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | The Advocate

    Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, left, chats with Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, as the pair wait for the joint session to start as the 2018 Regular Legislative Session begins Monday March 12, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. The measure, House Bill 343, won approval last week in the state House without a vote to spare, 53-36.

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  13. With a trial or not, unusual split-verdict law helps fill Louisiana prisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 | The Advocate

    By the time authorities fished Bobby Byrd out of the Red River in 2011, they were pretty sick of him. He'd led police on a chase through downtown Shreveport and into neighboring Bossier City before ditching his car and jumping into the drink.

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  14. How LSU's offensive scheme and QB competition are linked together and ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | The Advocate

    The Tigers are still in the developmental stage of installing coach Steve Ensminger's new scheme, and the absence of a starting quarterback has coaches using two styles of play. The scheme is, at least partially, dictated on the play-caller, coach Ed Orgeron said, and LSU's three-man quarterback competition is headed for an August conclusion.

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  15. Among company's Tangipahoa Parish casino goals: Recapture gamblers headed to MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | The Advocate

    A site plan for the casino that is proposed to be built in Tangipahoa Parish by Los Angeles-based Peninsula Pacific. While billed as a riverboat casino, the gambling floor would sit on land 1,000 feet from the river or on a barge over a small moat filled with water from the nearby Tangipahoa River.

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  16. Louisiana Spotlight: Gov. Edwards slow to enter debates on guns, gamblingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | The Advocate

    An illustration slide from a Harrah's presentation named "Harrah's New Orleans Next Gen Master Plan" shows how a 24-story hotel. An illustration slide from a Harrah's presentation named "Harrah's New Orleans Next Gen Master Plan" shows how a 24-story hotel.

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  17. Video poker lobbyist keeps pledge - on that bill, not this oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | The Advocate

    Alton Ashy is a lobbyist for the video poker industry who is known for wearing the snazziest suits in the State Capitol. His stylish red jacket drew compliments from two female legislators when he was testifying before a committee on Wednesday.

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  18. Louisiana gambling industry could see big changes during upcoming legislative sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2018 | The Advocate

    This shot of the Tangiphoa river is looking north towards I 12 and is the proposed site of a Casino. The development is about a 100 acres and is a little over a half mile from the I12 bridge south along the river.

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  19. Meet Laine Hardy, the Livingston teen you've probably seen in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Advocate

    Garrett Jacobs, of Bossier City, will be among those auditioning on Monday night's episode of the rebooted 'American Idol' on ABC. Catch the audition of Laine Hardy, of Livingston, on Monday night's 'American Idol' at 7 p.m. on WBRZ.

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  20. 49 percent of Tangipahoa Parish residents surveyed approve of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | The Advocate

    Forty-nine percent of Tangipahoa Parish voters recently surveyed approve of a proposed casino resort project south of Interstate 12 on the Tangipahoa River at the Robert exit, compared to 31 percent who disapprove. One in five respondents were undecided in a survey of 530 randomly selected Tangipahoa Parish registered voters conducted Feb. 19 by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center.

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