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  1. Governor targets regional average for teachers; downplays talk of walkoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | The Advocate

    Mixing education goals with re-election themes, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Saturday he is mapping plans to boost teacher pay to the regional average by 2022 on top of pay raises of $1,000 next year. Edwards also said that, since teacher pay raises are winning bipartisan support, he does not see reasons for any work stoppage, which has drawn qualified support from some members of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.

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  2. Edwards asks union teachers to focus on 2019 electionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NOLA.com

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, shown here addressing the Legislature, was the keynote speaker at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers annual conference Saturday in Baton Rouge. , telling a teachers' union to start 2019 "with a sense of purpose" about the race.

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  3. Southeastern dance performance project to present concert dedicated to Mary Lou Champagne on Nov. 19Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Advocate

    Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Music and Performing Arts' dance company will present "A Few of Her Favorite Things: A Dedication to Mary Lou Champagne" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Vonnie Borden Theatre on campus in Hammond. "Mary Lou's love for dance is the reason the Champagne family established a scholarship about 10 years ago," says Keith "Skip" Costa, director of dance.

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  4. Computer upgrade aims to improve Medicaid eligibility checksRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration told lawmakers Friday a computer upgrade will address concerns the Medicaid program has spent millions on people not eligible for the coverage, and the system improvements won praise from the state's top auditor. The Legislature's joint budget committee approved the contract needed for the upgraded system, which launched this week as Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera released a report that said Louisiana's Medicaid expansion may have spent as much as $85M on ineligible enrollees.

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  5. Ex-sheriff's office bailiff sentenced in child porn caseRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Court records show that a former bailiff in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13. Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports that 37-year-old Scott Cassard enter the plea Thursday. The former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office bailiff was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to serve the entire sentence without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

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  6. A second La. congressman rises in House GOP leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    ... The group of about 150 House lawmakers is influential in GOP decision-making. Johnson, who won his second term in Louisiana's 4th District on Nov. 6, will take over as the House shifts to Democratic control. Johnson said Friday (Nov. 16) that the ...

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  7. MASSEY: Tigers On The Streets Of Greeneville - And ElsewhereRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Greenville Sun

    An illustration shows what some called the Louisiana Tigers' "outlandish Wedgwood blue and cream" uniforms, with the vertically striped cottonade ship pantaloons that would become their signature. An illustration shows what some called the Louisiana Tigers' "outlandish Wedgwood blue and cream" uniforms, with the vertically striped cottonade ship pantaloons that would become their signature.

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  8. Age limit of 21 for Louisiana strippers reinstated after judges reverse appeals court rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... restraining order to stop the ban while the case plays out in federal court. MORE COVERAGE NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana can enforce an age limit of 21 for erotic dancers in bars and nightclubs, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday, reversing ...

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  9. Our Views: South Louisianans should support local food banks this holiday seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... are top of mind. In truth, of course, hunger is a problem for many throughout the year - especially here in Louisiana, where high rates of poverty plague many communities. But if the needs are great, the generosity of south Louisianans is also ...

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  10. Letters: Louisiana's unanimous jury decision is not 'progressive' or 'conservative,' but patrioticRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... the 10-2 jury system. The Advocate should be proud to have played such an important role in changing the future of Louisiana. While this was truly a bipartisan effort, the Advocate's editorial of Nov. 12, "La. shows bipartisan spirit set up a false ...

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  11. Edward Pratt: Hopefully Louisiana can be above racist rhetoric used...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... high and began stoking the flames with incendiary comments about minorities. The latest GOP gaffe exposed by Louisiana's tireless leftist blogger Lamar White Jr., comes from U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi. There was a time you would look ...

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  12. Louisiana congressman to chair conservative House group that boosted profile of Pence, ScaliseRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana won a race to chair the Republican Study Committee, a large caucus of House conservatives that's been a breeding ground for party leaders, including Vice President Mike Pence and Republican whip Steve Scalise of Jefferson Parish. Johnson, a 46-year-old Republican from Benton, was picked for the post on a secret ballot Friday morning, edging out Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California.

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  13. Louisiana governor candidates dwindling; Stephen Waguespack ends considerationRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    The list of Louisiana Republicans eyeing a campaign against Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the 2019 election is shrinking, with the head of the state's major business lobbying group Friday joining several others in declining to enter the race. Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, said he's ended consideration of a possible gubernatorial bid.

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  14. Wanhua to move forward with $1.25 billion chemical plant, selects Convent siteRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Chinese chemical giant Wanhua has selected Convent in St. James Parish for its $1.25 billion chemical manufacturing complex, a project the firm said will create 170 new direct jobs. Wanhua Chemical said last year it would build a $1.12 billion facility somewhere in Louisiana, but did not specify a site.

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  15. Motorcycle rider, pedestrian killed in wrecks in River Ridge, New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    A motorcyclist was killed in a River Ridge wreck and a pedestrian died after being struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in New Orleans, authorities said Saturday . . Louisiana State Police said the motorcycle rider, Robert Drake, 72, of River Ridge, was speeding upriver on River Road when he lost control Friday just before midnight in a left-hand curve at Rebel Street.

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  16. Waitr sold for $308 million, now public on the Nasdaq stock exchange; stock at $12 a shareRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Waitr founder Chris Meaux talks about the creation of his company in 2016 at the company's Lafayette Operations Center. Louisiana-based food delivery startup Waitr has gone public on the Nasdaq stock exchange after Landcadia Holdings Inc. completed a $308 million acquisition of the firm.

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  17. Junior League of Lake Charles celebrates 85 years at Mistletoe & MossRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... be able to go from humble beginnings to now well over six figures that is being invested right back into southwest Louisiana. "a lot of times I come and do a preview because tomorrow I'm coming to do cookies for Santa with my gran-kids," said local ...

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  18. Attorneys press company executive on disputed land ownership for Bayou Bridge PipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... Rights is suing the company on behalf of the landowners in the basin and challenging the constitutionality of Louisiana's eminent domain law for pipelines. Louisiana law allows a company to take land for a project deemed in the public interest ...

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  19. Dec. 8 election: Jefferson Davis ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... information about your ballot and your voting location, visit geauxvote.com . Shall the Town of Welsh, State of Louisiana (the "Town"), be authorized to continue to levy and collect a tax of one percent (1%) (the "Tax") upon the sale at retail, the ...

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  20. Dec. 8 election: Calacasieu Parish ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... your ballot and your voting location, visit geauxvote.com . Under the authority of Article VI, Section 30 of the Louisiana Constitution and La. R.S. 38:1751-1802, shall the Board of Commissioners of Gravity Drainage District No. 7 of Ward 8 of ...

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