Editorial

Follow up possible for ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill

The police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge this summer, and other tragedies like it nationally, have inspired a state legislator to look into ways to expand upon the so-called “Blue Lives Matter” law that was approved in Louisiana earlier this year. Read More...
October 07, 2016 at 11:00 am
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La. tech college system ponders post-growth strategy

Following a record number of graduates and four-year transfers, officials with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System are wondering where additional resources will come from now that a special fund that partly contributed to this growth has been expended. Read More...
September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Will the Louisiana Lottery face competition?

It has been a banner year for the Louisiana Lottery, with record profits being reported a major accolades being doled out for its leadership. Read More...
September 23, 2016 at 10:26 am
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Opponents keep a spotlight on Duke

The Louisiana Democratic Party doesn’t want to see David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, gain any momentum in his U.S. Senate bid, but its political apparatus is continuing to shine a bright light on the divisive figure. Read More...
September 16, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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Ideas for fiscal reform session coming soon

The task force charged with making tax and budget recommendations for next year’s regular session should have its report ready for legislative leaders by the end of the month. Read More...
September 09, 2016 at 9:37 am
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Louisiana’s early game laws

By Terry Jones

By the turn of the 20th century, Louisiana’s waterfowl and game animals were in trouble. Non-stop hunting by people trying to put meat on the table and market hunters supplying venison, ducks, as well as geese to restaurants and deer hides to leather clothiers was pushing some animals to the brink of extinction. Read More...
September 02, 2016 at 11:30 am
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Minor spike in tax collections will be temporary

As the state grapples with mounting recovery expenses and looks to the federal government for financial assistance, economists are also expecting what could be a minor uptick in tax collections in the wake of the flooding in south Louisiana. Read More...
September 02, 2016 at 11:27 am
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State departments are spread thin with flooding

In response to record levels of flooding across south Louisiana, state offices in 27 parishes were shut down on Monday and Tuesday as essential personnel turned their attention to ongoing search and rescue operations.Read More...
August 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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Senators urge speed on Medicaid contract

Senate Health and Welfare Chairman Fred Mills said he and his committee are pushing state officials to make a decision soon on how to move forward with Louisiana’s massive Medicaid processing contract. Read More...
August 12, 2016 at 1:55 pm
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Louisiana’s federal races slammed with candidates

On the Nov. 8 ballot in Louisiana there will be 63 different candidates running in seven federal races for the U.S House and Senate, meaning voters will have plenty of names to choose from — possibly more than any other time in recent history. Read More...
July 29, 2016 at 10:10 am
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Knowing tires keeps you on the road

By Galen Guidry,
ASE Master Certified Technician
CEP, Today’s Car Care

How long should tires last?
How often should they be inspected?
Do you know the thickness of your tire treads?Read More...
July 22, 2016 at 11:53 am
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We need to seek a better world

The world seems to be at a crossroads today. Read More...
July 22, 2016 at 11:51 am
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Super PAC bows out of U.S. Senate race

A far-reaching trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership pulls in 12 different countries and has earned the support of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. Read More...
July 22, 2016 at 11:49 am
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Qualifying approaches for packed fall ballot

Candidates from all around Louisiana will begin qualifying for a smorgasbord of different elections that touch upon nearly every level of government, from local all the way up to federal. Read More...
July 15, 2016 at 7:19 am
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Is U.S. identity eroding like Britain?

By Louis Avallone

It was the highest voter turnout in Great Britain in almost 25 years. Read More...
July 14, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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Trial set for New Sarpy man  accused of brutally shooting DHS student
Trial set for New Sarpy man accused of brutally shooting DHS student
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The New Sarpy man accused of shooting Destrehan High School senior Kendall Williams Jr. in the head at point-blank range just days before graduation will go to trial on May 16.