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Rep. wants support for ISIS victims
BATON ROUGE – Rep. Terry Brown, I-Colfax, is asking fellow House members April 29 to wear orange ribbons with crosses in support of the Christians being persecuted and slain by ISIS because of thei...
Apr 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Dems critical of shift to local government
BATON ROUGE -- As the Louisiana State Legislature continues to grapple with the devastating impact of the GOP budget disaster and the $1.6 billion deficit it created, a plan has emerged that propos...
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State ranks 3rd from bottom for equal pay for women
Equal Pay Day activities across the nation earlier this month cast a spotlight again on the substantial pay gap between men and women nationwide but especially in Louisiana, where women have ranked...
Apr 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State seems to be improving in advanced testing placement
More students in Louisiana public high schools are enrolling in classes that can lead to early college credit through the Advanced Placement testing program, and that is encouraging because of the ...
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The Bottom Line
The Natchitoches Times polled readers on Facebook asking, “Do you think the state should keep Common Core?” James David Wade: I think we should use Common Core curriculum nationwide, but we should ...
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Budget likely to take different trajectory
The House Appropriations Committee may not advance the main budget bill this session on a recognizable schedule. That’s because Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, said he may wait unt...
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Maintaining standards a must to keep improving grad rates
Louisiana’s public high school graduation rate last year was a record high 74.6 percent, which is encouraging even if this state’s percentage of students completing high school studies is still amo...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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What lawmakers want to change most of all
Not since 2010 have Louisiana lawmakers filed more constitutional amendments in a regular session, setting a five-year high for proposed alterations to the state’s guiding charter. The issues conta...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drivers in danger while crossing structurally deficient bridges
As Louisiana continues to divert funding from its transportation and infrastructure system to patch holes in a budget that is expected to be $1.6 billion out of balance next year, the number of dan...
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The Bottom Line
The Natchitoches Times polled readers on Facebook asking, “What do you think about Jazz Fest being held indoors this year?” Leslie Vercher: Not enough seating for those who were not able to stand t...
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