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Aide had access to tape that shows kissing Congressman
MONROE, La. (AP) — A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the...
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House divided on electing education superintendent
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A divided House Education Committee backed an effort to make Louisiana's state education superintendent an elected job, rather than an appointed on. Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Nap...
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Bill would put target on tax elections
State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, wants lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would force local governments and political subdivisions to adhere to new guidelines for tax elections. T...
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Survey says education among greatest concerns of residents
It is encouraging that a growing number of Louisiana residents recognize the need to increase state funding for a higher education system that has been shaken to its foundation over the past five y...
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State’s increasing dependence on federal dollars disturbing
A new report showing that Louisiana receives substantially more money from the federal government than it sends to Washington in taxes each year should create concerns about the state’s current and...
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Letters to the editor
Dear Editor: Any courtroom in China or Iran could have been the scene: An 84-year-old Catholic nun in prison garb, chained hand-and-foot and surrounded by heavy marshals, is shuffled jangling into ...
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Audit says bridge amnesty program cost $225,000
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state audit finds an amnesty program aimed at getting motorists to cough up the cash they owed for Crescent City Connection toll violations cost Louisiana almost $225,000 more ...
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Federal judge rules in police off-duty details
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new system of police off-duty paid details, siding with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration. NOLA.com/The Ti...
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Poverty Point mired in Mid-East politics
For summer vacation two years ago, Jackie and I determined to travel to somewhere exotic and faraway, where none of our friends had gone before us. So we struck out for northeast Louisiana, deep in...
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Long Purple Line represents accomplishments of many
Induction ceremonies last week for the newest members of the Long Purple Line at Northwestern State University underscored the positive influence of the school on students’ lives and the enormous i...
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