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January 17, 2018 - 8:25 am
(WWL.com) A statewide poll by UNO shows President Donald Trump beating Oprah Winfrey by double digits in a hypothetical general election matchup. Trump gathered 60 percent of support in the poll of 722 Louisiana voters, with the results slip sharply along racial and gender lines. Pollster Ed...
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January 16, 2018 - 3:20 pm
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana Department of Revenue says online retailers that delivered goods or services to Louisiana addresses will soon notify shoppers about purchases that are subject to state use tax. This requirement is due to a law passed by the legislature in 2016. Department of Revenue...
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Chris Miller
January 16, 2018 - 8:03 am
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling lawmakers that if they can't come to a solution on a pending billion dollar revenue shortfall, then they better be prepared to explain to their constituents why there's no more TOPS college scholarship program. The governor is set to present a state budget...
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January 15, 2018 - 10:50 pm
(WWL.com) Another blast of arctic air is hitting Louisiana again, bringing below normal temperatures and ice and snow. Six parishes bordering Arkansas are under a Winter Storm Warning while parts of Cenla are under a Winter Storm Advisory. National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Duplantis...
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January 14, 2018 - 9:25 pm
(AP) -- The former executive director of the State Police Commission is suing, claiming she was retaliated against for challenging Louisiana State Police brass and calling attention to a string of illegal campaign contributions made by commission members. Cathy Derbonne, who served as the...
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USA TODAY
January 14, 2018 - 2:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is expected to award all of its flood-rebuilding grants to homeowners by August, two years after the historic flooding. Most of the repair and reconstruction work should be completed by the end of the year. The Advocate reports that was the assessment Pat Forbes,...
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January 14, 2018 - 1:53 pm
(WWL.com) It’s been a colder than normal winter to say the least in Louisiana and it might affect the insect population this summer. LSU Entomology Professor Timothy Schowalter says many tropical species in Louisiana are at the edge of the areas they normally inhabit and says the sudden cold...
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January 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The former executive director of the State Police Commission is suing, claiming she was retaliated against for challenging Louisiana State Police brass and calling attention to a string of illegal campaign contributions made by commission members. The Advocate reports Cathy...
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