State News

August 06, 2017 - 4:19 pm
( Two years from today, candidates will be qualifying for the governor’s race. So who will challenge Governor John Bel Edwards? Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Republicans are waiting to see what US Senator John Kennedy will do. “You have a very powerful US Senator John Kennedy, and...
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August 05, 2017 - 3:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms, including the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, has died. He was 77. His wife, Linda, says White died Saturday. She wasn't certain of the cause of death. White served as...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:49 pm
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan says United Auto Workers lose again in South as Mississippi assembly plant workers reject union by 2-1 margin.
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Chris Miller
August 04, 2017 - 1:05 pm
President Donald Trump has selected two people to serve on the federal bench in Louisiana's western district. Judge Terry Doughty currently serves the bench in Louisiana's 5th Judicial District Court. He presides over cases in Franklin, Richland, and West Carroll parishes. Michael Juneau is an...
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August 04, 2017 - 9:25 am
Today and tomorrow, Louisianans will be able to purchase school supplies and other items at a reduced state sales tax rate of 3%, compared to the normal 5%. National Federation of Independent Business State Director Dawn Starns says she hopes small businesses will see an increase in business but it...
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August 04, 2017 - 6:56 am
Crawfish have been found in Michigan and that state’s Department of Natural Resources is not happy. They say the red swamp crayfish damage earthen structures and compete aggressively for food and habitat, disrupting the food chain for many species in the water. LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Specialist...
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August 04, 2017 - 6:47 am
Researchers say bold new approaches need to be taken to shrink the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Eugene Turner co-authored a report on the oxygen-deprived area that cannot support marine life. He says a lot of nitrate is coming down the Mississippi River from agricultural land use. By reducing...
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August 03, 2017 - 8:10 am
Membership has been announced for a task force that will examine the $350 million TOPS scholarship program for the first time since it was established 20 years ago. Jennings Senator Blade Morrish will chair the committee. He says the panel consists of an array of lawmakers representing both parties...
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Jim Hanzo
August 03, 2017 - 7:51 am
Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than others. Even as the rate of workplace fatalities decrease, those baby boomers still die at a higher rate. Dr. Ben Springgate, with LSU Health, New Orleans, says it may have something to do with more and more older adults electing to continue...
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August 02, 2017 - 9:05 pm
( More and more women are heading to court, as the American Bar Association finds an uptick in the number of female attorneys. Women account for 35 percent of lawyers in the state, a 7 percent jump since 2004. President of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Dona Renegar credits a more...
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