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Vitter Urges State To Stop Designating Eureka Math

U.S. Sen. David Vitter sent a letter to Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White this week urging the state to stop designating Eureka Math as the preferred curriculum.

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Category: Political, State News
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Money, Facebook
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Feds Nix Road Home relief; La. On Hook For $522M

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says New Orleans must return hundreds of millions of dollars paid in home elevation grants after Hurricane Katrina.

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police car bumper lights photo by Ken Romero
police car bumper lights photo by Ken Romero
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La. Good Samaritan Killed In Mississippi Accident

A Mississippi official says a good Samaritan from Lafayette, Louisiana, was hit and killed by a heavily loaded tractor-trailer when she got out of her car to help another motorist.

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3 La. Tornadoes Confirmed From Monday Storm

The National Weather Service confirms three tornadoes struck Louisiana as a storm system moved across the state Monday.

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Initial Unemployment Claims Rise

The state labor department said first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Oct. 11 increased to 2,473 from the previous week's total of 2,081.

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2 New West Nile Cases In Louisiana

Louisiana's health department says two new cases of West Nile virus infections were reported in the state this week.

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Update On Missing Woman From Northwestern State University

Law enforcement located Larisey in good spirits and in good health and she was found with friends

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judge's gavel (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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New Iberia Man Gets 15 Months In Prison On Sex Charge

63 year old Rodger Dale Seilhan of New Iberia was sentenced to 15 months in prison today by US District Judge Richard Haik. Seilhan was sentenced for count of failure to register as a convicted sex offender

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Board Member Walter Lee Pays Restitution To BESE

State education board member Walter Lee has reimbursed the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education an amount state auditors said he owed for improper payments received for travel and lodging over a three-year period.

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Harrison Named New Orleans Police Superintendent

After spending the last eight weeks as interim chief, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has officially named Michael Harrison the New Orleans police superintendent.

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Classroom, Debbie Ray
Classroom, Debbie Ray
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State Reviews Criteria For Blue Ribbon School

Louisiana is considering allowing magnet schools the chance once again to win a prestigious national award, backing away from a controversial decision this spring to exclude the magnet schools.

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38,000 Without Power After Storm In NE La.

Severe storms that moved across Louisiana caused widespread damage and power outages.

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Category: AP News, State News

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