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Louisiana No. 2 In Nation For Pets With Heartworms

Once a mosquito bites one diseased pet, it can transmit heartworms up to half a mile away.

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Louisiana’s University Campuses Go Smoke-Free

The state legislature in 2013 passed a law requiring all public institutions of higher education to go smoke-free by Aug. 1, 2014.

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Category: Education, News, State News
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Jindal Wants Details On Immigrant Children In Louisiana

More than 1,000 of this year's 30,000 child immigrants are in Louisiana.

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What’s In A Name? Louisiana Cities And Towns

Our friends at Louisiana Travel have a list of some very interesting facts about the origins of the names of towns and cities right here in the Bayou State.

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Woman Arrested For Allegedly Raping Child She Babysat

23-year-old Denise Lapeyrouse of Dulac has been charged with aggravated rape for allegedly having sex with a boy she babysat.

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Hikes Sought In Health Coverage Rates

Blue Cross spokesman John Maginnis said the Affordable Care Act expanded access to health insurance to millions of Americans, regardless of age or health status, and guaranteed richer benefits.

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BESE President Chas Roemer, KEEL
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BESE Votes To join Lawsuit Challenging Jindal

Louisiana's state school board is joining a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing the governor of illegally meddling in education policy in his efforts to block use of the Common Core education standards.

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Get Savings On Tax Free Purchases

You get get a tax deduction for private school tuition and home-schooling expenses.

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New Report: Louisianians Are Dog People

Louisiana is one of the top five states in the nation that prefers dogs over cats.

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Category: Lifestyle, News, State News
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Ag Commissioner Seeks Preservation Of La. Farmland

15,000 acres of farmland in Calcasieu and St. Charles parishes have been lost in the last year to wetlands mitigation projects.

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Commissioner Nichols Announces $8.2 Million in Savings from Bond Refinancing

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announces that the state will generate an estimated $1.7 million in savings through bond refinancing this year.

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Foster Campbell Wants To Get “Innovative” In Keeping Energy Customers Informed

When your power goes out inside your home, the first thing you want to do (instead of look for a flashlight) is call your energy company.

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