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Gov. Bobby Jindal (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Gov. Bobby Jindal (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Jindal Proposes Mix Of Cuts, One-time Fixes To Close Deficit

Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to use $43 million in stopgap funds and nearly $61 million in cuts to close the state's latest budget deficit this year.

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construction crew (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
construction crew (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Lane Closures Scheduled For I-10 & I-110

A restriping project will cause lane closures beginning Friday night.

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Bayou Country Superfest - Day 2
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Single-Day Tickets On Sale For Bayou Country Superfest

Single-day tickets for any night of the two-day Bayou Country Superfest are now on sale.

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Classroom, Debbie Ray
Classroom, Debbie Ray
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Special Ed Overhaul Triggers New Arguments

A task force has voted to form yet another panel to try to resolve problems plaguing a state law aimed at making it easier for students with disabilities to get a high school diploma.

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Baton Rouge Replaces New Orleans As Louisiana's Most Populous City
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La. Roadway Deaths Drop 29 Percent Between 2007 And 2013

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says traffic fatalities dropped by 29 percent between 2007 and 2013.

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Fackbook Acquires WhatsApp For $16 Billion
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Study: Louisiana Has 3rd Highest Number Of Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationships

A new report says Louisiana has the third-highest instances among the 50 states of inappropriate relationships between teachers and their students.

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Money 8, iStock
Money 8, iStock
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14 Deadbeat Parents Top The List Of DCFS’ Most Wanted

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of any of the people on the "Most Wanted" listed should call DCFS officials at 1-888-LAHELP-U

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Gulf Coast Oil Spill
Gulf Coast Oil Spill, (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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BP Appeal Seeks Ouster Of Claims Administrator

BP is trying again to force the ouster of the administrator of claims arising from a settlement reached with businesses claiming economic harm from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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handcuffs-on-black-closed Staff photo by Ken Romero
handcuffs-on-black-closed Staff photo by Ken Romero
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OMV Employee Charged With Felony Theft

Prather admitted to stealing money from motor vehicle inspections.

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Louisiana Congressmen Continuing To Fight For State Veterans

U.S. Senator David Vitter and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany have both been fighting for better treatment of Louisiana's veterans in reference to the "unacceptable treatment by the VA." They have done so through legislation and by raising awareness. Now, they are taking it another step forward.

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Vance McAllister/ Facebook
Vance McAllister/ Facebook
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Will Vance McAllister Run For US Senate?

The one-time incumbent, whose reelection bid in the 5th District Congressional race was severely hurt by a kissing scandal, is apparently considering a run for the US Senate in 2016.

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Chip Kline
Chip Kline
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Coastal Protection Authority Gets New Chairman

Although the man taking the helm of the state's coastal restoration authority may not be as well-known as his predecessors, officials say the transition should be smooth because he's been involved with coastal issues for about seven years.

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