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Lawmaker Pitches Proposal To Give Colleges Control Over Fees

Louisiana state Rep. Franklin Foil is proposing a constitutional amendment to give colleges and universities more control over raising fees.

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Saab To Split From GM, Plans To Restruct As Independent Company
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Louisiana’s State Government To Auction Off Vehicles

Louisiana will put 217 "underutilized" vehicles up for auction Saturday in Baton Rouge.

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Judges Gavel (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Judges Gavel (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Rapides Parish Man Gets 188 Months In Prison On Crack Cocaine Charge

At the time of his arrest six children were riding in his vehicle.

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used cars (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Great Buys Being Offered At State Auction

Vehicles will be available for inspection from 8am to 4pm Wednesday, March 11 through Friday March 13.

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UL Lafayette, photo courtesy of University of Louisiana Lafayette
UL Lafayette, photo courtesy of University of Louisiana Lafayette
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Bill Filed For Constitutional Amendment About College Funding

Foil's amendment, if it passes the Legislature, and the people's vote, would get rid of the current requirement under law that both chambers of the Louisiana have to have a two-thirds vote of the members to increase fees at colleges and universities.

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Louisiana Workforce Commission
Louisiana Workforce Commission
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State Audits Funds From Federal Programs

A state audit finds three of the 31 major federally funded programs administered by the state failed to comply with federal program requirements.

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LSU AgCenter: Louisiana Wheat Crop Outlook Iffy

LSU AgCenter wheat specialist Josh Lofton says the recent surge of cold weather could be damaging to Louisiana's wheat crop, depending on the severity and duration of the below-freezing temperatures.

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movie set (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
movie set (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Baton Rouge To Be Home To New TV Series

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Producers have settled on Baton Rouge as the shooting location for a Sundance Channel TV show that, at first, will shoot six episodes and a pilot.

WBRZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/190NT

job seekers (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
job seekers (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Initial Unemployment Claims Rise In Louisiana

For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,125 initial claims.

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jail cell (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
jail cell Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
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Vermilion Parish Pedestrain Fatality Caused By DWI

Broussard was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner

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Crews Formally End Clean-up of BP Oil Spill
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Report: Carbon Credits Could Help Restore Coastline

A new reports finds the ability of coastal wetlands to absorb, and retain, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases could be a means to help restore parts of Louisiana's disappearing coastline.

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Classroom, Debbie Ray
Classroom, Debbie Ray
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Education Board Doesn’t Reverse Course On Testing ‘Opt-outs’

Louisiana's top school board is resisting efforts to waive penalties for schools whose students refuse to take Common Core standardized tests.

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