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July 22, 2018 - 4:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The tax deal struck by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance this year's budget will end Louisiana's state sales tax holidays for seven years. When lawmakers renewed 0.45 percent of an expiring 1 percent state sales tax, they also reworked sales tax breaks...
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July 22, 2018 - 1:23 pm
(WWL.com) - Louisiana is ranked among the five most vulnerable states in a report regarding weak voting security released by Democrats on the U. S. House Administration Committee. The report says paperless voting machines are dangerous, but Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says the Democrats...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:41 pm
(WWL.com) - Five men and one woman have signed up to challenge Acadiana Congressman Clay Higgins on the November sixth ballot. Lafayette attorney Josh Guillory is the lone Republican challenger. Guillory says Higgins has voted three times to raise our debt. "He's made no efforts to shrink the size...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:34 pm
(WWL.com) - A new study from LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center shows video games that require physical activity can improve health in children with obesity. The study involved 46 children. "We found that the kids who played these games actually lost weight and improved their cholesterol...
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July 21, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A former Louisiana congressman has a memoir coming out this summer. Bob Livingston, who spent 21 years representing parts of southeast Louisiana, reflects on his time in Washington, D.C., in ``The Windmill Chaser: Triumphs and Less in American Politics.'' The book is scheduled...
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July 21, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling President Donald Trump that Louisiana will be harmed with his use of tariffs in trade disputes with other countries. The Democratic governor wrote to the White House, asking the president to reconsider his approach. In the letter, Edwards...
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Don Ames
July 21, 2018 - 7:43 am
For the first time in nearly twenty years, pirogue racing returns to the town of Jean Lafitte Saturday. The event will include food, arts and crafts, music, a Cajun canoe builder and pirogue history lesson. The races will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at 920 Jean Lafitte Blvd. and will last until 6 p.m...
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July 20, 2018 - 6:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A candidate who had just registered to run for one of Louisiana's congressional seats was arrested after signing up for the race. Billy Burkette, an independent from Pride, qualified Friday for the 5th District congressional race representing northeast Louisiana. Shortly...
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July 20, 2018 - 5:57 pm
Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has tossed his name in the hat at the last second alongside the last two major candidates for the Secretary of State’s special election in November. This follows the position being vacated by Tom Schedler after sexual harassment allegations led to his...
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July 20, 2018 - 5:52 pm
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the state hit an employment record for the month of June. LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie says the state added nearly 37,000 jobs from June 2017 to bring the total number of jobs to 2,036,316. “Construction is at an all-time high, a new series high for...
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