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AP
March 20, 2019 - 9:35 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly 14 years after Hurricane Katrina hit, there's a place in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood that looks as though the floodwaters only recently receded. It's all an illusion, though. Artists working with the nonprofit Levees.org have transformed two rooms in a long-empty...
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USA TODAY
Chris Miller
March 20, 2019 - 9:04 am
March Madness is about to begin! You have probably already got the email about filling out your brackets for the company pool. Despite conventional wisdom about "lost productivity" in the office, the basketball tournament could be good for business. The Robert Half company surveyed senior managers...
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Jim Hanzo
March 20, 2019 - 8:52 am
Including all expenses, how much do you think you spend on average in a day? The amount is just under $165 per day. Too high or too low? According to a recent report from GOBankingRates Americans cough up a lot of dough in a single day. And it's gone up 25 percent in the last 20 to 25 years. Roland...
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March 19, 2019 - 5:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana tourism officials have headed to western Canada, trying to draw attention to their state as a travel destination. The trip began Tuesday and continues through Thursday, with promotional events in Vancouver and Calgary. A nine-person delegation including leaders...
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USA TODAY
March 19, 2019 - 10:08 am
(WWL.com) The LSU Board of Supervisors will vote tomorrow on a contract extension and raise for head football coach Ed Orgeron. The proposed deal would extend Orgeron for another two years, through the 2023 season and he’ll get a 14% increase in pay, boosting his salary to four-million dollars a...
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March 18, 2019 - 4:02 pm
(WWL.com) The state Legislative Auditor’s office releases a report that shows LSU paid a faculty member over $400,000 in salary and benefits for nearly three years, even though that person admitting to not performing work for the university during that time. State auditor Barrett Hunter said the...
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March 17, 2019 - 12:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is urging President Donald Trump to consider Louisiana for the future headquarters of Trump's proposed Space Force. The Republican congressman wrote a letter to the president , suggesting Louisiana was an ``ideal location'' because of its strong...
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March 16, 2019 - 12:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say they expect to retrieve the "vast majority" of $26 million in tax refund overpayments electronically. The Division of Administration, which oversees the state's technology office, said Friday that recoupment figures will be released next week. More...
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Jim Hanzo
March 15, 2019 - 3:52 pm
A gradual drying trend will continue after tonight. St. Patrick's Day will be clearing with cool temperatures. "More sunshine on the way for Sunday, St. Patrick's Day with morning temperatures in the 40s with highs only in the mid 60s," said local weather expert WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin...
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March 15, 2019 - 3:24 pm
(WWL.com) A bill to abolish the death penalty in Louisiana will soon be filed as the debate about capital punishment continues on the national level. State Senator Dan Claitor said he is taking the action because he believes the death penalty cheapens life in society, adding there are errors that...
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