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Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Trump arrives in Washington with a wave and a salute

11:50 AM

WASHINGTON -- Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump traded in his beloved private plane for a military jet Thursday and swooped into Washington for three days of inaugural festivities. As the president-elect left New York behind, the capital braced

Trump's Treasury pick defends his foreclosure actions

10:54 AM

WASHINGTON -- Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, on Thursday defended his handling of thousands of foreclosures during the height of the financial crisis, saying he had worked hard to assist homeowners to refinance s

Commerce pick say NAFTA will be early target for team Trump

5:14 PM

WASHINGTON -- Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across the Midwest, President-elect Donald Trump's pic ...

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

2:34 PM

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.

In response to questions from Democrats during his Senate confirmation hearing, Oklahoma Attorney General Sc ...


NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

NEW YORK --The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists.

Twitter says it has suspended hundreds of thousands of user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts o ...

Iowa's Oakley explains proposals to LHSAA

LAFAYETTE — Iowa Principal Michael Oakley had the opportunity to explain his collection of proposals on the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Annual Convention agenda Wednesday at an open meeting at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Center. Principals and coaches from southern Louisiana attended ...



Parish awaiting Sasol money

Nearly two years after breaking ground on its $11 billion petrochemical facility in Westlake, Sasol has yet to pay the parish its development permit fee, a fee that’s usually paid within a few months after the start of construction.

Parish Administrator Bryan Beam said other companies that have built projects in the p ...

Beethoven, Bingo and Bubbly: LC Symphony fundraiser is Saturday

There’s still time to grab tickets to the Lake Charles Symphony’s 5th annual champagne bingo fundraiser, “Beethoven, Bingo and Bubbly,” which gets under way 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at the Lake Charles Country Club.

Shelly Appleby, executive director of the Symphony, said, “I think our guests ...


Is House GOP ready to help?

Republicans in the Louisiana House of Representatives want to slash more state government spending, and that is always a worthwhile goal. However, up to now that has been mostly talk and little action by the GOP.

A small group of ultra-conservative Republicans has continued to try and sabotage Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwar ...

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