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Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

5:48 PM

WASHINGTON — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet.

The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. But ...


Auditor releases nonpartisan brief on Common Core

5:31 PM

BATON ROUGE — Questions about the dispute over the Common Core education standards, or still wondering what the standards even are?

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office on Monday released a nonpartisan overview about the English and math standards used in Louisiana's public school classr ...


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in White House intruder case

4:15 PM

WASHINGTON — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.

The accused intruder, former soldier Omar J. Gonza ...


Flyway Byway map, guide unveiled Monday

JENNINGS — Visitors and residents along the new Flyway Byway scenic route through Jeff Davis Parish will soon be able to learn more about the 55 ...


LSU's quarterback conundrum a case of extremes

BATON ROUGE — The couple of dozen or so LSU fans who stuck around Tiger Stadium for the unexpected drama of a conceivable Hail Mary at least wal ...



Report: 144 die in La. workplace accidents

BATON ROUGE — A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013. The data compiled by the Bureau of Labor ...


‘Legally Blonde’ musical opens Sept. 27

Artists Civic Theatre and Studio opens its 2014-2015 season on Sept. 27 with “Legally Blonde,” the musical.

Based on the novel by Heather ...


We must demand more from education

Once again Louisiana’s public education system has been given failing grades when it comes to getting students ready for the future.

The latest ...

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