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Jindal says his way is only way

By Jim Beam/American Press

Gov. Bobby Jindal left no doubt in

anyone’s mind last week how far he would go to keep members of the

Legislature from raising

taxes or revenues by any other means. The big question now is how

far those senators and representatives are prepared to go

to repair the fiscal damage Jindal&rsq ...


(Associated Press)

House looking at proposed increase in cigarette tax

A $1.18 increase in the state’s cigarette tax leads off efforts of the state House today to find revenues to help fill a $1.6

billion hole in G ...

The Residential Trash Bash was unaffected by rain Saturday at Chennault International Airport. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Trash Bash at Chennault takes place despite rain

Residents braved the elements Saturday morning on their way to the Residential Trash Bash at Chennault International Airport.

The Trash Bash began at ...

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Loretta Lynch's father Lorenzo Lynch, second from left, and Loretta Lynch's husband Stephen Hargrove, second from right, administers the oath of office to Loretta Lynch as the 83rd Attorney General of the U.S., Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo)

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the nati ...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government forum in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo)

US, Japan boost defense ties with eyes on China, NKorea

NEW YORK — The United States and Japan are hoping to boost their defense relationship, allowing Japan to play a bigger role in global military o ...

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The city of Chicago prepares to host the NFL draft this weekend. The New Orleans Saints say they intend to use some of their nine picks to patch their beleaguered defense. (Associated Press)

Saints to emphasize defense in draft

Having maneuvered their way into nine draft picks this season, including two in the first round, it is now up to the Saints

to make good on those sel ...

Matt Gallier and teammates celebrate Gallier's walkoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning that gave the Cowboys a 5-4 victory and the series win over Nicholls State on Sunday afternoon. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Gallier delivers series for McNeese

Matt Gallier didn’t start the game Sunday but he sure did finish it.

Gallier launched a towering walkoff home run to lead off the bottom of the ...

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) catches a 50-yard pass against Mississippi State defensive back Kendrick Market (26) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. There will be several noticeable absences when the three-day draft starts Thursday night, including potential top picks. (Associated Press)<br />

Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft

night is not for everybo ...


US Olympic wrestling trials headed back to Iowa City

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials is returning to Iowa City, Iowa, in 2016.

USA Wrestling spokesman Gary Abbott told The Associated Press on Wednesday tha ...

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A roadside colony with herons, ibis, spoonbills, anhinga and grackles. (Special to the American Press)

Shorebird Extravaganza kicks off April 29

JENNINGS — Bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts will have a chance to take advantage of Southwest Louisiana’s spring birding opportunitie ...

(Doris Maricle / American Press)

Color your world at Lake Arthur's Art in the Park

LAKE ARTHUR — The third annual Art in the Park returns Saturday to Lake Arthur Park.

The annual event transforms the

downtown waterfront park ...

The Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral Foundation rehearse for their upcoming “Revolution” performance. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

'Revolution' relived: Concert celebrates 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War

To mark the 150th anniversary of the

Civil War ending, the Masterworks Chorale of the Louisiana Choral

Foundation is presenting

a concert “Re ...

Participants race to the finish line during the 2014 Dragon Boat Races on Lake Charles. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

The dragons are coming: Dragon Boat race this weekend on Lake Charles

The Christus St. Patrick Foundation’s third annual Dragon Boat Races will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Lake Charles

Civic Center Sea ...

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