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Louisiana earns B grade for entrepreneurial activity

By Justin Phillips / American Press

Louisiana promotes entrepreneurship, but lacks key elements allowing businesses to flourish, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s national Innovation Scorecard. Louisiana improved its overall ranking in the annual report, but still remained on the bottom half of the list due to l ...

News

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald. (MGNonline)

VA leader defends pick to oversee facilities in 5 states, including La.

JACKSON, Miss — The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was ...

Brad Posch of Krewe de Amis serves up some of the krewe’s award-winning gu ...

Good times at Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off

 For the hundreds who attended Saturday’s Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off, the event felt more like a family reunion than an actual c ...

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. (MGNonline)

Candidates make their case: Rubio becomes target in final debate before N.H. voting

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night’s ...


Democratic presidential
candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a c ...

Dems ready for long, pricey primary between Clinton, Sanders

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire -- Just one week into primary voting, Democrats are preparing for a long and expensive head-to-head battle between Hillary C ...


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Sports

Scooter column: No preference who wins, as long as my number comes in

We will figure out who to fake a rooting interest for in today’s NFL extravaganza in due time, but first a word about football boards and square ...

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Gazzolo column: Super Bowl transcends game itself

The first one ever played wasn’t even called Super.

 

 It wasn’t sold out and 30-second commercials didn’t cost a millio ...

Keith Ortego, a former McNeese State football player, spends time reminiscing ab ...

Super memories: Ortego's once-in-a-lifetime experience

Immortality is an odd thing for a mere mortal to experience. Keith Ortego knows this better than most.

 

 This week the 52-year-old former ...

Last look under NSD's big top

Before another kid jumps out of an airplane or Florida’s Jim McElwain goes remaining television time with Arkansas’ Bret Bielema, a few fi ...


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Scene

In this photo provided by HGTV, punch up the Super Bowl party fun with a few han ...

Craft some last-minute Super Bowl party fun

It’s more than a football game. For many, the Super Bowl is a giant party.

Punch up the party fun and win accolades with these quick, do-it-you ...

Lauren Gunderson appears at her home in San Francisco. Gunderson, who recently w ...

Lauren Gunderson enjoys wave of interest

NEW YORK — Lauren Gunderson is such a rare theatrical talent, you might be tempted to approach her very quietly, so as not to frighten her away.

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In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Joseph Simmons, left, and Darryl McDaniels of Run D ...

Run-DMC to open for Chili Peppers at pre-Super Bowl concert

ATLANTA -- Run-DMC will open up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a pre-Super Bowl concert in San Francisco.

The famed rap group is expected to hit th ...

Jeff Davis Mardi Gras to feature parade, accordion competition, live music

JENNINGS — The city will host the 23rd annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival and 11th annual Squeezebox Shootout Cajun Accordion Championship th ...


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