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Louisiana auditor says state environmental agency needs more internal controls

By Victor Skinner | The Center Square  The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s “ineffective internal audit function” is an ongoing problem that fails to ensure ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 12:59 pm

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Cease-and-desist orders issued to Express Scripts, Office of Group Benefits

Investigators at the Louisiana Department of Insurance issued a cease-and-desist order on Dec. 29, 2022, to Express Scripts Administrators and, consequently, the Office of Group ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Monday, January 23, 2023 2:35 pm

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Edwards calls extraordinary session to address Insurance Incentive Fund

Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a call for the Louisiana Legislature to convene an extraordinary session to appropriate funds to the Insure Louisiana Incentive ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Sunday, January 22, 2023 3:57 pm

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McNeese Banners: Your guide to the 2023 season

By Mary Richardson The 2023 Banners Series at McNeese State University will take place between March 4 and April 29, and Director Brook Hanemann promises ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Friday, January 20, 2023 12:15 pm

McNeese Sports

Cowgirls win first road game, use balanced attack to rout Colonels

THIBODAUX — McNeese State led from start to finish in a dominant performance, beating host Nicholls State 77-68 Thursday night in a Southland Conference women’s ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Friday, January 20, 2023 12:00 pm

education

Boffy elected as 2023 BESE president

The Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has elected its board officers for 2023. Members elected District 7 BESE member  Holly Boffy president, ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Friday, January 20, 2023 9:09 am

Weather Watch

Rain in Saturday’s forecast

A series of disturbances will bring rain chances on Saturday and again early next week. Severe weather will be possible next Tuesday, but there is ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Thursday, January 19, 2023 7:02 pm

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Louisiana lawmakers approve $22.1M in education spending from 1999 tobacco settlement

Louisiana lawmakers on Thursday approved $22.1 million in education spending from the Education Excellence Fund, a component of the Millennium Trust tied to a 1999 ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Thursday, January 19, 2023 6:33 pm

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#ReTreeLC Tree Giveaway canceled due to weather forecast

The #ReTreeLC Tree Giveaway scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Hillcrest Park has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather. The tree giveaway ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Thursday, January 19, 2023 4:45 pm

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Louisiana coastal agency unveils new master plan

By Victor Skinner | The Center Square Officials with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority are forging ahead with a new coastal master plan for ... Read more

by American Press Staff, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 5:05 pm

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