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Several local officials on Wednesday said they are pleased with the state's ongoing effort to protect Southwest Louisiana's coastline. They called for protecting existing coastal land, rather than trying to recapture land that is already lost.

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Several local officials on Wednesday said they are pleased with the state's ongoing effort to protect Southwest Louisiana's coastline. They called for protecting existing coastal land, rather than trying to recapture land that is already lost.

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U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy said he has put his full support behind the End All Hazing Act, a bill to reduce hazing on college campuses, and has met with Peter Gruver, the father of an LSU student who died in a 2017 fraternity hazing incident.

The House and Senate district seats that represent Southwest Louisiana parishes will look much different following Saturday's election.

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BATON ROUGE — John Bel Edwards’ bid for a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor will be decided in November, after Louisiana voters Saturday sent him to a runoff in a race that became heavy with national politics in the final days.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020