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Claimants opt out of proposed BP medical settlement

By Susan Buchanan payday advance norman ok Contributing Writer A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents

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Jindal’s opening gambit

So, he’s running again, already. In the week following the Presidential elections, Governor Piyush Amrit “Bobby” Jindal has indirectly announced his bid for the 2006

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Drunk driver kills 7, family wants justice
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer In Slaughter, Louisiana, people are up in arms about the handling of a case of vehicular homicide that left seven people dead. Issues of race and ...
Tarver slams special session supporters
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer In response to Governor Piyush “Bobby” Jindal’s post-session budget cuts, legislators across the state have begun calling for a special session. Officials are divided as to ...
Temporary housing planned for two parishes after Isaac
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Homeowners in Plaquemines and St. John the Baptist parishes, hammered by Isaac in late August are eligible for temporary housing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said last ...
Seven years after Katrina, a divided New Orleans
By Jordan Flaherty Contributing Writer Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a national laboratory for government reforms. But the process through which those experiments have been carried out rarely ...
Louisiana reporting double digit cases of West Nile infections
By David T. Baker The Louisiana Weekly The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported last week that 24 new cases of human West Nile infections have been reported ...
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Vouchers are no quick fix for disabled students in Louisiana
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Last April, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a new voucher program considered to be the most sweeping in the country. For ...
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Louisianians urged to prepare as TS Isaac coasts into Gulf
After declaring a State of Emergency for Louisiana Sunday, August 26, Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging Louisianians to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac and encouraging voluntary evacuations for those residing ...
Legal defense fund established to fight for voucher dollars
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer The fight over the future of public education in Louisiana continues in spite of a judge’s decision in July to deny a request for an injunction against ...

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