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News roundup: New Office of Technology Services has saved La. $5.6 million in first two months … La. led nation for international tourism increases last year, Dardenne says … Fight for Fort Polk continues

The bottom line: State officials say the newly created Office of Technology Services has already saved the state $5.6 million in the first two months of the current fiscal year that began in July. The savings came by consolidating...

DATE: August 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Step in time

Step in time

Wind's in the east, mist coming in./Like something's a-brewing, bout to begin." In this case, it's the regional premiere of Mary Poppins, which opens the fall season for Theatre Baton Rouge this month. Under the direction of Lin...

DATE: August 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

Locals tackle The Rolling Stones' 'Beggars Banquet'

Some of Baton Rouge's finest musicians will perform a classic album Thursday for the monthly Drop the Needle concert. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Chelsea's Café. Cover is $10. For this month's show, local musicians will perform The Rolling...

DATE: August 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Music

LSU, La. Tech students unveil 3D 'printed' medical devices

Jeffrey Weisman envisions a future where low-cost three-dimensional printers spit out custom plastic implants to treat infections and cancer. As The Shreveport Times reports, Weisman, Karthik Tappa and Uday Jammalamadaka recently showed off...

DATE: August 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Terrebonne officials vow to continue fighting controversial oilfield-waste well

Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal facility north of downtown Houma. But The Courier reports attorneys hired by Terrebonne Parish are continuing efforts to halt the facility's operation.

DATE: August 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Water Campus lining up funding sources, director says

The state's premier water researchers are a step closer to moving into their new home at the massive Water Campus downtown development, Chip Groat, director of The Water Institute of the Gulf, told the Baton Rouge Press Club this afternoon.

DATE: August 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Huckabee to conservatives: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, one-time presidential candidate, Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says.

DATE: August 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

'Business Report': Is La.'s billion-dollar investment in film an economic boon or fiscal drain?

'Business Report': Is La.'s billion-dollar investment in film an economic boon or fiscal drain?

In 2002, Louisiana enacted a relatively modest Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit Program. Since then, lawmakers have expanded the program into arguably the most generous in the country. As Business Report details in its new cover story, the...

DATE: August 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Soundtracking the revolution

Soundtracking the revolution

Now more than ever, it feels like some seismic shift is about to happen. You can feel it when reading global news about the

DATE: August 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Red Stick Sounds

See the new 'Ninja Turtles' reboot

The heroes in a half shell return this weekend. The world's most fearsome fighting turtles go CGI in the latest adaptation of the popular comic book Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The new live-action film features Johnny Knoxville as the voice...

DATE: August 06, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Movies

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