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Landrieu, Senate Dems seek to split GOP on Export-Import Bank

Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters here in Louisiana and elsewhere in states such as Virginia aren't either. But that's not stopping Democratic Sens. Mary Landrieu and Mark Warner from talking a lot about the...

DATE: July 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Why I fight for local control of education

Why I fight for local control of education

People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as Governor what would it be?

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Jindal outlines his reasons for fighting Common Core

Jindal outlines his reasons for fighting Common Core

In his latest guest column, Gov. Bobby Jindal outlines why he's fighting against Common Core in a battle that has frayed the governor's relationship with Superintendent of Education John White, as well as the Board of Elementary and Secondary...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Shaq Inc.

Shaq Inc.

More than two decades ago, a 7-foot-1-inch basketball star with a lopsided grin, a sense of humor and a tenacious business drive attempted to walk into LSU professor Joe Hair's principles of marketing class and got stuck.

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

The barber

The barber

Jimmy Fontenot, 72, arrived at the punch line of a joke as he lightly applied a straight razor to the neck of Justin Speed, 25."It's like he's daring you to laugh," Speed says.

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

Edwards tells 'New York' magazine 'I am addicted to the action'

In a new, wide-ranging, lengthy feature story in New York magazine, former Gov. Edwin Edwards discusses everything from his time in prison to his current campaign for the 6th Congressional District seat. "Everyone thinks I'm running for...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Invasion of the crazy ants

Invasion of the crazy ants

Admittedly, the title of this post sounds more like a sappy holiday movie than a biological threat. But, don't be fooled—an “Ant Armageddon” has arrived in Louisiana. Even though their name does not strike the terror of killer bees...

DATE: July 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Unleashed

See punk band Black Flag at The Varsity

A reformed version of a once-iconic California hardcore punk band visits Baton Rouge this weekend. Black Flag, the punk rockers known for innovating the West Coast punk rock sound with songs such as "TV Party" and "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie," will...

DATE: July 09, 2014 | CATEGORY: (Weekender) Music

The standoff

The standoff

Midway through a year that has been somewhat defined by the debate over efforts to incorporate a new city of St. George from a mostly white, middle-class section of unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish, supporters of the movement have yet to...

DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

The future of print

The future of print

Although John Georges got national publicity by increasing The Advocate's presence in New Orleans, that wasn't the only place he expanded.

DATE: July 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

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