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June 03 07:04 AM
It’s the kickoff for hurricane season, and forecasters are predicting 14 named storms with anywhere from four to eight storms growing into major hurricanes. Here on the Gulf Coast, we certainly perk up when this time of year rolls around. For years, a good story in south Louisiana went like this:.
June 03 07:04 AM
On Thursday, May 26, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas told a Senate Homeland Security Committee panel that "transnational gangs" — indicating the Mexican drug cartels — may also be “unwittingly” smuggling terrorists into the United States.
June 03 07:04 AM
In 2010, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Dodd-Frank created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and authorized it, among other things, to regulate "payday lending." Six years later, the CFPB has finally issued new rules proposals pursuant to that power.
May 27 07:07 AM
"We approved funding for projects across Louisiana," said Treasurer Kennedy. "These are vital projects, including improvements to the waterworks system in Marksville, ensuring that kids in Erath have a good high school and middle school and improving the drinking water in New Llano.
May 27 07:07 AM
“Louisiana women earn an average of 65 cents on the dollar compared to what their male counterparts make. Even worse, on average, African-American women earn an average of 49 cents on the dollar for doing the same job. A statewide poll conducted in March 2016 indicated that 90 percent of Louisianans support passing equal pay legislation.
May 27 07:07 AM
Kids all over America graduated last week from kindergarten, grade school, high school, college and graduate schools. And there was always a commencement speaker. Most of you will never give a commencement address. But as a public official, I was called on to give a number of them.
May 27 07:07 AM
For the most part, I don’t really care what adults want to put into their bodies. I don’t believe that lengthy prison sentences are appropriate just for the simple possession and use of drugs. The money spent to incarcerate them would be better used for treatment.
May 20 12:52 PM
When most people think about where clandestine methamphetamine labs are typically found, they envision run-down homes or cheap motels. That gives many people a false sense of security, and they often think that there is no way that a meth lab could be located next door – especially if they live in a ritzy neighborhood.

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