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  • La. rock star not slowing on campaign trail: Edwin Edwards: Im not running for redemption"

    July 6, 2014 9:23 PM

    It isn't every 86-year-old congressional candidate who keeps a Pack 'n Play in a spare room at his campaign office for his 11-month-old son's naps. But then every congressional candidate isn't former Gov. Edwin Edwards. A trifle hard of hearing but still sharp as a tack, Edwards is spending... more »
  • The Lab Colon Cancer Campaign

    March 21, 2014 5:20 AM

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. To support the cancer campaign, The Lab Coffee Shop in River Ranch and the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition are hosting education activities beginning Monday, March 24, 2014. Customers can register for free prizes while supporting Colon Cancer prevention. Each coffee cup will be... more »
  • FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

    February 4, 2014 6:55 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking. The federal agency said Tuesday it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" that's aimed... more »
  • Media campaign planned for school funding program

    May 17, 2013 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish school system and individual schools may soon be able to draw from private donations to pay for new computers, band uniforms or renovations without siphoning money out of the district's budget. The Advocate reports the Lafayette Parish Fund for Excellence in Public Schools,... more »
  • Louisiana College plans $50M capital campaign

    October 25, 2012 7:41 AM

    INEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana College is embarking on a $50 million capital campaign, asking for $12 million from Louisiana Baptist Convention churches. Last month, the executive board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention approved the college's request to make direct appeals to churches to raise a portion of a capital... more »
  • Landry Disputes Attack Ad on Taxes, Boustany Camp Defends Claims

    September 14, 2012 11:17 PM

    Representative Jeff Landry is calling out his opponent, Representative Charles Boustany, Jr., for a campaign ad over taxes. The ad claims Landry did not pay property taxes on time; a claim Landry said is a lie. But Boustany's camp is sticking by its guns, saying there is documentation to prove... more »
  • New Orleans launches fitness campaign

    June 27, 2012 5:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans officials have launched a new physical fitness campaign for the city. It's called the Fit NOLA partnership. The 36-page plan was released Tuesday by Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office. It will include public awareness campaigns to spread information about good nutrition and exercise. It's also... more »
  • Rep. Landry Announces Re-Election Campaign, Will Face Rep. Boustany

    May 14, 2012 11:21 PM

    Congressman Jeff Landry announced his campaign for re-election Monday night in Youngsville. He will now face fellow Congressman, Dr. Charles Boustany in an election this fall. The political battle is due to redistricting, after Boustany's and Landry's individual districts were combined to form the new District 3. "If you're... more »
  • Gingrich scales back his presidential campaign

    March 28, 2012 6:42 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Newt Gingrich is dramatically curtailing his campaign schedule, laying off about a third of his staff and dismissing his campaign manager as he focuses on a last-ditch effort to win the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention. Gingrich's strategy hinges on preventing front-runner Mitt Romney... more »
  • FACT CHECK: Say what? Odd campaign pronouncements

    March 23, 2012 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Silly-season pollen seems to have infected the campaign trail. On the Democratic side, the excitable Vice President Joe Biden made the jaw-dropping claim that the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was unsurpassed in its audacity by anything that has happened since the 16th century - that's... more »
  • Famous Duggar Family Campaigning for Santorum in Louisiana

    March 22, 2012 11:26 PM

    All eyes are on Louisiana for this Saturday's republican presidential primary. And in Lafayette the reality TV family the Duggars, from TLC's show "19 Kids and Counting," made an appearance at the Family Life Church to support Rick Santorum's campaign. "It's been a long and hard campaign trail and... more »
  • Campaign grind takes its toll on GOP candidates

    March 22, 2012 6:49 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a good thing the GOP presidential race slows down from here: The candidates are even more tired than the voters. And, boy, does it show. Mitt Romney, who scaled back his public schedule this week to get a break, has slept in his own bed just... more »
  • Residents Say Candidates are Taking Campaigning Too Far

    September 30, 2011 7:14 PM

    You can't go anywhere in Lafayette without driving by some sort kind of political sign, while it may not bother some, Lafayette resident Semha Brown said he's tired of it. He said, "they block my view. It's hard to turn sometimes. It would be better if they put them... more »
  • Live Debates Kick Off Campaign Season

    September 13, 2011 11:26 PM

    Campaign season is here and candidates have hit the ground running. Acadiana's Open Channel kicked off this election period with the first live debate to be broadcast, which started at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Six candidates had 90 seconds per question to make their opinions heard. Tuesday's debate included House... more »
  • New Orleans Boots Up Beautification Campaign

    April 16, 2011 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans is hoping to clean up its act a bit. On Friday, city officials announced the formation of Keep New Orleans Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The initiative will seek to fight litter and waste and beautify neighborhoods in other ways. City officials... more »
  • Jindal campaign, book travel costs taxpayers

    March 16, 2011 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Gov. Bobby Jindal crisscrossed the country this fall to promote his book, stump for out-of-state candidates and raise campaign cash, part of the cost was being picked by Louisiana's taxpayers. While the Republican governor's campaign account or those hosting events cover his expenses for... more »
  • Salvation Army's red kettle campaign kicks of this week

    November 23, 2010 6:48 AM

    Soon you'll hear that familiar ringing of the bell. The Salvation Army's red kettle campaign kicks off this week. The Salvation Army is ringing in the holiday season with their red kettles and this year, they're putting out twice as many. They're also quadrupling their angel trees, which people... more »
  • GOP candidate apologizes to Morgan Freeman over ad

    November 1, 2010 9:54 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina congressional candidate apologized Monday night to Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman after falsely claiming that the actor had done a voiceover for a campaign ad. Republican B.J. Lawson's campaign blamed a political consulting firm for duping it into believing Morgan had done the ad.... more »
  • Democrats accused of skirting campaign finance law

    October 27, 2010 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican Jay Dardenne has accused his Democratic opponent's family of trying to sidestep limits on campaign contributions in the lieutenant governor's race by funneling money through the Democratic Party. Democrat Caroline Fayard's family has given thousands of dollars to the Louisiana Democratic Party, which has... more »
  • RANT: Governor Jindal Travels Out of State to Campaign for GOP Candidate

    October 26, 2010 4:01 PM

    What do you think? Governor Jindal is campaigning out of state for Republican candidates. Some have criticized him, saying he should stay and focus his efforts on Louisiana. What advice would you give the governor? Send us your RNT at Your opinions could make the next RANT. -----------------------------------------------------------... more »
  • Campaign Against Teen Drinking is Making a Difference

    October 25, 2010 12:12 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Almost a year into an initiative to combat underage drinking and drunken driving in Calcasieu Parish, officials feel the mix of outreach and enforcement has made a big difference. In law enforcement, "we hit them three ways," said Cmdr. James McGee with the Calcasieu Sheriff's... more »
  • Jindal's getting a fundraiser and a campaign stop in St. Louis

    October 8, 2010 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's getting in a fundraiser and a campaign stop when he travels to St. Louis for his brother's wedding. Jindal's office said the governor was heading to Missouri on Friday. He planned to attend a fundraiser for his gubernatorial re-election campaign on Friday... more »
  • LA Congress 3rd District Campaign

    October 7, 2010 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Republican contenders for a southeast Louisiana congressional seat fought bitterly for the party nomination, Democrat Ravi Sangisetty avoided the vitriol, quietly traveling the district to drum up campaign cash and votes. Sangisetty's bucolic campaign season is over as he now goes head-to-head with his... more »
  • LA Congress 3rd District Campaign Funds

    September 23, 2010 4:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - Heading into the homestretch of the Republican runoff campaign in the 3rd Congressional District, New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry holds a significant money advantage over former Louisiana House Speaker Hunt Downer. Landry led in both raw fundraising totals and had a larger $211,123 account balance... more »
  • Youngsville's Campaign Vandals

    September 9, 2010 5:29 PM

    On October 2nd, Youngsville's voters will head to the polls and choose representatives for Police Chief, the Mayor's office and City Council. With the election under a month away, the campaign trail can be pretty hot. Take a drive through Acadiana and you can't miss them; they're campaign signs, but... more »
  • Campaign Vandalism in Acadiana

    September 9, 2010 2:00 PM

    Ricky Boudreaux is dealing with Campaign vandalism. KATC's Shawn Kline will have that story at 5, 6, and 10.
  • Public Awareness Campaign in BR-"Low pants, no chance"

    September 6, 2010 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge Metro Council member wants the parish to boost a public awareness campaign against men who wear their pants so low that their boxer shorts show. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle has a slogan for the campaign: "Low pants, no chance." The Advocate reports... more »
  • First Lady to visit Louisiana for Anti-Obesity Campaign

    September 1, 2010 6:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy in Louisiana next week to promote her "Let's Move!" campaign against childhood obesity. Obama's Sept. 8 visit to Brock Elementary School in Slidell will be held on... more »
  • Vitter's Challenger Reporting $42,000 in Campaign Contributions

    August 16, 2010 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter's chief Republican challenger is reporting a dismal $42,000 in campaign contributions since he announced his candidacy last month. Former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet Traylor filed a campaign finance report that shows him with less than $41,000 on hand. That's little... more »
  • Campaign Disclosure

    June 24, 2010 5:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Four months before midterm elections, the Democratic-controlled House approved new limitations on the political activity of outside interest groups Thursday after carving out exemptions that benefit the National Rifle Association as well as labor unions and numerous federal contractors. The vote was 219-206 on the legislation. Democrats... more »
  • Obama to Campaign This Fall

    June 13, 2010 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's chief political adviser says the president will be out on the campaign trail for Democratic candidates in the fall elections. Adviser David Axelrod says he believes Obama is the party's greatest political asset. But Axelrod also says he doesn't know if everyone shares that... more »
  • Jindal's Chief Campaign Fundraiser Recovering After Altercation

    April 12, 2010 6:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief campaign fundraiser is recovering from injuries she suffered in a Friday night altercation with a group of people in the French Quarter. The governor's office said Monday that Allee Bautsch suffered a broken leg and her boyfriend suffered a concussion and fractured... more »
  • Louisiana Begins Asian Carp Marketing Campaign

    January 18, 2010 5:05 PM

    State officials are trying to control an exploding Asian Carp population. They're not going to poison them as other states are doing. Instead, they're going to get the fish out of the water and onto you dinner plate. Wildlife and fisheries has come up with a marketing plan to... more »
  • Safe Holiday Campaign: Safe Shopping Tips

    December 16, 2009 11:57 AM

    Safe Holiday Campaign 12/16/2009 Be alert this holiday season! Crime prevention and public safety is everyone's business and they improve the quality of life for every community. How well prevention and safety measures are exercised have a direct effect on the well being of everyone in the community.... more »
  • President Obama launches "Educate to Innovate"

    November 24, 2009 10:20 AM

    PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHES "EDUCATE TO INNOVATE" CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) EDUCATION Nationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade President Obama today... more »
  • DHH Updates Status of Fight the Flu Campaign

    November 16, 2009 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign. As the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their provider has not yet received the H1N1 vaccine, as more vaccine is... more »
  • DHH Updates Status Of State's Fight The Flu Campaign

    November 9, 2009 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign. As the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their provider has not yet received the H1N1 vaccine, as more vaccine is... more »
  • Vitter holds fund-raising lead

    October 16, 2009 12:08 PM

    Republican Sen. David Vitter raised more than $1.2 million for his 2010 re-election campaign from July through September, giving him a strong financial lead over his Democratic rival, Rep. Charlie Melancon (mel-AHN'-sohn), who raised just over $751,000. The figures are in campaign finance report summaries filed with the Federal... more »
  • Boustany Asks President to Include Cameron Parish

    October 2, 2009 1:24 PM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is asking President Obama to include southwest Louisiana on his upcoming trip to the Gulf Coast. The president said this week that he will visit the coast by the middle of October, thereby keeping a campaign pledge to do so within a... more »
  • Big 3 Stories: Monday, September 21, 2009

    September 21, 2009 12:01 PM

    Our BIG 3 STORIES for Monday, September 21st: Governor Bobby Jindal is projecting a one-billion-dollar cut from the state budget. Much of it will come from higher education and health care. Last year higher education was cut by 120-million-dollars, and this year the Governor is proposing an additional 140-million-dollar cut.... more »

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