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  • Study points to post-Katrina strengths, challenges

    August 14, 2013 9:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new study says recovery after Hurricane Katrina has been a major reason for a doubling of construction jobs around New Orleans. That's one of many positive post-Katrina economic signs as the storm's eighth anniversary approaches. However, the Greater New Orleans Data Center report also notes... more »
  • Aetna challenges state's health care pacts

    February 3, 2012 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Aetna Better Health has asked a state district court to throw out contracts awarded to three private companies involved in the state's new health care delivery system for the poor. The Advocate reports the three contested companies are among five chosen to take over $2.2... more »
  • Southern University head see challenges

    July 8, 2011 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Upcoming university layoffs and academic program cuts are looming over this week's Southern University National Alumni Conference in Baton Rouge. New Southern Chancellor James Llorens, who has been on the job one week, said Thursday that declaring a state of financial emergency, called exigency, is... more »
  • Technician challenges BP's claim on key devices

    October 7, 2010 3:09 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A technician is challenging BP's claim about how long it would have taken to install an additional number of a key device the oil giant had been warned was essential to prevent a significant gas flow problem in its well that later blew out. Centralizers make... more »
  • Lawsuit challenges new La. abortion laws

    August 6, 2010 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of abortion clinics filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging two new Louisiana abortion laws that require ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions and that bar medical malpractice coverage for doctors who perform elective abortions. The lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge claims the... more »
  • State Identifies Schools Succeeding Through Challenges

    January 27, 2010 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, LA - For the last three years, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) has sought to identify and honor schools that are overcoming the challenges associated with educating large populations of poor and minority children. Today, the Department released the latest list of High Performing, High Poverty Schools.... more »

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