BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge metro area ranks No. 1 in the nation in its rate of AIDS cases after ranking second the past two years. That's according to 2010 data released Wednesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Baton Rouge has a rate... more »
Nation wide statistics show the net wealth of white households is 20 times more than black households and 18 times more than hispanic households. Senator Mary Landrieu held a hearing Thursday in Washington D.C. to address this problem. She says the key to fixing this issue is to create more... more »
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Cannons will boom in the wee hours around Charleston Harbor, recreating the bombardment of Fort Sumter that plunged the nation into the Civil War on April 12, 1861. The South Carolina ceremony Tuesday begins the four-year national commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the nation's bloodiest... more »
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A recent survey by Public Policy Polling shows that Governor Bobboy Jindal has an approval rating that puts him 2nd in... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says the nation needs to change the law to better handle major oil spills in the future. Allen spoke Thursday in New Orleans, one day before the end of his mission overseeing the response to the BP PLC oil spill.... more »
MADRID (AP) - Spain erupted with its biggest fiesta in memory Monday when its football team returned to a jubilant nation after winning the World Cup, giving elated Spaniards a break from months of economic gloom and political squabbling as nationalist regions fought for greater autonomy from the central government.... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge metropolitan area ranks second in the nation in AIDS case rates, and New Orleans is No. 3, according to 2008 statistics released recently by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Miami ranks No. 1 in the nation, according to CDC... more »
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of the top 100 public research universities in the nation, a new report by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government shows.
The institute conducts analyses of how state and local governments implement major policy directions. It is the public policy... more »
WASHINGTON - On Veterans Day, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., commemorated the brave men and women who served their country in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Sen. Landrieu said: "Throughout our nation's history, our soldiers, sailors and airmen have stood up and beaten back the advances of tyranny... more »