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  • Jindal OKs 6-year driver's license renewal

    June 21, 2014 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana will have a six-year driver's license. Currently, drivers must renew their licenses in the state every four years. A bill by Republican Sen. Dan Claitor, of Baton Rouge, changes the renewal period to six years. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill Friday. The change... more »
  • Senate panel Oks Jindal education bills

    March 30, 2012 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Complex legislation that paves the way to more easily create public charter schools and establishes a statewide private school voucher system - key parts of the governor's education package - was unanimously approved by a state Senate committee on Thursday. The measure also curbs local... more »
  • Tangipahoa board OKs new desegregation officer

    August 17, 2011 10:24 AM

    AMITE, la. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Theresa Hamilton as the system's new chief desegregation officer. The Advocate reports Tuesday night's appointment is subject to the approval of U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle, who oversees the district's 46-year-old desegregation suit. The... more »
  • Shreveport council Oks dog parks

    July 13, 2011 10:00 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport's City Council has voted 6-1 to allow off-leash dog parks in the city. Dog park advocate Cynthia Keith told council members Tuesday that the move would be considered progressive and that other cities have had such parks for years. The Times of Shreveport reports that... more »
  • German parliament OKs genetic embryo tests

    July 7, 2011 10:36 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - After an emotional debate, German lawmakers voted Thursday to allow a procedure that looks for genetic disorders in embryos before they are implanted in the womb. Lawmakers voted 326-260 to permit the procedure known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis under strict conditions after a debate that crossed party... more »
  • Federal Judge OKs Extension in Lafayette Sex Trial

    August 10, 2010 7:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a continuance in the scheduled trial of a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime. The U.S. District Judge Richard Haik signed the order Friday, but it was not published until Monday. The order was in response to a... more »
  • House OKs Overhaul of US Flood Insurance Program

    July 16, 2010 6:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to overhaul the debt-ridden federal program that provides flood insurance to more than 5 million homeowners and businesses located in flood-prone areas. The National Flood Insurance Program, an arm of FEMA, has for more than four decades offered affordable flood insurance to people... more »
  • LA OKs Most State Waters for Recreational Fishing

    July 14, 2010 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After hearing that every oyster, fish, shrimp and crab taken in Louisiana waters has tested safe to eat, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has voted to open most state waters to recreational fishing. Heavily oiled areas and those where booming operations or cleanup is... more »
  • St. Landry OKs $10 Million School Bonds

    July 2, 2010 8:03 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish School Board members have authorized the superintendent to apply for $10 million in low-interest construction bonds to replace portable classroom buildings with permanent structures. Officials say the district is applying for federal Qualified School Construction Bonds, part of a program that allows school... more »

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