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  • Jindal early childhood coordination bill passed

    April 18, 2012 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's fragmented system of publicly funded prekindergarten and early childhood education programs will be coordinated and graded on a statewide scale. The state Senate gave final passage to the measure sought by Gov. Bobby Jindal in a 39-0 vote Tuesday, sending it to the governor's... more »
  • Remembering Alesi

    October 5, 2010 7:32 PM

    Family, friends and customers are mourning the loss of a Lafayette pizza pioneer. Mariano "Mike" Alesi passed away Monday night at the age of 90. He leaves behind a long legacy of Italian cuisine, as the owner and founder of Alesi's Pizza House. "I'm not just saying this because... more »
  • Senate Passed Bill to Require TV Stations to Turn Down Loud Commercials

    September 30, 2010 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation to turn down the volume on loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law. The Senate late Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to require television stations and cable companies to implement industry standards capping the volume... more »
  • Bill Passed to Prevent Layoffs of Teachers, Police and Other Public Workers

    August 5, 2010 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate. The bill would help states and local school boards deal with severe budget problems. It would preserve the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees... more »
  • Bill Passed To Extend Tax Credit to Homebuyers

    June 29, 2010 3:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill giving homebuyers an extra three months to complete their purchases and still qualify for a generous tax credit. Under current law, homebuyers who signed purchase agreements by April 30 have until Wednesday to close on the sale to qualify for tax... more »
  • BP Spraying Dispersant: Deadline to Stop has Passed

    May 24, 2010 5:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - BP PLC is continuing to spray a toxic chemical dispersant to break up the Gulf oil spill, even though a deadline to stop use of the chemical has passed. The Environmental Protection Agency directed BP last week to find an alternative to a dispersant, called Corexit 9500,... more »
  • Boliver Lee Hait Funeral Services

    November 18, 2009 2:05 PM

    BOLIVER LEE HAIT Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 19, 2009, in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Bolivar Lee Hait, 98, who passed away peacefully at 9:57 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Reverend Perry Sanders, retired Pastor of... more »

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