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  • New Blues and Heritage Fest starts this year

    January 11, 2012 10:26 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - There's a new blues festival coming this year. Chairwoman Malinda White says that the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival will take place Sept. 29 in Cassidy Park. Its first fundraiser will be Feb. 17, the day before the city's carnival parade. White says blues organizations, musicians... more »
  • Louisiana Crops Looking Better This Year

    September 7, 2010 8:51 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana farmers are well ahead of where they were at this time last year, but Rapides Parish County Agent Matt Martin said it's too early to tell how farmers will fare when harvests are complete. Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service... more »
  • Schools Deemed "Academically Unacceptable" - Shrank Slightly This Year

    July 27, 2010 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The list of Louisiana's public schools deemed failing in the state's accountability system - given the label "academically unacceptable" - shrank slightly this year. The state Department of Education released data Tuesday that showed 12 schools dropped the label in the just-ended 2009-10 school year,... more »
  • Gulf Of Mexico "Dead Zone" Unusually Large This Year

    June 28, 2010 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers predict the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an underwater area with little or no oxygen, will be unusually large this year. But it's unknown how the oil spill will affect it. Government-funded scientists expect a zone measuring 6,500 to 7,800 square miles - about the... more »
  • Commissioner of Higher Ed. Getting Paid $515,625 This Year

    May 20, 2010 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen plans to sharply cut her salary in the upcoming budget year, her compensation this year has increased because she retired and was rehired for the job. The Times-Picayune reports Clausen quietly retired in August from the $425,000-a-year position.... more »

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