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School voucher apps accepted

LOUISIANA FAMILIES CAN NOW begin to enroll in the voucher program for the 2014-15 school year. The Louisiana Scholarship Program empowers low-income families with the same opportunity as more affluent parents already have – the financial resources to send their child […]


ACA offers $50 or less rates

A NEW REPORT RELEASED by the Department of Health Human Services shows that nearly half of single young adults who are uninsured and may be eligible for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace could get coverage for $50 or less per month. Young adults can purchase […]

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Affordable Healthcare Act classes offered

 SEVEN EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS ABOUT the Affordable Care Act at East Baton Rouge Parish libraries through March. The Affordable Care Act 101 program will offer one-on-one assistance from  specially trained federal navigators and certified application counselors who will help  local  residents  evaluate  […]


Secretary of State to launch Geaux Biz

SMALL BUSINESSES SOON WILL be able to set up shop in Louisiana without scurrying among state agencies to file the necessary paperwork. GeauxBiz will allow entrepreneurs to create a business name, get a state tax identification number and build an unemployment insurance […]


Mega Bus Adds Runs from New Orleans

MEGABus, the express bus company with fares from $1, has expanded into Mississippi and Tennessee with three additional routes to and from New Orleans. Travelers can leave New Orleans and go directly to Memphis, and Jackson and Oxford, Miss. MegaBus offers […]


Grambing Selects Fobbs

GRAMBLING STATE University President Frank G. Pogue and athletic director Aaron James announced the selection of Broderick Lee Fobbs as the next head coach for the university football team. Fobbs, a second generation Gramblinite, was chosen from a pool of more than 100 candidates. His appointment is pending University […]

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EBR Library Offers Free Downloads

This year East Baton Rouge Parish Library patrons have downloaded more than 43,000 songs for free using Freegal music service. The library system recently upgraded to Freegal 2.0 and it will give patrons access to more than 6 million […]

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Current Policies to Blame for Wealth Gap Increases

MASSACHUSETTS—A NEW research study completed earlier this year at Brandeis University shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines cannot be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and Blacks. […]

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Judge Rules in Favor of Inmates

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULEDTHAT conditions on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola are,in fact, too hot in warm weather and constitute cruel and unusual punishment.The ruling means prison leaders at Angola will have to devise a […]

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State Rep. Herbert Dixon resigns

ALEXANDRIA–State Representative Herbert Dixon, who chairs the Louisiana House Labor committee, has resigned. In an official statement, Dixon writes, “I am honored to have served the citizens of District 26 for the last seven years, […]