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The latest top stories in news about Louisiana.

Treasurer: Change oversight for insurance program

BATON ROUGE — Treasurer John Kennedy says lawmakers should take oversight of the state worker health insurance program away from the governor and give...

Louisiana AP students earning more college credits

NEW ORLEANS — The percentage of Louisiana public high school juniors and seniors earning college credit on Advanced Placement exams has grown markedly, but...

Classes put power of money in students’ hands

BATON ROUGE — Supporters of the state's new career-track diploma law believe it can keep more high school students from dropping out while readying...

Shreveport trauma center earns accreditation

SHREVEPORT — A regional trauma center operated by LSU Medical School and University Health in Shreveport has been accredited after being on probation for...

Oct. 6 deadline to register for Nov. 4 election

BATON ROUGE — Louisianians have about a week left to register to vote in the November election. Oct. 6 is the last day to register...

Unconstitutional laws remain Louisiana’s books

MONROE — Another state law was recently declared unconstitutional — but unless the Legislature specifically takes action to remove it, language allowing Louisiana State...

Search for new BPCC leader likely to begin soon

BOSSIER CITY — The search for a new Bossier Parish Community College chancellor likely will start in October. Craig Spohn, a member of the Louisiana...

Louisiana judge: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because it violates equal protection rights, a state judge ruled Monday. Judge Edward...

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