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Aug 20th

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Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

Just a day before lawmakers were to begin a five-week summer recess, debate over the proposed lawsuit underscored the harshly partisan tone that has dominated the current Congress almost from its start in January 2013.

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Webster native chosen for Yale fellowship

Webster native chosen for Yale fellowship

A Webster Parish woman is far away from the farm she grew up on in Heflin.

Dr. Melody Noles Hawkins, a graduate of Lakeside High School, just began a post-doctoral fellows...

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Local News

Police say man was smoking drugs on porch, arrested

Police say man was smoking drugs on porch, arrested

Some think it's great when you've got the "mojo" working, but a Minden man discovered it doesn't work to be smoking the mojo in plain sight, especially if you're doing so...

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Sen. Landrieu: DOJ needs to enforce Camp Minden clean up

Sen. Landrieu: DOJ needs to enforce Camp Minden clean up

WASHINGTON — The deadline has come and gone for the Army to comply with an Environmental Protection Agency ruling that denied appeal of its decision to lay Camp Minden ...

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Audit discusses 911 excess

Audit discusses 911 excess

The Webster Parish Police Jury should make use of more than $800,000 of undesignated funds, at least that's the opinion of an audit released by the Louisiana Legislative ...

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Local News

Whit Graves seeking DA seat

Whit Graves seeking DA seat

"Usually you hear people seeking political office promising to move forward. I promise to move back, back to a district attorney's office that is honest, open and caring,...

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Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

Board votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's state school board on Tuesday jumped into a lawsuit that accuses Gov. Bobby Jindal of illegally meddling in education policy with his efforts ...

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