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No agreement reached between Jindal and White

No agreement reached between Jindal and White

BATON ROUGE — A face-to-face meeting Thursday between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Education Superintendent John White didn't break an impasse over standardized testing, leaving teachers and students in limbo with fewer than four weeks until public schools open.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had directed White to seek a compromise with Jindal, in an attempt to keep the disagreement out of court. It was their first sit-down since the governor stalled White's testing contracts to undermine Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards.

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Thunderstorms expected over the weekend

Thunderstorms expected over the weekend

The weekend may begin with storms after a cool front earlier this week.

There's a 50 percent chance of storms tonight increasing to 80 percent by Friday. Highs will be in ...

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BESE proposal offers Common Core alternative

BESE proposal offers Common Core alternative

BATON ROUGE — Leaders of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) have reached out to Gov. Bobby Jindal with a proposal they hope will resolve differences b...

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Election qualifying begins next month

Election qualifying begins next month

Qualifying for the November 4 primary election is a month away, and candidates for various offices have begun to announce their intentions.

The Press-Herald will publish o...

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Law Enforcement

Webster Arrest Report

City and parish law enforcement officers made the following arrests during the period July 8 through July 14.

Bryant James Bailey, 31, 11200 block of Ridgehaven, Keithvill...

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Review: Tech goodies to bring along on trips

DENVER — Your swimsuit and your sunscreen are in the luggage, and your boarding passes are all printed out.

But did you remember your gadgets and chargers? Did you downloa...

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Chief T.C. Bloxom Jr. laid to rest

Chief T.C. Bloxom Jr. laid to rest

Friends of former Minden police and fire chief T.C. Bloxom Jr. remembered him Tuesday as a Godly man who believed the Lord had called him to be a lawman.

During Bloxom's f...

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