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Aug 20th

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Jindal seeks to avoid deposition on Common Core

Jindal seeks to avoid deposition on Common Core

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawyer said Tuesday that the Republican governor is protected from questioning under oath in a legal dispute over his actions to undermine the Common Core education standards.

Attorney Jimmy Faircloth told a judge that lawyers seeking to force Jindal to submit to a deposition haven't met the standards required for questioning a sitting Louisiana governor under state law. He asked Judge Todd Hernandez to prohibit Jindal's deposition.

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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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BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's state school board is joining a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing the governor of illegally meddling in education policy i...

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Caddo caregiver arrested for theft

Caddo caregiver arrested for theft

SHREVEPORT — Caddo deputies say a 43-year-old Shreveport woman who was employed as caregiver for a 77-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing the woman'...

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Jindal sets July 17 meeting with education chief

Jindal sets July 17 meeting with education chief

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal has scheduled a July 17 meeting with Education Superintendent John White to try to negotiate a compromise in their dispute over testing ...

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Common Core dispute shouldn't delay scores

Common Core dispute shouldn't delay scores

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said Thursday that public school fourth-graders and eighth-graders who retook their standardized tests this summer shou...

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Shreveport fire chief indicted for malfeasance

Shreveport fire chief indicted for malfeasance

SHREVEPORT— Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford surrendered Thursday to Caddo Parish authorities on charges of malfeasance in office.

A grand jury handed up a secret ind...

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