Minden Press-Herald

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Jul 29th

State News

Vitter seeks tougher response on food stamp misuse

BATON ROUGE — State leaders haven't done enough to aggressively pursue food stamp recipients who overspent their balance when the electronic food stamp service was down last month, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said Monday.

Several Louisiana retailers, including Wal-Mart stores in Mansfield and Springhill, allowed food stamp recipients to make unlimited purchases on Oct. 12, when the electronic card system was down across many states and balances couldn't be checked.

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Jindal writes letter inviting Obama for school visit

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal is asking President Barack Obama to check out Louisiana's voucher program firsthand, saying the visit would make him scrap an adminis...

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Some state workers to get pay raises

BATON ROUGE (AP) — State officials say after years of government budget problems 1,400 state employees will be getting pay raises.

About 1,100 employees of the Division of...

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Jindal demands feds drop suit against state’s voucher system

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday demanded that federal officials abandon their challenge of his state's voucher system, accusing the Justice Departme...

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Bossier sting nabs Shreveport officer

BOSSIER CITY (AP) — Bossier City officials say a Shreveport police officer has been arrested on a felony charge of malfeasance in office as the result of a prostitution i...

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Fort Polk engineer battalion uncovers WWII era tank

PINEVILLE (AP) — An engineer battalion from the Fort Polk Army base that has been clearing land for a small arms range at the National Guard's Camp Beauregard in Pinevill...

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14 candidates for 5th District congressional seat

BATON ROUGE, (AP) — Fourteen candidates signed up for the October election to fill the 5th District congressional seat representing northeast and central Louisiana before...

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