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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 should get their results on time, despite Jindal's suspension of the testing contract.

The retests for students who previously failed the high-stakes tests are used to determine if the students advance to the next grade, and Superintendent of Education John White had suggested Jindal's actions on the contract could stall scoring.

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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 indic...

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New law stops lawsuits against oil, gas industry

New law stops lawsuits against oil, gas industry

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday put his signature on a Senate bill that will help continue coastal restoration work, while stopping lawsuits.

"It wasn't as impor...

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New Details: Captors held woman 2 years in trafficking case

New Details: Captors held woman 2 years in trafficking case

NATCHITOCHES (AP) — Authorities say that a transgender woman was held as a slave in rural Natchitoches Parish for two years.

The woman escaped captivity in Ajax and was pi...

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Lawmakers wrap up work on the regular session

Lawmakers wrap up work on the regular session

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana lawmakers closed the books Monday on a three-month legislative session that saw disputes over the Common Core education standards fizzle into few c...

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Senate bill takes aim at re-election

Senate bill takes aim at re-election

BATON ROUGE — For a brief time last summer, former Heflin mayor Judy Tillman was considering a run for the office she vacated when her constituents successfully had her r...

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Senate approves $24.6B budget for next year

Senate approves $24.6B budget for next year

BATON ROUGE — Senators agreed Wednesday to a $24.6 billion budget to finance state government operations and services next year, sending the heavily rewritten proposal ba...

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