Minden Press-Herald

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Jul 30th

State News

Jindal administration cuts across agencies

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief financial adviser on Friday announced a mix of cuts, one-time patches and hiring-freeze savings to close a nearly $166 million budget gap, with money slashed from hospice care, mental health treatment and domestic violence programs.

Doctors and hospitals that care for the poor, disabled and elderly in the Medicaid program will be paid less for those services. Dental benefits to pregnant women through Medicaid will be shuttered. Additional cuts will fall on the LSU hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured in north Louisiana.

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Tickets on sale for 15 Under 40 event

Tickets are now on sale for the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual 15 Under 40 Awards hosted at the Minden Civic Center, 520 Broadway

The event will be he...

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Minden High to host Benton

Crimson Tide looks for first win in last home game

As the 2012 football season comes to its conclusion, the Minden High Crimson Tide have one more chance to give the home ...

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Golfers will tee it up for charity

Since its inception in 2004, the Minden Charity Golf Classic has distributed more than $205,000 to 140 families in need. This year's event marks the eighth annual fund-ra...
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Voucher bill

New law changes public education

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal celebrated a major achievement of his young second term by signing legislation making sweeping change...

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Tropical Storm Lee resumes slow march northward

JEAN LAFITTE, La. (AP) -- Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday and pr...

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Fate of TOPS may be put in hands of voters

Fate of TOPS may be  put  in hands of voters

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s push to dedicate a stream of tobacco settlement funding to help cover costs for the state’s free college tuition program known as T...

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