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8:07 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Landrieu, Cassidy In Runoff

The US Senate race is still not over in Louisiana. Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is gearing up for a runoff with Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy.

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7:29 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Hercules Plans Layoffs Of Offshore Workers

Hercules Offshore says it will lay off 324 offshore Gulf of Mexico workers because of a decline in business.

The move represents about 15 percent of its workforce.

The Houston-based drilling rig contractor sent a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission last week, saying the company would lay off the employees by the end of the year.

The layoffs involve employees who work out of Port Fourchon, Grand Isle, Berwick, Cameron, Abbeville, Lafitte, Larose and Venice.

The company announced an $88.6 million third quarter loss on October 23.

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7:27 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Senate Candidates Scrambling For Last-Minute Votes

It’s a tight election for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, and leading candidates are wasting no time.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu held rallies in Alexandria and Baton Rouge to pick up votes.

Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy knocked on doors in the state capital neighborhood where he grew up.

Tea Party favorite Rob Maness was in north Louisiana.

Landrieu is hoping to win outright today — and avoid another month of campaigning.

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4:15 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

OneApp Includes More Pre-K Programs

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It's only November, but some students and families are already thinking about the next school year. That's because OneApp – the city's school enrollment process – launched today. Students entering the public school system for the first time or hoping to transfer to a new school can review their options and submit one application with their top choices.

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7:23 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Several Ballot Measures Vie For Attention In Tuesday's Election

Candidates aren’t the only ones on tomorrow’s ballot.

There are 14 proposed changes to the state's constitution to be decided.

Two amendments affect health care funding.

They have renewed debate on whether the constitution is the proper place for restricting the powers of the governor and Legislature to determine how the state spends money.

Other amendments deal with tax breaks for the disabled, the retirement age of judges, and taxes and blighted property in New Orleans.

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7:06 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Bill Gates, In New Orleans, Pledges Millions To Fight Ebola And Malaria

Thousands of scientists from around the world jammed into a New Orleans hotel ballroom to hear remarks by former Microsoft President Bill Gates about medical advances his foundation is funding to stop contagious diseases. Some who could not attend were also cheered by their colleagues.

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7:49 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Appeals Court Sets Hearing On Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has scheduled arguments for December on a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care act.

In this case, opponents of the act say it is unconstitutional because it imposes a tax — and all tax bills must originate in the House. They contend that the Affordable Care Act originated in the Senate.

A federal judge in Texas rejected the suit in January, ruling that raising revenue was not the overarching purpose of the bill.

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7:44 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Medical Conference Sparks Ebola Concerns

As the nation grapples with containing the Ebola virus, thousands of medical experts are traveling to New Orleans next week to discuss the response. Louisiana health officials are asking anyone who has recently traveled to a region affected by Ebola to cancel their visit.

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7:40 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Group Says Shrimp Often Mislabeled

An advocacy group says consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying just by looking at the label or menu in supermarkets, grocers and restaurants across the nation.

Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico.

The group says it found about 30 percent of 143 shrimp products it obtained from more than 100 vendors were not what the label said.

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7:36 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Question Of Clout Triggers Spiritied Exchange In Final Senate Race Debate

The three main candidates for US Senate squared off in the final debate before the November 4 election. A spirited exchange was triggered over the question of clout.

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