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11:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Early Voting Begins Saturday, Nov. 22

Early voting begins this weekend.
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Early voting for the Dec. 6 runoff election begins this Saturday, Nov. 22, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 29.

Early voting locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. However, polling locations will be closed Sunday, Nov. 23, and will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office is urging people to vote early.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

Pipes for Transcanada Corp.'s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline are stacked at a depot in Gascoyne, N.D. The House of Representatives approved the Keystone XL pipeline Friday; the Senate voted against it on Tuesday.
Andrew Cullen Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 5:52 pm

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed the approval of Congress, after the Senate voted against the project Tuesday. The House passed its version of the bill Friday.

An early tally showed 35 for and 30 against the bill; subsequent calls for senators' votes failed to net the 60 votes needed for passage. The decisive 41st "No" vote came with 55 votes in favor, and the final tally was 59-41.

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Politics
10:51 am
Tue November 18, 2014

How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

The State Department's Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline defines a job as lasting for only one year.
United States Department of State

With the Louisiana Senate runoff driving votes in both chambers of Congress on the Keystone XL pipeline, here's a question: How many of those jobs will actually be in Louisiana?

The answer: zero.

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Le Show
1:37 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Le Show For Nov. 16, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Nixon in Heaven, News of the Warm, What the Frack, We Tortured Some Folks, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

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Le Show
2:10 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Le Show For Nov. 9, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show: Blair Calls 43, News of the Olympic Movement, We're Not #1, News of NiceCorp, The Apologies of the Week, News of Inspectors General, and more!

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Politics
10:41 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

La. Constitutional Amendment Results

All results current as of the time and date at the top of this story post.

Proposition 1 - Create Med Assistance Act 439 - 2013 HB 533

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

x-Yes, 695,037 - 56 percent

No, 547,315 - 44 percent

 

Proposition 2 - Create Hospital Fund Act 438 - 2013 HB 532

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

Yes, 432,295 - 36 percent

x-No, 777,829 - 64 percent

 

Proposition 3 - Allow Agent Fees Act 871 - 2014 HB 488

3,706 of 4,018 precincts - 92 percent

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Politics
10:07 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Edwards, Graves In Runoff In La. 6th District

Edwin Edwards, the 87-year-old former four-term Louisiana governor who spent more than eight years in federal prison, has earned a runoff spot against Republican Garret Graves in the state's 6th Congressional District.

Graves and Edwards will face each other on the Dec. 6 ballot.

Politics
9:45 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Exit Poll In La.: Economy, Health Care Top Issues

Voters' views of Tuesday's U.S. Senate election in Louisiana, according to the preliminary results of exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks. Three of the eight candidates were considered major and invited to debates: Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republicans Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness, who was backed by the tea party.

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Politics
9:21 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Democrat Richmond Re-Elected To 2nd District US House Seat

The only Democrat in Louisiana's House delegation, Cedric Richmond, has been successful in his bid for re-election to a third term.

Richmond faced two other Democrats, Rufus Johnson and Gary Landrieu, along with Libertarian Samuel Davenport and independent David Brooks in Tuesday's election.

Richmond, who is the only African-American in the state's congressional delegation, first won the 2nd District seat in 2010, when, the district tied together predominantly black areas of New Orleans and neighboring Jefferson Parish.

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