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Louisiana seat-belt use jumps to record high 84.1 percent

Monday, 29 September 2014 05:11
BATON ROUGE––Louisiana motorists are buckling up at record high rates in 2014, but safety officials point out that more work needs to be done to convince male, some minority and pickup truck drivers and passengers to always wear their seat belts. The state's annual survey of seat-belt use estimated that 84.1 percent of drivers and front-seat passengers were buckled up in 2014, up 1.6 percentage points from last year's rate of 82.5 percent.
Louisiana Seat Belt Use at Record High Rate
Monday, 29 September 2014 04:06
Baton Rouge -- (Press Release) Louisiana motorists are buckling up at record high rates in 2014, but safety officials point out that more work needs to be done to convince male, some minority and pickup truck drivers and passengers to always wear their seat belts. The state’s annual survey of seat-belt use estimated that 84.1 percent of drivers and front-seat passengers were buckled up in 2014, up 1.6 percentage points from last year’s rate of…
African-American Judge Compares Marriage Discrimination to Racism
Sunday, 28 September 2014 09:15
Judge Edward Rubin A state judge in Louisiana has written one of the most stinging rebukes yet of marriage bans, comparing them to the racist "separate but equal" laws upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson, then later overturned in Brown v. Board of Education. Judge Edward Rubin ruled in a custody case last week that the Louisiana's marriage ban is unconstitutional.
Rape Victims in Louisiana Are Being Charged for Hospital Exams
Sunday, 28 September 2014 06:30
Getty ImagesMany victims of sexual assault are burdened with paying out of their own pockets for forensic medical exams and related careMore 1 in 5 U.S. Women Are Raped at Some Point, Report SaysSome rape victims in Louisiana are being forced to literally pay the price of their own assault.
Vice President Joe Biden to join Charlie Crist in South Florida Featured
Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:11
Vice-President Joe Biden's South Florida-bound for Charlie Crist on Monday, Oct. 13 -- making him the latest national Democrat to join the guubernatorial candidate on the campaign trail, sources say. More information will be made available at a later date. Biden, who has presidential aspirations, follows another likely White House candidate, Hillary Clinton, who stumps Thursday with Crist at an event that's likely somewhere in the Miami area.
Women's organization outraged that rape victims charged for medical exams Featured
Sunday, 28 September 2014 01:01
The Louisiana Chapter of the National Organization for Women, or NOW, is outraged about a recent report claiming that rape victims are being charged upward of $2,000 for medical exams. Charlotte Klasson, President of the Louisiana Chapter of NOW, said she was shocked and outraged when she learned that victims of rape were being charged for forensic medical examinations. She called it "a form of political extortion to discourage the pursuit of prosecution of crimes…
Louisiana women's organization outraged that rape victims charged for medical exams
Sunday, 28 September 2014 01:01
The Louisiana Chapter of the National Organization for Women, or NOW, is outraged about a recent report claiming that rape victims are being charged upward of $2,000 for medical exams. Charlotte Klasson, President of the Louisiana Chapter of NOW, said she was shocked and outraged when she learned that victims of rape were being charged for forensic medical examinations. She called it "a form of political extortion to discourage the pursuit of prosecution of crimes…
Some hospitals bill rape victims for tests, care Featured
Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:58
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Unconstitutional laws remain on Louisiana's books
Saturday, 27 September 2014 08:58
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Louisiana state workers ask for health care plan changes to be put on hold
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 15:27
Harry Reed, a retired government architect, put bottles of medications on a table in a Louisiana Legislature committee room Thursday and wondered aloud how he was supposed to pay for his prescriptions next year. With his voice breaking, Reed told state lawmakers that his medication won't be covered under the new health care plans offered through the Office of Group Benefits in 2015.
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