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Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:45
By LAUREN LANGLOIS Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job. The equal pay proposal by New Orleans Sen. Karen Carter Peterson received the backing Wednesday of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee. Supporters said Louisiana has the second largest gender pay gap in the country.
81 more Louisiana schools recognized by U.S. News and World Report
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:30
Eighty-one Louisiana public high schools were given bronze-medal status in the latest analysis by U.S. News & World Report. That wasn't enough to be ranked -- only three Louisiana schools were considered gold- or silver-medal caliber, earning a national ranking -- but it gained these schools some recognition. Louisiana's top three schools, according to U.S. News, are Thomas Jefferson High School in Gretna and New Orleans Charter Science Academy and New Orleans Charter Science and…
AP-LA--Louisiana News Coverage,ADVISORY, LA
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:15
Good morning Louisiana editors. Here’s an early look at AP’s general news coverage plan for Wednesday in Louisiana. If you have questions about the coverage plan, feel free to direct them to Louisiana News Editor Brian Schwaner at 800-662-7717, 504-523-3931 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This information is not for publication, broadcast or online use, and coverage plans are subject to change.
Microsoft opening Mall of Louisiana kiosk - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 06:45
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's first Microsoft specialty location is set to open May 17 in the Mall of Louisiana. Tony Stephens, senior general manager for the Baton Rouge mall, tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1nG9ATg ) Microsoft will be located in a kiosk near the mall's center court. The kiosk will sell an array of the company's products, including Windows Phones, Surface tablets and Xbox game consoles.
Bourque wins Louisiana Writer Award - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:30
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life. Bourque's poetry collections include Plainsongs, The Doors between Us, Burnt Water Suite, The Blue Boat, In Ordinary Light: New and Selected Poems and Call and Response: Conversations in Verse, a collaboration with poet Jack Bedell, and Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie.
WATCH: Rachel Maddow Highlights 'Confusion' in U.S. on LGBT Issues
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:30
Two news stories last week provided an opportunity for Rachel Maddow to highlight the divide in U.S. attitudes on LGBT equality. Last week the Louisiana House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to retain its state's antisodomy law, a move that is strictly symbolic, as the law is unconstitutional under 2003's Supreme Court decision Lawrence v. Texas, which invalidated sodomy laws across the U.S.
Where is Louisiana's best high school? Gretna, says U.S. News and World Report
Monday, 21 April 2014 23:45
Louisiana's best public high school is Thomas Jefferson High in Gretna. So says U.S. News and World Report in its latest annual report. U.S. News' rankings are remarkably restrictive, eliminating many schools that do meet its criteria. They differ from the Louisiana Department of Education's yearly report grading public schools, as well as from rankings produced by news organizations such as The Washington Post and Newsweek.
Report: Louisiana Tech's White rejects Tennessee
Monday, 21 April 2014 16:30
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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher "Really Awesome" During Louisiana Trip: See Her Best Baby Bump Pic Yet!
Monday, 21 April 2014 15:15
Twitter Mila Kunis' baby bump is bigger than ever! During a trip to Louisiana with fiancé Ashton Kutcher this weekend, the 30-year-old actress and her growing belly were snapped by a local fan. "They were walking down Gause Boulevard in Slidell, Louisiana, going for a walk with Ashton's family," Ashley Allen tells E! News of the couple, who were with Ashton's sister, Tausha, and Tausha's husband.
Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
Monday, 21 April 2014 11:45
By MARGIE MASON Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) - From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on. From the beginning, the story has bubbled with enough drama to rival a good Hollywood…
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