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Planned Parenthood seeks to block governor’s order

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:45 Written by
The Jindal administration has not given sufficient reasons to pull Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Louisiana operations, attorneys for the federal government have told a Baton Rouge federal judge. That judge, U.S. District Judge John deGravelles, is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday afternoon on Planned Parenthood’s request for an order blocking Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to end the state’s Medicaid agreement with the group’s Louisiana affiliate. Citing undercover videos that allegedly show…
Planned seeks to block governor’s order
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:40 Written by
The Jindal administration has not given sufficient reasons to pull Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Louisiana operations, attorneys for the federal government have told a Baton Rouge federal judge. That judge, U.S. District Judge John deGravelles, is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday afternoon on Planned Parenthood’s request for an order blocking Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to end the state’s Medicaid agreement with the group’s Louisiana affiliate. Citing undercover videos that allegedly show…
Obama one vote shy of support needed for Iran nuclear deal Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:40 Written by
WASHINGTON— Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition. Democratic Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware on Tuesday became the 32nd and 33rd senators to announce support for the deal, just one shy of the 34 votes needed to uphold an Obama…
Obama cites Alaska in address urging action on climate change Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:40 Written by
Obama cites Alaska in address urging action on climate change Nathaniel Herz, Erica Martinson Alaska Dispatch News In the first address of his historic three-day visit to Alaska, President Barack Obama urged participants in a State Department conference to take in Alaska’s “God-given majesty” as they contemplate the difficult steps to slow or stop the onslaught of climate change. “I hope you have the chance to visit a glacier, or just look out your airplane…
Two polls show presumptive gubernatorial frontrunner David Vitter in real danger Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:32 Written by
The Fund's ad isn't online yet, but the commercial depicts Angelle and Dardenne as supporters of higher taxes. By contrast, the group's first spot, which began last week, was all positive for Vitter. Maybe the Fund is just being careful, but their negative spot may very well be a sign that they're seeing polls like Harper and MRI's that show Vitter in danger. For his part, Vitter has unveiled two positive commercials in recent days.…
Entergy N.O. takes Algiers customers
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:26 Written by
Algiers residents now fall under the umbrella of Entergy New Orleans. Entergy Louisiana LLC on Tuesday officially handed over its 22,000 residential, commercial and industrial electricity customers in Algiers to the New Orleans subsidiary of Entergy Corp. With the shift, all of New Orleans is served by the same utility. Entergy New Orleans will provide electricity to more than 194,000 customers and natural gas to about 105,000 customers. Both Entergy New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana…
Licciardi seeks separate trial
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:26 Written by
A former St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputy accused of joining retired New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper in a scheme to drug and rape women doesn’t want to be tried alongside a co-defendant who has already asked for a separate trial. A week after Erik Nunez filed a motion to sever himself from the federal case in which ex-deputy Brandon Licciardi is accused in a drug conspiracy with Sharper, as well as witness tampering, Licciardi…
Investigators work to ID body found in burned truck on I-49 in Shreveport
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:23 Written by
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police say they have not ruled out foul play in the death of the person whose remains were found in a burning pickup truck along I-49 North early Tuesday morning. Police and fire crews were called to an open area south of East 85th Street off I-49 just north of LA 3132 (Terry Bradshaw Passway) around 2:00 a.m., where they found the Chevrolet Avalanche engulfed in flames. After fire crews…
Councilwoman to run for re-election Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:19 Written by
Christa Duplantis-Prather announced her candidacy to continue as the representative of District 5, which includes most of the area north of West Main Street from Trevor Court to Holiday Drive. Chris Domangue, a financial planner, is also running for the District 5 seat. “With the coming of a new parish president, a new governor and new legislators, it is more important to re-elect a council person who has a keen insight of local, state, and…
National Hurricane Center watching tropical wave forecast to move off Africa coast Thursday Featured
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 19:19 Written by
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave that's forecast to move off the west coast of Africa several hundred miles southeast of the Cape Verde Islands later this week. In its Tuesday (Sept. 1) night tropical weather outlook, the Hurricane Center said the wave should move Thursday.
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