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Posted at 12:30 PM

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital laboratory performs about 200,000 tests annually. The laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Food and Drug Administration and the American Association of Blood Banks.

Posted Apr 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM

As lawmakers look to raise new money to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole, at least 10 tobacco tax measures have been filed for debate. Even Gov. Bobby Jindal has shown a willingness to consider a cigarette tax hike, through a complicated maneuver...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Parents of disabled children on waiting lists for at-home care, leaders of community clinics that rely on state financing and hospitals slated to receive less for taking care of Medicaid patients asked the House Appropriations Committee for more...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 9:10 AM

In fact, various firearm safety issues occurring Army wide and on Fort Polk made it necessary to offer firearm safety courses for just that reason, according to Staff Sgt. Thomas Fleming, Fort Polk's Command Safety Office safety tech and a National...

Posted Apr 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Legislators are grappling with a $1.6 billion budget shortfall and finding themselves in frayed relations with a term-limited governor who appears to be readying for a presidential campaign.

Posted Apr 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal to open redfish harvest in federal waters to the Mississippi guide fleet.

Posted Apr 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM

So what's a budget-conscience Army with looming financial cuts from sequestration to do? One idea is to make NCOs, rather than civilians, responsible for more of the “specialized” training.

Updated Apr 5, 2015 at 11:37 AM

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), as of 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) calculated that more than 30 percent of bridges have exceeded their 50 year design life.

Posted Apr 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM

t. Gov. Jay Dardenne, who oversees the Louisiana Office of Tourism, said Thursday that in 2014 Louisiana attracted 28.7 million visitors, a 5 percent increase over 2013, resulting in $11.2 billion in total visitor spending and $836 million in state...

Posted Apr 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Members of the House Appropriations Committee are questioning whether the Republican governor has provided spending plans that might work through the final six months of Jindal's term, but that could leave them with a financial mess in the second...

Posted Apr 2, 2015 at 2:30 PM

“One day I just decided I was going to lose weight because I knew I'd never live past 30 or 35 if I kept going like I was,” Breanna Beck said.

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