Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Posted Jul 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM

United States Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), a candidate in the upcoming election for Louisiana governor, was in the Sulphur area on Wednesday, July 1, to participate in the opening ceremonies of the USSSA World Series baseball tournament. Before heading to the ballpark, he stopped at the Southwest Daily News office to discuss his platform and other issues.

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 1:56 PM

The Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) filed legal papers in Baton Rouge early this morning asking a state district court to declare a tax hike unconstitutional. HCR 8 imposes a one percent sales and use tax on business utilities and natural gas.

Posted Jul 1, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Ahead of a long holiday weekend, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning boaters about operating vessels while intoxicated.

Posted Jun 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM

When the 519th Military Police Battalion went to the field for an extensive exercise in June, they had to do it in shifts so they could continue to provide law enforcement and force protection for the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk.

Posted Jun 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM

This year, Louisiana native, Grammy-nominee and Academy of Country Music Award winner Trace Adkins and Academy of Country Music legends Lonestar headline FreedomFest at Headquarters Field July 4.

Posted Jun 27, 2015 at 10:30 AM

A historic Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage as a nationwide right failed to immediately topple roadblocks to legal gay unions in Louisiana, where a constitutional ban was approved by voters in 2004 and upheld by a federal judge last...

Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Combine the weather with plummeting commodity prices and the lingering threat of bird flu facing poultry producers and Louisiana farmers and ranchers face their most uncertain year since the hurricanes of 2008.

Posted Jun 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday and set about trying to distinguish himself from better known rivals.

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 1:35 PM

"My name is Bobby Jindal, and I am running for president of the United States of America," he posted on his website. Short video clips showed Jindal and his wife, Supriya, talking to their three children about the campaign to come.

Posted Jun 23, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Lawmakers will have new approval authority over consulting contracts signed across state agencies, in response to complaints about wasteful spending and after a state representative's five-year struggle to get the provisions put in law.

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