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Updated May 3, 2016 at 10:22 AM

The proposal to include 17-year-old offenders in the juvenile justice system has drawn bipartisan support across both chambers. The Senate voted 33-4 Monday to advance the measure to the House for consideration.

Posted May 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM

”We're using about 40 percent of the earth to feed the world,” she said. What's left is desert, mountains, tundra and deep rainforest, while urban areas occupy less than one percent of the available land.

Posted May 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Louisiana education officials are considering changing teacher licensing requirements, two years after the state implemented an experimental program aimed at shoring up new teachers' classroom skills.

Posted Apr 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM

A report from the task force, created by state lawmakers, is due in September. But Edwards said the state "simply cannot wait until September" and needs some ideas sooner to avoid deep budget cuts in the financial year that begins July 1.

Posted Apr 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM

With rallying cries of what it means to be American, Louisiana senators unanimously passed a bill requiring Louisiana's public schools to teach cursive writing.

Posted Apr 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM

The State of Louisiana has much to offer in the way of scenic beauty with some of the best parks in the nation. Many parks host historical and nature observation events. If you are looking for a unique educational experience not too far from home,...

Posted Apr 26, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Louisiana's Senate has approved a proposal allowing crime victims, crime witnesses or their family members to request courtroom seating separate from defendants, defendants' family members or defense witnesses.

Posted Apr 25, 2016 at 2:30 PM

If the budget proposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards for next year is approved, there will be fewer inspections of the retail food industry.

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Among the individual projects approved were three for the Calcasieu Parish School Board.

Posted Apr 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Only six bills — out of more than 1,600 filed for consideration — had received House and Senate passage and reached the governor's desk by Friday.

Posted Apr 23, 2016 at 12:30 PM

On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Council members introduced the proposed gun laws. The ordinance, as drafted, largely duplicates state and federal laws that exist, and some experts questioned how effective the city ordinance would be.

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