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Results From Weekend Elections: New Taxes, Close Races

Saturday's elections approved new taxes for some areas and saw close races in others.

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New Poll Shows Landrieu Leads Senate Race

The poll also shows 52 percent of the voters disapprove of Landrieu's job performance.

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It’s Election Day – Did You Even Know?

8 Acadiana parishes are holding elections today. Races for mayor, school board, chief of police and aldermen will be decided.

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Pot Penalty Bill Pulled From Louisiana House Committee

The Louisiana Sheriffs Association speaks up against proposed changes in Louisiana's marijuana laws.

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Opelousas Senator Hopes To Protect Louisiana’s Chicken Boxing Industry

A Louisiana Senator fears new legislation could seriously damage the state's important chicken boxing industry. Seriously, this is real. Even we couldn't make stuff like this up.

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Gun Buyback Bill Advances Through House Committee

New Orleans is the only city in Louisiana authorized to hold buyback programs, although Baton Rouge has had one for several years.

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Louisiana Legislature Debates Hands Free Cellphone Use

A bill being discussed in the Louisiana Legislature is designed to keep us safer on the roadways and lower our car insurance. How come this hasn't passed before? Probably because a lot of us don't want it to.

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Edwards Leading In Polls For 6th District Congressional Seat

A familiar name is at the top of the polls in Louisiana's 6th Congressional race. Is it possible for Edwin Edwards to really win ?

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GOP Responds To Edwards’s Congressional Announcement

LAGOP executive director Jason Dore says while Edwards may be a well known figure, he is well known for all the wrong reasons.

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LALegis2014: Bill Would Require State’s OK Before Filing Oil, Gas Suits

Republican Rep. Joel Robideaux discussed the bill March 17 at the Acadiana Press Club's Newsmaker Forum.

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