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2015/01/31 01:39
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A brand new Parish Prison is an expensive proposition, and likely a tough sell for tax-fatigued voters, but a handful of Metro Council members say they think there’s a way to build it without a tax...
2015/01/31 01:39
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2015/01/30 02:33
2015/01/30 02:33
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Metro Planning Commission voted to approve all three requested waivers from Walmart Thursday. Walmart is asking the city to make some exceptions to its development rules. The commission voted to...
2015/01/29 22:42
2015/01/29 22:42
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Baton Rouge city leaders have talked for months about filing lawsuits to stifle the proposed city of St. George, but this week the Metro Council could throw a wrench in those plans. On Wednesday, the...
2015/01/29 22:09
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Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economyObama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and...
2015/01/29 13:34
2015/01/29 13:34
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SAPAANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the qualifications of top officials should be checked. File photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA Johannesburg - In what could result in a major shake-up in local...
2015/01/29 07:34
2015/01/29 07:34
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FACEBOOKA picture uploaded on Facebook showing the Tshwane Metro Police officer who allegedly held up a family in Zandspruit, Pretoria. Picture: Facebook Pretoria - One of the two Tshwane Metro...
2015/01/29 05:37
2015/01/29 05:37
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - He's one of Louisville's most recognized attorneys. Darryl Isaacs, also known as "The Hammer," is still in the hospital after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike on...
2015/01/29 05:06
2015/01/29 05:06
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Cash advance and check-cashing establishments in Nashville would be unable to stay open 24 hours a day under legislation proposed in the Metro Council. A bill sponsored by Metro Councilman Jason...
2015/01/29 02:40
2015/01/29 02:40
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In case we haven’t learned by now, Kip Holden does not take rejection well. While his term in office ends in January 2017, as mayor-president he will need Metro Council votes for a couple of years,...
2015/01/29 02:40
2015/01/29 02:40
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St. George controversy bled into the Metro Council’s Wednesday meeting as the council voted against sending a proposed tax hike for the St. George Fire Department to voters. The measure was meant to...
2015/01/28 22:06
2015/01/28 22:06
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Capital Area Transit System buses will begin departing the Mall of Louisiana every hour on the hour on Sunday at 8 a.m., when a new route that also will serve the Gardere neighborhood and L’Auberge...
2015/01/28 17:06
2015/01/28 17:06
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While the Metro Council this evening will consider placing a proposed tax renewal for the St. George Fire Department on the May 2 ballot, it also will introduce a measure to place a tax renewal for...
2015/01/28 06:10
2015/01/28 06:10
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St. George Fire Officials have one last chance to get a May tax election approved. The fire district's current tax runs out at the end of the year. The St. George Board of Commissioners hoped to hold...
2015/01/28 06:10
2015/01/28 06:10
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Increasing safety and much needed maintenance is why the Baton Rouge Airport officials say they need more money, and say that money will come through fees generated from various services offered...
2015/01/27 22:16
2015/01/27 22:16
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A public meeting was held Monday night for parents and community leaders to sound off on a plan to move a private swingers' club near a Christian school. The Social Club, currently based in downtown...
2015/01/27 21:37
2015/01/27 21:37
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FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Calling his ticket historic, a Louisville businessman has filed to run for governor and is shaking up the Republican primary. Matt Bevin signed the necessary paperwork about 90...
2015/01/27 12:41
2015/01/27 12:41
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It’s only a coincidence that on Saturday, Presbyterian Church leaders will be discussing the inclusion of gays, lesbians and transgender people into the church. The conference of regional church...
2015/01/26 22:37
2015/01/26 22:37
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Despite requests from lawmakers and residents the Walmart planned for west Louisville will look like all other Walmart stores. The retail giant wants to build a 154,000 square...
2015/01/26 20:25
2015/01/26 20:25
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The topics of gentrification and the lack of affordable housing have dominated the current conversation around Nashville's growth, even as new luxury hotels and high-rises change the city...
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2015/01/26 16:06
2015/01/26 16:06
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On Jan. 14, the Metro Council voted 8-4 against putting Mayor Kip Holden’s $335 million package of proposed public safety construction projects, including a new $204 million parish prison, on a May...
2015/01/31 01:39
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