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FOX 8 New Orleans
Deadline near for flood aid program for Louisiana businessesThe loans can be used to pay rent, utilities, mortgage, employee wages and some
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 37 minutes ago
The loans can be used to pay rent, utilities, mortgage, employee wages and some non-construction repair expenses. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration extended the deadline for businesses to seek the assistance after receiving fewer... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Gov. Edwards speaks out on prison reforms about to kick inGovernor John Bel Edwards is speaking out on new prison reforms set to kick in
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 hours ago
Governor John Bel Edwards is speaking out on new prison reforms set to kick in November 1. When it comes to the amount of men and women in jail, no other state has more than Louisiana. State lawmakers took a hard look at changing the state's prison... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
New prison reforms mean hundreds of inmates will be releasedhave never believed that people in Louisiana are innately more sinister or more
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 16 hours ago
have never believed that people in Louisiana are innately more sinister or more criminal than people elsewhere," Gov. John Bel Edwards said at Loyola Law School Friday. State lawmakers took a hard look at changing the state's prison culture,... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Gov. Edwards speaks out on prison reforms about to kick inGovernor John Bel Edwards is speaking out on new prison reforms set to kick in
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 17 hours ago
Governor John Bel Edwards is speaking out on new prison reforms set to kick in November 1. When it comes to the amount of men and women in jail, no other state has more than Louisiana. State lawmakers took a hard look at changing the state's prison... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Lawmakers delay decision on Medicaid managed-care contractsGee. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 19 hours ago
Gee. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019 while working to seek new bids for... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 20 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
Stamford Advocate / Posted 20 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 21 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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The New Canaan News
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
The New Canaan News / Posted 21 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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Connecticut Post
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
Connecticut Post / Posted 21 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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Greenwich Time
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
Greenwich Time / Posted 21 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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The News-Times
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
The News-Times / Posted 21 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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Darien News-Review
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
Darien News-Review / Posted 21 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
No decision on Louisiana Medicaid managed-care contractsmonths. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts be
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 21 hours ago
months. Enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the contracts began in 2015 and will expire in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is proposing to continue them through December 2019. Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
1,000 bid farewell to National Guard soldiers in Mansurain support of Operation Spartan Shield. The ceremony took place at Avoyelles P
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
in support of Operation Spartan Shield. The ceremony took place at Avoyelles Public Charter School in Mansura. Gov. John Bel Edwards was the guest speaker. Those deploying are with the Guard's 1020th Engineer Company, 527th Engineer... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
State Fire Marshal's Office mourns death of explosive detection canineevents such as sporting events at LSU and UL, Mardi Gras festivities in New Orl
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
events such as sporting events at LSU and UL, Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, and pre-inaugural events for Governor John Bel Edwards. “An end of watch for law enforcement officers is a solemn time of reflection as to the service that the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
State Fire Marshal's Office mourns death of explosive detection canineevents such as sporting events at LSU and UL, Mardi Gras festivities in New Orl
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
events such as sporting events at LSU and UL, Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, and pre-inaugural events for Governor John Bel Edwards. “An end of watch for law enforcement officers is a solemn time of reflection as to the service that the... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
State Fire Marshal's Office mourns death of explosive detection canineevents such as sporting events at LSU and UL, Mardi Gras festivities in New Orl
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted yesterday
events such as sporting events at LSU and UL, Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, and pre-inaugural events for Governor John Bel Edwards. “An end of watch for law enforcement officers is a solemn time of reflection as to the service that the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
$7.5M in tax rebates pledged to north Louisiana paper millpaper mill is receiving $7.5 million in performance-based tax rebates over five
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
paper mill is receiving $7.5 million in performance-based tax rebates over five years to help with facility upgrades. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday that WestRock Company will get the aid as part of an improvement plan for the mill in... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Gov. Edwards joins other governors calling on Congress to pass legislation to stabilize health insurance marketsLouisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined a bipartisan group of governors this wee
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted yesterday
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined a bipartisan group of governors this week in pushing for a vote from Congress on the Alexander-Murray healthcare plan. The group is encouraging Congress to pass legislation meant to stabilize private health... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Gov. Edwards joins other governors calling on Congress to pass legislation to stabilize health insurance marketsLouisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined a bipartisan group of governors this wee
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted yesterday
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined a bipartisan group of governors this week in pushing for a vote from Congress on the Alexander-Murray healthcare plan. The group is encouraging Congress to pass legislation meant to stabilize private health... Read more
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The Hill
Bipartisan group of governors calls on Congress to stabilize ObamaCare marketsSteve Bullock (D-Mont.), Bill Walker (I-Alaska), Tom Wolf (D-Pa.), Brian Sandov
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), Bill Walker (I-Alaska), Tom Wolf (D-Pa.), Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.), Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.), John Bel Edwards (D-La.), Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) and Phil Scott (R-Vt.). Alexander and Murray’s deal would fund the... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
When you need a traffic light in Bossier, call the barber in Amitesaid he finally just picked up the phone and called his brother Bob, the town b
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 2 days ago
said he finally just picked up the phone and called his brother Bob, the town barber in Amite. "I said, 'Bob, do you have John Bel Edwards' phone number?' John Bel's from Amite. "And in Amite, if you want to get something done, you don't call... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Loyola Law symposium set on children of prisonersof parental incarceration for children. The keynote speaker for Friday's daylo
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 3 days ago
of parental incarceration for children. The keynote speaker for Friday's daylong meeting will be Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. He is expected to address the state's efforts to reduce prison populations, including a criminal justice... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
FEMA aid approved for Louisiana parishes impacted by HarveyLa. (AP) - Louisiana has been approved to receive federal assistance to help wi
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 4 days ago
La. (AP) - Louisiana has been approved to receive federal assistance to help with recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Gov. John Bel Edwards and members of the state's congressional delegation announced Monday that President Donald Trump signed off... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Gov. Edwards' request for Harvey aid approved by presidentGovernor John Bel Edwards' request for federal assistance for areas affected by
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 4 days ago
Governor John Bel Edwards' request for federal assistance for areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey was approved Monday by President Donald Trump. The storm made landfall in Louisiana in August as a tropical storm, just five days hitting Texas as... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Gov. Edwards responds to Caddo Sheriff blasting new prison lawsLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 6 days ago
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will meet to discuss the new Justice Reinvestment Package after the sheriff's comments on the matter went viral. In a statement, the governor's office said, "It comes down to... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Gov. Edwards responds to Caddo Sheriff blasting new prison lawsLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 7 days ago
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will meet to discuss the new Justice Reinvestment Package after the sheriff's comments on the matter went viral. Click here to watch KSLA News 12 at 10 streaming live for the... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Gov. Edwards responds to Caddo Sheriff blasting new prison lawsLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 7 days ago
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will meet to discuss the new Justice Reinvestment Package after the sheriff's comments on the matter went viral. In a statement, the governor's office said, "It comes down to... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
THE INVESTIGATORS: Residents sue Ascension Parish over secret $450 million dealLouden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 7 days ago
Louden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The lawsuit cites an executive order Gov. John Bel Edwards signed last year that requires local governments and school boards to decide on property tax exemptions for... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
THE INVESTIGATORS: Residents sue Ascension Parish over secret $450 million dealLouden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 7 days ago
Louden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The lawsuit cites an executive order Gov. John Bel Edwards signed last year that requires local governments and school boards to decide on property tax exemptions for... Read more
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WALB Albany
THE INVESTIGATORS: Residents sue Ascension Parish over secret $450 million dealLouden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The
WALB Albany / Posted 7 days ago
Louden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The lawsuit cites an executive order Gov. John Bel Edwards signed last year that requires local governments and school boards to decide on property tax exemptions for... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
THE INVESTIGATORS: Residents sue Ascension Parish over secret $450 million dealLouden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 7 days ago
Louden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The lawsuit cites an executive order Gov. John Bel Edwards signed last year that requires local governments and school boards to decide on property tax exemptions for... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Louisiana collects donations for Puerto Rico storm recoveryLa. (AP) - Louisiana residents have responded to a call for donations to help H
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 7 days ago
La. (AP) - Louisiana residents have responded to a call for donations to help Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office said Friday that a statewide donation drive collected 125,000 packages of diapers; 269,000 packages... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
THE INVESTIGATORS: Residents sue Ascension Parish over secret $450 million dealLouden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 7 days ago
Louden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The lawsuit cites an executive order Gov. John Bel Edwards signed last year that requires local governments and school boards to decide on property tax exemptions for... Read more
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Beauregard Daily News
Lt. Gov. Nungesser selling Louisiana on tourismpolice jurors and other public officials during dinner. Some wondered if Nunge
Beauregard Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
police jurors and other public officials during dinner. Some wondered if Nungesser, a Republican, would challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, in 2019. The answer, previously and repeatedly declared by Nungesser, is no. He will seek his... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Residents sue Ascension Parish over secret $450 million dealLouden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 7 days ago
Louden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The lawsuit cites an executive order Gov. John Bel Edwards signed last year that requires local governments and school boards to decide on property tax exemptions for... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
THE INVESTIGATORS: Residents sue Ascension Parish over secret $450 million dealLouden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 7 days ago
Louden said. “We are talking about monies that do not go to the schools.” The lawsuit cites an executive order Gov. John Bel Edwards signed last year that requires local governments and school boards to decide on property tax exemptions for... Read more
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Daily Mail
Louisiana sheriff blasts new law for releasing good prisonersSeasoned multiple offenders are getting a break at our expense,' he concluded.
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Seasoned multiple offenders are getting a break at our expense,' he concluded. The legislation was signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards in June as he wants to change Louisiana’s reputation as being the most imprisoned state in the... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
1,400 people to be released from La. prisons on Nov. 1 due to new prison reformsbe released from Louisiana’s prisons due to a package of criminal justice refor
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 8 days ago
be released from Louisiana’s prisons due to a package of criminal justice reform bills signed earlier this year by Governor John Bel Edwards. The reform bills will reduce the state’s prison population by 10 percent and the parole/probation over the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
10 arrested at LSU in drinking death of Georgia teenof liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a “pledge test,” according to search warran
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 8 days ago
of liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a “pledge test,” according to search warrant requests and results. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the state’s higher-education leaders to review campus policies on hazing, alcohol and drugs. A Penn... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Police arrest 10 in drinking death of LSU fraternity pledgeof liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a "pledge test," according to search warran
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 8 days ago
of liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a "pledge test," according to search warrant requests and results. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the state's higher-education leaders to review campus policies on hazing, alcohol and drugs. A Penn... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
10 students charged in hazing deathobtained a warrant to examine Gruver’s phone so they could see who he called or
WWLP Springfield / Posted 9 days ago
obtained a warrant to examine Gruver’s phone so they could see who he called or texted before his death. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked leaders of the state’s higher-education system to review their campus policies on hazing, alcohol and... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Police arrest 10 in drinking death of LSU fraternity pledgeof liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a "pledge test," according to search warran
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 9 days ago
of liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a "pledge test," according to search warrant requests and results. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the state's higher-education leaders to review campus policies on hazing, alcohol and drugs. A Penn... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Police arrest 10 in drinking death of LSU fraternity pledgeof liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a "pledge test," according to search warran
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
of liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a "pledge test," according to search warrant requests and results. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the state's higher-education leaders to review campus policies on hazing, alcohol and drugs. A Penn... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Police arrest 10 in drinking death of LSU fraternity pledgeof liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a "pledge test," according to search warran
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
of liquor, a glass smoking pipe and a "pledge test," according to search warrant requests and results. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the state's higher-education leaders to review campus policies on hazing, alcohol and drugs. A Penn... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Ten charged in alleged hazing death of US studentand engaged in an ongoing review of the governance and oversight of tso-called
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
and engaged in an ongoing review of the governance and oversight of tso-called "Greek" organizations. Louisiana's governor John Bel Edwards ordered a similar review at all state-run universities and colleges, to be completed by the end of... Read more
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Gulf News
10 charged in hazing death of US teenand engaged in an ongoing review of the governance and oversight of so-called “
Gulf News / Posted 9 days ago
and engaged in an ongoing review of the governance and oversight of so-called “Greek” organizations.Louisiana’s governor John Bel Edwards ordered a similar review at all state-run universities and colleges, to be completed by the end of... Read more
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The Middletown Press
APNewsBreak: Only 2 Louisiana doctors seek marijuana permitmoving to Colorado to lessen their children's suffering and who launched billbo
The Middletown Press / Posted 9 days ago
moving to Colorado to lessen their children's suffering and who launched billboards and social media campaigns. Gov. John Bel Edwards promised "tight controls" for the program, and reams of regulations have been issued to govern growing... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
APNewsBreak: Only 2 Louisiana doctors seek marijuana permitmoving to Colorado to lessen their children's suffering and who launched billbo
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 9 days ago
moving to Colorado to lessen their children's suffering and who launched billboards and social media campaigns. Gov. John Bel Edwards promised "tight controls" for the program, and reams of regulations have been issued to govern growing... Read more
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