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Advocates say insurance costs strain homeowners

Oct 9, 2012
Gulf Coast insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years, and homeowners advocates say they're seeing people at risk of going into foreclosure because they can't afford their mortgage plus their insurance.
Posted In: home insurance, Gulf residents, Mississippi, foreclosure, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana

Narrowing Louisiana's wage gap.

Sep 7, 2012
Louisiana has one of the largest pay disparities between men and women in the U.S. But new legislation and a coastal restoration project may help bridge that gap.
Posted In: Wage gap, Louisiana, women, employment

In northwest Louisiana, inmates fill sandbags for Isaac

Aug 30, 2012
Residents in northwest Louisiana are preparing homes and businesses for possible flooding as the remnants of Isaac make a slow progression northward.
Posted In: Hurricane Isaac, Louisiana, prisons

Establishing a life post-Katrina

Aug 17, 2012
A fisherman's son escapes Vietnam to New Orleans, only have to have to escape again.
Posted In: Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana, New Orleans, refugees, Entrepreneurship

Largest school voucher program in U.S. to start in Louisiana

Apr 16, 2012
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to sign an education overhaul into law this week. It'll create one of the largest school voucher programs in the country.
Posted In: Louisiana, vouchers

Louisiana schools to undergo major reforms

Apr 16, 2012
This week Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to sign a controversial law that overhauls education in that state. The package of reforms will create one of the largest school voucher programs in the country.
Posted In: Louisiana, vouchers

Louisiana film investment could win Oscar gold

Feb 24, 2012
Like most states, Louisiana wants to capture some of Hollywood's production business. An Oscar-nominated film from Shreveport may provide the ticket.
Posted In: Entertainment, film, movies, Oscars, academy awards, Louisiana

Who's getting paid by BP? And who isn't?

Jul 8, 2010
***Easy Answer: Louisiana residents have received nearly half of the money handed out so far. Even though they account for only about a quarter...
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill, Florida, Louisiana

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