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  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 287K

    October 9, 2014 9:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low. The Labor Department says weekly applications fell 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4. That is the fourth straight week... more »
  • Applications for US unemployment rise to 293K

    September 25, 2014 7:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign hiring will remain healthy. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally... more »
  • Healthcare sign-up deadline extended

    March 26, 2014 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is giving more time for people to complete applications for health insurance, if they had already started the process. Health and Human Service spokesman Aaron Albright said the administration will be ready to help people "in line" by the March 31 deadline finish their... more »
  • La. backs off health care act-funded program

    August 23, 2013 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has withdrawn an application to participate in a home-health care program for low-income people that would have been funded through President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The state had applied to take part in the law's Community First Choice Program, which increases federal... more »
  • People denounce plans for new landfill

    July 15, 2013 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People had a stern message for state environmental leaders who will make the final decision about a landfill in the northern area of the parish. A small crowd gathered Monday night for a meeting about the facility planned for Brooklawn Drive, about two miles west of Scenic... more »
  • Meeting tonight over landfill permit application Play Video

    July 15, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Metro Council members scheduled a community meeting Monday night to provide information about a company applying for a landfill permit in East Baton Rouge Parish. Trae Welch and Chauna Banks-Daniel scheduled the meeting to discuss the application by Louisiana Land Acquisitions, a company which has... more »
  • Head Start to hold Recruitment Day this Saturday Play Video

    April 3, 2013 9:50 AM

    The East Baton Rouge Head Start Program is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. This weekend, seven Head Start Centers will host Recruitment Fun Day, when parents can tour the facilities, ask questions and apply for the Early Head Start and Head Start programs. Fun Day takes... more »
  • City leaders approve projects for Costco in BR

    January 23, 2013 12:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved some project specs for wholesaler Costco. The store is set to be built on the site of the old Coca Cola bottling plant near Airline and I-12. City leaders heard concerns from people about the plan. Some are worried about traffic in the... more »
  • Planned Costco store causes traffic concerns

    December 19, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wholesale chain Costco filed an application with East Baton Rouge Parish to build a warehouse store at the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant near I-12. Costco said if approved, they intended to build a more than 144,000 square foot store and gas station at the site,... more »
  • Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app

    July 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out... more »
  • La DEQ waste permit applications online

    October 11, 2011 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says it has put most of its waste permit applications online, as part of its E-business initiative. A statement Tuesday said landfill, surface impoundment, wood waste processing or separation and Type I/II Processing are online. It says it's working to... more »
  • Visit BR launches smartphone app

    September 27, 2011 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A free "app" for your smartphone highlights what Baton Rouge has to offer. It's called Go BR and it works like a personal tour guide. Visit Baton Rouge launched the app as a resource for both visitors and locals. "The app will tell people where to... more »
  • EBR magnet school applications being accepted

    March 14, 2011 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has opened its second application period for some of its magnet schools. Now through June, parents can apply to get their kids into the followign schools: Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion (FLAIM) Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Middle... more »
  • Four apply for last Louisiana casino license

    September 23, 2010 5:14 PM

    State gambling regulators say four groups have applied for Louisiana's 15th and final riverboat casino license allowed by law. Three of the companies would put the boat in Lake Charles, while the fourth proposes a second casino for the New Orleans suburb of Harvey. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board put... more »
  • Applications accepted for drilling moratorium fund

    September 11, 2010 9:49 AM

    Oil rig workers struggling because of a federal moratorium on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico are being urged to apply for money from a $100 million fund set up by BP. The Louisiana charity running the program, the Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation, says rig workers... more »
  • Shreveport worker accused of stealing fees

    August 17, 2010 10:04 AM

    A civilian employee of the Shreveport Police Department's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Office has been arrested for allegedly stealing application fees. Leslie Clark was booked Monday with felony theft of $2,800. Authorities say Clark's arrest was the result of an audit of the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Office. Clark, who was hired... more »
  • Local school systems could get federal money

    August 13, 2010 5:44 PM

    It's called the Edujobs bill. President Barack Obama signed it earlier this week. Louisiana could receive $147 million dollars from the $10 billion dollar plan. The money is supposed to help save jobs and give raises within local school systems. Some Baton Rouge area leaders say the application for the... more »
  • Food stamp application now online

    August 1, 2010 9:57 AM

    Louisiana residents seeking food stamps, welfare payments and other social service assistance can now apply online. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, the state's social services agency, announced Friday that the application is available at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/ApplyOnline. Completed applications will be reviewed by department staff. Follow-up interviews can be... more »
  • La. to reapply for Race to the Top money

    April 16, 2010 3:30 AM

    Louisiana isn't giving up on federal grant money for school reform after missing out in the first round. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Thursday to support a rewritten application to "Race to the Top". Another $175 million is available through the federal program. The money... more »

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