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  • Public input meetings for phase 2 of Green Light Plan start next week

    August 25, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Some of the public meetings set to discuss the next phase of the Green Light Plan are set to start next week. The proposed next phase of Mayor Holden's Green Light Plan call for a parish-wide 5-mill property tax over 30 years to fund an estimated... more »
  • Bill aims to cut meeting costs that reach thousands annually

    April 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators are trying to trim the costs of a legislative agency that spends thousands of dollars each year on meetings at a swanky New Orleans hotel. The Louisiana State Law Institute, which studies legal issues for the Legislature, regularly holds meetings of its decision-making council... more »
  • DOTD seeking public input to solve I-10 traffic nightmares Play Video

    February 21, 2016 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A series of public meetings to discuss possible ways to solve traffic jams along the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge start this week. The first meeting starts Monday morning. The state Department of Transportation says the meetings will look at the section of I-10 between Essen... more »
  • At first meeting, DOTD suggests more lanes on I-10 Play Video

    August 28, 2015 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials suggested widening a stretch of I-10 starting at the Mississippi River bridge through the city as a way to alleviate traffic congestion. The pitch came Monday night, during the first of three public meetings about solving the traffic situation. Two other meetings will be... more »
  • Change to extra points likely in NFL

    March 25, 2015 2:29 PM

    PHOENIX - Spicing up the NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be coming for the 2015 season. While team owners didn't vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the issue will be a main focal point for the... more »
  • 6 parents opt kids out of PARCC in WBR Play Video

    March 5, 2015 6:42 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Parents in West Baton Rouge parish were given the chance to opt their kids out of taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. Two meetings were held at the West Baton Rouge School Board Office so parents could air out... more »
  • Lafayette school board to revamp attendance policy

    March 25, 2013 8:55 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Lafayette Parish School Board members would be able to miss up to five meetings in a calendar year before facing penalties under a revised attendance policy recommended by the board's executive committee. The revisions, which come after some board members have faced criticism for their absences, would clarify some... more »
  • Cardinals end pre-conclave meetings

    March 11, 2013 12:45 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The cardinals who'll decide on a successor to Pope Benedict have wrapped up their pre-conclave discussions. Vatican Officials say they voted to end their deliberations even though some still wanted to speak. Spokesman The Reverend Thomas Rosica (roh-SEE'-kah) says most felt they had "enough information." The... more »
  • Forums to focus on Baton Rouge school safety

    February 14, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system scheduled four community forums next week to talk to parents about school safety and get feedback on how to make schools safer. The forums are scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at four schools. Baton Rouge Magnet High is hosting Monday,... more »
  • Chiefs from mass-shooting towns to meet with Obama

    January 28, 2013 7:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet with police chiefs from three communities that have experienced mass shootings, part of his administration's push to address gun violence. Obama is drawing attention to the worst shootings of 2012, inviting the police chiefs from: Aurora, Colo., where 12 were killed in July;... more »

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