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  • La.'s Common Core test scores to be released in November

    September 17, 2015 3:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Common Core test results will be released in November. The exams were given to nearly 320,000 students in the spring after months of controversy over the new benchmarks in reading, writing and math. The state typically issues annual school performance scores, including letter grades, in... more »
  • US home sales dropped sharply in November

    December 22, 2014 10:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million. That's down from a revised pace of 5.26 million in... more »
  • Surge in workers keeps pushing up La. jobless rate

    December 19, 2014 2:34 PM

    Louisiana's unemployment rate rose for the seventh straight month in November, and what had been strong growth in employer payrolls waned. The state's jobless rate rose to 6.5 percent, as growth in job seekers continued to outstrip increases in the number of people reporting they have jobs. The unemployment rate... more »
  • Obama: Job growth means 'real progress' in economy

    December 5, 2014 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the November jobs numbers show the American economy is "making real progress." The government reported Friday that employers added 321,000 jobs in November. Obama spoke before nominating Ashton Carter as his new Defense secretary. Obama says the pace can continue if Congress keeps government... more »
  • Possible tax for Tara to become a crime district

    June 6, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of the Tara subdivision have a possible tax hike in their future. Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation to give more security to people in the Tara subdivision, making it a crime district. The money from the $100 tax will go toward increased patrols and other... more »
  • Early voting for Nov. 16 election Saturday

    November 1, 2013 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Registered voters can begin casting their ballots this weekend ahead of the Nov. 16 election. Early voting kicks off Saturday and continues through November 9, excluding Sunday. Citizens can vote at their parish Registrar of Voters' offices or at the State Archives in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Deadline to register for Nov. 16 election today

    October 16, 2013 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day for Louisiana voters to register for the upcoming election next month. The Secretary of State's Office says the deadline applies to anyone who has never registered or those who need to make changes to their registration. Voters can register at... more »
  • Ohio woman claims she was fired for Obama vote

    February 20, 2013 8:51 AM

    DAYTON, Ohio- A southwest Ohio woman says she was fired three days after the November election because she voted for President Barack Obama. The woman has filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court seeking damages starting at $25,000 against Q-Mark Inc. and its president. The Dayton-based company is... more »
  • Report: Online holiday sales up 14 percent

    January 3, 2013 4:25 PM

    RESTON, Va. - A report released Thursday says holiday shoppers spent $42.3 billion online in November and December, 14 percent more than in the same months a year ago. ComScore found that shoppers started the holiday season strong in November but a dip in consumer confidence hurt early December sales.... more »
  • Home sales trending higher in Baton Rouge market

    December 28, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge housing market is ending this year with positive numbers. Home sales were up 16 percent compared to last year's numbers with the average sales price up $30,000 dollars. Realtors say there's a shift taking place in Baton Rouge from a buyers' market to... more »
  • Louisiana payrolls jump most in nation in November

    December 21, 2012 2:22 PM

    Louisiana payrolls rose by 13,000 jobs in November or 0.9 percent, the largest jump in percentage from October levels of any state in the nation. Payroll employment pushed to an all-time high of 1.96 million in the state, moving beyond the pre-Hurricane Katrina peak of 1.95 million for the first time,... more »
  • La-licensed casinos win $192.9M in November

    December 11, 2012 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos took in $192.9 million from gamblers in November, up from October's total of nearly $185 million, and a strong improvement from the $175.3 million in November 2011. Gamblers lost $28.5 million at the only state-licensed land casino, Harrah's in New Orleans. That was up... more »
  • Sign-up period for Nov. 6 election runs this week

    August 14, 2012 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's decision-time for anyone still on the fence about jumping into a race for Louisiana's Nov. 6 election. Candidates must file paperwork this week if they want to run for office. Qualifying starts Wednesday morning and runs through Friday at 5 p.m. Top of the ballot around... more »
  • Lee announces candidacy for Walker chief

    July 31, 2012 9:38 PM

    WALKER- Marliam Lee announced he's running in an upcoming election to be the town's top police officer. Lee is currently serving out the remainder of Chief Hunter Grimes term. Grimes resigned recently. " I would like the opportunity to serve as Chief for the next four years," Lee... more »
  • 9 constitutional amendments on November ballot

    June 12, 2012 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana voters will face a list of questions in the fall election, constitutional changes proposed by lawmakers, including provisions about gun rights and pension revocation. Nine proposals to amend the Louisiana Constitution will be on the Nov. 6 ballot after the action of the legislative session.... more »
  • Gay marriage bill signed

    March 1, 2012 4:38 PM

    ANNAPOLIS, MD. - Maryland's governor has signed a bill legalizing gay marriage, joining seven other states and the District of Columbia. Governor Martin O'Malley signed the bill today one week after its final passage by the Maryland Legislature. The law is scheduled to take effect in January 2013.... more »

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