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  • LSU barring opponents' bands from performing at halftime

    June 11, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new LSU policy is barring opponents' marching bands from performing at halftime of football games at Tiger Stadium. LSU athletic department spokesman Michael Bonnette says the school adopted the policy last season to address safety concerns. He says the field's sidelines aren't large enough to accommodate... more »
  • The policy divide of the moment is Trump vs. Ryan

    May 6, 2016 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - A presidential campaign throws policy differences into stark relief and so it is this time, on immigration, spending, trade, foreign affairs — you name it. In this cockeyed campaign year, though, the divide at the moment is between the country's top two Republicans: the presumptive presidential nominee... more »
  • Lafayette schools may change Pledge of Allegiance policy

    April 18, 2016 1:43 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Parish School System is taking steps to address concerns about its policy on students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Officials are giving strong consideration to removing a policy requirement that students stand during the pledge, even if they do not recite it because of religious beliefs.... more »
  • Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

    September 28, 2015 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower them for the rich. Trump is unveiling his tax plan at a press conference Monday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The... more »
  • Obama's personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

    September 24, 2015 4:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders. But as Xi arrives in Washington late Thursday for a state visit, it's clear that Obama's overtures have produced decidedly mixed results. During intimate walks and hours... more »
  • Walker officials drawing up policies on police body cameras

    July 14, 2015 8:35 AM

    WALKER- Several months after outfitting patrol officers with wearable cameras, the Walker City Council will set down policies governing their use. The council introduced an ordinance Monday outlining a body camera policy, and next month it is planning to bring the matter to a vote. The policy, based on a... more »
  • La. colleges to adopt uniform sexual misconduct policy Play Video

    February 25, 2015 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All Louisiana colleges and universities will be on the same page by the end of the year when it comes to sexual misconduct. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved a statewide uniform sexual misconduct policy this week. The policy identifies the best practices to prevent and... more »
  • Policy created for colleges' response to sex assault claims

    February 24, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top higher education board has adopted a statewide policy for how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations and prevention efforts. The Board of Regents approved the broad guidelines. They are mandatory for all public colleges. Education programs and regular student surveys to gather information about sexual... more »
  • Obama orders review of US hostage policy

    November 18, 2014 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas. The White House says over the summer, Obama ordered a "comprehensive review" of the tools to try to bring American hostages home. The United States... more »
  • Audit cites weaknesses at Dept. of Public Safety

    November 10, 2014 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Department of Public Safety says it has taken steps to address problems recounted in a new state audit. The problems include a lack of financial controls that led to misappropriation of more than $69,000 by three Office of Motor Vehicle employees who were fired and arrested.... more »
  • NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

    October 8, 2014 3:58 PM

    NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday. Instead, the focus has been on the personal conduct policy, and on educating everyone involved in the league about domestic violence. After approving the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula in... more »
  • Cowboys CB Scandrick gets 4-game ban

    August 12, 2014 7:28 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is getting a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Team owner Jerry Jones told reporters at a media party in Malibu, California, on Monday night that Scandrick tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and lost an appeal on the ban.... more »
  • Immigration a political quandary for Republicans

    June 13, 2014 2:39 AM

    DENVER, CO - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's startling primary loss illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration reform. The policy most party leaders agree is best for the GOP's future is risky for most House Republicans seeking re-election in the fall. Almost all represent districts that are... more »
  • Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

    January 20, 2014 1:45 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and even a change of heart. Cheryl... more »
  • Mandela remembered in Baton Rouge Play Video

    December 5, 2013 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Nelson Mandela's legacy is being remembered in the wake of his death. The icon is memorialized on the Southern University campus at the school for public policy. "The story of his life reveals the fact that human capacity with a strong will can overcome any amount of... more »
  • Texas county adopts policy to protect LGBT inmates

    November 14, 2013 8:40 AM

    HOUSTON - The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates. It includes allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex. The Harris... more »
  • Who is driving that school bus? Play Video

    November 13, 2013 10:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A bus crash that sent 21 kids to the hospital is changing policy in West Baton Rouge Parish. The school district outsources the bus system to First Student, a company entrenched in controversy after a driver with a history of wrecks crashed again. First Student blames... more »
  • Donelon: At least 80,000 face canceled policies

    November 5, 2013 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says at least 80,000 people in Louisiana won't be able to keep their current insurance coverage because of the federal health overhaul. Donelon said Monday that he asked insurance companies doing business in Louisiana for a tally of how many customers had existing... more »
  • Jindal sets up conservative policy organization

    October 17, 2013 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal is creating a new nonprofit called America Next that will push conservative policy ideas, saying Republicans need to be more than a party that "says no to everything." Jindal said Thursday that conservatives have done a good job of talking about what they don't like,... more »
  • MLB agrees to sex harassment policy

    July 15, 2013 6:05 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Major League Baseball says it'll strengthen its policy against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation. The league is scheduled to announce its new policy during All-Star Game festivities Tuesday. It'll create a workplace code of conduct and distribute it to major and minor league players and... more »
  • NO police officer fired for violating policies

    June 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans Police officer has been fired for violating the department's policy on moral conduct. In a news release, officials said Jeremy Wilcox was dismissed Tuesday. Wilcox was pulled over last July by a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy for driving a truck with... more »
  • Obama's drone rules leave unanswered questions

    May 24, 2013 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed. National security experts say it's imperative to leave some... more »
  • NFL reminds teams of anti-discrimination policy

    April 29, 2013 10:42 AM

    NEW YORK - The NFL has distributed a document to its teams reiterating its anti-discrimination policy on sexual orientation. A memo sent Monday by Commissioner Roger Goodell to ownership, front-office personnel and coaches says: "Please ensure that this document is made available to all players and staff." It includes a... more »
  • Attorney: Mayor broke policy to fire Chief Play Video

    February 8, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three days after the East Baton Rouge Mayor's Office abruptly fired the city's police chief, his attorney said the Mayor may not have followed policy when making the decision. Jill Craft, who represents Dewayne White, told News 2 the State Examiner's officer confirmed with her that... more »
  • Farmers Insurance pulling out of state

    February 8, 2013 6:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State insurance regulators say Farmers Insurance Exchange, which has around 23,000 homeowner and 7,000 auto policies in Louisiana, is dropping those lines of business. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said Thursday that the company cited substantial losses as a major reason for pulling out of the state's homeowner's... more »
  • Obama to promote his agenda to House Democrats

    February 7, 2013 2:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promoting his second-term agenda to House Democrats, eager to keep them unified as a bulwark against a Republican majority on issues ranging from the economy to immigration to guns. Obama is meeting with Democratic lawmakers Thursday during their retreat in Lansdowne, Va., one day... more »
  • Boy Scouts board meets amid talk of policy on gays

    February 6, 2013 7:12 AM

    IRVING, Texas - The Boy Scouts of America's policy excluding gay members and leaders could be up for a vote as soon as Wednesday, when the organization's national executive board meets behind closed doors under intense pressure from several sides. BSA announced last week it was considering allowing troops to... more »
  • Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

    January 21, 2013 6:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. White House aides say the president will not make a... more »
  • Biden to meet with gun-safety, victims groups

    January 9, 2013 7:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden will meet at the White House today with victims groups and gun-safety organizations, as the administration seeks to spur action on gun legislation. Biden is holding a series of meetings this week aimed at building consensus around proposals to curb gun violence after... more »
  • Group gives LA high marks for education changes

    January 7, 2013 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sweeping changes to the education system in Louisiana received accolades from a group that tracks education policies. A report by StudentsFirst ranked Louisiana the best in the nation for "putting students first." "The state has adopted meaningful educator evaluations, and it requires districts to base all... more »

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