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  • Job fair gives inmates necessary opportunities check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2015 6:45 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Close to 300 inmates got the chance to sit with possible future employers at a job fair at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women. The women met with various representatives from different organizations. Job training in drafting and design, welding, agriculture and many other programs are... more »
  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms

    July 15, 2014 4:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has passed a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs. The vote was 367 to 55. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. The bill cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes, customs fees and... more »
  • House to take up highway bill as deadline looms check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2014 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing. The bill by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave... more »
  • New Roads to get seniors involved

    May 22, 2014 6:58 AM

    NEW ROADS - City of New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has announced a Senior Citizens Employment Program. It will give people 62-years and older the chance to earn more, use their skills and develop new ones, all while doing meaningful work in the city. Twelve people will be chosen... more »
  • Plenty of options with library summer reading programs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2014 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - School is out for summer, but learning and reading never stop. You and your kids can continue to explore new books through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library's Summer Reading Program. Pabby Arnold joined us on 2une In Tuesday to tell us all about it. ... more »
  • LSU of Alexandria offers summer academy for high school students check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2014 6:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - High school juniors and seniors have a chance to earn some college credit before then even graduate high school. LSU of Alexandria's Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Heather Poole visited 2une in Thursday morning to talk about the program. The program will give students the full college... more »
  • BESE to consider funds for 'Course Choice' program

    June 18, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state education board is being asked to allocate $2 million for a pilot program to expand online high school course offerings to public school students. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education considers Tuesday the funding plan for the "Course Choice" program to begin in the... more »
  • NSA director defends surveillance program

    June 18, 2013 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the National Security Agency is telling Congress that the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots around the world. Army Gen. Keith Alexander tells the House Intelligence Committee that the two programs that were recently disclosed are critical in the terrorism fight.... more »
  • Obama defends broad phone, Internet spy programs

    June 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging Americans to "make some choices" in balancing privacy and security. Obama is defending once-secret surveillance programs that sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls a day and amass Internet data from U.S. providers in an attempt to thwart terror attacks. The president... more »
  • Jindal proposes restoring funding for some programs

    April 26, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal's administration proposed restoring funding for several programs when the Appropriations Committee takes up next year's budget on Monday. The proposal includes $700,000 for breast and cervical cancer screenings at LSU hospitals, $1 million toward the Department of Children and Family Service's Family Violence Prevention... more »
  • NY appeals court skeptical about startup's live TV

    November 30, 2012 3:06 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York federal appeals panel has found weaknesses with a startup company's arguments it can legally send live TV programming to iPhones and other mobile devices. Three judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seemed poised Friday to reverse a lower court judge who... more »
  • Southern University gets new degree program

    September 28, 2012 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University in Baton Rouge got approval Thursday from the state's higher education management board to add new academic degree programs. The Louisiana Board of Regents gave Southern permission to offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in the newly merged mathematics and physics program. Karen... more »
  • Mayor: Baton Rouge joining fight against childhood obesity

    September 26, 2012 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is announcing new programs for the city designed to combat childhood obesity. The press conference is scheduled for 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. News 2's Olivia LaBorde will be there and have more about the battle against obesity tonight. more »
  • College cuts becoming clearer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 6, 2012 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The budget crisis is emerging at state colleges for next year. While the numbers alone don't seem damaging, it's the fourth year in a row higher education is taking a financial hit. Next year's budget burden is actually on the back-burner right now because universities are... more »
  • House OKs social programs cuts to aid Pentagon

    May 10, 2012 1:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House has passed legislation to replace a looming 10 percent cut to the military budget with cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and health care. The partisan 218-199 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it's a dead letter with Democratic leaders, who insist... more »
  • Good marks for La. pre-K programs for 4-year-olds

    April 10, 2012 7:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new report on state-funded pre-kindergarten programs around the nation gives good marks to three Louisiana programs for 4-year-olds. The National Institute for Early Education Research released the report today. The report lists 10 quality benchmarks for pre-K programs, including factors such as the education level of... more »
  • Bills to overhaul early childhood education advance

    March 21, 2012 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two bills that would overhaul the state's early childhood education programs are advancing through the capitol. The full Senate approved SB 581. The House education committee approved HB 933. Supporters say both bills require BESE to set goals for children to make them more kindergarten ready. ... more »
  • Privately-run behavioral health program begins

    March 2, 2012 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has moved to private company management and coordination of mental health and addictive disorder services for 150,000 troubled Louisiana children, youth and adults. The new Behavioral Health Partnership began Thursday. The program is being run by Connecticut-based Magellan Health Services under a... more »
  • Obama to push for veterans jobs programs

    February 3, 2012 5:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - Emulating the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, the president Friday will unveil a new jobs program for the nation's veterans, designed to rebuild roads, levees and trails on public lands. To make the announcement, President Obama will travel across the Potomac to a fire station in Arlington,... more »
  • Jindal proposes grading early childhood programs

    January 26, 2012 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tucked in the list of Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposals to overhaul Louisiana education is a plan to rework the state's uncoordinated system of prekindergarten and early childhood programs. The state has programs scattered across agencies and funding types that don't fit into Louisiana's accountability system. Jindal wants to... more »
  • Expansion of pre-K programs curtailed in recession

    January 17, 2012 5:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, lots of preschoolers aren't going to school to learn their ABCs. Kids from low-income families who start kindergarten without attending a quality... more »
  • HUD gives $26.3M to Louisiana homeless programs

    December 21, 2011 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Louisiana more than $26 million to help 153 homeless programs continue operating next year. Baton Rouge programs will receive more than $1.8 million in funding. The funding is part of HUD's Continuum of Care grants... more »
  • New degrees coming to BR universities

    December 12, 2011 7:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and Southern University are expected to add new academic programs to their institutions following the end of the state's two-year suspension on degree creation. The Advocate reports that the Louisiana Board of Regents has approved a new bachelor's degree in athletic training at LSU. ... more »
  • Pre-kindergarten programs under microscope

    August 21, 2011 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State officials say Louisiana's pre-kindergarten programs have become a confusing array of efforts with varying standards, costs and successes. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Walter Lee says they need better organization, structure, and services. He spoke during a special forum last week. The Advocate... more »
  • Shreveport area in Alzheimer's volunteer program

    June 5, 2011 9:37 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- The Shreveport-Bossier City area is among 12 communities across the United States piloting a volunteer program for people with early stage Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association is testing the Community Connections program with the aim of helping early-stage Alzheimer's patients regain or maintain engagement in their communities,... more »
  • UL System recommends 138 academic programs for termimation

    February 28, 2011 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The University of Louisiana System is set to submit its eight universities' responses to the latest Board of Regents low-completer program review. Of the over 200 programs identified, campuses recommend 138 for termination with 101 of these to be consolidated/reformatted within existing degree programs. Additionally,... more »
  • Texas may eliminate steroid testing program

    January 30, 2011 3:27 PM

    AUSTIN- The nation's largest high school steroids testing program may fall victim to budget cuts. Texas has tested tens of thousands of high school athletes since 2008. The goal was to stop teens from taking dangerous performance-enhancing drugs. The death of a 17-year-old baseball player helped draw national attention... more »

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