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  • Palestinians celebrate UN statehood vote

    November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own. In the central celebration in the West Bank city of... more »
  • Puerto Ricans opt for statehood in referendum

    November 7, 2012 5:48 PM

    SAN JUAN - For the first time, a majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood. The Election Day vote was nonbinding, but marks a shift in attitudes. Puerto Ricans first voted on their desire to reject their current status as a U.S. commonwealth, and that passed... more »
  • Statehood bicentennial bash running under budget

    March 5, 2012 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The big party planned to celebrate Louisiana's 200th anniversary as a state, will a lot of things, but apparently red ink is not one of them. Randy Haynie, a Baton Rouge lobbyist who chairs the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission's finance committee, says that he is expecting $1,050,000 in revenues... more »
  • Louisiana gearing up for bicentennial

    December 2, 2010 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne has unveiled a new state license plate that will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Louisiana's statehood. It's part of a two-year celebration planned for the 2012 state bicentennial. The state's regular license plate will be replaced from January 3rd until the end of... more »

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