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  • Researchers survey rising feral hog damage in La.

    August 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The amount of damage caused by feral hogs to farmland in Louisiana is on the rise and researchers from the LSU AgCenter want to get a grip on the problem. Feral swine in the United States cause more than $1.5 billion in damages and control costs... more »
  • Survey ranks La. fourth worst for education

    August 4, 2014 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A financial website ranked Louisiana as the fourth-worst state for education after a nationwide survey of performance indicators. According to the study posted on WalletHub , Louisiana had the highest percentage of students repeating grade levels, and the lowest reading and math scores compared to other... more »
  • Traffic activists create survey to find traffic solutions

    June 6, 2014 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of concerned citizens has developed a survey to gather information about ways traffic and roadway issues could possibly be solved in five area parishes. Citizens for Traffic Solutions , a group that began on Facebook about three years ago, started a discussion among East... more »
  • House refuses to allow surveying teen sex health

    May 20, 2014 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have killed a measure that would have allowed public high school students to be surveyed about sex-related risk behaviors. The House voted 55-38 against the proposal by Baton Rouge Rep. Pat Smith, a Democrat, after raising concerns about children being corrupted by the questions. Under the... more »
  • Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

    April 2, 2014 10:46 AM

    DENVER - Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not. That's according to a new poll out Wednesday by the Pew Research Center on the nation's shifting attitudes about drug policy. The survey also suggested that the public supports a national move away... more »
  • Economic growth called healthy

    January 15, 2014 7:43 PM

    WASHINGTON- A survey by the Federal Reserve says growth in the economy remained healthy in most regions of the U.S. in the latter part of last year. It was helped by consumer spending during the holidays and factory output. The Fed says nine of its 12 banking regions report growth... more »
  • Survey: Health insurance costs outpace wage gains

    August 20, 2013 10:33 AM

    UNDATED - An annual survey shows that the average cost for employer-sponsored health insurance rose modestly this year, but it still outpaced worker wage increases. That means that in many cases workers are seeing a larger portion of their paycheck sliced off to cover health insurance. The survey was conducted... more »
  • Homelessness increases in Terrebonne

    May 27, 2013 8:50 AM

    HOUMA - The number of homeless people in Terrebonne Parish is on the rise as services statewide continue to dwindle, a survey indicates. The Courier reports that a February count shows 78 adults and 34 children in Terrebonne were either in emergency shelters, transitional housing or on the streets.... more »
  • Company says land around sinkhole stable

    April 23, 2013 4:10 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The company which owns land a sinkhole appeared on in Assumption Parish said recent 3D imaging shows the area around the sinkhole is stable, and not in danger of forming another hole. Sonny Cranch with Texas Brine LLC said the survey showed the western side of... more »
  • Survey: Low-wage workers gloomy about future

    March 20, 2013 7:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new survey says many Americans earning $35,000 a year or less view their jobs as a dead end. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey polled lower-wage workers and employers. Sixty-seven percent of the workers said they see "a little" or "no opportunity"... more »
  • Moderate economic growth

    March 6, 2013 7:48 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Federal reserve says the U.S. economy was growing at a moderate level in 10 of its 12 regions with Boston and Chicago lagging. The Fed's Beige Book survey says the growth is helped by strong auto sales, a recovery in housing and improved job prospects. Consumer spending increased... more »
  • DOTD asks for input on La. 1 traffic

    February 25, 2013 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials asked people today to help them improve traffic on the La. 1 corridor. The Department of Transportation and Development posted a survey for people to answer if they drive along La. 1. DOTD hopes it will help them improve traffic and safety along... more »
  • Report: Death rate from cancer still inching down

    January 7, 2013 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today's report shows the trend holding. Among men, cancer death rates dropped by 1.8 percent a year between 2000 and 2009. The rate declined by 1.4 percent a... more »
  • Twin NASA spacecraft prepare to crash into moon

    December 13, 2012 12:59 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The moon is about to take another hit. Twin NASA spacecraft are preparing to crash into the lunar surface next week after a successful mission mapping the moon's gravity. Scientists say the crash won't be visible from Earth. The spacecraft - named Ebb and Flow - are... more »
  • Fed survey: Most US regions show moderate growth

    October 10, 2012 4:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Nearly all regions of the United States are reporting that stronger housing markets have helped boost economic growth since the middle of August, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve. The Fed says growth improved in 10 of its 12 regional banking districts, while leveling off in... more »
  • Survey: US businesses added 162K jobs in September

    October 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - A private survey shows that U.S. businesses hired fewer workers in September than August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring. Payroll processor ADP says companies added 162,000 jobs last month. That's below August's total of 189,000, which was revised lower. The report only covers... more »
  • Most oppose unlimited corporate campaign spending

    July 17, 2012 4:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new survey shows most Americans know they have a constitutional right to freedom of speech, and for a clear majority, that does not translate into allowing unlimited spending by corporations or labor unions on political campaigns. According to a poll from the First Amendment Center, Americans oppose... more »
  • Cameron beaches fare badly in survey

    July 4, 2012 7:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An environmental group's annual look at water quality at the nation's vacation beaches rates Louisiana's among the most contaminated. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council says 29 percent of water samples taken at Louisiana beaches showed elevated bacterial levels. The national average is... more »
  • Survey: Businesses more upbeat about bank loans

    June 21, 2012 2:48 PM

    NEW YORK - Many small businesses expect to seek a bank loan this year although signs still point to a weak lending climate. In a survey of nearly 6,000 businesses by Pepperdine University and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. during the first quarter, nearly a third of the participants said... more »
  • Poll finds nearly three-fifths of vets who were surveyed back Romney

    May 28, 2012 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - American veterans seem to be largely in Mitt Romney's camp. That's the indication from a new Gallup poll. Fifty-eight percent of the veterans who were surveyed say they are backing Romney, while 34 percent support President Barack Obama. Several of the closely-watched states in the November election have... more »
  • New Orleans quality of life survey

    March 27, 2012 10:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new survey shows crime concerns are up in New Orleans and Mayor Mitch Landrieu's approval ratings have declined a bit. But, overall, the University of New Orleans poll shows more New Orleans residents say the city has improved over the last five years. Landrieu's approval rating... more »
  • Survey: Thanksgiving costs down this year

    November 15, 2011 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will cost Louisiana families less this year, according to LSU. A survey by the LSU AgCenter found the basic cost for a meal to feed 10 people this year will be $39.10. That's a slight decrease from last year's... more »
  • Teachers reprimanded after political survey

    September 29, 2011 6:28 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Seventh grade students at Galvez Middle School got a lesson in extreme politics they and their parents may not have expected. Their social studies teacher prefaced a lesson on political parties with a survey that asked: Are you a Republican or Democrat. "In my opinion the answers... more »
  • Rayne tornado victims survey the damage

    March 7, 2011 12:37 PM

    RAYNE - Homeowners on the west side of Rayne returned to try and pick up the pieces after a tornado left a path of destruction five miles long. One person was killed and 12 injured when the storm moved through Saturday. According to the National Weather Service at least... more »
  • Survey says-Black Friday shoppers would rather click and save

    November 17, 2010 9:29 AM

    MONROVIA, Ca. - Black Friday's just around the corner, but a new survey by CouponMountain.com suggested many Americans would rather click and save than fight the crowds at the malls. CouponMountain.com's Online Holiday Shopping Survey found 69% of online shoppers disliked the crowds, their number one complaint of Black... more »
  • Yet another record low expected for La. cotton

    March 31, 2010 4:12 PM

    A federal survey finds that Louisiana farmers expect to plant less cotton this year than ever before, but the total planted nationally may be up from a year ago. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service said Wednesday that, nationally, farmers expect to plant 10.5 million acres of cotton. That's... more »
  • Survey: St. Tammany healthiest parish, Madison least

    February 17, 2010 2:45 PM

    A new study finds that people in St. Tammany Parish are the healthiest in Louisiana, while Madison Parish is the state's least healthy. The report said Orleans Parish had the best clinical care, including the most doctors per 100,000 residents, but was among the 10 worst-off - 59th -... more »
  • LSU touts tuition survey

    October 22, 2009 1:12 PM

    LSU is touting results of a national survey of college costs showing LSU's in-state tuition and fees are less than similar schools around the country. Chancellor Michael Martin said in a statement Thursday the survey shows the university shouldn't be afraid to charge more for students to attend the school.... more »

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