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  • Task force urges limit on NSA snooping

    December 18, 2013 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - A presidential advisory panel is recommending stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store Americans' telephone records and requiring a court to sign off on individual searches of phone and Internet data. The panel does not recommend that the NSA stop seizing phone and Internet data... more »
  • Task force suggests changes to tuition and TOPS

    December 11, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A study panel is recommending that lawmakers give up their authority to control college tuition costs and put limits on the state's free college tuition program called TOPS. The suggestions were approved Wednesday by a group of higher education leaders and students, called the Tuition Task Force. ... more »
  • Jindal creates task force to look at school safety

    January 4, 2013 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal is forming a 13-member study group to review safety standards at Louisiana schools and colleges, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Jindal issued an executive order Friday creating the group, which will be led by Col. Mike Edmonson, head... more »
  • Students arrested after loaded gun found at school

    December 18, 2012 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies on the School Drug Task Force arrested two East Baton Rouge students today after a gun was found in a garbage can outside Park Forest Middle School. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks with the EBR Sheriff's Office said the two 8th grade students, ages 13 and... more »
  • Obama must work with status-quo Congress to avert financial crisis

    November 7, 2012 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - With a second term ahead of him, President Barack Obama faces the urgent task of working with Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession. Automatic tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff" are set... more »
  • Task force's work leads to 41 burglary arrests

    January 6, 2011 4:10 PM

    HAMMOND - Authorities hope dozens of recent arrests in Tangipahoa Parish will help put a dent in the area's growing residential burglary rate. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, 39 people and two juveniles were arrested because of collaboration between the sheriff's office and Hammond Police Department. ... more »
  • Gulf restoration task force to begin meeting

    November 4, 2010 5:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama's task force on the restoration of the Gulf Coast is set to begin meeting to look at how the region can be fixed after the BP oil spill. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will have its first public meeting in Pensacola, Fla.,... more »
  • Task force seeks cancellation of 2010-11 season

    October 19, 2010 4:27 PM

    A task force of Louisiana oyster harvesters and dealers wants the state to cancel the 2010-2011 season scheduled in public oyster waters east of the Mississippi River. The proposed cancellation would not affect private year-round oyster leases on either side of the river. The Louisiana Oyster Task Force voted overwhelmingly... more »
  • Post Hurricane Problems Being Resolved

    September 1, 2009 5:36 PM

    Gas stations are better prepared for hurricane related problems. State emergency response leaders say many new stations are required to have a backup power source. A state task force will also help determine which stations have gas and where it's most needed after an emergency. Gas stations throughout entire parishes... more »

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