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Experts say La. law needs more clarity after rise in telemedicine

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:57:27 GMT

With the advent of new technology come questions about how it should be regulated to ensure that patients receive the same quality of care BATON ROUGE, La. - More than half of U.S. hospitals are turning to telemedicine to provide clinical services in a range of settings, in some cases enabling patients to consult a physician directly from home with a few taps on their smartphone.

Emas Offshore CEO Capt. Adarash Kumar Resigns

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:24:55 GMT

Singapore-based Emas Offshore announced that CEO and Executive Director Capt. Adarash Kumar has tendered his resignation and his last day of service will be on April 6, 2018.

Stephanie Grace: Once upon a time, Bobby Jindal was the voice of fiscal prudence

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:38:06 GMT

When people talk about former Gov. Bobby Jindal's role in creating the state's long-running fiscal crisis - and while he's been out of office for two years, they still often do - the conversation tends to focus on the damage caused by his use of one-time revenue for recurring expenses, his trust fund raids, and his visceral aversion to any perfectly reasonable measure that someone might cast as a tax hike. Yet every now and then, my mind wanders back to something he got right.

California Has the Highest Poverty Rate in America. Why?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:24:40 GMT

Many people would say Mississippi. That's how I would have responded if you had asked me this morning, and I would have been right in a sense.

Louisiana students must be immersed in our coastal threat | Opinion

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:54:22 GMT

Most parents want their local schools to prepare their children for a prosperous and safe future. So they demand training in math, science, computer skills, reading comprehension and the like.

Boil water advisory lifted for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:23:20 GMT

Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Jefferson Parish Water Department has lifted the boil water advisory for the East Bank of Jefferson Parish. Officials say the advisory has been lifted following the restoration of pressure within the water distribution system and an analysis of the bacteriological samples taken on Friday.

East Baton Rouge school enrollment declines slow, but fails to make up ground lost after floods

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:03:10 GMT

The East Baton Rouge Parish school system, while still one of the largest public school districts in Louisiana, is experiencing a drop in student enrollment for the third year in a row, though at a slower rate than in the past. That's the bottom line finding from the latest official state enrollment count, taken on Oct. 1. The school system has not only failed to regain students it lost in the wake of the August 2016 floods but is losing additional students.

Amid government shutdown, here's what Louisiana's governor, congressional delegates say

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:34:41 GMT

The Library of Congress in Washington posted a sign letting people know it was closed Saturday due to the shutdown of the federal government. As the federal government shutdown took hold Saturday , Democrats and Republicans in Congress blamed one another failing to pass a temporary spending bill.

Photos: Louisiana Life March South in Baton Rouge sends pro-life message

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:34:40 GMT

The Louisiana Life March South, held in Baton Rouge, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, was the first of three similar events being held across Louisiana on three consecutive weekends. The event included the pro-life march from the State Capitol to the Levee Green on River Road and a program of music, prayers and speakers including La.

Crowds gather for Womena s March 2018 in Louisiana

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:04:57 GMT

Big crowds are gathering in north and south Louisiana as part of women's marches worldwide to protest President Donald Trump's policies and focus public attention on issues ranging from sexual harassment to immigration. On the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, men, women and children participated in the marches.

Louisiana lawmakers wading into redistricting debate at LSU summit

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:38:00 GMT

A bipartisan group of Louisiana lawmakers is among those set to speak at a redistricting summit taking place today, aimed at tackling gerrymandering ahead of the coming census in 2020, which will spur the next redrawing of electoral maps. The Louisiana Redistricting Summit, beginning this morning at LSU, was organized in part by a group formed last year with the goal of reforming the state's electoral map-drawing process.

Jury selection in Joe McKnight's shooting should conclude Friday

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:49:31 GMT

Jury selection in the second degree murder trial involving Joe McKnight's shooter should conclude Friday, after having been delayed due to the recent extreme winter weather conditions. The former NFL and John Curtis runningback McKnight was shot by Ronald Gasser on a roadside in Jefferson Parish in December of 2016.

Lawmakers say they want to keep control of redistricting process in Louisiana

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:24:25 GMT

Lawmakers in Louisiana currently have control over the redistricting process, and it seems they have no interest in giving that power up. LSU and an upstart organization called Fair Districts Louisiana held a summit Friday, aimed at exploring possible reforms to the way congressional and legislative boundaries are drawn in the Bayou State.

Military spending has $7.7B impact on La. economy

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:59:05 GMT

Lt. Col. Steve "Thirsty" Smith, who is stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, has flown more hours in a B-52 bomber than anyone else.

The Latest: Southern U's library floods due to frozen pipes

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:01:24 GMT

The South awoke Wednesday to another Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then below-zero wind chills from Atlanta to New Orleans.

Louisiana legislators more optimistic about special session on budget crisis

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:20:57 GMT

Louisiana House Republicans were talking amongst themselves and trying to get a sense of what members would support ahead of a crucial meeting between House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, and Gov. John Bel Edwards scheduled for Friday . The outcome of that meeting is expected to determine whether the state's ongoing budget crisis is resolved in February , or drags on for a few more months.

Six spots in Louisiana to explore this year

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:39:33 GMT

From award-winning restaurants to housing one of the oldest bars in the United States, it's not hard to see why so many people flock to the state to find paradise. This year is the perfect time to visit Louisiana's Old State Capitol building, located at 100 North Boulevard in Baton Rouge.